2015 Yamaha YZ85 | First Impression

 

TransWorld Motocross mini tester Kai Aiello put our 2015 Yamaha YZ85 through its paces at LACR.

TransWorld Motocross mini tester Kai Aiello put our 2015 Yamaha YZ85 through its paces at LACR.

2015 Yamaha YZ85 | First Impression

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The 2015 Yamaha YZ85 is an exciting machine for mini bike pilots, as it has seen more updates this year than it has in the past decade. All-new bodywork graces the little blue bike and it now looks a lot like the full-sized Yamaha motocross bikes. The powerplant gained some additional top-end overrev, thanks to new intake and exhaust porting, and the clutch perch and lever are all new and adjustable on the fly. Black handlebars and brown-anodized triple clamps round out the aesthetic changes made to the machine, which is sure to be a popular choice among 85cc riders and racers.

TransWorld Motocross mini test rider Kai Aiello put our test unit through its paces at Los Angeles County Raceway in Palmdale, California.