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2017 Yamaha PW50
2017 Yamaha PW50

2017 Yamaha PW50
2017 Yamaha PW50

2017 Yamaha PW50
2017 Yamaha PW50

2017 Yamaha PW50 Review

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More pros get their start on the PW50. Features like adjustable throttle and fully automatic transmission ensure your child's first riding experience will be all smiles.

One of the industry's best-selling mini-bikes, the PW50 is a fantastic entry-level bike designed to help young riders learn the ropes at an affordable price.


Air-cooled, 49cc, reed-valve, 2-stroke single is mildly tuned to deliver predictable power that gently eases the new rider up the off-road learning curve.

///Rider Confidence

Class-lowest 485mm (19.1") seat height creates a handling-enhancing low centre of gravity and allows most riders to put both feet on the ground for added confidence.


2017 Yamaha PW50 Key Features

•Fully Automatic Transmission
Fully automatic transmission means no shifting required; the PW50 is a twist-and-go package.
•Entry-Level Two-Stroke Motor
Gutsy 49cc two-stroke is built to thrill without intimidating beginners.
•Ultra-Low Seat Height
A seat only 18.7 inches high makes the PW50 the ideal choice for the littlest rider in the group.
•Adjustable Restrictor
An adjustable throttle stop screw lets the adult in charge gradually increase speed as skills improve.
•Low Maintenance Requirements
Shaft final drive means no chain maintenance, while Yamaha's exclusive autolube oil injection system eliminates the need for fuel/oil premixing.


2017 Yamaha PW50 Features and Benefits

•Air-cooled, 49cc, reed-valve, 2-stroke single is mildly tuned to deliver predictable power that gently eases the new rider up the off-road learning curve.
•Mikuni VM12SC carb
•easy access handlebar / dash mounted choke lever
•good fuel economy
•crisp throttle response
• Reed-valve intake system.
•smooths power delivery
•widens the power band
•Single-speed fully automatic transmission.
•twist the throttle & go operation
•allows young riders to concentrate on the basics of riding without worrying about clutching & shifting
• Shaft drive system.
•virtually maintenance-free
•comes fully enclosed for added protection & durability
•no chain to worry about adjusting or lubricating
•Exclusive Autolube Oil Injection System.
•eliminates the need & hassle of fuel/oil premixing
•system precisely meters the exact amount of oil required by the engine
• Easy access, washable foam air filter reduces tune-up costs.
• Maintenance-free capacitor discharge ignition (CDI).
•produces a strong spark for fast starts
•provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
• Lightweight, exhaust system with heat shields.
•quiet design
•exhaust pipe has been routed away the from the rider to avoid accidental contact burns
•"cleanable" screen-type spark arrestor
•heat shields protect young riders from hot components

•Rugged steel backbone-type frame
• Class-lowest 485mm (19.1") seat height
•creates a handling-enhancing low centre of gravity
•allows most riders to put both feet on the ground for added confidence
• 22mm telescopic front fork with 60mm (2.4") of travel smooths out the bumps.
•Dual rear shock suspension with 50mm (2") of wheel travel
• Front and rear drum brakes
•provide strong stopping power
•hand-operated brake levers are similar to those used on bicycles for familiarity
• Durable, mag-style wheels
•no need to tighten or replace damaged spokes
•easy to clean too!
• Knobby tires
•provide good traction in the dirt
• Specially designed one-piece rear fender, side panels & seat.
•easily removed for cleaning or maintenance
• Rugged plastic body components.
•resist damage in the event of a tip-over
•YZ inspired front & side number plates for that big bike look
•Team Yamaha-inspired colour & graphics

• Heat shields on engine & exhaust protect young riders from hot components.
•Adjustable speed limiter screw on throttle housing restricts acceleration & top speed.
•Removable exhaust pipe restrictor allows parents to increase top speed as skills improve.
•Start/Run switch prevents unit from moving while in the start position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Adult supervision and proper protective riding gear, including a helmet, are a must when a youngster is operating a PW50.



2017 Yamaha PW50 - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $1449 USD

Engine Type 49cc air-cooled 2-stroke; reed-valve induction
Bore x Stroke 40.0mm x 39.2mm
Compression Ratio 6.0:1
Fuel Delivery VM12 carburetor
Ignition CDI
Transmission Wet centrifugal automatic
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension / Front 26mm telescopic fork; 2.4-in travel
Suspension / Rear Unit swingarm; 2.0-in travel
Brakes / Front Drum
Brakes / Rear Drum
Tires / Front 2.50-10-4PR
Tires / Rear 2.50-10-4PR
L x W x H 49.0 in x 24.0 in x 27.8 in
Seat Height 18.7 in
Wheelbase 33.7 in
Rake (Castor Angle) 25.5°
Trail 2.0 in
Maximum Ground
3.7 in
Fuel Capacity .5 gal
Wet Weight 90 lb
Warranty 90 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Team Yamaha Blue

** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha.
Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle,
accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.

*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as
applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.



2017 Yamaha PW50 - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $1499 CDN

2-stroke, air-cooled, reed-valve, single
Bore and Stroke
40 x 39.2mm
Compression Ratio
Maximum Torque
0.36kg-m (2.6 ft-lb)@ 4,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery
Mikuni VM12SC
Ignition / Starting
CDI / Kick
Single-speed automatic (no clutch)
Final Drive
Suspension (Front)
22 mm fork / 60mm (2.4") wheel travel
Suspension (Rear)
Unit swingarm / 50 mm (2") wheel travel
Brakes (Front)
Brakes (Rear)
Tires (Front)
Tires (Rear)
1,245 mm (49")
610 mm (24")
705 mm (27.8")
855 mm (33.7")
Ground Clearance
95 mm (3.7")
Seat Height
475 mm (18.7")
Fuel Capacity
2 litres (0.4 imp. gallons)
Wet Weight
41 kg (90 lb)
Yamaha Blue


2017 Yamaha PW50 - European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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