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2010 Yamaha YZ85

The 2010 Yamaha YZ85 may be the smallest member of the Yamaha YZ family, but it is a big time competitor. It's got the power to win with a liquid-cooled, 85cc engine, 6-speed gearbox, and adjustable suspension up front and out back. This is one mighty mini.
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Born from the award winning YZ competition bikes. The 2010 YZ85 features a liquid-cooled, 84.7cc crankcase reed-valve-inducted six-speed that is compact and light. You also get an ultra-rigid, single backbone, semi-double-cradle frame, fully adjustable suspension and more to suit a wide range of rider from novice to mini expert.

With the same chassis and engine technology that goes into every 2-stroke YZ, the scaled-down YZ85 is a true competitor.

The YZ85, with its ultra-rigid high-tensile steel frame and 36mm inverted forks, weighs just 55kg (126lbs.) Powered by a compact yet muscular liquid-cooled 85cc engine pumping the power through a six-speed gearbox, this bike's engineered to catch some major air — and trophies, too. Fully adjustable suspensions, front and rear disc brakes and almost 11″ of wheel travel highlight “for competition use only.” Truly, this is full-sized performance in a scaled-down package.

Key Features

• Liquid-cooled, 84.7cc crankcase reed-valve-inducted six-speed is light, compact and designed to deliver hard-hitting, moto-winning power throughout the rpm range.

• Ultra-rigid, single-backbone, semi-double-cradle frame is lightweight and strong for sharp handling.

• Fully adjustable suspension allows a broad adjustment range to suit everybody from rank novice to mini expert.


• 84.7cc liquid-cooled, crankcase reed-valve-inducted, two-stroke engine inhales through a 28mm Keihin® flat-slide carburetor; seamless throttle response across the powerband is the result.

• Digital CDI ignition system puts out a more precise spark and monitors engine speed to ensure optimal timing for quicker, stronger response during hard acceleration.

• Smooth-shifting, six-speed close-ratio transmission with heavy-duty, multiplate clutch delivers maximum hookup for outstanding acceleration and corner-exiting power.

• Involute spline set-up in clutch means smoother shifting under power with great durability at competition-level usage.

• Two-piece clutch cover provides easy access during maintenance.

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

• Lightweight exhaust system design helps create a broader powerband with stronger low-end punch.

• Airbox design ensures greater air cleaning performance and easier maintenance.


• Rear subframe is removable to allow easy maintenance.

• Lightweight 36mm KYB® inverted cartridge fork features 10.8 inches of travel with compression and rebound damping adjustability, and low-friction outer tubes and internals.

• Rear suspension features fully adjustable Kayaba link-type shock with 11.1 inches of travel and race-tested compression damping valving.

• 220mm front disc and 190mm rear disc brakes with stainless steel rotors deliver strong, precise stopping power.

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

• Dunlop® knobbies provide great traction on a variety of tracks and terrain.

Additional Features

• Wide handlebar and flat fuel tank, radiator shrouds, side panels and rear fender provide rider with leverage and freedom of movement and weight transfer.

• Wide footpegs provide superb comfort, grip and ground clearance.

• Separate clutch cover with transmission oil filler opening makes for easy maintenance.

• Fuel tank cap is wider-diameter for easier usage, and large tank opening ensures fast, hassle-free refueling.

• Repackable exhaust silencer.

2010 Yamaha YZ85 – USA Specifications
MSRP* $3,690 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from February 2010


Type: 84.7cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke; reed-valve inducted

Bore x Stroke: 47.5 x 47.8mm

Compression Ratio: 8.2:1

Fuel Delivery: Keihin® PWK 28

Ignition: CDI

Transmission: Constant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch

Final Drive: Chain Drive


Suspension/Front: Inverted fork; fully adjustable, 10.8-in travel

Suspension/Rear: Single shock; fully adjustable, 11.1-in travel

Brakes/Front: Hydraulic single disc brake, 220mm

Brakes/Rear: Hydraulic single disc brake, 190mm

Tires/Front: 70/100-17-40M

Tires/Rear: 90/100-14-49M


Length: 71.7 in

Width: 30.9 in

Height: 45.7 in

Seat Height: 34.0 in

Wheelbase: 49.5 in

Ground Clearance: 13.8 in

Fuel Capacity: 1.3 gal

Wet Weight: 156 lb

Warranty: 30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
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1 Comment
  • brodie
    June 9, 2010

    there a wicked bike i have one thay go off there heads

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