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Yamaha reveals 2009 WR450F, WR250F

Off-road bikes return unchanged

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jun. 16, 2008
Yamaha Motor Corp. continues to reveal more bikes from its 2009 model lineup with the off-road WR450F and WR250F.

Except for some updated graphics, both bikes remain unchanged from their 2008 models, as Yamaha decided to stick with what’s working.

In the FIM's World Enduro Championships, Johnny Aubert and his WR450F currently sit in first place in the Enduro 2 standings following a pair of second-place finishes at the Grand Prix Maxxis of Poland June 14-15 while Simone Albergoni and his WR250F sits third in Enduro 1.Yamaha's WR450F returns for 2009 with just a small change to the graphics.

The two off-road motorcycles will again feature five-titanium-valved engines, and YZ-inspired aluminum frame and digital enduro computer console with pace management functions such as a timer, distance-compensating tripmeter and average speed calculator.

The 2009 WR450F will be available in August at a price of $7,499 while the WR250F will arrive a month later for $6,699.