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2020 Yamaha YZ85 Review

Updated: Oct 02, 2023
2020 Yamaha YZ85 review, YZ85 specs and pic
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2020 Yamaha YZ85 review, YZ85 specs and pic

Recommended Age Range (11-14)

The 2020 Yamaha YZ 85 is the new legend in the young motocross scene. The dirt bike can undoubtedly turn a rider’s dream into a reality. This Yamaha YZ is out to dominate the 85cc category.

The dirt bike comes with a new YPVS engine equipped with exhaust, transmission, and a full valve with a revised intake. Yamaha YZ85’s new adjustable environment features new swingarms, new brake rotors, and other features. It will surely put your kid in a position to win multiple races.

Due to its 85cc chilled liquid and its valve power, the dirt bike does not lose peak power at micro circle levels. 2020 Yamaha YZ85’s lightweight both from the front and rear rims are durable. In addition, the rims work best to produce optimum suspension performance by reducing the non-emerging weights. Thanks to the new joystick mount, one can adjust the handlebar to suit their desires. 


Compared to the 2018 test mule, the updated chassis and suspension outperforms the latter. Both were the things the “young horses”, the 85cc riders have been waiting for, for the longest time.

Riders have more control over the new fork holds as they can be adjusted to a wide range of riders. Besides, the shock is a balance to keep the electric dirt bike in position even while riding downhill.

The new expansion chamber of the YPVS enhances power delivery in both low and medium-range by enhancing exhaust gas flow. The dirt bike has updated smooth transitions and better gear engagement compared to the 2019 YZ85.

It has a large radiator, loops, aluminium water pumps, and large cores that are good for cooling. Finally, the air filter is designed to enhance air cleaning and very easy maintenance. 

Specification list:

2020 Yamaha YZ85 review, YZ85 specs and pic
  • Two-stroked engine type inducted with reed valve, 85cc
  • 4.75cm x4.78cm bore and stroke
  • 8.1 – 9.6:1 compression ratio
  • Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh 
  • Carburation: Keihin PWK28
  • 275mm travel front suspension
  • Swingarm (link-suspension) 282mm
  • 70/100-17 front tires
  • 90/100-14 rear tires
  • 84.01cm seat height
  • Weight: 73kgs
  • Fuel capacity: 5 litres


  • Two-stroke engines very easy to service
  • Aggressive styling
  • Adjustable rider ergonomics
  • Close transmission ratio
  • Adjustable suspension
  • High-quality wheels and brakes
  • Reliable
  • Fully automatic
  • Small size
  • Comfortable
  • Some people consider it relatively expensive compared to other dirt bikes
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