2023 Yamaha YZ65 Guide

2023 Yamaha YZ65

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Introducing the new 2023 Yamaha YZ65…

Designed for the discriminating mini moto racer that wants to win and propel themselves into the victory zone, the Yamaha YZ65 offers youth riders with the same top-notch performance and reliability of bigger YZ models.



Engineers designed the YZ65 for kids stepping between 50 and 85 cc dirt bikes. Manageable power from the 65 cc two-stroke engine, a miniaturized frame, smaller wheels (compared to the YZ85) and light overall weight are all features designed to allow youth riders to ride faster with confidence.


The YZ65’s liquid-cooled, two-stroke, single-cylinder engine features the Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS), providing excellent power and torque characteristics. The same advanced technologies found in Yamaha’s race-winning YZ125 and YZ250 motocrossers can also be found in the YZ65.



The YZ65 draws upon Yamaha’s decades of leading track performance and proven durability. Adjustable front and rear suspension, a tapered handlebar and YZ450F-inspired bodywork are just a few of the trickle-down highlights of the smallest YZ model.

Tomorrow’s MX champions start young. And when you have a dream and you’re prepared to do whatever it takes to go out there and win, the Yamaha YZ65 is ready to tackle the track with winning performance right out of the gate.

Welcome to the victorYZone!
The YZ65 has been built to the same high standards as Yamaha’s range of adult race bikes. Its potent 65cc liquid-cooled 6-speed engine features Yamaha’s race developed YPVS for race-winning power – and the light semi-double cradle steel frame with aluminium subframe provides stable handling and high agility.

Adjustable 36mm upside down front forks and link-less monocross rear suspension give stable handling over rough terrain, and the adjustable handlebar position enables the YZ65 to grow with you. Equipped with wave discs for powerful braking, a long padded seat and high-grip footrests for comfy riding, as well as dynamic YZ-family graphics and Icon Blue bodywork, the YZ65 is ready to take you to the VictorYZone!

Yamaha won its first World MX Championship before most of today’s aspiring young motocross riders were born – and we’ve always believed in building strong and durable dirt bikes for everyone, from kids through to seasoned pros. And with the YZ65 you get winning performance together with proven Yamaha durability: Welcome to the victorYZone!



2023 Yamaha YZ65 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Powerful 65cc liquid cooled engine
  • Race-developed Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS)
  • Smooth, stable handling and confident cornering
  • High overall specification, winning capability
  • Effortless 6-speed transmission with light-pull clutch
  • Semi-double cradle steel frame, aluminium subframe
  • 36mm diameter upside down front forks
  • KYB Monocross suspension, aluminium swingarm
  • 60/100 14” front- and 80/100 12” rear tire sizes
  • Tapered handlebars, aluminium handlebar crown
  • Ergonomic seat design for easy weight shifting and total control
  • Pure YZ race-bred DNA
  • Potent 65cc Motocrosser
    Built to win—just like its bigger YZ siblings—the compact YZ65 is ready to tackle the track right out of the gate featuring Yamaha’s world-renowned off-road performance, quality and durability.
  • YPVS™ Powerplant
    The 65cc two-stroke engine features the legendary Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS™), a mechanical power valve system that delivers a broad spread of power and torque across the entire rpm range.
  • Adjustable Chassis
    With a strong steel frame and adjustable front and rear suspension, the YZ65 offers riders the traction, confidence and tunability of full-size motocross machines in a compact package.




2023 Yamaha YZ65 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


  • Potent Two-Stroke Engine
    The 65cc two-stroke powerplant features the same advanced technologies found in Yamaha’s race-winning YZ125 and YZ250 motocrossers.
  • Race-Developed Intake
    With a carefully tuned Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK28 carburetor to meter fuel flow, the proven reed-valve induction improves acceleration and throttle response across the entire powerband.
  • Yamaha Power Valve System
    Patented YPVS™ combines crisp bottom-end torque with potent mid-range and free-revving top-end, making the most of the compact engine and lightweight chassis.
  • Close-Ratio Transmission
    Six-speed, close-ratio transmission optimizes gear ratios for maximum performance, giving riders the right gear for every race condition.
  • Digital Ignition
    Digital CDI system delivers precise spark and monitors engine speed to ensure optimal timing for excellent response.
  • Efficient Cooling System
    Compact radiator delivers maximum cooling efficiency even in the toughest racing conditions.



  • Compact Steel Frame
    The YZ65 offers light, neutral handling built on a strong steel cradle frame. Designed around the rigidity balance required for the 65cc class, this frame delivers excellent bump absorption in the roughest track sections, jump landings and whoop sections.
  • Lightweight Subframe
    Removable aluminum rear subframe is constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight and convenient maintenance, just like the full-size motocross bikes.
  • Adjustable Suspension Systems
    Up front, a 36mm KYB® coil spring fork offers excellent compliance with settings based on Yamaha’s extensive testing experience. Out back, a linkless shock design is light and compact and works through a swingarm with YZ125-style chain adjusters. Both front and rear suspension systems are tunable for both rebound and compression damping.
  • Dual Wave-Type Rotors
    Wave-style brake rotors are lighter than conventional rotors and have that full size YZ family style.
  • Maxxis® Tires
    Maxxis® Maxxcross SI tires offer good grip across a variety of track conditions, utilizing 60/100-14 front and 80/100-12 rear tire sizes.



  • Adjustable Ergonomics
    With a four-position adjustable aluminum handlebar clamp, adjustable clutch and front brake levers, grippy footpegs, and long seat design to help riders move across the bike, the YZ65 is highly tunable to fit riders of various sizes.
  • Aggressive YZ Family Styling
    The YZ65 may be the smallest member of the family, but it packs in the same aggressive styling as the larger YZ and YZ-F siblings. Even down to the slick blue Excel® wheels.






2023 Yamaha YZ65 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4799 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $5899 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £4500 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 65cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke; reed-valve inducted
Bore x Stroke 43.5mm x 43.6mm
Compression Ratio 8.1~9.6:1
Fuel Delivery Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK28 carburetor
Transmission 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front KYB® inverted fork; fully adjustable, 8.5-in
Suspension / Rear KYB® single shock; fully adjustable, 10.6-in
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 198mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 190mm
Tires / Front 60/100-14 Maxxis® Maxxcross SI
Tires / Rear 80/100-12 Maxxis® Maxxcross SI
L x W x H 63.6 in x 29.9 in x 39.4 in
Seat Height 29.7 in
Wheelbase 44.9 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 26.4°
Trail 2.5 in
Maximum Ground
10.4 in
Fuel Capacity 0.9 gal
Wet Weight 134 lb
Warranty 30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Team Yamaha Blue




2023 Yamaha YZ65 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details


ENGINE 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, crankcase-reed-valve single
BORE AND STROKE 43.5 x 43.6 mm
TRANSMISSION Constant mesh, 6-speed



SUSPENSION (FRONT) Fully adjustable 36 mm inverted fork / 215 mm (8.5″) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Fully adjustable Monocross / 270 mm (10.6″) wheel travel
BRAKES (FRONT) 198 mm wave disc / twin-piston caliper
BRAKES (REAR) 190 mm wave disc / single-piston caliper
TIRES (FRONT) 60/100-14
TIRES (REAR) 80/100-12



LENGTH 1,615 mm (63.6″)
WIDTH 760 mm (29.9″)
HEIGHT 1,000 mm (39.4″)
WHEELBASE 1,140 mm (44.9″)
GROUND CLEARANCE 265 mm (10.4″)
SEAT HEIGHT 755 mm (29.7″)
FUEL CAPACITY 3.5 litres (0.8 imp. gal.)
WET WEIGHT 61 kg (134.5lb)
COLOUR(S) Yamaha Racing Blue






2023 Yamaha YZ65 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine type Liquid-cooled;Single cylinder;Reed valve with YPVS;2-
Displacement 65cc
Bore x stroke 43.5 × 43.6 mm
Compression ratio 8,1-9,6 : 1
Lubrication system Premix
Clutch type Wet;Multiple Disc
Ignition system CDI
Starter system Kick
Transmission system Constant Mesh;6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Fuel system Keihin PWK28/1
Frame Semi double cradle
Caster angle 26° 25
Trail 64 mm
Front suspension system Telescopic fork
Rear suspension system Swingarm
Front travel 215 mm
Rear travel 270 mm
Front brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø198 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø190 mm
Front tyre 60/100-14 30M Tube type
Rear tyre 80/100-12 41M Tube type
Overall length 1615 mm
Overall width 760 mm
Overall height 1.000 mm
Seat height 755 mm
Wheel base 1140 mm
Minimum ground clearance 265 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 61 kg
Fuel tank capacity 3.5 L
Oil tank capacity 0.5 L





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