The YFZ450R SE features eye catching Crimson Red/Black graphics with quick-release fasteners for
no-tools installation and removal of the front and rear
fenders, and a dealer installed GYTR® black front grab
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 lightweight, professional-caliber cast
aluminum/steel chassis. The power/chassis combination
will make for a championship-winning machine
time and time again.
The YFZ450R is motocross ready. The weldless frame is
designed from lightweight aluminum, with a tensionsteel
bottom frame that lets the engine sit lower for
excellent mass centralization. All-new suspension
components and settings for 2014 reduce weight while
providing light, agile handling characteristics with an
excellent balance of sharp handling and rider comfort.
For 2014, all-new bodywork is designed for great
ergonomics and rider comfort, with more room to hang
off in the corners, and the seat shape is padded in just
the right places to improve lap times. Body panels come
off easily without tools for service; there’s no need to
remove the battery or other components to take the
More power for 2014. The 449cc engine uses titanium
five-valve cylinder head technology, with new cam profiles,
and a newly designed exhaust system to deliver
abundant power in the mid-range to top end, with more
“hit” feeling right off idle. The higher compression ratio
further improves overall engine performance.
The YFZ450R incorporates Yamaha Fuel Injection for
precise fuel delivery. With a big 42mm Mikuni® throttle
body and 12-hole injector, this system provides exceptional
atomization of the fuel for maximum power. The
system also includes ISC (Idle Speed Control) for easy,
reliable start-up and warming.
The industry’s first assist and slipper clutch on a Sport
ATV reduces clutch lever effort by about 25% for less
fatigue while at the same time increasing clutch plate
pressure for positive engagement. Additionally, this new
clutch system reduces the engine braking effect, which
allows faster cornering, particularly when downshifting,
and also allows the suspension to absorb bumps better
New for 2014:
All-new engine settings including a new ECU and an increase
in the compression ratio add power output while dramatically
increasing mid-range performance.
New assist and slipper clutch uses lighter clutch springs which
results in a lighter clutch pull to reduce racer/rider fatigue,
reducing the effect of engine braking while downshifting.
New throttle body assembly and muffler shape combine to
improve throttle response.
All-new suspension, including new front and rear shock absorbers,
reduces weight and provides exceptional handling and comfort.
All-new bodywork design focuses on improving the racer’s/rider’s ability to move around. New side shrouds improve comfort and reduce fatigue. New heel guards are positioned closer to the chassis to centralize the riding position.
New tires from Maxxis® with new tread design focus on consistent
sliding control and awesome traction during cornering.
Yamaha Diagnostic Tool (YDT) has been added to improve serviceability.
Assembled in Newnan, GA, U.S.A.
The fuel-injected 449cc engine has superb power characteristics,
smooth delivery and is strong off the line with lots of
mid-range to top end power where you need it.
The crankshaft is ready to handle the
increased demands of the racer, as well as a counterbalancer
for superior vibration control. To handle the engine’s new power,
the crankshaft is even more durable for 2014. The crankcase
also houses the oil tank, which helps to centralize mass for
unmatched handling while making maintenance easier.
Camshafts have been revised to help maximize the engine’s
impressive power output from off the line all the way up to the
The new body configuration allows more room to move around during the moto. The seat is narrow in the front, yet wide and padded in the rear to reduce fatigue.
The wheels have been designed with the inner lip rolled in.
This increases the rigidity, allowing a reduction in weight while
Wheels are set motocross-spec wide, near the maximum
allowable 50 inches, for great cornering speed. The Maxxis® tires
are designed to help provide excellent handling and control. At 20 inches in the rear and 21 inches in the front,
they provide much better ground clearance than the competition.
Large diameter, tapered handlebars reduce vibration and are
mounted on 4-way clamps for exceptional adjustability. Two sets of holes in the handlebar crown and the eccentric clamps allow a rider to choose the standard setting, 10mm or
20mm forward, or 10mm back.
Foot pegs are a generous 2.6 inches wide.
The frame is a combination of aluminum and steel for light
weight. The frame member under the engine is steel, used for
its combination of strength and low profile. This allows the engine to sit lower overall for excellent mass
centralization for unmatched handling. The aluminum frame is
bolted together, rather than welded, for maximum durability.
The front frame is as narrow as possible at the A-arm mounting
points. This dramatically increases the A-arm length, which
reduces changes in camber as the suspension travels through its
full range of motion.
The new front KYB® shocks are longer for increased suspension
stroke with superb bump absorption and excellent anti-bottoming
characteristics, and they have Kashima™ coating for smooth
operation. The 9.8 inches of wheel travel means this racer is up
to even the most challenging tracks.
The rear swingarm is crafted of strong, gravity-fed aluminum,
and it’s matched to a fully adjustable 46mm KYB® piggyback
shock absorber for excellent handling. Rear wheel travel is 11.0
inches for comfort even on tough terrain.
The throttle lever requires low effort - less fatigue during long motos.
The discrete panel on the
fender in front of the rider gives vital indicators about low
fuel, coolant temperature, check engine, and neutral gear via a
straightforward LED display.