FIRST LOOK! 2015 YAMAHA YZ85 ($4090)

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NEW! Enhanced styling for a new front fender, front number plate, radiator shroud and side number plates.

NEW! Color on the triple clamps and handlebars mimics the styling of the big YZs.

NEW! Improved air intake efficiency as well as intake/exhaust port timing has been revised for improved performance.

NEW! Clutch lever reach adjuster added to accommodate rider preferences and varying hand sizes.

NEW! New seat cover color and sharp new graphics.



85cc liquid-cooled, crankcase reed-valve-inducted, two-stroke engine inhales through a 28mm Keihin® flat-slide carburetor; seamless throttle response across the powerband is the result.

Involute spline set-up in clutch means smoother shifting under power with great durability at competition-level usage.

Two-piece clutch cover provides easy access during maintenance.

Lightweight radiator has large cores and louvers, and the water pump features a cast aluminum (vs. resin) impeller for maximum cooling efficiency.

Lightweight exhaust system design helps create a broader powerband with stronger low-end punch.

Airbox design ensures greater air cleaning performance and easier maintenance.


Rear subframe is removable to allow easy maintenance.

Lightweight 36mm KYB inverted cartridge fork features 10.8 inches of travel with compression and rebound damping adjustability, and low-friction outer tubes and internals.

Rear suspension features fully adjustable Kayaba link-type shock with 11.1 inches of travel and race-tested compression damping valving.

220mm front disc and 190mm rear disc brakes with stainless steel rotors deliver strong, precise stopping power.

Lightweight 17-inch front and 14-inch rear rims are durable and reduce unsprung weight for optimal suspension performance.

Dunlop knobbies provide great traction on a variety of tracks and terrain.


Wide handlebar and flat fuel tank, radiator shrouds, side panels and rear fender provide rider with leverage and freedom of movement and weight transfer.

Wide foot pegs provide superb comfort and grip.

Separate clutch cover with transmission oil filler opening makes for easy maintenance.

Fuel tank cap is wider for easier usage, and large tank opening ensures fast, hassle-free refueling.

Repackable exhaust silencer.

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