FIRST LOOK! 2022 YAMAHA YZ450F & YAMAHA YZ250F

FIRST LOOK! 2022 YAMAHA YZ450F & YAMAHA YZ250F (PLUS, MONSTER ENERGY EDITIONS)

Yamahais proud to introduce the new 2022 lineup of advanced, industry-leading four-stroke motocross and cross country motorcycles—bikes designed to offer cutting-edge performance for the highest levels of competition, along with the type of refinement and rideability that brings out the best in every rider. Highlights for 2022 include exciting updates to the class-defining YZ250F and YZ450F competition motocross models and a wide range of improvements to the highly capable YZ250FX cross country model.

For the YZ250FX, improved engine performance, new optimized fuel injection maps, frame and chassis refinements, and updated brake components all add to the dynamic abilities of the ultimate 250-class cross country racer. For the YZ250F and YZ450F, targeted reductions in unsprung weight aim to further enhance the motocross models’ already celebrated handling and suspension character. Across the board, Yamaha four-strokes offer an unmatched level of off-road performance and reliability.

“Yamaha has always been at the forefront of four-stroke off-road motorcycle design and we are thrilled to see that continue with the new 2022 lineup of high performance four-strokes,” said Derek Brooks, Yamaha Motorsports Motorcycle Product Line Manager. “Building on the race-proven success of the YZ450F and YZ250F, key improvements to the 2022 models look to raise that bar even higher. And on the cross-country side, extensive changes to the already potent YZ250FX will position this model as a natural choice for riders looking to dominate XC2 competition.”

The new 2022 YZ250F will be available from dealers this July in next-generation Team Yamaha Blue for $8,499 MSRP.

NEW 2022 YZ250F: 

Fresh off dominating the 2021 Supercross season, the new 2022 Yamaha YZ250F sees a handful of key updates to make the benchmark-setting motocrosser even better. Beginning with the rear wheel, a new 2.15-inch wide rear rim pairs with a premium 110-width Dunlop® Geomax MX33 tire to serve up a wider footprint, increased traction and better bump absorption under hard acceleration and cornering. In a first on a Yamaha off-road competition model, a new cross-three spoke pattern on the rear wheel further improves impact absorption and overall feel. The rear wheel hub has been reengineered to be thinner and lighter while still retaining strength. Together with a new lightweight rear sprocket design and new lightweight drive chain, unsprung weight and driveline inertia is reduced for more responsive handling.

The YZ250F’s class-leading suspension takes another step forward with revised suspension settings aimed at striking the perfect balance between the wider rear tire and lightened rear wheel assembly. That means increased stability on corner entry/exit and improved bump reaction, further enhancing the game-changing performance of the YZ250F’s advanced, fully adjustable Kayaba suspension. Also new for 2022, an updated premium graphics scheme features aggressive Yamaha Blue and dark blue embedded graphics, both highlighting the YZ’s competitive intentions and providing excellent durability and scratch resistance. Blacked-out radiator louvers further add to the aggressive new look.

Updates add to the long list of race-ready features that make the YZ250F a consistent top pick in the ultra-competitive 250cc class. The advanced liquid-cooled four-stroke powerplant features a forward-positioned straight downdraft intake with symmetrical intake ports, high-spec piston, aggressive cam profiles and reversed cylinder head layout, providing broad, useable powerband and class-leading low-end and mid-range torque. Helping racers dial in the perfect power delivery for different track conditions, Yamaha’s industry-leading free-of-charge Power Tuner app puts the flexibility and precision tunability of the GYTR Power Tuner into your smartphone. Make fueling and ignition timing changes instantly and upload them to the bike for ultimate track-side tuning. A convenient handlebar-mounted map switch then allows the rider to quickly select between two uploaded maps for immediate on-the-fly adjustments.

The YZ250F’s highly refined chassis is based on a lightweight aluminum bilateral beam frame with main spars, engine mounts and mounting position designed to centralize mass and provide an ideal balance between cornering feel and straight-line rigidity. Exceptional braking power and feel is achieved through the same high performance braking components fitted to its open-class YZ450F sibling. It all adds up to an extremely capable and well-rounded package that gives racers the edge right out of the gate.

2022 YZ250F FEATURES AND BENEFITS

1. Supercross championship winning performance is track-ready straight out of the box.
2. Advanced four-stroke engine featuring high-spec piston, aggressive cam profiles and reversed cylinder head layout is known for its broad, useable powerband and class-leading low-end and mid-range torque.
3. Industry-leading Yamaha Power Tuner app allows instant fueling and ignition timing changes on your smartphone for ultimate track-side tuning.
4. Two-mode adjustable engine mapping allows rider to select between two tuneable engine maps at the push of a button.
5. Aluminum bilateral beam frame centralizes mass and provides an ideal balance between cornering compliance and straight-line stability.
6. New lightweight rear hub, rear sprocket and drive chain reduce unsprung weight and driveline inertia, contributing to more agile handling.
7. Rigid front caliper, large-diameter pistons and large 270mm front brake rotor and 240mm rear rotor work with aggressive pad material for exceptional stopping power and braking control.
8. New 2.15-inch wide rear rim paired with a premium 110-width Dunlop Geomax MX33 tire serves up increased traction and improved bump absorption under hard acceleration and cornering.
9. Fully adjustable Kayaba coil spring-type fork with speed-sensitive damping and linkage-type Kayaba shock offer best-in-class suspension performance.
10. Revised suspension settings strike the perfect balance between the wider rear tire and lightened rear wheel assembly for increased stability on corner entry/exit and improved bump reaction.
11. New cross-three spoke pattern on the rear wheel further improves impact absorption and overall feel.
12. Convenient push-button electric start provides effortless restarts.
13. Sleek air cleaner cover provides tool-free access to the air filter.
14. Large-diameter clutch to boost reliability under high-heat conditions.
15. Lightweight aluminum tapered handlebar.
16. Four-position adjustable handlebar mounts.
17. Compact bodywork including a narrow fuel tank and comfortable knee grip for better control.
18. New premium Yamaha Blue and dark blue graphics scheme is embedded to provide excellent durability and scratch resistance.
19. The new 2022 YZ250F will be available from dealers this July in next-generation Team Yamaha Blue for $8499 MSRP.

The new 2022 YZ450F will be available from dealers this July in next-generation Team Yamaha Blue for $9,599 MSRP. 

NEW 2022 YZ450F

For the new 2022 YZ450F, Yamaha builds on the already class-leading performance of its flagship motocross machine by reducing unsprung weight through the adoption of a lighter rear wheel assembly and drive train parts, contributing to more responsive handling. With the YZ450F’s traditional strong points of exceptional power delivery, class-defining suspension performance and trademark solid and precise handling character all either carried over or improved, the result is a bike now even better equipped to dominate the competition.

Updates for 2022 begin with a new, redesigned rear wheel hub. The cast aluminum hub has been engineered to be thinner and lighter while maintaining strength. It combines with a redesigned lightweight rear sprocket and new lightweight drive chain to reduce unsprung weight and driveline inertia. The YZ450F also receives the newly introduced cross-three spoke pattern on the rear wheel for improved impact absorption and overall feel.

New, revised suspension settings take full advantage of the lightened rear wheel assembly, increasing stability on corner entry/exit, improving bump reaction and further enhancing best-in-class suspension performance. The YZ450F’s advanced, fully adjustable Kayaba coil spring-type fork with speed-sensitive damping and linkage-type Kayaba shock also add to its impeccable handling character. Finally, a sharp new Yamaha Blue and dark blue graphics scheme adds a modern, aggressive style and features premium embedded graphics for excellent durability and scratch resistance.

Other features including the compact, powerful liquid-cooled 450cc four-stroke engine, finely tuned lightweight aluminum bilateral beam frame and high performance braking system all carry over from the class-leading 2021 YZ450F. Along with a host of advanced technical features including Yamaha’s revolutionary and free-of-charge Power Tuner App with convenient handlebar-mounted dual-mode engine map switch for selecting between customizable ECU maps, Yamaha’s innovative Launch Control System for flawless race starts and a convenient push-button electric starter system with high-capacity ultra-light lithium-ion battery, the new YZ450F continues as the most complete, most well-balanced, most capable bike in the 450 class.

SEE THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ250F IN ACTION

2022 YZ450F FEATURES AND BENEFITS

1. The ultimate open-class YZ, the 2022 YZ450F is built to win races with the best power delivery and suspension performance in the class.
2. Featuring a distinct rearward-slanted cylinder design, the compact, torquey liquid-cooled 450cc four-stroke engine provides a broad, usable powerband and exceptional controllability.
3. Industry-leading Yamaha Power Tuner app allows instant fueling and ignition timing changes on your smartphone for ultimate track-side tuning.
4. Two-mode adjustable engine mapping allows rider to select between two tuneable engine maps at the push of a button.
5. Aluminum bilateral beam frame is designed to optimize overall rigidity balance for excellent handling, especially in fast, bumpy conditions.
6. The rigid front caliper, compact rear caliper work with aggressive pad compounds and increased rotor contact area to provide exceptional brake feel and control.
7. New lightweight rear hub, rear sprocket and drive chain reduce unsprung weight, driveline inertia and contribute to more agile handling.
8. Fully adjustable Kayaba coil spring-type fork with speed-sensitive damping and linkage-type Kayaba shock offer best-in-class suspension performance.
9. Revised suspension settings take full advantage of the lightened rear wheel assembly to increase stability on corner entry/exit and improve bump reaction.
10. New cross-three spoke pattern on the rear wheel further improves impact absorption and overall feel.
11. Innovative Launch Control System optimizes engine output for quicker, smoother race starts every time.
12. Convenient push-button electric start provides effortless restarts.
13. Lightweight aluminum tapered handlebar.
14. Rubber-mounted four-position adjustable handlebar mounts reduce vibration.
15. Compact bodywork including a narrow fuel tank and flat seat for better control.
16. New premium Yamaha Blue and dark blue graphics scheme is embedded to provide excellent durability and scratch resistance.
17. Race-developed Dunlop Geomax MX33 tires.
18. The new 2022 YZ450F will be available from dealers this July in next-generation Team Yamaha Blue for $9599 MSRP.

2022 MONSTER ENERGY RACING EDITION YZ250F & YZ450F

The 2022 Yamaha YZ450F Monster Energy Racing Edition retails for $9799.

The 2022 Yamaha YZ450F/YZ2-F Monster Energy models brings the factory ride look back for 2022 with the return of the Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition YZ250F and Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition YZ450F. With a sharp, race-team-inspired color and graphics package, the YZ250F Monster Energy Racing Editions stand out from the crowd with the livery of Yamaha’s championship-winning Supercross and Motocross teams.

  

SEE THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ450F IN ACTION

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