Weekend Warrior: 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R
2014 Yamaha YFZ450R: What You've Been Waiting For
Yamaha announced the introduction of some new ATV models a month or
so ago, and since then some motorsports fans have been
waiting with bated breath. One of the most anticipated inclusions
is the 2014 Yamaha
YFZ450R, an all-terrain vehicle that has the potential to make
a significant impact on the world of off-roading. The sporty ATV is set
to be the most advanced machine offered by the manufacturer, and it
very well could become a top option that any avid rider will want
Engine And Chassis
sport ATV has to have a powerful engine, and that is certainly the
case with the 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R. The 450cc, five-valve engine was
constructed with a new exhaust system, and the changes allow the
machine to provide a high power output while also improving the
performance at mid-range. Regardless of how much power you're
getting from the machine, you will have a smooth delivery and a
rumbling engine that makes you excited to keep driving.
The frame of the Yamaha YFZ450R was designed for ergonomics. Made of aluminum and steel, it boasts a narrow front and a low-sitting engine placement, both of which help to enhance stability and speed. Even the seat has been made over, and it now has added space to increase the personal room a rider has when or making side-to-side transitions or sharp turns. Adjustable handlebars are ideal for riders who want to have their Yamaha ATV personalized directly to their needs, and they can be moved 10mm or 20mm forward as well as 10mm back.
Special Features - If The Slipper Fits
Some of the sportiest ATV models aren't known for their
special features, but the Yamaha
YFZ450R could change all of that. At the forefront of this
surge is the slipper clutch, which will be included as stock on the
2014 version. This new addition ultimately improves the stability
of the machine, as it reduces rear wheel hopping when the brakes
are employed. It also drops the amount of effort needed to operate
the clutch lever, making it easier to traverse any kind of land.
Both of these advantages will contribute to greater longevity on
the ATV, as riders can save up their energy and preserve the
machine, which also makes it a solid option for extended motos.
Final Thoughts - Worth The Wait
Introduced in August, you can look out for the 2014 Yamaha YFZ450R
at your local Yamaha dealer. Overall, this updated sport ATV has
matched the hype and is worthy of consideration for those looking
for a new quad to speed around the track or out in the desert.
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