Yamaha WR450F Rally Racer was customized by Yamaha Italy and Rebel X Sports for Manuel Lucchese, but a similar model can be purchased for 13.500 euros (17.106$).
So, if you want to join Cyril Despres at Dakar 2015, here’s a possible bike. Yamaha WR450F Rally Racer has a double (two units) fuel tank of 30 liters which should give you a 300 km range at racing revs. Besides that, it is also fitted with an engine shield which includes a water reserve and a toolbox.
WR450F Rally is also fitted with a custom exhaust which should give better performance both at high and low revs. We don’t know anything about the engine mapping, but it should be different than the standard version.
The front wheel is fitted with a larger disc (270 mm instead of 250 mm) for better braking performance. Of course, the bike has also got a rally raid bodywork with high windscreen and a complete navigation panel which can be controlled through some buttons on the handlebar. The navigation system could be easily removed for off-road competitions.
Yamaha WR450F has also got powerful LED headlights and a bigger battery – 14 Ah lithium-ion. If you already have a WR450F, you can buy the kit for 6.890 euros (8.730$).