2003 Yamaha YZ85

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2003 Yamaha YZ85
2003 Yamaha YZ85


– 2003 Yamaha YZ85 Review

2003 Yamaha YZ85

There’s Nothing Mini About It…

Presenting the YZ85. Crowned MX Action’s 2002 ” 80cc of the Year” (in its very first year, no less), this potent little screamer is everything the budding young factory racer could ask for.

Small-bore world domination starts right here. With a liquid-cooled, 85cc, case-reed, two-stroke engine putting down wicked, corner-launching low- and mid-range power and blistering top-end through a slick-shifting 6-speed transmission. Seamless throttle response is provided at all RPM by way of its 28mm Keihin flat-slide carb.

And race-bred chassis design – featuring a rigid, lightweight twin-spar frame and swingarm, and adjustable, YZ250/125-spec suspension – that lets you soak up the whoops. Hydraulic disc brakes fitted with large-diameter stainless steel rotors (220mm front, 190mm in back) and high-friction pads provide class-beating stopping power with progressive, one-finger lever feel that lets you slow quicker and dive deeper with unbeatable precision.

2003 Yamaha YZ85 Features and Benefits



2003 Yamaha YZ85 – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $2,949 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 77.7 in.

Height 34.0 in.

Width 29.8 in.

Weight 146 lbs.

Ground Clearance 13.8 in.

Wheelbase 49.5 in.

Seat Height 34.0 in.

Engine 85cc, Liquid-cooled, Reed valve-inducted, 2-stroke

Displacement 85cc

Bore x Stroke 47.5 x 47.8mm

Compression Ratio 8.2:1

Carburetion 28mm flat-slide Keihin PWK

Fuel Capacity 1.3 gal.

Ignition Digital CDI

Transmission 6-speed w/multi-plate wet clutch

Final Drive #428 chain

Brakes Front: 220mm disc
Rear: 190mm disc

Tires Front: 70/100-17 Dunlop
Rear: 90/100-14 Dunlop

Suspension Front: 36mm Kayaba inverted telescopic fork w/adjustable compression and rebound damping; 10.8 ” travel
Rear: Kayaba single shock w/adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping; 11.1 ” travel

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Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations. Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

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