2009 Yamaha PW50

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2009 Yamaha PW50
2009 Yamaha PW50

– 2009 Yamaha PW50

2009 Yamaha PW50

Thousands of riders can tell you, it really is a great way to start out.

One of the industry’s best-selling mini-bikes, the PW50 is a fantastic entry-level bike to help young riders “learn the ropes.” A removable power-limiting exhaust restrictor and throttle limiter lets parents control the fun and increase power as a rider’s skill improves. Our best value pricing ever makes the PW50 an even better place to start.

Starting off on the right foot requires the right bike. Safety and easy to use features like an adjustable throttle control and fully automatic transmission help ensure your child’s riding experience will be all smiles. Seat height is only 19.1 inches for the littlest rider in the group. You also get a spunky two-stroke engine and Yamaha’s superior quality and reliabilty to help the fun last a long, long time.

Introduce your little ones to the fun and excitement of off road riding, with the legendary PW50.

In fact, this lightweight, easy-riding bike is one of the industry’s best-selling minis. An air-cooled, 49cc 2-stroke engine gives you single-speed power that’s super reliable and easy to control. Just gas it and go. A removable, power-limiting exhaust restrictor allows parents or adult supervisors to increase power as a rider’s skill level improves. When learning is this much fun, they’ll really apply themselves! And check out the value pricing too!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Adult supervision and proper protective riding gear, including a helmet, are a must when a youngster is operating a PW50.




– 49cc, 2-stroke single

– Safety features

Key Features:


Air-cooled, 49cc, reed-valve, 2-stroke single is mildly tuned to deliver predictable power that gently eases the new rider up the off-road learning curve.

Reed-valve intake system smooths power delivery and widens the powerband.

Single-speed fully automatic transmission means the rider simply twists the throttle to go. This allows a young rider to concentrate on the basics of riding without having to worry about clutching and shifting.

Shaft drive system is virtually maintenance-free and comes fully enclosed for added protection and durability. There is no chain to worry about adjusting or lubricating.

Exclusive Autolube Oil Injection System eliminates the need and hassle of fuel/oil premixing. This system precisely meters the exact amount of oil required by the engine.

Washable foam air filter reduces tune-up costs.

Maintenance-free CDI ignition produces a hot spark for sure starts and reduced plug fouling.

Quiet, environmentally friendly exhaust will keep the neighbours smiling.

Exhaust pipe has been routed away from rider to avoid accidental contact burns. Heat shields also protect young riders from hot components.


Rugged steel backbone-type frame

Class-lowest 485mm (19.1″) seat height creates a handling-enhancing low centre of gravity and allows most riders to put both feet on the ground for added confidence.

22.5mm telescopic front fork with 60mm (2.4″) of travel smooths out the bumps.

Dual rear shock suspension with 50mm (2″) of wheel travel deliver a plush, confidence-inspiring ride.

Front and rear drum brakes provide strong stopping power. Hand-operated levers are similar to those used on bicycles.

Durable, mag-style wheels means there’s no need to tighten or replace spokes. They are easy to clean too!

Knobby tires provide excellent traction in the dirt.

Specially designed one-piece rear fender, side panels and seat can be easily removed for cleaning or maintenance.

Additional Features:

Rugged plastic bodywork resists damage in the event of a tip over.

Plush, motocross-style seat provides ample comfort and allows maximum rider movement.

Team Yamaha-inspired colours, graphics, front and side number plates create styling just like the bigger YZ series of off-roaders.

Large, folding footpegs with rubber grips provide excellent footing even in wet or muddy conditions.

Premium-quality handgrips and levers are durable and comfortable.


Safety Features:

Heat shields on engine and exhaust protect young riders from hot components.

Adjustable speed limiter screw on throttle housing restricts acceleration and top speed.

Removable exhaust pipe restrictor allows parents to increase top speed as skills improve.

Start/Run switch prevents unit from moving while in the start position.

Easy-access handlebar/dash-mounted choke lever.

All new YZ inspired graphics for 2009.



2009 Yamaha PW50 – USA Specifications
MSRP* $1,199 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from August 2008

Type 49cc air-cooled 2-stroke; reed-valve inducted

Bore x Stroke 40.0mm x 39.2mm

Compression Ratio 6.0:1

Carburetion VM12

Ignition CDI

Transmission Wet centrifugal automatic

Final Drive Shaft

Suspension/Front Telescopic fork; 2.4-in travel

Suspension/Rear Unit swingarm; 2.0-in travel

Brakes/Front Drum

Brakes/Rear Drum

Tires/Front 2.50-10-4PR

Tires/Rear 2.50-10-4PR

Length 49.0 in

Width 22.6 in

Height 28.1 in

Seat Height 19.1 in

Wheelbase 33.7 in

Ground Clearance 4.1 in

Fuel Capacity .53 gal

Wet Weight 85 lb

Warranty 90 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)



2009 Yamaha PW50 – Canada Specifications
MSRP: $999 CDN

Engine Air-cooled, reed-valve, 2-stroke single
Displacement 49cc
Bore and Stroke 40 x 39.2mm
Compression Ratio 6.0:1
Maximum Torque 0.39kg-m (2.8 ft-lb)@ 4,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni VM12SC
Ignition CDI
Transmission Single-speed automatic
Drive Train Shaft

Suspension (Front) 22.5mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Unit swingarm
Brakes (Front) Drum
Brakes (Rear) Drum
Tires (Front) 2.50-10
Tires (Rear) 2.50-10

Length 1,245mm (49″)
Width 575mm (22.6″)
Height 715mm (28.1″)
Wheelbase 855mm (33.7″)
Seat Height 485mm (19.1″)
Fuel Capacity 2 litres (0.4 imp. gallons)
Wet Weight 39kg (85.8 lb)
Colour(s) Yamaha Blue

*Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

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