WHAT’S NEW ON THE 2016
1. The Launch Control System (LCS)
uses high-precision ECU calculations
to optimize power output, providing
ideal acceleration off the gate,
especially on hard-track surfaces.
2. New intake and exhaust cam
profiles and timing boost combustion
efficiency and improve the engine’s
ease of use in the low- to mid-rpm
3. Revisions to the clutch boss and
shift stopper arm provide smooth
clutch engagement and more precise
shifting action when the gate drops.
4. Revised engine mounts and a
reshaped swingarm pivot section of
the aluminum frame improve lateral
5. The new 270mm front disc brake
(up from 250mm) also features a
new brake-pad material for exceptional stopping power and
control for aggressive corner
6. The lift and overlap
on the valves have been
changed to produce more
7. The water-pump
impeller has been drilled
to improve pressure
8. The triple-clamp
offset has been changed
from 22mm to 25mm.
9. The shock spring
rate has been softened
from 58Nm to 56Nm.
10. The footpegs have
been lowered by 5mm.
11. The 2016 YZ450F is
available in Yamaha blue
and retails for $8590.
The Limited-Edition 60th
Anniversary yellow version
retails for $8690. ❏