At just $100 more than the 2020 YZ65, the 2020 Yamaha YZ85 is the next step up for younger riders with sights set on the track. With its six-speed 85cc liquid-cooled two-stroke engine, fully adjustable KYB suspension, and adjustable ergos, this model will help your child further develop their riding skills and allow them to adjust this bike to suit their developing techniques and statures. Parents can appreciate its easy maintenance with its removable rear subframe, push-style chain adjuster, and self-cleaning wave-style brake discs.
If you are interested in rounding out the garage with the YZ family of bLU cRU motocross bikes, we discuss them—and the YZ85—in our “2020 Yamaha Motocross Models Released” coverage.
The YZ85 has competition from the other Japanese manufacturers including Suzuki’s RM85 ($4,249) and Kawasaki’s KX85 ($4,349). Also, Austrian foes in the form of the KTM 85 SX ($5,999) and Husqvarna TC 85 ($6,099).
After a major overhaul in 2019 which included new engine parts, updated suspension, and a revised chassis, the mini MXer did not receive any mechanical changes for 2020—only graphic updates. The 2020 YZ85 is priced at $4,699.