2018 Yamaha YZ450F YOU AND YOUR BIKE - CONNECTED AS ONE. All-New from the ground up, the YZ450F incorporates electric start, exclusive smartphone app power tuner, new engine, new frame, new slim styling and revised settings to the already industry-best suspension. Features may include: Engine Revised Engine Design For 2018, the distinct rearward-slanted cylinder design â€“ complete with rear exhaust and forward-mounted intake system â€“ has been completely updated for 2018. The all-new cylinder head is lighter and is now angled more vertically, to work with the updated frame, for optimized front weight distribution. Inside, the engine features a longer, straighter intake tract, more aggressive cam profiles, a new crankshaft, a stronger, higher-compression “box bridge piston design with DLC-coated piston pin, and more. Together, these updates give the rider an ideal balance of open-class power with exceptional controllability. New Power Tuner App Breaking new ground in the industry â€“ again â€“ Yamaha introduces the new Power Tuner app, which brings the power of the GYTR Power Tuner to your iOS or Android device. Using WiFi to connect to the bike s onboard CAN-bus network, the app allows owners to adjust air/fuel mixture and ignition timing maps to tune engine performance for track conditions, record race log information, and monitor a range of data such as maintenance and system diagnosis, engine run time, and more. New Electric Starter System The 2018 YZ450F now features a compact electric starter system to minimize restart delays on track and add convenience everywhere else. Powered by a high-capacity and ultra-lightweight four-cell lithium-ion battery, the system adds minimal weight. Chassis/Suspension New Aluminum Frame The 2018 YZ450F compact frame is completely new to further refine the instinctive handling that makes this Yamaha one of the best handling machines in the class. Larger upper frame bracing improves rigidity and durability, while wider rear frame spars and all-new engine mounts centralize mass for the best possible balance of bump absorption, stiffness and feeling of grip. New Compact Body and Seat Design The new YZ450F features new bodywork from tip to tail, including a new compact fuel tank specifically designed for motocross demands. In addition to shaving weight, the new body design is narrow for more comfortable knee grip and feeling of control, and the seat is updated to give the rider additional room to move aboard the machine. Class-Leading Suspension Industry-leading, fully adjustable KYB coil spring-type fork with speed sensitive damping provides exceptional balance between handling and bump absorption, for race-winning handling performance. The linkage type rear suspension features a KYB shock with revised damping characteristics to match the revised chassis. 2018 features updated internal valving for more controlled damping characteristics. Additional Features Adjustable Handlebar Mounts The 4-position adjustable handlebar mounts are rubber mounted to improve comfort and reduce handlebar vibration, while the handlebar itself is lighter to centralize overall mass. Embedded Graphics Yamaha s unique embedded graphics are built into the bodywork for extended durability, resisting both peeling and damage, with all new styling for 2018. Race Winning Details The YZ450F includes top-spec details, including 1-1/8 aluminum tapered handlebars, wide 55mm footpegs, a quick-adjust clutch perch, stylish blue rims and gold chain.