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Yamaha Take The Wraps Off All New YZ85


Hot on the heals of the all new YZ65, Yamaha have released details of their brand new YZ85 that will be available in Australia in August this year
The first step on the bLU cRU ladder has been sensationally catered for by the recently released YZ65. Now riders moving up from that first step will be treated to an all new YZ85/LW.

The 2019 junior MX race model is all new from the ground up - and the winnign 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 mum and dad.

YZ85 is all new for 2019 and features many common parts with YZ65 making bLU cRU the smart choice for riders and maintainers

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.

All-new YPVS two-stroke
The 85cc liquid-cooled, two-stroke engine now features the Yamaha Power Valve System for broad, tractable power across the rev range without losing peak power at high rpm ‰ÛÓ _improving driveability and reducing the need for frequent shifting. And a new head and longer connecting rod design work together to boost compression ratio for enhanced power output.

New crankcase and intake
A new crankcase design features a spacer-style reed valve intake for improved gas flow, which inhales through a 28mm Keihinå¨ flat-slide carburettor for seamless throttle response.

New expansion chamber
Matched to the improved output of the YPVS engine, the new expansion chamber optimises exhaust gas flow for enhanced power delivery, especially in the low- and mid-range.

Revised for 2019, the transmission increases the width of selected gears to provide enhanced gear engagement and smoother shifts.

High capacity radiator
Lightweight radiator has large cores and louvers, and the water pump features a cast aluminum (vs. resin) impeller for maximum cooling efficiency.

High-flow airbox
Airbox design ensures excellent air cleaning performance and easy maintenance.

Fully adjustable fork
Lightweight 36mm KYB inverted cartridge fork features 274mm of travel with compression and rebound damping adjustability with low-friction outer tubes and internals. For 2019, one-piece outer tubes and new settings offer enhanced performance across a range of conditions and rider abilities. New lower fork guards provide protection and modern styling.
New engine, suspension, expansion chamber swingarm and adjustable handlebars are just some of the changes made to the YZ85
Fully adjustable shock
The rear suspension features fully adjustable Kayaba link-type shock with 282mm of travel and race-tested compression valving. The progressive linkage-type design improves bottoming resistance, while updated settings improved bump absorption and bottoming resistance allowing racers to charge harder and improve lap times.

New swingarm design
Redesigned swingarm features a new composite chain guide as well as updated chain adjusters for easier maintenance.

Lightweight subframe
Compact rear subframe is removable to allow easy maintenance.

Upgraded brakes
For 2019, a new front brake line improves braking feel, while wave-style brake discs offer improved self-cleaning and cooler-running performance. The 220mm front disc and 190mm rear disc deliver strong, precise stopping power.

Lightweight wheels
Lightweight 17-inch front and 14-inch rear rims are durable and reduce unsprung weight for optimal suspension performance.

High performance tyres
New for 2019 are Dunlopå¨ MX3S knobbies that provide exceptional traction on a variety of tracks and terrain.

New 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.
YZ85 is all new for 2019 and features many common parts with YZ65 making bLU cRU the smart choice for riders and maintainers.
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 inc GST.

Note that the changes made to this model mean that the race kit that was previously supplied to make the YZ85 competitive is no longer required. Race it straight from the crate from early August!

Note that in addition to the new 85, Yamaha has released information about a wide range of 2019 MX and enduro models. Whereas the focus is currently on the all new YZ65, YZ85/LW and YZ250F, there is also a new YZ450FX enduro model that is aligned much closer to its MX counterpart, including an all-new engine design that features a new cylinder head, piston, cam shaft profiles, cylinder geometry, clutch and transmission.

The new YZ450FX also has a new frame, new smartphone tuning function, new starter motor and dual mode switchable engine mapping.

More details about this model and others not mentioned here, including availability and pricing, will be released in due course.

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