YZ450F Wins MX Shootout and Gets Rated
Best in Australia
The all-new 2018 YZ450F has been well received by the Australian media and customers following a successful launch in Coolum, QLD.
Team Yamaha CDR was on hand with national MX champion Dean Ferris showing the fast line around the sand track. The event was attended by Yamaha dealers and customers, who were thrilled to be among the first riders to test the new bike.
Following the launch event, Dirt Action magazine rated the new YZ450F as the best-in-class after testing it against other brands such as KTM, Husqvarna, Suzuki and Kawasaki. This is what Dirt Action concluded:
“All-new for 2018, Yamaha has developed an amazing 450 motorcycle for riders and racers alike. It’s lighter, more powerful and the app-based tuning has given it that little touch ahead of the competition. The most talked about feature of the new Yamaha is the amazing handling. We had test riders from 98kg to 70kg, from current AMA* professional to clubman and each rider commented on how well the YZ handled around the Maitland circuit – that’s impressive. With Dean Ferris re-signing with the powerhouse CDR Yamaha team to race the 2018 Yamaha YZ450F here in Australia once again, you can expect to see plenty of blue around the race tracks in the new season.”
*American Motorcyclist Association
Sean Goldhawk, Yamaha Motor Australia (YMA)