With its MXGP race-winning technology, exclusive black colour scheme and factory-style graphics, the YZ450F Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition has got to be at the top of every rider’s wish list. And when you’re aiming for the top, this is the right place to start.
Equipped with an advanced reversed head engine and lightweight aluminium chassis, as well as optimised power output from the Launch Control System, the YZ450F Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition delivers the ideal balance of performance and rigidity – for precise handling and agile cornering.
Yamaha’s suspension is one of the best standard set-ups fitted to a production bike, and for 2022 the best-in-class SSS (Speed Sensitive System) front forks and the tried and tested monocross rear suspension feature revised low speed damping settings – for better handling and excellent feedback.
Any reduction to unsprung weight makes a significant improvement in suspension performance, and the 2022 YZ450F Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition is fitted with a new lightweight rear hub as well as a lighter chain that shave 0.2kg off the weight.
In order to achieve the best balance of chassis strength and rigidity, the bilateral beam frame of the YZ450F Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition’ uses varying thicknesses of aluminium throughout its structure. The desired rigidity balance is also achieved by using a special combination of steel and aluminium engine mounts – for agile handling and precise cornering.
The Launch Control System (LCS) on the YZ450F Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition optimises the engine’s power output and running characteristics during the first few seconds of the race after the gate drops. By helping to transmit power more efficiently, the LCS gives you greater controllability off the starting line and increases your holeshot-winning performance over and over again.
YZ450F Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition riders can benefit from a smart piece of software that can give you a real advantage. Using your smartphone it’s simple to tune the engine’s power delivery, via the Yamaha Power Tuner app. The easy-to-use system enables you quickly and easily set-up your bike to suit varying track and surface conditions.
Once you’ve selected your two preferred engine maps and preloaded them for your riding session using the Power Tuner app you can select your mapping using the handlebar-mounted switch. This on-the-fly adjustment enables you to switch the mapping mode – with the throttle shut – while riding, giving you the ultimate control in all conditions.
For enhanced mass-centralisation the YZ450F Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition is fitted with a wraparound exhaust that snakes around the cylinder, and this design enables the fitment of a muffler that is mounted further forwards. Combined with the rearward-slanted cylinder, this design helps to keep weight close to the bike’s centre for light and agile nimble handling.
The robust 5-speed transmission benefits from specially-developed gears with a large surface area – and together with a heavy-duty clutch this delivers high levels of durability. And for a positive feel when shifting gear, the shift drum and selectors are designed to give a short stroke.
Parked in the paddock or racing hard on the track, the YZ450F Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition has got to be one of the most desirable motocross bikes available. Finished in exclusive black body colour and featuring factory-style in-mould graphics, this bike is ready to grab all of the attention.
The YZ450F Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition’s reverse head 450cc engine is a proven MXGP race winner that has the performance to take the top step of the podium against the world’s best. The front facing inlet ensures optimum intake efficiency, and its compact dimensions help to centralise mass for sharper handling.