2004 Yamaha YZ85
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2004 Yamaha YZ85 Review
2004 Yamaha YZ85
Make no mistake; the 2004 Yamaha YZ85 is every bit as serious a competition machine as its bigger-bore brethren.
From the knobs on its Dunlops, through the fully adjustable front and rear Kayaba suspenders, right through its ultra-rigid twin-spar high-tensile steel frame and clear into where the flat seat/tank junction meets the seat of your pants-the YZ85 means serious business.
The inverted Kayaba fork dishes out nearly 11 in. of supple, well-controlled wheel travel, you’ve got 11.1 in. out back. And, the light and powerful 220mm front and 190mm rear disc brakes provide controllable stopping power and feel.
You’ve got 85cc of high-revving liquid-cooled muscle multiplying through a six-speed gearbox , powering a package that weighs a mere 146 pounds.
Do the math. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out you’re sitting on one.
2004 Yamaha YZ85 Key Features
2004 Yamaha YZ85 – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $3,049 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN
Length 71.7 in.
Height 45.7 in.
Width 29.8 in.
Weight 146 lbs.
Ground Clearance 13.8 in.
Wheelbase 49.5 in.
Seat Height 34.0 in.
Engine Liquid-cooled, Reed valve-inducted, 2-stroke
Bore x Stroke 47.5 x 47.8mm
Compression Ratio 8.2:1
Fuel System 28mm flat-slide Keihin PWK
Fuel Capacity 1.3 gal.
Ignition Digital CDI
Clutch 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/adj. compression & rebound damping; 10.8 in. travel
Rear: Kayaba single shock w/adj. preload, compression & rebound damping; 11.3 in. travel
Colors Team Yamaha Blue/White
Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.