News 11 Feb 2018

Yamaha Motor Australia unveils all-new 2018 YZ65

Brand new youth model officially confirmed at a series of events.

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Yamaha Motor Australia has officially taken the covers off its brand new 2018 YZ65 in a series of special events across the country today.

Completing Yamaha’s motocross range for youth riders, the YZ65 was introduced by brand representatives at Appin, Park4MX and Queensland Moto Park.

The 2018 YZ65 utilises a new 64.8cc liquid-cooled, two-stroke engine that features a case reed-valve intake and a mechanical Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS). Designed for performance and ease of use, the new YZ’s engine also provides confidence to go the distance thanks to Yamaha’s unparalleled durability and reliability.

A newly-designed semi-double-cradle steel frame, removable aluminum sub-frame and aluminum swing-arm on the YZ65 provide a nimble feel and confident handling. The ergonomics feature a flat, comfortable seat and four-position adjustable aluminum tapered handlebars to provide comfort and ease of movement for a wide range of young rider sizes.

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Continuing in the YZ design language of horizontal lines, the styling of the body, color and graphics are like those of Yamaha’s flagship YZ450F.

It boasts a race-proven, fully-adjustable 36mm KYB coil spring fork design, which provides exceptional handling, bump absorption and ease of set-up for race-winning performance. The KYB shock utilises specially-designed damping characteristics to match the new chassis.

Pricing and availability are yet to be confirmed by Yamaha Motor Australia. Stay tuned to the brand’s official website at for the latest.