2021 Yamaha PW50 Guide

2021 Yamaha PW50

2021 Yamaha PW50 2021 Yamaha PW50

2021 Yamaha PW50 : ALWAYS THE 1ST CHOICE.

2021 Yamaha PW50:

Features like the adjustable throttle and fully automatic transmission ensure a first riding experience that’s filled with smiles.

One of the industry’s best-selling mini-bikes, the affordable PW50 is a fantastic entry-level youth bike that’s helped young riders learn the ropes of motorcycling for decades.

So much more than a kids’ fun bike! For the last 40 years the much-loved PW50 mini motorcycle has introduced children and their parents to the joy and excitement that comes with riding off road. And along the way this little Yamaha has helped to make some fantastic family memories that will last a lifetime.

Start making memories now!
Everything about this legendary kids’ bike is designed to make riding safe, easy and enjoyable. There’s a throttle limiter that lets you adjust the top speed, and the PW50’s compact chassis with plush suspension and low seat height ensure a comfortable ride with lightweight handling.

The zippy, fully-automatic 50cc engine delivers smooth acceleration, and the shaft drive and separate 2-stroke oil tank mean it’s simple to maintain. Designed to fit into the back of car or small van, the lightweight PW50 is also easy to transport – and with its Yamaha build quality this premium kids’ bike will give years of family fun!

Perfect for new riders.

They’re only young once, so you naturally want the very best for your child. And when you take a closer look at the Yamaha PW50 you’ll see that this high quality mini motorcycle comes with plenty of user-friendly features and uncomplicated technology that has made it the favourite choice of many parents all around the world for the last 40 years.

Simplicity is the key, and everything about the PW50 is designed to make it fun to ride and easy to own. The fully automatic transmission gives ‘twist-and-go’ performance to this 2-stroke 50cc and its handlebarmounted brake levers – as well as a shaft drive and a low seat – make it the ideal rst bike for every child.

With many kids spending a lot of time playing inside on electronic devices, the Yamaha PW50 is the ideal way to encourage them to get involved in a physical outdoor activity and to build skills and con dence! Share the PW50 from brothers to sisters through time and start



  • ​Air-cooled, 49 cc, 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
  • Reed-valve intake system.
  • Single-speed fully automatic transmission.
  • Shaft drive system.
  • Exclusive Autolube Oil Injection System.



2021 Yamaha PW50 Totalmotorcycle.com 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 keeps the adult in charge to 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.


Yamaha Announces 2021 Full Lineup of Trail Motorcycles
Yamaha Celebrates the PW50’s 40th Anniversary

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, announces its complete lineup of 2021 trail motorcycles and celebrates the 40th anniversary of the PW50. Designed for experiencing the outdoors, the TT-R lineup is made for trail riding that the entire family can enjoy.

“Yamaha’s trail-focused motorcycle lineup is perfect for those discovering the fun and freedom of the outdoors, trail riding, and enjoying time with friends and family,” said Derek Brooks, Yamaha Motorsports’ Motorcycle Product Line Manager. “With the 40th anniversary of the PW50, Yamaha is celebrating four decades of sharing our passion and introducing generations of kids to the world of off-road riding.”

2021 PW50: 40 Years, One Great Bike
With 40 years under its belt, the 2021 PW50 continues to be one of the best trail bikes for first-time riders. After making its debut, the PW50 established itself as the go-to bike for children just learning how to ride off-road. By focusing on a “toy-like” design, Yamaha engineered a bike that was both visually appealing and approachable to new, younger riders. Selling over 8,000 units in its first year, Yamaha has now shipped more than 380,000 PW50s to over 150 countries.

The 49cc, two-stroke engine coupled with the fully automatic transmission make this a perfect bike for beginners. The PW50’s seat height of only 18.7 inches and the adjustable throttle stop screw offer both rider comfort and parent peace of mind. Additionally, the PW50’s shaft final drive system is virtually maintenance-free while Yamaha’s proven Autolube oil injection system eliminates the need for fuel/oil premixing.

2021 TT-R50E, TT-R110E, TT-R125LE and TT-R230E
The 2021 TT-R50E, TT-R110E, TT-R125LE and TT-R230E are made for ultimate trail riding fun. These electric start, air-cooled, four-stroke motorcycles offer Yamaha’s legendary durability and dependability, along with a broad, accessible powerband for ease of use and great performance in a variety of trail conditions. The low seat height of the entire TT-R line allows smaller and less experienced riders to gain confidence with easy access to the ground and great comfort.



2021 Yamaha PW50 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
  • Entry-Level Two-Stroke Motor
    49cc air-cooled, case-reed-inducted, two-stroke single is tuned to deliver predictable power that gently eases the new rider up the off-road learning curve.
  • Fully Automatic Transmission
    Single-speed automatic transmission allows the rider to simply twist the throttle and go, allowing him/her to concentrate on the ride ahead.
  • Maintenance-Free Shaft Drive
    The class-exclusive shaft drive system is virtually maintenance-free and comes fully enclosed for added durability.
  • Convenient Oil Injection System
    Exclusive autolube oil injection system eliminates the need for fuel/oil premixing.
  • Ultra-Low Seat Height
    18.7-inch seat height allows most kids to put both feet down for added confidence.
  • Robust Front Suspension
    A large 26mm telescopic front fork with 2.4 inches of travel smooths out the bumps for responsive handling.
  • Dual Shocks
    Dual rear shocks with 2 inches of travel smooth the trail to deliver confidence-inspiring ride quality.
  • Maintenance-Free Mag Wheels
    Mag-style wheels mean there’s no need to tighten or replace spokes.
  • Enclosed Drum Brakes
    Front and rear drum brakes provide smooth, predictable stopping power.
  • Durable Knobby Tires
    10-inch front and rear knobby tires provide excellent traction and superior wear.
  • Quiet, Compact Exhaust
    Quiet exhaust pipe, complete with a removable baffle, is routed away from the rider.
  • Simplified Servicing
    The rear fender, seat and side panel unit removes quickly for easy maintenance.
  • Comfortable Saddle
    A thick seat enhances rider comfort.
  • Racy Styling
    Team Yamaha-inspired colors, graphics and front and side number plates create styling just like the bigger off-roaders.
  • Grippy Foot pegs
    Large, folding foot pegs with rubber grips provide excellent footing.
  • Adjustable Restrictor
    An adjustable throttle stop screw keeps the adult in charge to gradually increase speed as skills improve.


2021 Yamaha PW50 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $1649 USD
Canada MSRP Price: Starting at $1,799 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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 (Caster Angle) 25.5°
Trail 2.0 in
Maximum Ground
3.7 in
Fuel Capacity** 0.5 gal
Wet Weight*** 90 lb
Warranty 90 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Team Yamaha Blue



2021 Yamaha PW50 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details


ENGINE 2-stroke, air-cooled, reed-valve, single
BORE AND STROKE 40 x 39.2mm
MAXIMUM TORQUE 0.36kg-m (2.6 ft-lb)@ 4,500 rpm
TRANSMISSION Single-speed automatic (no clutch)



SUSPENSION (FRONT) 26 mm fork / 60mm (2.4″) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Unit swingarm / 50 mm (2″) wheel travel
TIRES (FRONT) 2.50-10 4PR
TIRES (REAR) 2.50-10 4PR



LENGTH 1,245 mm (49″)
WIDTH 610 mm (24″)
HEIGHT 705 mm (27.8″)
WHEELBASE 855 mm (33.7″)
SEAT HEIGHT 475 mm (18.7″)
FUEL CAPACITY 2 litres (0.4 imp. gallons)
WET WEIGHT 41 kg (90 lb)
COLOUR(S) Yamaha Blue



2021 Yamaha PW50 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine type air-cooled;2-stroke;Forward-inclined single
cylinder;reed valve
Displacement 49cc
Bore x stroke 40.0 mm x 39.2 mm
Compression ratio 6.0 : 1
Lubrication system Separate lubrication
Clutch Type Wet;Centrifugal automatic
Ignition system CDI
Starter system Kick
Transmission system automatic
Final transmission Shaft
Carburettor Mikuni VM12/1
Frame Steel tube backbone
Caster Angle 25º
Trail 50mm
Front suspension system Telescopic forks
Rear suspension system Unit Swing
Front travel 60 mm
Rear Travel 50 mm
Front brake Mechanical leading trailing drum brake
Rear brake Mechanical leading trailing drum brake
Front tyre 2.50-10 4PR
Rear tyre 2.50-10 4PR
Overall length 1,245 mm
Overall width 610 mm
Overall height 705 mm
Seat height 475 mm
Wheel base 855 mm
Minimum ground clearance 95 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 41 kg
Fuel tank capacity 2.0litres
Oil tank capacity 0.30litres




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