Yamaha WR450F Review from United States of America

2005 Yamaha WR450F

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.1 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki DRZ400E

Summary:

I love this machine

Faults:

The Yamaha 450 has been a great bike.

At around the 7000 mile mark, the TPS sensor on the carb went out (bike still ran, but had "low" power).

At the 10,500 mile mark, the pulsar unit on the stator failed (had to replace the entire stator unit).

General Comments:

The WR is a great bike, and once you get it "dialed" in for your weight-style, it handles nice.

Fantastic bike for the value, and highly recommended.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2013

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 1 review