Over the past few months, engineers and Yamaha riders have worked hard to complete the development of the new bike, equipped with engine and chassis from YZ family. The Yamaha WR450F Dakar rally edition is optimized in terms of weight and design to address the hardships imposed by the Dakar.

The Yamaha WR450F Rally 2016 gives linear torque and high level of maneuverability. There is an injection system for the specific model, but also the aerodynamics has been revised with the maximum efficiency. The main feature of the engine Yamaha WR450F Rally 2016 is juicy and smooth thrust throughout the rev range, which ensures high speed and good handling in all conditions. One of the main directions of work on the bike this year was the reduction of its weight. According to Jose Lelu, manager of the team Yamaha, it will be easier for them to achieve more speed in rough rally because team worked on aerodynamics and the control as well.

Among the most aggressive teams that are preparing for the Dakar 2016 is also the Official Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team, on track with the new Yamaha WR450F and two riders: Portuguese Hélder Rodrigues and the Italian Alessandro Botturi. The 2016 edition of the most prestigious rally-raid in the world will last 15 days to cover a distance of 9,319 kilometers between Argentina and Bolivia.

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