MSRP depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc. Compare with any other bike. [1], Yamaha introduced the WR 400F in 1998. I mainly ride technical single track, but there is the odd transfer section and it would be nice to be able to cruise at 70 without wringing it out while still geared to crawl through the gnar. You will get a bunch of replies about you not needing to go that fast. Is there any type of kit that has wider ratios or a 6 speed tranny conversion for a 2011 WR450? Technical specifications are subject to change without notice. KTMsSuck351, July 11, 2014 in WR400F/426F/450F. Design and look for the 2015 Yamaha WR450F: (76.6 out of 100) Click here for complete rating. I dont need to do 100mph but at least 95 tops. Bikez.com has been Frame geometry was identical to the 2002 YZ250 and YZ426F with a 58.7 inch wheelbase and 14.7 inches of ground clearance. Is there any type of kit that has wider ratios or a 6 speed tranny conversion for a 2011 WR450? The WR400F is related to the YZ400F, a motocross model. The engine was rotated back to move the center of gravity and improve handling[10]. The Yamaha WR450F is an off-road motorcycle made by Yamaha Motor Company.It currently has a 450 cc (27 cu in) liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. It currently has a 450 cc (27 cu in) liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. [8] This was the last WR to make use of a manual compression release for starting. Both WR-F models also feature an optimised clutch, sealed O-ring chain, 18-inch rear wheel, 7.5 litre fuel tank, side stand and skid plate for ultimate enduro performance. I find the stock pack to have by far the best feel and engagment point. Pictures, trademarks and logos of third parties are the exclusive property of the respective owners. US$ 8290. I don't like them either. Check out the detailed rating of off-road capabilities, engine performance, maintenance cost, etc. [citation needed]. I hate gearing my bikes higher because then you loose all of the low end and throttle responds. I have the HotCams YZ cams too, but they really do nothing down low, if not take away a bit of the bottom end. This is standard practice for desert racing. For 2007, the WR gained an aluminum frame dropping the weight from 249 to 246 pounds. Porting the head made the power band wider so I get more torque at 3000rpm, where most of the slow stuff happens. 960 mm (37.8 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. For 2016, the WR was given the reverse slant, 4-valve, fuel injected motor previously available in the YZ450F since 2010. I am a experienced desert rider and WR stock will get to only about 85 and thats pushing it wide open. I'll keep dreaming. The gearbox output sprocket drove a short, fully enclosed chain to a pump, which in turn pushed the oil to the front hub via the pipe and back via the parallel pipe. It is not possible to add another gear to the transsmission. WR-F specific features include a wide-ratio transmission – 5-speed on the WR450F and 6-speed on the WR250F – as well as a mass-centralized design with an easy-access top mounted air filter. In 2001 the WR400F's engine was uprated and it became the WR426F increasing the displacement to 426 cc (26.0 cu in) for greater power and throttle response. First offered in 1998 at 400cc, it shared many components and design concepts with the YZ400F motocross model. A YZ-bred advanced aluminum frame - carefully engineered from castings, forgings and extrusions—enhances handling while retaining legendary Yamaha feel and characteristics. [6] Yamaha planned on building 250 2-Tracs in 2004, but only a few were built, which were used for enduro racing. developed by low-cost software development company. I stuck with 14/48 for gearing, and go through a clutch pack every year. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Over much of its life the weight of the WR450F has remained fairly constant ranging from 244 to 249 pounds dry weight. Copyright© ThumperTalk, Inc. - All rights reserved. [citation needed] A beefier YZ style clutch basket and plates than those on the WR400 improved clutch performance. Also, like the new YZ, the WR’s front axle is 2mm larger at 22mm. These engines make a fat power curve and the trans does very little to utilize it. [clarification needed], After 3 years of design, the all-new 2012 WR450F was released and featured a 2012 YZ250F frame, KYB SSS forks, fuel injection, and an altered motor position. By [6] 2006 was the last year of the steel frames. Over the years the WR has benefited from the advances made in the YZ motocross version gaining displacement and advancements such as an aluminum frame and improved suspension. 2015 I've tried a few, and they always come off. First offered in 1998 at 400cc, it shared many components and design concepts with the YZ400F motocross model. I would also like my bike to have significantly wider ratio trans. My suspension is all ready set up/weight savings and all of that. Gear it up for 110 (15/45) and add a Rekluse CORE 3.0 for the slow stuff. The Yamaha WR450F is an off-road motorcycle made by Yamaha Motor Company. The WR in the name indicates a wide-ratio gear box common to most enduro or trail bikes and stands in contrast to the close-ratio gearbox essential to a motocross racer. Just need the bike to be purely faster. The pro's don't even add the CORE, they just go faster in the slow stuff. A limited production version of the WR450F was the WR450F 2-Trac, which featured 2-wheel drive. For 2017, the WR450F largely remained the same, except for modifications to the air box cover as well as a change from silver to black rims. The WR fork springs are 4.6 N/m versus the YZ’s 5.0. It is basically the racing YZ450F detuned slightly for more controllable power, with a headlight and lighting coil, softer suspension, a kickstand, lower noise specifications, larger radiators and lower emissions. property of the respective owners. The porting compensates. Yamaha also introduced a new model, the YZ450FX, a more Enduro competition oriented version of the off-road 450 utilizing more design elements of the motocross model such as stiffer suspension and a close ratio gear box while maintaining electric start and the 18" rear wheel. For 2003, the engine displacement was increased to 449 cc (27.4 cu in), the fuel tank was reduced to 2.6 gallons [1] and the bike came with an electric starter as standard equipment. The 2003 and 2004 models were red sticker bikes in California. I don't like the auto clutches, tried one on a WR450F... not for me. The 400F is a 400 cc (24 cu in) four-stroke off-road motorcycle produced for three years, beginning in 1998 and ending in 2000 (only the YZ was upgraded to 426 cc in 2000). 2009 saw new graphics, and 2010 was not sold in the US. I hate gearing my bikes higher because then you loose all of the low end and throttle responds. You can also compare bikes. [1][4] The 2006 WR weighed in at 249 pounds dry[1] and produced 42 horsepower.[5]. [10] Per Yamaha's designers, the only modifications required to the YZ250F chassis were updated motor mounts [10]. They think that WRs already have a wide ratio and you should be happy with it. It's not the fact that the bike 'only' does 85. Yamaha WR450F discussion forum. https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/off-road/models/2016/wr450f, Third generation: Yamaha WR450F - 2003-2006, Fourth generation: Yamaha WR450F - 2007-2011, Fifth generation: Yamaha WR450F - 2012-2015, Sixth generation: Yamaha WR450F - 2016-2018, http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/modelspeccompare/210/1132/0/compare.aspx, "2005 WR450F vs CRF450X Comparo Conclusion", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Yamaha_WR450F&oldid=937704891, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2017, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from September 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Front: Kayaba inverted fork; fully adjustable, 426cc displacement, updated clutch basket, 450cc displacement, automatic decompression exhaust cam and electric starting, side access airbox, Aluminium frame, new headlight, LED taillight, revised, 1998-1999: 1,495 mm (59 in) 2000: 1,490 mm (59 in), Titanium five-valve, 426 cc, 95mm x 60.1mm stroke, compression ratio 12.5:1, Titanium five-valve, 449 cc, 95mm x 63.4mm stroke, compression ratio 12.3:1, 2.6 US gal (9.8 l; 2.2 imp gal) 2003-2005, 2.1 US gal (7.9 L) 2006, Fuel-injected, Titanium four-valve, 97.0 mm x 60.8 mm stroke, compression ratio 12.5:1, This page was last edited on 26 January 2020, at 18:56. Pictures, trademarks and logos of third parties are the exclusive Copyright© ThumperTalk, Inc. - All rights reserved.ThumperTalk® is a registered trademark. I am a experienced desert rider and WR stock will get to only about 85 and thats pushing it wide open. I hate spinning the motor to the moon to ride it at 75+. I would also love to have a 6th gear for transfer sections, but I'm not optimistic about there being an economical solution. [6] A maximum of 15% of the power was transmitted to the front wheel at any time. Like the YZ400, it was considered to be a groundbreaking model in motorcycle history, ushering in the four-stroke era which ended the dominance of two-stroke engines in motocross and offroad racing.