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2015 Yamaha PW50 Review
2015 Yamaha PW50 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
The 1st Choice for 1st Timers…
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.
2015 Yamaha PW50 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•Fully automatic transmission means no shifting required; the PW50 is a total twist-and-go package.
•Torque-tuned, spunky little 49cc two-stroke is built to thrill without intimidating beginners.
•A seat only 19.1 inches high makes this one the logical choice for the littlest rider in the group.
•An adjustable throttle stop screw lets the adult in charge gradually increase speed as skills improve.
•Shaft final drive makes chain maintenance a thing of the past.
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.
2015 Yamaha PW50 www.Totalmotorcycle.com 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.
•Reed-valve intake system smooths power delivery and widens the powerband.
•Single-speed fully automatic transmission means the rider simply twists the throttle to go. This allows a young rider to concentrate on the basics of riding without having to worry about clutching and shifting.
•Shaft drive system is virtually maintenance-free and comes fully enclosed for added protection and durability. There is no chain to worry about adjusting or lubricating.
•Exclusive Autolube Oil Injection System eliminates the need and hassle of fuel/oil premixing. This system precisely meters the exact amount of oil required by the engine.
•Washable foam air filter reduces tune-up costs.
•Maintenance-free CDI (capacitor discharge) ignition produces a hot spark for sure starts.
•Quiet, environmentally friendly exhaust will keep the neighbours smiling.
•Exhaust pipe has been routed away from rider to avoid accidental contact burns. Heat shields also 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 and 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 delivers a plush, confidence-inspiring ride.
•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 means there’s no need to tighten or replace spokes. They are easy to clean too!
•Knobby tires provide excellent traction in the dirt.
•Specially designed one-piece rear fender, side panels and seat can be easily removed for cleaning or maintenance.
•Rugged plastic bodywork resists damage in the event of a tip over.
•Plush, motocross-style seat provides ample comfort.
•Team Yamaha-inspired colours, graphics, front and side number plates create styling just like the bigger YZ series of off-roaders.
•Large, folding footpegs with rubber grips provide excellent footing even in wet or muddy conditions.
•Premium-quality handgrips and levers are durable and comfortable.
/// SAFETY FEATURES
•Heat shields on engine and exhaust protect young riders from hot components.
•Adjustable speed limiter screw on throttle housing restricts acceleration and 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.
•Easy-access handlebar-mounted choke lever.
•E10 compatible fuel system components
IMPORTANT NOTE: Adult supervision and proper protective riding gear, including a helmet, are a must when a youngster is operating a PW50.
2015 Yamaha PW50 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $1,440 – Team Yamaha Blue/White – Available from September 2014
Engine Type 49cc air-cooled 2-stroke; reed-valve inducted
Bore x Stroke 40.0mm x 39.2mm
Compression Ratio 6.0:1
Fuel Delivery VM12 carburetor
Transmission Wet centrifugal automatic
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension / Front 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
Length 49.0 in
Width 22.6 in
Height 28.1 in
Seat Height 19.1 in
Wheelbase 33.7 in
Ground Clearance 4.1 in
Fuel Capacity .53 gal
Wet Weight*** 86 lb
Warranty 90 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
2015 Yamaha PW50 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $1,299 CDN
Air-cooled, reed-valve, 2-stroke single
BORE AND STROKE
40 x 39.2mm
0.36kg-m (2.6 ft-lb)@ 4,500 rpm
IGNITION / STARTING
CDI / Kick
Single-speed automatic (no clutch)
22mm fork / 60mm (2.4″) wheel travel
Unit swingarm / 50 mm (2″) wheel travel
/// CRITICAL DATA
2 litres (0.4 imp. gallons)
39kg (86 lb)
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
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