Digital technology takes
center stage on Yamaha’s
>We expected electric start. We xpected revised suspension. We even expected frame
changes. What we didn’t expect was
a ground-up redesign for the 2018
Yamaha YZ450F. It’s one of those
situations where the longer you look
at the bike, the more you see that’s
new. Yamaha is still married to the
mass-centralization theme with the
backwards-head design, so many
onlookers don’t go much further,
perhaps assuming it’s only plastic.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Every part of the 2018 YZ450F has
been tweaked and massaged. It’s a
case of evolution meets revolution.