2023 Yamaha YZ85LW Guide

2023 Yamaha YZ85LW

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2023 Yamaha YZ85LW: GO BIG.

Introducing the new 2023 Yamaha YZ85LW…

Same YZ85 power, same YZ85 fun, equipped with a large wheel package allowing riders to bridge the gap to the next class.

Boasting many premium features to earn its stripes in the YZ lineup, the YZ85LW is ready to win races straight off the dealership floor.

 

LARGER FRONT & REAR WHEEL

The YZ85 Large Wheel (LW) model raises the bar for off-road capability with a larger 19-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear wheel clad in high performance 70/100/19 front and 90/100/16 rear Dunlop® MX3S tires. Perfect for the advanced 85cc rider looking for a more “big-bike” feel.

 

POTENT YPVS™ TWO-STROKE ENGINE

The 85cc liquid-cooled, two-stroke engine features the Yamaha Power Valve System for broad power across the rev range without losing peak power at high rpm—improving rideability and reducing the need for frequent shifting.

 

OPTIMIZED CHASSIS DESIGN

Built for demanding junior racers, the YZ85 LW’s chassis is optimized for strength, rigidity and overall handling stability. The aluminum swingarm offers refined balance between longitudinal and torsional rigidity, and the removable rear subframe constructed from lightweight, high-strength aluminum reduces weight.

 

 

 

2023 Yamaha YZ85LW Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Larger Front & Rear Wheel
    The YZ85 Large Wheel (LW) model raises the bar for off-road capability with a larger 19-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear wheel clad in high performance 70/100/19 front and 90/100/16 rear Dunlop® MX3S tires. Perfect for the advanced 85cc rider looking for a more “big-bike” feel.
  • YPVS™ Two-Stroke Power
    The 85cc liquid-cooled, two-stroke engine features the Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS™) for increased low- and mid-range power without losing peak power at high rpms, reducing the need for frequent shifting.
  • Fully-Adjustable Suspension
    Lightweight 36mm KYB® inverted cartridge fork features low-friction outer tubes, external compression and rebound damping adjustability, paired with a race-proven fully-adjustable KYB® rear shock. Both offer loads of suspension travel to tackle serious off-road competition.
  • Optimized Chassis Design
    Built for demanding junior racers, the YZ85 LW’s chassis is optimized for strength, rigidity and overall handling stability. The aluminum swingarm offers refined balance between longitudinal and torsional rigidity, and the removable rear subframe constructed from lightweight, high-strength aluminum reduces weight.
  • Performance-Minded Ergonomics
    The flat seat and narrow fuel tank design, along with smoothly integrated body panels and slim shroud width, combine to enable greater freedom of movement forward and back, allowing the rider to easily shift body weight for increased control and confidence.
  • High-Quality Embedded Graphics
    Inspired by its YZ125 sibling, the aggressive graphics scheme highlights the YZ’s unmatched racing pedigree. Premium Yamaha Blue and dark blue graphics are embedded to provide excellent durability and scratch resistance.
  • High-Spec Wheels & Brakes
    Stylish blue, lightweight 19-inch front and 16-inch rear rims are durable, reduce unsprung weight for optimal suspension performance, and come wrapped in Dunlop® MX3S tires for exceptional traction. Big 220mm and 190mm disc brakes offer precise control and outstanding stopping power.

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Yamaha YZ85LW Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE

  • Potent YPVS™ Two-Stroke Engine
    The 85cc liquid-cooled, two-stroke engine features the Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS™) for broad power across the rev range without losing peak power at high rpms, reducing the need for frequent shifting.
  • Tuned Crankcase & Intake
    The crankcase design features a spacer-style reed valve intake for improved air/fuel flow, which inhales through a 28mm Hitachi Astemo® Keihin flat-slide carburetor for seamless throttle response.
  • Tuned Expansion Chamber
    Carefully matched to suit the YPVS™-equipped engine, the exhaust expansion chamber optimizes gas flow for enhanced power delivery, especially in the low- and mid-range.
  • Durable Transmission
    The transmission features oversized gears to provide enhanced engagement and smoother shifts.
  • High Capacity Radiator
    Lightweight radiator has large cores and louvers. Water pump features a cast aluminum (vs. resin) impeller for maximum cooling efficiency.
  • Advanced Intake Design & High-Flow Airbox
    Advanced intake design allows for a straighter, more efficient draw of air into the intake tract. High-flow airbox ensures excellent air filter performance and easy maintenance.

 

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION

  • Fully-Adjustable Fork
    The lightweight 36mm KYB® inverted cartridge fork features 10.8 inches of travel with compression and rebound damping adjustability. Complete with low-friction outer tubes and internals, the damping settings offer enhanced performance across a range of conditions and rider abilities.
  • Fully-Adjustable Shock
    Rear suspension features fully adjustable KYB® link-type shock with race-tested valving and 11.1 inches of travel. The progressive linkage-type design improves bottoming resistance, allowing racers to charge harder and improve lap times.
  • Optimized Chassis Design
    Built for demanding junior racers, the YZ85 LW’s chassis is optimized for strength, rigidity and overall handling stability. The aluminum swingarm offers refined balance between longitudinal and torsional rigidity, and the removable rear subframe constructed from lightweight, high-strength aluminum reduces weight.
  • Large-Diameter Brakes
    Big wave-style brake discs offer improved self-cleaning and cooler-running performance. The 220mm front disc and 190mm rear disc deliver strong, precise stopping power. Rear brake master cylinder also includes built-in sub-reservoir to provide more linear brake response and increased control.
  • Lightweight Wheels
    Lightweight 19-inch front and 16-inch rear rims are durable and reduce unsprung weight for optimal suspension performance.
  • High Performance Tires
    Dunlop® MX3S tires provide exceptional traction on a variety of tracks and terrain.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Adjustable Rider Ergonomics
    The four-position adjustable handlebar mounts and taper-style handlebar allow the rider to tune the handlebar position to suit their size and preferences. Flat seat and narrow fuel tank design, along with smoothly integrated body panels and slim shroud width, combine to enable greater freedom of movement for increased control and confidence.

 

 

 

 

2023 Yamaha YZ85LW – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $5099 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $6799 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 85cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke; reed-valve inducted
Bore x Stroke 47.5mm x 47.8mm
Compression Ratio 8.2~9.6:1
Fuel Delivery Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK28 carburetor
Transmission 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front KYB® inverted fork; fully adjustable, 10.8-in
travel
Suspension / Rear KYB® single shock; fully adjustable, 11.3-in
travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 220mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 190mm
Tires / Front 70/100-19 Dunlop® Geomax MX3SF
Tires / Rear 90/100-16 Dunlop® Geomax MX3S
L x W x H 74.6 in x 29.9 in x 46.3 in
Seat Height 34.8 in
Wheelbase 50.6 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 26°
Trail 3.9 in
Maximum Ground
Clearance
14.2 in
Fuel Capacity 1.3 gal
Wet Weight 165 lb
Warranty 30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Team Yamaha Blue

 

 

2023 Yamaha YZ85LW – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE

ENGINE 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, crankcase-reed-valve single with YPVS
DISPLACEMENT 85cc
BORE AND STROKE 47.5 x 47.8 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 8.2-9.6:1
FUEL DELIVERY Keihin PWK28
IGNITION / STARTING CDI / Kick
TRANSMISSION Constant mesh, 6-speed
FINAL DRIVE Chain

 

CHASSIS

SUSPENSION (FRONT) Fully adjustable KYB 36 mm inverted fork / 275 mm (10.8 in) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Fully adjustable KYB shock / 287 mm (11.3 in) wheel travel
BRAKES (FRONT) 220 mm disc / twin-piston caliper
BRAKES (REAR) 190 mm disc / single-piston caliper
TIRES (FRONT) 70/100-19 Geomax MX3SF
TIRES (REAR) 90/100-16 Geomax MX3S

 

CRITICAL DATA

LENGTH 1,895 mm (74.6 in)
WIDTH 760 mm (29.9 in)
HEIGHT 1176 mm (46.3 in)
WHEELBASE 1285 mm (50.6 in)
GROUND CLEARANCE 361 mm (14.2 in)
SEAT HEIGHT 884 mm (34.8 in)
FUEL CAPACITY 5 litres (1.1 imp. gal.)
WET WEIGHT 75 kg (165 lb)
COLOUR(S) Yamaha Racing Blue

 

 

 

 

2023 Yamaha YZ85LW – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

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