Fresh off the exciting announcement of the Yamaha YZ65, Yamaha Motor Australia announce the all-new Yamaha YZ85 – the models first major update in almost ten years!
Like the all-new YZ250F, the 2019 junior MX race model is all new from the ground up – and the winning two-stroke is now fitted with Yamaha’s YPVS power valve system to improve performance. Plus many of the new YZ85 parts are interchangeable with the smaller YZ65, making the step up even less hassle for your young gun’s mechanic and sponsor – also known as dad.
Even though the outgoing model won the 2018 Australian Junior National title, the new 2019 YZ85 is now fitted with a new engine complete with revised intake, exhaust and transmission. And new front forks, new swingarm, new wave-style brake rotors, adjustable ergonomics and more – ready to win races straight off the dealership floor.
Here is what the new YZ85 features:
All-new YPVS equipped two-stroke engine delivers broad tractable power across the rev range without losing peak power at high rpm
New crankcase, intake and expansion chamber for improved gas flow and enhanced power delivery
Revised transmission provides improved gear engagement and smoother shifts
New lightweight high capacity radiator
High-flow airbox ensures excellent air cleaning performance and easy maintenance
New lightweight 36mm KYB inverted cartridge fork features new settings and new lower fork guards provide protection
Fully adjustable shock with progressive linkage-type design features updated settings for improved bump absorption and bottoming resistance
Redesigned swingarm features a new composite chain guide as well as updated chain adjusters for easier maintenance
Lightweight subframe is removable to allow easy maintenance
New front brake line improves braking feel, while wave-style brake discs offer improved self-cleaning and cooler-running performance
Lightweight rims are durable and reduce unsprung weight for optimal suspension performance
New for Dunlop knobbies provide exceptional traction on a variety of tracks and terrain
New four-position adjustable rider ergonomics
New four-position adjustable handlebar mounts and taper-style handlebars allow the rider to tune the handlebar position to suit their size and preferences. The flat fuel tank, radiator shrouds, side panels and rear fender provide generous freedom of movement.
The new YZ85 comes in two variants with different sized wheels. The standard model with 17in front and 14in rear wheels is priced at $6799 and the LW model with 19in front and 16in rear wheels is priced at $7399 RRP.