2021 Yamaha YZ85LW Review and Specs

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For the Serious motorbike Riders

Yamaha YZ85LW is a dirt bike that has inspired so many youngsters to make it big in the world of motocross. It is a legend that has propelled many top professionals with its stellar performance and easy manoeuvrability.

A highlight of this bike is its explosive power that gives a huge advantage to the riders. This power comes from its two-stroke engine along with a Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS). The ergonomics are top-notch as well and it comes with highly adjustable forks.

Top Features

  • It has an 85 cc two-stroke engine with Yamaha Power Valve System to provide tractable power across the entire rev range.
  • The engine reduces the need to shift gears and, in the process, improves the driving experience.
  • It is designed with a new head and a long connecting rod to enhance the compression ratio and the resultant power.
  • The frame is lightweight and highly conducive for sharp turns.
  • Its adjustable handlebar makes it ideal to suit the size and preferences of different users.

Specs (Specifications)

1.     Engine

  • Engine: Two-stroked, liquid-cooled, and comes with Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS)
  • Displacement: 85 cc
  • Compression ratio : 8.1 – 9.6 : 1
  • Fuel: Keihin PWK28
  • Induction: Reed-valve
  • Bore X Stroke: 47.5 X 47.8 mm

2.     Chassis

  • Brakes – Hydraulic single disc 220 mm (front) and 190 mm hydraulic single disc (rear)
  • Front Suspension – 36mm inverted fork and 215mm wheel travel
  • Rear tyre – 90/100-16 52M
  • Front tyre – 70/100-19 42M

3.     Dimensions

  • Wet weight – 75 kg
  • Seat height – 870 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1,285 mm
  • Ground clearance – 360 mm
  • Trail – 63.5 mm
  • Fuel capacity – 5 litres
Pros
  • The front and rear hydraulic brakes provide an enormous amount of stopping power
  • The front and inverted forks are a great combination to enhance Suspension
Cons
  • The position of the brake pedal is annoying
  • The combustion engine location also increases the possibility for dent, thereby leading to performance issues later on