Video by Scott Smith and Dustin Vance
As part of the 2013 450cc motocross shootout, the Dirt Rider crew is breaking down the finer points of each bike and offering a no-nonsense assessment of each machine. In this video, we shake down the 2013 Yamaha YZ450F. Although the bike received no new changes for 2013, our prior experience with this bike has proven that the Yamaha shines in a variety of sections, and several of our pro level test riders absolutely loved the bike’s suspension performance. Here, Dirt Rider Editor Chris Denison chats with Associate Editor/ safety consultant Kris Keefer and Test Rider Ricky Yorks about the performance of the blue bike. If you like what you see here, check out www.dirtrider.com for video breakdowns of the other four 2013 machines. To read the full 2013 450 motocross shootout, pick up a copy of the February 2013 issue of Dirt Rider Magazine with Justin Barcia on the cover, on newsstands now. Enjoy!