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2014 Yamaha YFZ450R SE

2014 Yamaha YFZ450R SE Exterior
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  • Yamaha YFZ450R SE
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled w/fan, 4-stroke, DOHC titanium 5-Valve
  • Transmission:
    5-speed
  • Energy:
    Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI)
  • Displacement:
    449 cc
  • Price:
    8999

The Special Edition version of the 2014 Yamaha YZF450R is offered with a new paint job and a GYTR front grab bar.

In its off-road adventures, the ATV is helped by a 449 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-Stroke, DOHC Titanium 5-Valve engine which features all-new settings including a new ECU and an increase in the compression ratio. The unit is linked to a 5-speed transmission with manual clutch.

All components are mounted on a lightweight frame which combines aluminum and steel. To obtain a lower center of gravity and hence enhance the ATV’s agility, Yamaha’s engineers have placed the engine as low as possible into the frame. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the aluminum frame is bolted together and not welded.

As far as prices are concerned, the 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R Special Edition can be yours for no less than $8,999.

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2015 Yamaha YFZ450R

2015 Yamaha YFZ450R

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YFZ450R - Proven Podium Topper!
Shredding the competition, the YFZ450R’s high performance, race-ready 450cc engine holeshot it passed the competition and helps it secure championships again and again and again. 2015 Yamaha YFZ450R Key Features:
• The YFZ450R is the most technologically advanced sport ATV on the market today. It is simply the top of the line “racing” level Sport ATV. It combines a high-tech, quick-revving, titanium five-valve, 449cc fuel-injected engine with a (...)

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Yamaha Issues Recall Of YZF-R1M Superbike Due To Defective Shocks

Yamaha Issues Recall Of YZF-R1M Superbike Due To Defective Shocks

The Yamaha YZF-R1M has become an unwitting victim of suspension company Ohlins’ recent recall of its TTX36 aftermarket rear shock absorbers. As such, the bike, which uses the problematic rear shocks, has officially been recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, following similar recalls of the superbike issued in Canada and Australia.

The recall is part of a larger issue tied into what’s been reported as defective products from Ohlins. According to the suspension company, a problem with the piston-shaft nut in some shocks has been identified and could result in the loss of damping and worse, the break down of the shock absorber itself.

Should the nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loose, affected bikes could find themselves with shock absorbers that could fall apart, leading to dangerous predicaments for riders.

Similar recalls for the YZF-R1M were already announced in other parts of the world so it’s not surprising that the NHTSA is following suit with its own recall of the superbike.

Yamaha has yet to issue an announcement on specific details of the recall, but it did say that over 350 units are affected and that the recall is expected to begin sometime in May 2015. Yamaha dealerships have also been advised to inspect all of its YZF-R1M models to determine whether the shocks in place are part of the defective group. A six-digit lot number is stamped near the top of the shock so dealerships can look at the number to determine if they belong in the same faulty lot as the others. If that were to be the case, dealers will replace the defective shocks with brand new versions that will function properly.

R1M owners who may want to know more about the issue at hand can call Yamaha’s customer service at 1-800-962-7926.

Continue reading to read more about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall announcement for the Yamaha YZF-R1M.

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2015 Yamaha YFZ450R SE

2015 Yamaha YFZ450R SE

Serious racers will tell you that the Yamaha YFZ450R is the number one machine choice with winning riders. Its sharp-handling chassis and ultra-responsive 450 cc engine have made it today’s number one racing ATV. It handles sharp, fast and superior.

A race-bred assist and slipper clutch gives more precise control over corner entry speed for quicker lap times - while the uprated engine delivers superfast throttle response and hard-hitting high rpm power for holeshot-winning performance.

Sharp-designed bodywork gives the rider space to shift the bodyweight during cornering or hard accleration. And the light shocks make for sharp handling!

Continue reading for more information on the Yamaha YFZ450R SE.

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2014 Yamaha YFZ450R SE

2014 Yamaha YFZ450R SE

The Special Edition version of the 2014 Yamaha YZF450R is offered with a new paint job and a GYTR front grab bar.

In its off-road adventures, the ATV is helped by a 449 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-Stroke, DOHC Titanium 5-Valve engine which features all-new settings including a new ECU and an increase in the compression ratio. The unit is linked to a 5-speed transmission with manual clutch.

All components are mounted on a lightweight frame which combines aluminum and steel. To obtain a lower center of gravity and hence enhance the ATV’s agility, Yamaha’s engineers have placed the engine as low as possible into the frame. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the aluminum frame is bolted together and not welded.

As far as prices are concerned, the 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R Special Edition can be yours for no less than $8,999.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R SE.

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2014 Yamaha YFZ450R SE

2014 Yamaha YFZ450R SE

Meet, the 2014 Yamaha YZF450R SE. The 2014 model year continues to be at least as desirable as its predecessors and comes with a series of important modifications which help it deliver better performances.

Power comes from the old 449 cc, liquid cooled, 4 stroke, DOHC titanium 5 Valve engine. However, the unit has been slightly tweaked for 2014 to deliver more power and to increase the mid-range performance.

Other changes include a lighter clutch, a fresh suspensions system with new front and rear shocks, new Maxxis tires and a redesigned body.

The stopping power s handled by dual ventilated hydraulic discs with twin pistons up front, and wave-style ventilated hydraulic discs with twin pistons out back.

The 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R SE is offered with a starting price of $ 8,999 and is available in showrooms since august 2013.

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2013 Yamaha YFZ450R

2013 Yamaha YFZ450R

The Yamaha YZF450R is a relativelly compact ATV powered by a fuel injected 449cc, 4-Stroke Single, liquid cooled 5-Valve DOHC engine mated on a five speed transmission.

The Yamaha YFZ450R features a sporty and modern design language, an ergonomic handlebar and a well padded seat. To increase comfort, the ATV’s body panels that the rider contacts during operation are of a softer plastic material.

The wheels come with the inner lip rolled, a feature that improves rigidity and saves weight. Talking about the wheels they are 50 inches wide, are wrapped in rugged Dunlop tires and measure 21 inches in the front and 20 inches in the rear offering a pretty high ground clearance.

To keep the weight down without affecting the overall rigidity, the ATV features a bolted, lightweight aluminum frame with a tensioned steel frame member.

The Yamaha YZF450 R sits on front 44mm KYB shocks which offer 9.8 inches of wheel travel and a rear, fully adjustable 46mm KYB® piggyback shock absorber which offers a wheel travel of 11.0 inches.

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2012 Formula Cross YFC 450

2012 Formula Cross YFC 450

There’s something to be said for a rally kart that you can have fully customized to the hilt and buy for less than $10,000. That’s what the Formula Cross YFC 450 is.

The rally kart, which is based on the 2012 Yamaha YFZ 450 ATV is being touted as the ideal build-it-yourself kit for just $7,500. But why spend all that time building it yourself when, for just $1,350, you can have them build it for you.

The Formula Cross YFC 450 comes with a fiberglass FormulaCross body. The initial body comes with a White Shell blank canvas that you can go crazy on designing. Add 4 AeroCatch body latches, a front bumper urethane lip, a Series 1 FormulaCross rally wing, and a hinging door for easy access and you have a body that’s ready to be customized according to your whims.

As a full-fledged rally kart, the YFC 450 needs to be equipped with some of the finest safety equipment it could carry. So, as part of the overall package, buyers will get a fiberglass racing seat, an adjustable seat slider, four-point harnesses, a safety window net, a powder-coated roll cage, and roll bar pads.

Other features of the Formula Cross YFC 450 include electric start, disc brakes with a bias-adjustable brake system, dual master cylinders, a sequential hand shift, a front-adjustable sway bar, a tubular chassis with a build-it toll cage, and a racing steering wheel.

Want to find out what the complete kit has? Hop over after the jump and check it out!

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2012 Yamaha YFZ 450

2012 Yamaha YFZ 450

It’s understandable that a lot of people are turned off by high-priced purchases. Given the state of the economy we’re in, saving as much money as you can has become a great priority.

Motorcycle brands like Yamaha know this, and they are certainly sensitive to the market’s capabilities. That’s why it has become important for them to release models that are not only economical when it comes to fuel, but also on the bank account.

One such model is the 2012 Yamaha YFZ450, an all-utility vehicle that’s considered one of the best bargain buys on the market. It’s got great styling; it has an excellent chassis design; and it comes with an impressive 449cc 5-valve DOHC power-plant.

Among the new features of the 2012 YFZ450 model are a new pair of high quality, non-reservoir shocks made by KYB that have been tuned exclusively for the YFZ and designed to excel at handling a wide variety of riding situations. The bike also offers significantly more low and midrange performance compared with the previous model. Yet despite this, the 2012 model still carries the same power output, thanks to a few Yamaha modifications that include revised cam profile and timing and new ignition mapping.

As far as the chassis is concerned, the new YFZ450 has a lightweight, ultra-compact steel frame with an aluminum sub frame that gives the machine added flexibility. For the rear suspension, a highly tuned Showa piggyback shock returns on this newest model, with the only difference being found in the adjustability features.

Other new features attached to the YFZ450 include a new push-button ignition, tapered handlebars, and an efficient dual-hydraulic braking system in the front with two-piston caliper in the rear.

More details on the Yamaha YFZ 450 after the jump.

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2012 Yamaha YFZ 450R SE

2012 Yamaha YFZ 450R SE

As with all special editions, the 2011 YFZ450R and Raptor 700R SE models were launched as platforms for the market to experience a portion of the sport ATV lifestyle. A year later, Yamaha is back with another special edition model of the YFZ450R, packed with a new look, as well as some new features.

The overall look of the YFZ450R SE is a lot more aggressive than the past model, thanks to black and red bodywork with a metallic vertebra graphic scheme. The fenders have also been modified and are held on by simple quick-release fasteners, making for easier maintenance. The 2012 also has a black GYTR grab bar that has been installed on the front, while the swingarm has been blackened with a gold drive chain offering a sharp contrast.

In terms of performance, the YFZ450R SE is powered by an impressive 449cc five-valve engine, offering superb power characteristics that are smooth and strong off the line. The engine is then mated to a five-speed manual transmission that offers plenty of drive options, while dual overhead cams rev quickly with a very linear power curve. The fuel injection is crisp, thanks in part to the the 42mm Mikuni throttle body while the thumb throttle has a nice, smooth feel that the pilot can modulate all day without fatigue.

As far as the chassis and suspension set-up is concerned, the ATV was fitted with 44mm Kayabas front shocks that allow 10" of wheel travel while the rear was given 46mm KYB shocks attached to an aluminum swingarm and straight axle with 11" of wheel travel, providing for super handling characteristics that makes this ATV a fun and enjoyable ride.

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2012 Yamaha YFZ 450R

2012 Yamaha YFZ 450R

The Yamaha YFZ 450R is a motocross ATV that shuns popular convention and offers an enticing combination of wonderful handling, comfortable ergonomics, and uncompromising performance.

The design of the YFZ 450R comes with body panels that can be removed easily to make for easy maintenance. Likewise, the body features an aluminum frame that’s been bolted together instead of being welded, ensuring that the ATV carries maximum durability. Another notable element of the YFZ 450R is the oil tank, which has been integrated with the crankcase, making it easier to service the engine.

More than that, the YFZ 450R is powered by an impressive 449cc DOHC engine that’s both agile and nimble, and uses state-of-the-art titanium five-cylinder head technology with a camshaft that has been designed to deliver abundant low to mid-range torque. On top of that, the ATV also incorporates Yamaha Fuel Injection that comes with a big 42mm Mikuni throttle body and 12-hole injector. All together, the combined powertrain elements of the YFZ 450R translate to the perfect combination of hole-shot acceleration and unbridled power.

As an ATV of its stature, the YFZ 450R also comes with a long-travel adjustable suspension and a no-weld aluminum with steel hybrid frame. The ATV’s suspension comes from the 44mm KYB shocks in front that have Kashima coating with 9.8" of wheel travel. This is paired to a gravity-fed cast aluminum swingarm that’s matched to a fully adjustable 46mm KYB piggyback shock affording the 11" of travel for the rear wheel.

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2008 Yamaha YZF-R1

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Light, powerful and packed with trickle-down MotoGP technology and refined fuel injection, the YZF-R1 is the most advanced Oped-class production motorcycle ever built.

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Yamaha YFZ450 SE

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Now even more untouchable.
The lightest, most powerful ATV ever and winner of ATV Illustrated Magazine’s "2006 Sport ATV of the Year" award is so hot, it comes with special flame graphics.

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