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2004 Yamaha YZ85
2004 Yamaha YZ85

2004 Yamaha YZ85
2004 Yamaha YZ85

2004 Yamaha YZ85 Review

2004 Yamaha YZ85

Serious Fun…

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

Displacement 85cc

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

Transmission 6-speed

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.


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