Yamaha have launched their latest motocross bike, the 2018 Yamaha YZ450F, a 450cc model with enhanced power, handling and rider interaction.
Available in Australian dealerships from August, the new Yamaha YZ450F will retail for $12,399 and also feature a new engine, a new frame and electric start.
The YZ450F will be the first of its kind, fitted with a wireless smartphone based engine tuner allowing the owner to control the engine setup via an app.
The Yamaha Power Tuner can make fuel and ignition mapping changes as well as logging information on location, conditions and setting all remotely from the track side.
Power transfer has been improved by upgrades to the engine internal design as well as updates to the transmission and clutch.
A new frame design along with a lighter radiator, exhaust, cylinder head, fuel tank, battery and many other components provide better weight distribution and an overall lighter vehicle.
Ride quality and capability have also been boosted with fully adjustable KYB fork suspension and speed sensitive dampening shocks plus slightly more ground clearance and a longer wheelbase.
The bike will be available in Yamaha blue and a special edition white with only 100 of these up for grabs.