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2011 YAMAHA YZ450F MOTOCROSS TEST: THE MOST REVOLUTIONARY MOTOCROSS BIKE ON THE SHOWROOM FLOOR

Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2011 YZ450F BETTER THAN THE 2010 YZ450F? A: Nope. Oh, don?t get us wrong, we love that the new clutch actuation arm has a slightly heavier pull with less free play whether hot or cold. But in the grand scheme of things, it isn?t much to get excited about. Q: WHAT ARE THE MAJOR CHANGES THAT YAMAHA MADE TO THE 2011 YZ450F? A: The clutch actuation arm and the white plastic. That’s the complete list. Q: IS THE 2011 YZ450F FASTER THAN THE 2010 YZ450F?   A: The fuel-injected…

MXA TEAM TESTED: PRO CIRCUIT YAMAHA YZ450F SHOCK LINKAGE

WHAT IS IT? An aftermarket shock linkage for the 2010-2011 Yamaha YZ450F that alters the rising rate, kicks out the head angle, lowers the seat height and helps balance the chassis. WHAT’S IT COST? $224.95. CONTACT? www.procircuit.com or (951) 738-8050. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the Pro Circuit YZ450F shock linkage. (1) Link theory. In its simplest form, a shock linkage compresses the shock from the bottom while it is being compressed from the top by the energy of the …

2012 NEW MOTOCROSS BIKE BUYERS GUIDE: THE 2012 YAMAHA YZ450F & YZ250F (PLUS THE PLAY BIKES ARE BACK)

Yamaha has released photos and info on the 2012 YZ250F and YZ450F, but the bikes will not be in the showrooms until September 14. The YZ125 and YZ250 two-stroke info will not be unveiled until later. 2012 YAMAHA YZ450F There are new graphics, but the plastic remains the same on the blue 2012 YZ450F. Since the YZ450F was totally redesigned in 2010, it only gets modest upgrades for 2012. The focus of the 2012 changes were to improve midrange power, mellow out the low-end hit and improve the suspension fee…

WE TEST HOT CAMS’ YAMAHA YZ450F MOTOCROSS BIKE:

You are forgiven if you are a Honda CRF450, Kawasaki KX450F or KTM 450SXF owner and you don?t give a twit about hopped-up Yamaha YZ450Fs. You may be thinking, ?Yamaha? I don?t own a Yamaha and don?t want to read about them.? But, you know deep down inside your insecure heart that you do want to know everything there is to know about the 2010 Yamaha YZ450F. Why? Because that is your competition. The YZ450F was all-new in 2010, and every racer, on every brand, has to wonder if the YZ450F’s backwards cylin…

WE TEST AP RACING’S YAMAHA YZ450F MOTOCROSS BIKE:

You are forgiven if you are a Honda CRF450, Kawasaki KX450F or KTM 450SXF owner and you don?t give a twit about hopped-up Yamaha YZ450Fs. You may be thinking, ?Yamaha? I don?t own a Yamaha and don?t want to read about them.? But, you know deep down inside your insecure heart that you do want to know everything there is to know about the 2010 Yamaha YZ450F. Why? Because that is your competition. The YZ450F was all-new in 2010, and every racer, on every brand, has to wonder if the YZ450F’s backwards cylin…