There has been plenty of buildup leading to the launch of the 2018 Yamaha YZ65. This is a highly anticipated youth bike that fills a gap in their small-bore offerings. In the initial teaser we saw from Yamaha, there was plenty of clues pointing towards the bike being a 65, and earlier this week the news was confirmed via social media. Now, Yamaha has announced the official launch for the YZ65 in their weekly press release. We will get our first glimpse at the all-new machine at the 2018 San Diego Supercross and fans in attendance have been invited to view the launch as well. There will also be a live stream of the launch as well. Check out the excerpt from the press release below and stay tuned for our first look at the YZ65 very soon along with complete details and specifications.

From Yamaha’s February 9, 2018, press release…


With every victory, there's a defining moment, and yours is tomorrow. At 2:40 PM on Saturday, join us in the Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing Team Hospitality Area for the global unveiling of the 2018 YZ65. With its all-new engine, chassis, suspension, bodywork, and more, the YZ65 is designed to provide young riders with topnotch performance and reliability while racing towards the victorYZone.

– 2:40 PM*: YZ65 global unveiling at Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing Team Hospitality Area (event will also be broadcast on Supercross Facebook Live)
– 3:00 PM*: Ryan Villopoto introduces the all-new YZ65 on Supercross Race Day LIVE

*Pacific Time