Continuing with the same proven platform, the 2021 Yamaha WR450F Rally remains largely unchanged with each Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Official Team rider fine-tuning their machine over recent months, in readiness for the season ahead.
Taking advantage of the WR450F reversed cylinder technology, the engine produces strong and controllable power, along with an impressive torque output. To tailor the power delivery, a number of EFI fuel maps have been developed allowing each rider to get the most from the WR450F Rally. Featuring parts developed by GYTR, all internal engine modifications work in unison to deliver outstanding performance and rideability.
Based on Yamaha’s aluminium frame, the WR450F Rally chassis features a 2cm longer swingarm for added high-speed stability, which is achieved while maintaining the neutral riding position of the WR450F enduro bike. Featuring a modified clamp offset of 25mm, team engineers have positioned the extra fuel tanks to allow free and easy rider movement. To safeguard fuel autonomy for the long stages, the plastic tanks hold 33 litres of fuel.
In the suspension department, the new WR450F Rally has a KYB Factory developed rear shock while stopping power comes courtesy of an oversize 300 mm front disc, an essential add-on for managing the added loads of braking from higher speeds.
To ensure a lightweight motorcycle, sweeping under the engine is an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system that also lowers the centre of gravity, while at the same time boosts overall power. In addition, every part on the WR450F Rally is optimised to reduce the weight, with the machine tipping the scales at 142 kg without fuel.