Our off-road Editor, A-grader and ex Rapid Bikes scribe, Ben O’Brien, puts Yamaha’s 2016 WR450F to the test. Here’s his full review. Test by Ben O’Brien Photography by Keith Muir It’s been a while since I sampled a Yamaha WR450 so I was pretty interested to see how the reverse-cylinder YZ-F motor would go in the 2016 enduro spec WR450F.
Having a good look over the Yammi in the garage beforehand revealed a really well put together dirt bike… so here we go. The Good Stuff
Airfilter access is super easy thanks to having the intake tract up top in front of the fuel tank, meaning two things. One, you would have to try really hard to drown the WR in a river, I mean really try. Second is that the airfilter stays cleaner for longer… a win-win.
Enduro bikes get abused and coming standard with a cooling fan as the Yamaha [...]