First Impressions: 2016 Yamaha YZ450F 6

Hear our thoughts on Yamaha's revised 2016 YZ450F. For more information on the changes Yamaha made from 2015 to 2016, check out our First Look.

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6 comments
  • Johnny89superbike

    7/13/2015 5:49 PM

    What's the story on Yam going from 22mm offset triples to 25mm? I guess that would explain the long/heavy feel of the bike, and the lack of front bite. When most riders these days are going for 18mm offset from 22mm for better steering & stability.

  • ML512

    7/15/2015 5:28 PM

    Based on the math involved with front-end trail, increasing the offset should increase turning capabilities and decrease stability. I've never fully agreed with the math, as I've found that front-end weight and total bike length makes a difference as well.

  • James_Fahnestock

    7/11/2015 6:16 AM

    Me Bell. You're now the Gold Standard of these onsite video test. Everybody except for Basher needs to study your talents for a year or more before they make another.

    Very well done sir!!!

  • Markopolo400

    7/10/2015 11:17 AM

    Wow...A bike test where the test rider actually knows whats going on. Kudos.

  • YZed250

    7/10/2015 10:02 AM

    Bobby Bell is a great test rider! An off-road Pro who knows what he likes, gives very good feedback and seems relatively impartial. Thanks @vitalmx @ml512 and bbell.

  • sostoked

    7/10/2015 2:08 PM

    its Robby mate....