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2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross Review Price Specs

The new 2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross is specially designed for those discriminating mini moto racers who want to win the race. It helps them to propel themselves into the victory zone. Furthermore, its highly efficient fuel engine and lightweight chassis are ideal for young riders. The full review of the 2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross with its price and specifications is given below.

2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross – Features and Price

2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross

Top Features

It is a powerful 65cc Motocrosser built to win, and it is ready to tackle the track with the winning performance right out of the gate. It is a compact machine that contains Yamaha’s renowned off-road competition quality and durability just like the bigger YZs. An all-new 2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross comes with a 65cc two-stroke engine having the legendary Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS). It is a mechanical power valve system that offers a broad spread of power and torque across the entire RPM range. Thanks to the strong steel frame and adjustable front and rear suspension, the motocross offers riders the traction, tenability and confidence of full-size motocross machines in a compact package.

2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross

Engine Features

The new 2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross comes with a potent 65cc two-stroke powerplant that provides the same advanced technologies present in Yamaha’s race-winning YZ125 and YZ250 motocrossers. Thanks to the carefully tuned Keihin PWK28 carburetor to meter fuel flow, the proven reed-valve induction enhances acceleration and throttle response across the entire powerband. An all-new patented YPVS combines crisp bottom-end torque with potent midrange and free-revving top-end making the most compact engine and lightweight chassis.

The new six-speed and close-ratio transmission optimize the gear ratios for more excellent performance, offering riders the right gear for race conditions. The digital CDI system offers precise spark and monitors engine speed to guarantee optimal timing for a more significant response. An efficient cooling system consists of a radiator that delivers maximum cooling efficiency even in the most challenging racing conditions.

2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross

Chassis / Suspension Features

The new 2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross comes with a compact steel frame that offers light and neutral handling built on a solid steel cradle frame. It is designed around the rigidity balance required for the 65cc class and this frame delivers more excellent bump absorption in the roughest track section, jump landings and whoop sections. The lightweight removable rear subframe construction of square-section tubing offers reduced weight and convenient maintenance like the full-size motocross motorcycles.

The suspension system comprises a 36mm KYB coil spring fork in the front that provides greater compliance with new settings based on Yamaha’s extensive testing experience. In the rear, a new link-less shock design is being used that is light and compact plus it works through a swingarm including YZ125-style chain adjusters. Both the front and the rear suspension systems are tunable for both rebound and compression damping. All-new wave-style brake rotors are lighter than conventional rotors and they have the full-size YZ family style. All-new Maxxcross SI tires provide good grip across a variety of track conditions that uses 60/100-14 in front and 80/100-12 in rear tire sizes.

2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross

Additional Features

The new 2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross comes with a four-position adjustable aluminum handlebar clamp, adjustable position clutch, front brake levers, long seat design, and grippy footpegs to help the riders in moving across the motorcycle. The new YZ65 is highly tunable to fit riders for a variety of sizes. The new 2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross comes with aggressive YZ family styling. Even though the new 2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross is the smallest member of a family but it comes in the same aggressive styling as the larger YZ and YZ-F siblings. Even down to the unique slick blue Excel wheels.

2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross – Price

The new 2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross is available with $4,599 in Team Yamaha Blue color options.

2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross – Technical Specifications


Engine Type 65cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke; reed-valve inducted
Bore x Stroke 43.5mm x 43.6mm
Compression Ratio 8.1~9.1:1
Fuel Delivery Keihin® PWK28 carburetor
Transmission 6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain

2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross Specs


Front Suspension 36 mm KYB® coil spring, adjustable compression, and rebound damping; 8.5 inches travel
Rear Suspension All-new single shock, adjustable compression, and rebound damping; 10.6 inches travel
Front Brakes 198mm hydraulic disc
Rear Brakes 190mm hydraulic disc
Front Tires 60/100-14 Maxxis® Maxxcross SI
Rear Tires 80/100-12 Maxxis® Maxxcross SI

2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross Specs


L x W x H 63.5 inches x 30 inches x 39.5 inches
Seat Height 29.5 inches
Wheelbase 45.0 inches
Rake (Caster Angle) 26.4°
Trail 2.5 inches
Maximum Ground Clearance 10.5 inches
Fuel Capacity 0.9 gal
Wet Weight 134 lb

2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross Specs


Warranty 30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)


In the end, the new 2021 Yamaha YZ65 Motocross is one of the best and ideal motocross for young riders. Its high fuel-efficient engine delivers the maximum amount of performance and torque under all conditions. Furthermore, the suspension and braking system provides impressive responses under all conditions.

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