If you’ve ever looked at your Yamaha WR450F enduro, and wished it was better suited for Dakar-styled adventure riding, well here is your chance. The folks at Rebel X Sports have built a kit that takes the mild-manner WR450F and turns it into their “Rally ‘Pronto’ Dakar” machine, suitable for amateur racers.
Adding a fuel cell under the rear of the seat, the Yamaha WR450F Rally has 29 liters (7.6 gallons) of fuel, giving it a range of roughly 300 km (186 miles). Other enhancements include special protection for the water pump, a larger toolbox, specially tuned exhaust, rolling roadbook holder, handlebar buttons for the navigation system, and 50w LED headlights.
The cost of the conversion kit, which has been designed to be easily removable, is €5,690, excluding VAT. If you want to buy an already built Yamaha WR450F Rally, the total cost is €13,490 (excluding VAT) from Rebel X Sports.
The project is being promoted by Yamaha Italy, and hopefully the boys back in Japan are taking note. Race replicas like these from the Japanese OEMs could really take off with adventure riders who are looking for something lighter than the usual GS-fare.
Source: Yamaha Italy