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ON THE HORIZON

2023 YAMAHA OFF-ROAD

It ’ s nearly 50 years since Yamaha won its fi rst ever World Motocross Championship , and the past halfcentury has seen the company ’ s Off Road Competition models consistently demonstrate their winning performance by clinching just about every major FIM Motocross and US Supercross title with 4-stroke and 2-stroke machinery .
65cc motocross models and the 450ccand 250cc enduro bikes are fitted with new graphics .
For 2023 Yamaha has focused its attention on the development of an all new YZ450F motocross machine that is lighter , faster and easier to ride , and is designed to live up to its distinguished heritage .
During 2022 Monster Energy Yamaha factory riders Jeremy Seewer and Maxime Renaux ( MXGP ) and Jago Geerts ( MX2 ) have been taking regular podiums in FIM Grand Prix – while Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing riders have dominated US Supercross , with Eli Tomac taking the 450SXChampionship and Christian Craig winning the 250SX West title .
This year , once again , Yamaha demonstrates its commitment to all areas of Off Road Competition by off ering one of the widest ranges of highly competitive motocross and enduro bikes – as well as line of youth machines including the legendary PW50 .
FEATURES -
• LIGHTER / MORE POWERFUL ENGINE
• NEWLY-DESIGNED TRANSMISSION AND LIGHTWEIGHT CLUTCH
• LIGHTWEIGHT CHASSIS
• ALL-NEW ERGONOMIC BODYWORK
• UPDATED KYB FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION VALVING
• NEW ADJUSTABLE TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
Following recent major upgrades , the 250cc , 125cc , 85cc and
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