Back in the day it was Yamaha who pioneered the first serious youth motocross bikes – machines that launched the careers of many top riders.
Some forty years on we’re still a major force in youth MX - and it’s this experience that gives Yamaha the edge. Featuring advanced engine and chassis technology and sharp bodywork, the YZ85LW large wheel is still kicking butt and taking names.
A reliable 2-stroke liquid-cooled 85cc engine produces smooth and useable power – and with its easy handling chassis and AUS factory fitted race kit, this is the choice of champions.
Tough, semi-double cradle frame is lightweight and strong for sharper handling, for riders ranked novice to mini expert.
Kayaba rear shock
Rear suspension features fully adjustable Kayaba link-type shock with race-tested compression damping valving.
Powerful 2-stroke engine
Liquid-cooled, 85cc crankcase reed valve inducted six-speed delivers hard hitting, moto-winning power throughout the RPM range.
Upside down front forks
Lightweight 36mm inverted Kayaba cartridge fork features compression and rebound damping adjustability, with low friction outer tubes and internals.
Smooth-shifting, six-speed close ratio transmission with heavy-duty, multiplate clutch delivers maximum hook-up for outstanding acceleration and corner exiting power.
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, reed-valve|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||47.5 x 47.8|
|Compression Ratio||8.1 : 1|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||5.0|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 6-speed|
|Frame Type||Semi double cradle|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic forks, 275mm travel|
|Suspension Rear||Swingarm (link suspension), 287mm travel|
|Brakes Front||Hydraulic single disc, 220mm|
|Brakes Rear||Hydraulic single disc, 190mm|
|Tyres Front||70/100-19 42M Tube type|
|Tyres Rear||90/100-16 52M Tube type|
|Seat Height (mm)||873|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||360|
|Wet Weight (kg)||73|