Taking ATV racing to the next level.

Serious racers will tell you that the Yamaha YFZ450R is the clear favourite with winning riders. Its sharp-handling chassis and ultra-responsive 450cc engine have made it today's number one racing ATV. Nothing else comes close

A race-bred assist and slipper clutch gives more precise control over corner entry speed for quicker lap times - while the race-bred 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 acceleration. And the lightweight piggyback shocks make for razor-sharp handling!

Available in 2 colours:
Yamaha YFZ450R EU Racing BlueYamaha YFZ450R EU Black


  • Light action throttle lever
  • First ATV in its class with a slipper clutch
  • Lightweight piggyback shocks for precise handling
  • High compression engine for explosive performance
  • Shock calibration matches tyre character perfectly
  • Cam design for strong high rpm power feeling
  • 32-bit fuel injection for instant response
  • Lightweight weldless hybrid aluminium frame
  • Cast aluminium swingarm with piggyback rear shock
  • Dual front discs with wave-type rear
  • Quick-release fasteners for easy bodywork removal
  • Roomy bodywork and padded seat shape for comfort


Engine type

Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 5-valves



Bore x stroke

95.0 mm x 63.4 mm

Compression ratio

11.8 : 1

Lubrication system

Dry sump

Fuel system

Fuel Injection 42 mm EHS with ISC

Ignition system


Starter system


Transmission system

5-speed, manual slipper clutch

Drive system


Final transmission

Sealed O-ring chain, eccentric adjustment


Front suspension system

Independent double wishbone, threaded preload adjustable dual-rate coil-over springs, 3-way adjustable damper, 250 mm stroke

Rear suspension system

Cast aluminium swingarm, threaded preload adjustable coil-over springs, 3-way adjustable damper, 280 mm stroke

Front brake

Dual ventilated disc with hydraulic twin piston callipers

Rear brake

Wave-type ventilated disc with twin piston callipers

Front tyres


Rear tyres



Overall length

1,795 mm

Overall width

1,240 mm

Overall height

1,065 mm

Seat height

810 mm


1,270 mm

Minimum ground clearance

115 mm

Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)  

184 kg

Fuel tank capacity

10.0 litres


Standard  £7,899 
Special Edition     £7,999 
Road Edition  +£1,000 
RRP Including VAT

Race-bred high-performance engine

Race-bred high-performance engineThe YFZ450R's race-bred 5-valve 4-stroke 450cc engine features a compression ratio of 11.8:1 and high performance camshafts for instant throttle response and race winning high rpm power. The Air Induction System gives high fuel efficiency, reduced exhaust emissions and increased durability.

 Electronic Fuel Injection

Electronic Fuel InjectionFor sharp throttle response the YFZ450R is equipped with a 42mm Mikuni throttle body which includes an ISC (Idle Speed Control) system for easy and reliable starting and warming up. This advanced system delivers instantaneous pick up and contributes towards reduced emissions.

 Hybrid chassis engineering

Hybrid chassis engineeringThe YFZ450R uses a special combination of aluminium and steel in its frame and swingarm construction, and this innovative 'hybrid chassis' design offers a winning combination of low weight together with outstanding strength and an excellent rigidity balance.


Assist and slipper clutch

Assist and slipper clutchThe YFZ450R is the first ATV in its class to feature an assist and slipper clutch that's designed to partially disengage when you're downshifting quickly for a turn. By virtually eliminating the effects of engine braking, the slipper clutch allows the rider to control corner entry speeds using the brakes for enhanced control and reduced lap times.

Slick-shifting transmission

Slick-shifting transmissionThe YFZ450R's 5-speed transmission is one of the slickest shifting systems in its class, and is fitted with an assist and slipper clutch - the first time this race-developed technology has been used in this category. The system makes shifting between gears even easier for quicker lap times and reduced fatigue.


Long-travel adjustable suspension

Long-travel adjustable suspension

For reduced unsprung weight this model is fitted with Kayaba piggyback front shock absorbers and a calibrated rear shock. These adjustable units give refined handling performance to give you the edge over other competitors.


 Ergonomic design

Ergonomic designThe YFZ450R is designed to work in perfect harmony with the rider for improved performance on the track and added comfort on the trail. The front and rear fenders are designed to give more space around the rider for easy weight shifting when cornering or accelerating - and the heel guards are also relocated further back.

 Special edition

special editionThere's only one ATV that's more exclusive than the YFZ450R - and that's the YFZ450R SE! This top of the range Special Edition comes with an aggressive Liquid Graphite Metallic colour scheme that gives an even more distinctive look on the track or trail. And with its bright 'night fluo' coloured body and wheel graphics, the YFZ450R SE demands attention.