Yamaha won its first World MX Championship before most of today’s aspiring young motocross riders were born – and we’ve always believed in building dirt bikes for everyone, from kids through to seasoned pros.

Featuring a race-bred specification that’s inspired by the flagship YZ450F, the new YZ65 youth motocross bike is the perfect start for any rider who is serious about racing. With an all-new engine and chassis, this high-tech 2-stroke delivers easy-to-use power together with stable handling for enhanced rider confidence.

Equipped with cool YZ450F-inspired bodywork, stylish Yamaha blue rims and an ergonomic riding position, the 2019 YZ65 is the choice of future champions.


Engine type liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, reed valve with YPVS
Displacement 65cc
Bore x stroke 43.5 mm x 43.6 mm
Compression ratio 8.1 : 1
Maximum power N/A
Limited power version N/A
Maximum torque N/A
Lubrication system Premix
Clutch type Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Fuel system Keihin PWK28/1
Ignition system CDI (digital)
Starter system Kick
Transmission system 6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Frame Steel
Front travel 215 mm
Caster angle 26.25º
Trail 63.5 mm
Front suspension system Telescopic forks
Rear suspension system Adjustable preload and rebound damping, (monocross)
Rear travel 270 mm
Front brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 198 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 190 mm
Front tyre 60/100-14 Maxxis® Maxxcross SI®
Rear tyre 80/100-12 Maxxis® Maxxcross SI®
Overall length 1,615 mm
Overall width 760 mm
Overall height 1,000 mm
Seat height 755 mm
Wheel base 1,140 mm
Minimum ground clearance 265 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 61 kg
Fuel tank capacity 3.5 L

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