september 22, 2017 - Yamaha

2018 WR250F and WR450F

Yamaha are powering into the 2018 season with the latest WR250F and WR450F, two of the world's most innovative and successful enduro bikes with a distinguished track record in EnduroGP and Enduro 2. Benefitting from some of the most advanced GP-developed engine and chassis technology, the WR250F and WR450F have the potential to take every rider into the victorYZone.
The WR-F's unique reverse cylinder head layout features a front facing inlet and rear exiting exhaust that increase intake and exhaust efficiency, thereby enhancing the engine's linear torque feeling. This innovative design delivers deep reserves of highly controllable and easy-to-use power, giving Yamaha WR450F and WR250F riders a real performance advantage.
The WR-F's mass centralized design delivers high levels of agility for precise control over all types of terrain - and the advanced aluminium chassis with its class-leading suspension gives excellent handling performance and traction over rock, sand, grass, dirt and mud.
With class-leading durability and legendary Yamaha reliability as standard, the 2018 Yamaha WR450F and WR250F give you winning performance combined with a thrilling ride on any type of terrain.
Loïc Larrieu and WR450F claim outright victory at ISDE 2017
Riding his Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team WR450F, Loïc Larrieu claimed outright victory at the 92nd edition of the International Six Days Enduro that took place in Brive, France between August 28 and September 2.
Attracting over 800 riders from all over the world, this year's ISDE has been the most important global enduro event of the year. With Larrieu posting the fastest overall times on days one, three and five, he not only secured outright victory for himself, but also made a major contribution to Team France's World Trophy Team win.
Fighting for 2017 EnduroGP and Enduro 2 titles
Yamaha's distinguished record in World Enduro is once again underlined this season with Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team Loïc Larrieu taking three consecutive double podium results in EnduroGP. The talented Frenchman is currently the leading 4-stroke rider, and is holding a strong 2nd place on his WR450F in the overall EnduroGP standings after 6 out of 8 Grand Prix.
It's even closer in Enduro 2, with Yamaha's Jamie McCanney and his WR250F just 6 points behind the Championship leader. With the GP of Great Britain being held in September, Manxman McCanney is focused on a strong home race performance to reinforce his fight for the World Championship.
With 2 rounds to go there's everything to play for, and with Larrieu and McCanney confident in their WR-F's total performance, Yamaha is looking good for another strong result to underline the WR-F's race winning DNA.