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2012 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison Photo Gallery

We put the Yamaha YZ450F up against its rivals in the 450 class to find out which machine would take the crown. Read the 2012 450 Motocross Shootout to see the results.

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2012 450 Motocross horsepower graph
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2012 450 Motocross horsepower graph
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2012 450 Motocross Shootout at Zaca Station.
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2012 Yamaha YZ450F $8350.
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Pro-level test rider Drake McElroy airs it out on the Yamaha at Zaca Station. For the most part, the Yamaha is very easy to ride but takes some time to get used to its unique handling.
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The Yamaha has a versatile engine with good power especially through the mid-range.
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The Yamaha’s ergonomics are a little bit awkward for larger riders.
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The Yamaha YZ450F features some of the best stock suspension on the market.
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The Yamaha YZ450F is easy to ride but it takes some time to get used to its unique handling.
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The Yamaha YZ450F is one of the more affordable bikes in this test.
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2012 Yamaha YZ450F $8350.
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The Yamaha hooks up well off the corners as pro-level test rider Matt Armstrong demonstrates.
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2012 Yamaha YZ450F