2006 Yamaha WR450F

Key Features:

"Cycle World" magazine’s Best Enduro Bike of 2005 gets even better for `06.

  • Five titanium valves and 11,000 RPM make the WR450F the industry’s most advanced four-stroke enduro machine — and it starts with the push of a button.
  • Cool, new, digital enduro computer offers speedometer, clock, tripmeter, etc. in basic mode – or pace management functions such as timer, distance-compensating tripmeter, average speed, etc. when switched to race mode.
  • California green sticker compliant.

New for 2006:

  • New enduro computer is trick and easy to use.
  • New, two-position handlebar clamps give the aluminum Renthal bar 10mm of adjustment range.
  • New compression circuitry in 48mm forks absorbs even the tiniest bumps better than ever.
  • New seat foam provides more comfort.
  • New reinforced swingarm provides precise handling and tracking.


  • Liquid-cooled, 449cc, 5-valve, DOHC, four-stroke with titanium valves delivers a flat, extremely broad powerband with high over-rev capacity and crisp, linear throttle response.
  • 39mm Keihin FCR flat-slide carburetor with throttle position sensor (TPS) produces ultra-precise fuel/air mixing and lightning-quick throttle response.
  • Digital CD ignition system delivers more precise spark and monitors engine speed to ensure optimal timing for fast, strong response during hard acceleration.
  • Large-capacity radiator and louvers ensure maximum cooling efficiency.
  • Slick-shifting, wide-ratio, five-speed transmission with YZ450F-spec, multiplate clutch is geared specially for quick-hitting power in woods and hard-pulling top-end on wide-open trails.
  • Lightweight exhaust system maximizes engine power and allows hassle-free replacement of oil filter.
  • Aluminum muffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor looks trick and keeps things light.
  • Trick, works-style clutch lever features oversize barrel adjuster for easy, on-the-fly adjustability of lever/cable play.
  • Electric start ensures easy restarts.


  • Super-strong, twin-spar frame is lightweight with great lateral rigidity for minimal flex and sharp handling.
  • Removable aluminum rear subframe constructed of square-section tube for reduced weight.
  • Fully adjustable air/oil-separate 48mm fork tubes deliver precise, fade-free handling; fork protectors provide greater tube coverage.
  • Tapered swingarm is lightweight and rigid for compliant rear suspension action.
  • Rear suspension system features fully adjustable Kayaba shock with 12.0 inches of travel and separate adjusters for high- and low-speed compression damping, rebound and spring preload.
  • Lightweight front and rear calipers with aluminum pistons combined with 250mm fully floating front and 245mm rear discs, deliver strong stopping power with progressive feel.
  • Lightweight 21-inch front and 18-inch rear Excel rims provide exceptional durability and help reduce unsprung weight for optimal suspension performance.
  • Premium Dunlop 739 knobbies offer unbeatable, competition-spec traction and excellent wear.

Additional Features:

  • More weight savings come via, two-piece (part aluminum, part plastic) engine protector plates and thinner-walled engine guard construction.
  • Enduro-legal lighting front and rear increases versatility by maximizing nighttime and low-light visibility.
  • Adjustable front brake lever.
  • Cleated rear brake lever and folding shift lever tip offer superb grip and excellent durability.
  • Stylish Team Yamaha-inspired two-tone (black/blue) seat.
  • Repackable aluminum muffler shaves weight.
  • Renthal aluminum handlebar shaves weight and increases comfort.
  • Front wheel collar makes front wheel removal quick and easy.


This 2006 WR450F is one reliable useable great perfoming dirtbike for three years I been doing motocross riding with this model.smiley

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