If you understand the new Yamaha WR450F, you’re in the secret club. You
have the decoder ring. You know the
secret handshake, and you have the password. But, very few people are members.
Anyone can join, but you have to pay
attention and keep your mouth shut.
To the uninitiated, the WR is the big
play bike of the Yamaha off-road family.
It’s quiet, mild-mannered and friendly to
children. But, it has the potential to be a
snarling, unsocial beast, delivering more
performance per dollar than anything in the
off-road world. It’s a bike for two different
worlds, and that allows it to cross borders
without being questioned.