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SML Shootout – In Depth | 2020 Yamaha YZ450F



Last week, the manufactures joined the SML crew out at Cahuilla Creek MX for the 2020 450cc Shootout, presented by Escondido Cycle Center. After one final day of riding and testing on each manufactures 2020 450 model, SML test riders sat down and gave us their top pick for the year, as well as their thoughts on each of the bikes. The 2020 Yamaha YZ450F came into the 2020 450 Shootout resembling last years machine, however, beneath the bodywork Yamaha did a great deal of work on improving the machine. The manufacturer made so many changes to the bike, that it’s practically an all-new machine aside from the KYB suspension that we all know and love. Watch and listen to find out what made the 2020 Yamaha YZ450F our 2020 bike of the year.

Chase Curtis

Chase Curtis is an avid motocross and MTB rider, and he has been editing moto videos for a mere two years. He's also the Swapmoto Race Series on-site photographer and reporter. When he finishes college, he will join the SML staff full time.

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