Performance meets pure sport styling for 6-year-old and up riders ready to begin their lifelong off-road adventure. With Yamaha’s legendary reliability and dealer network backup, the YFZ50 is a great way for six to nine year olds to learn the basics. As www.atv.com says, the littlest ATV in the range is not just a sleeved down 90:
“What we like most about the YFZ50 is that it’s not just a Raptor 90 with a smaller engine. We saw the two Youth ATVs side-by-side and the size difference is striking. This machine really is intended for smaller riders and it sized so they can have more control over it. It seems like an ideal way to get kids started riding.”
Engine power is transferred to the rear wheels via a tried-and-true O-ring chain drive, running along a swingarm that's set at an optimized angle for rear shock performance.
Beginner-Friendly Four-Stroke Performance
The YFZ50™ is engineered as the ideal starting point for aspiring ATV riders aged 6 and up, with a low-maintenance 49cc engine tuned to develop responsive, controllable performance. A combination of engine limiters and a power cut-off tether switch make it easy to allow young riders to adapt to the ATV as their skills grow.
Push-button electric starting comes standard, of course, and an emergency kick starter is also provided in a storage spot under the seat for additional peace of mind.
Engine Limiter and Tether Switch
To help young beginners grow into accomplished ATV riders, the YFZ50 includes a two-stage rpm limiter as well as a throttle limiter to restrict the engine's performance and adapt to the rider's advancing skill levels. A tethered switch allows parents to closely monitor new riders and cut power to the engine if necessary as new riders learn the basics of ATV control.
A robust steel frame design incorporates a large 5.7 Litre fuel tank, plush seat and roomy integrated floorboards.
|Engine Type||Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, single cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||39.0 x 41.4|
|Compression Ratio||8.5 : 1|
|Lubrication System||Wet sump|
|Fuel Management||V12 x 1|
|Starter System||Electric and Kick|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||5.8|
|Frame Type||Steel tube|
|Suspension Front||Single A-arm, 60mm travel|
|Suspension Rear||Swingarm, 51mm travel|
|Tyres Front||AT16 x 6.5-7|
|Tyres Rear||AT16 x 7-7|
|Seat Height (mm)||585|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||88|
|Wet Weight (kg)||100|