Review of 2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike

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The Yamaha brand always wanted to produce quality vehicles which have some features and delivering the best performance. This brand has maintained its position among the list of top ten best quad bike brands. The new 2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike is another best example of the quad bike. It has a nice look with the robust and powerful engine. The quad bike features an ultimate moto-dominating podium-topping real sports ATV package. This sports quad bike is also placed on the list of best sports quad bike due to its excellent performance and better response. Following are the features of new 2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike.

2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike

2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike – Features

Engine

The all-new 2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike features fuel-injected 449 ccs engine has superb power characteristics. The power delivers entirely smooth and strong off the line with the lots of midrange to the top-end power. This new 449 cc engine features new five-valve cylinder head and titanium valve technology designed to provide a sufficient authority in the mid-range to top end. The high compression ratio improves the overall performance of the engine. The new 2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike incorporates the new Yamaha Fuel Injection for accurate fuel delivery. With the help of big 42 mm of Mikuni throttle bodies and 12-hole injector, this new system offers an exceptional atomization of the fuel for more power. This new regime includes an Idle Speed Control (ISC) for easy, reliable start-up and warning. There is a new assist-and-slipper clutch that reduces the clutch lever effort for less fatigue. It also increases the clutch plate pressure for positive engagement. This new clutch system used in 2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike reduces the engine braking effect, and it allows faster and safer cornering during downshifting. The crankcase holds the new crankshaft to fulfil the demands of riders as well as the counter balance for reduced vibration. The new crankcase contains the oil tank that helps to centralise the mass for best handling plus it makes maintenance easier. The camshafts have been completely revised to maximise the output of the engine.

2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike

Chassis/ Suspension

The new 2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike has the best body configuration that allows more room for the rider to move around to have the best control. The new seat is narrow from the front and wide in the rear to reduce the fatigue and improves the comfort. Since it is in a bigger size than 2017 Yamaha YFZ50, so it uses the bigger and strong wheels. Its wheels have been specially designed with the inner lip rolled in. This improvement increases the rigidity allowing in the reduction in the weight with maximum strength. The new Maxxis tires are used in it, which helps in excellent control and handling. The front tires are of 21 inches while the rear ones are 20 inches. These tires provide best ground clearance and traction. The new tapered handlebar has large diameter reduces the vibration and has 4-way clamps mounted on it. These clamps are very helpful for excellent adjustability. There are two sets of holes in its handlebar crown, and an eccentric clamp helps to the rider to choose the standard setting, i.e. 10 or 20 mm forward or 10 mm backwards. This sports quad bike features new foot pegs of 2.6 inches wide; the rider can easily use them for better support. The frame is an advanced combination of aluminium and steel for light weight. It is a low profile and strong frame allowing the engine to sit lower to achieve an excellent mass centralization for best handling. This aluminium frame is bolted instead of welded for maximum durability. The suspension system is doing its job very well. It has the long A-Arm suspension that reduces changes in camber and increases the suspension travels through its full range of motion. The high-performance front KYB shocks are made longer for increased stroke with excellent bump absorption and anti-bottoming characteristics. They have best Kashima coating for smooth operation. The wheel travel is of 9.8 inches simply means it is best for most challenging tracks as well. The rear swingarm is crafted of with strong, gravity-fed aluminium and it has fully adjustable KYB piggyback shock of 46 mm for superior handling. The wheel travel about 11 inches offering comfort on tough terrain.

2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike

Additional Features

The newly launched 2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike uses a throttle lever that requires small effort for less fatigue during the long motos. It features new compact LED indicators for best output. It also has a panel on the fender right in front of the rider for important indicators about the low fuel, check engine, coolant temperature and neutral gear via an LED display.

2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike

Top Features

  • Race-Ready Engine.
  • Advanced Frame.
  • Aggressive Bodywork.
  • Advanced Cylinder Head.
  • Fuel Injection.
  • Assist and Slipper Clutch.

2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike – Price

The newly launched 2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike is available from August 2016 with the price of $8,999. It is available in Team Yamaha Blue/White colour.

2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike

2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike – Specs

Engine

Engine Type 449 cc Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, five titanium valves
Bore x Stroke 95.0 mm x 63.4 mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI), 42 mm
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed; wet multi-plate assist-and-slipper clutch
Final Drive O-ring chain

2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike Specs

Chassis

Suspension/ Front Independent double wishbone with the Kashima coated piggyback shocks; high/low-speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment, 9.8 inches travel
Suspension/ Rear Cast aluminium swingarm w/piggyback shock; high/low-speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment, 11.0 inches travel
Brakes/ Front Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes/ Rear Wave-style hydraulic disc
Tires/ Front AT21 x 7-10 Maxxis®
Tires/ Rear AT20 x 10-9 Maxxis®

Dimensions

L x W x H 70.7 inches x 48.8 inches x 41.9 inches
Seat Height 31.9 inches
Wheelbase 50.0 inches
Maximum Ground Clearance 9.3 inches
Fuel Capacity 2.6 gallons
Wet Weight 405 lb

2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike Specs

Other

Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)

2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike

Conclusion

The new 2017 Yamaha YFZ450R Sports Quad Bike is another fantastic quad bike of Yamaha Brand. This article gives the complete information about it. It has a complete package that a sports ATV has. The engine is extremely responsive, chassis is strong, tires are excellent, and the suspension is working well. Each and every part of this quad bike is customised to have a better ride.