Japan Launch of the 2010 Model YZ450F

A Next-generation All New Motocrosser with New Engine Featuring Fuel Injection and Forward Straight Air Intake

Shizuoka, Japan – September 9, 2009 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – On October 30, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of the 2010 season model YZ450F, a motocrosser developed for “faster and easier cornering with museum-look styling” and mounting a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke fuel injected engine on an aluminum frame. (White version of this model will also be launched on November 30, 2009)
The 2010 model YZ450F newly adopts a fuel injection system (F.I.) and a unique engine layout adopting front straight air intake and a rearward-slanting cylinder, while the chassis adopts a new frame design called the Bilateral Beam frame. These features combine to achieve a high level of competitiveness for the total package. Also provided as standard equipment is the new YZ Power Tuner (shipped with the machine) that significantly increases the ease of tuning. The body design features a look of quality worthy of a new-generation motocrosser.

For the coloring, the Yamaha racing blue version (Deep Purplish Blue Solid E) that symbolizes Yamaha racing is joined by a white version (Purplish White Solid 1) with a more stylish image as a limited order variation. In Japan, the YZ series models are sold at the dealerships officially certified to sell Yamaha off-road competition models.

visit: www.yamaha-motor.co.jp for complete information.