Part new, part old with
hints of excellance
We are stuck in a world that is controlled by the ebb and flow of the almighty dollar. In an economic
climate that is finally seeing a modicum of progress, there
has been very little new technology coming out of Japan
and into the hands of the dirt biker. And what technology
there is has been directed toward motocross where technological gains used to evolve on a yearly basis. The poor
off-roader has seen the demise of the KLX and the RMX,
and there have only been minor updates to the Honda
CRF450X. Only Yamaha has bellied up with a dramatic
model change, and it was to their WR450F in 2012.
Still, we are thankful for the Yamaha WR450F for one
reason, and it’s not that it is the fastest, the lightest or has
the most potential. We are thankful because, in its element, the WR450F is an incredibly adept off-roader.