The 2023 Yamaha YZ450F is an all-new machine and it has been the most highly anticipated bike of the new model season. Stemming from the backwards engine concept that Yamaha introduced in 2010, the YZ450F has been a unique motorcycle. The MXA test riders have either loved it, or hated it.
Inside the pages of Motocross Action and on our YouTube videos, we've held no punches when reviewing the Yamaha YZ450F and in 2023, it seems like Yamaha finally addressed all of the complaints we've harped on since the backwards engine was introduced in 2010.
This is the audio version of our MXA Tested video which is on YouTube and our website