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YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike Review Specs

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike is the class-defining YZ450FX that takes off-road performance to new heights, whether cutting through tight, tricky tracks or blazing across vast stretches of desert.

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike – Features and Specs

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike

Top Features

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike is a powerful dirt bike. The YZ450FX is based on Yamaha’s flagship motocross model the YZ450F but it comes with many new features and settings that make it the best GNCC®/Woods racer. All of the race-developed innovations of the class-defining YZ450F motocrosser are included in the small, powerful YZ450FX engine modified for cross-country performance. Steep valve angles and aggressive cam profiles along with high-compression forged pistons with low friction rings, high-flow intake and exhaust systems are just a few of the latest innovations which have been carefully packaged to optimum mass centralization.

The GYTR® Power Tuner’s flexibility and precision tunability are now available on your smartphone thanks to Yamaha’s industry-leading freeware Power Tuner app. This app is helpful in modifications for maximum track-side tweaking that make instant fueling and ignition timing and upload them to the bike. A great part is that it’s completely free. The rider may swiftly choose between preloaded engine maps that can lead them to the bike and configure in the Power Tuner app that accommodate for changing riding circumstances using a handlebar-mounted map switch. The innovative aluminum bilateral beam frame of the YZ450FX has been fine-tuned to provide riders with the best combination of cornering performance, bump stability and traction feel.

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike

The YZ450FX comes with standard spring-type KYB® forks with refined, speed-sensitive damping and a linkage-type rear suspension with a KYB® shock giving it renowned class-defining suspension performance right. To provide tremendous braking power and controllability, a stiff front caliper and compact rear caliper interact with aggressive pad compositions and lightweight rotors are installed to dissipate heat more efficiently and minimize unsprung weight. The YZ450FX provides the ability and the ease with push-button starting for smooth restarts under pressure and during comfortable riding when there is no clock ticking. The bike works best with the help of a small starter motor and ultra-lightweight lithium battery.


YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike is more potent than its predecessors. The YZ450FX’s unique rearward-slanted cylinder design includes a rear exhaust and a forward-mounted down-draft intake system, which helps a cylinder head that works with the brand new frame geometry for optimal weight distribution. The engine comes with a straight intake tract, aggressive cam profiles along with a high-compression “box bridge,” piston design with a DLC-coated piston pin and many other features. Lastly, the new ECU settings of the YZ450FX are tailored to cross-country riders’ needs.

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike

The Yamaha Power Tuner app brings the GYTR® Power Tuner’s power to your iOS® or Android® device for free. The app allows the YZF450FX owners to adjust air/fuel mixture and ignition timing maps to tune engine performance according to track conditions while collecting a record of race log information and monitoring a range of data like maintenance and system diagnosis engine run time and more. This App uses wireless connectivity to communicate to the bike’s onboard CAN-bus network.

The rider may swiftly choose between preloaded engine maps which are preloaded and configured in the Power Tuner app. These maps accommodate changing riding circumstances using a handlebar-mounted map switch. When traction is restricted, Map 1 gives a faster responsive revving engine, while Map 2 provides a smoother reaction and slower revving engine.

To provide optimal fuel atomization and power for a wide range of riding circumstances, the engine breathes through a 44mm Mikuni® throttle body fed by a high-pressure electric pump. The wide-ratio 5-speed transmission and sturdy clutch components on the YZF450FX improve the cross-country performance allowing for more confident shifting and gear selection in open terrain. The YZ450FX is equipped with the latest small electric starting technology that reduces restart times on the track and enhances convenience in other open ground areas. The system is driven by a four-cell lithium-ion battery with a high capacity and is lightweight.

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike


YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike is an updated bike that has Upper frame bracing that provides rigidity and durability while rear frame spars and cross country-tuned engine mounts help to balance mass for the most delicate possible balance of impact absorption, stiffness and rider feel. For race-winning handling performance, the industry-leading KYB® coil spring-type fork having speed-sensitive damping provides a superb balance between handling and bump absorption. The KYB® shock, including specially-tuned damping characteristics, is used in the linkage type rear suspension has been installed to match the YZ450FX chassis with both front and rear system settings to provide the best GNCC® performance. The combination of a giant 270mm front rotor and aggressive pad composition offers great braking performance and feel and exceptional stopping controllability and power.

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike

The YZ450FX’s bodywork is elegant and attractive from top to bottom, with a big 2.15-gallon mass-centralized fuel tank. The compact body design allows for a highly comfortable knee grip, control and feel, while the narrower and lower seat helps the rider move around more freely on the bike. The YZ450FX offers the enduro-specific Dunlop® Geomax MX3S tires and an 18-inch rear wheel to provide the following combination of durability and traction. Each wheel’s cross-sectional profile is computer-designed to reduce weight while maintaining durability.

Additional Features

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike is, compared to the YZ450F motocrosser, the YZ450FX has a composite engine guard, an 18-inch rear wheel sealed O-ring chain along with fuel level warning light and a folding aluminum kickstand. Rubber-mounted four-position adjustable handlebar clamps improve comfort, minimize handlebar vibration and give the ability riders to modify the bar position. In contrast, the wide 1-1/8-inch handlebar is both sturdy and light. Yamaha’s surrounded graphics are built into the bodywork for long-term durability and resistance to peeling and damage.

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike – Price

The new YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike is available at $9,899 in the Team Yamaha Blue color option.

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike – Technical Specifications

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike Specs


Engine Type 450cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 titanium valves
Bore x Stroke 97 mm × 60.9 mm
Compression Ratios 13.0:1
Fuel Delivery Mikuni® fuel injection, 44 mm
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike Specs


Front Suspension KYB® spring-type fork having speed-sensitive damping; fully adjustable, 12.2-inch travel
Rear Suspension KYB® single shock; fully adjustable, 12.5-inch travel
Front Brakes Hydraulic disc, 270mm
Rear Brakes Hydraulic disc, 240mm
Front Tires 80/100-21 Dunlop® Geomax MX33F
Rear Tires 120/90-18 Dunlop® Geomax MX33


L x W x H 85.6-inch x 32.5-inch x 50.4-inch
Seat Height 37.6-inch
Wheelbase 58.3-inch
Rake (Caster Angle) 27.2-degree
Trail 4.6-inch
Maximum Ground Clearance 12.6-inch
Fuel Capacity 2.2 gallons
Wet Weight 254 lb

YZ450FX 2022 Yamaha Powerful Dirt Bike


Warranty 30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)

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