2020 Yamaha YZ85

The 2020 YZ85 is the second step up in Yamaha’s MX family. Its adjustability and easy maintenance make it a ride that both youth and parents will be happy with.

2020 Yamaha YZ85

2020 Yamaha YZ85 (Yamaha/)

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.

2020 Yamaha YZ85
2020 Yamaha YZ85 (Yamaha/)

2020 Yamaha YZ85 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

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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).

2020 Yamaha YZ85
2020 Yamaha YZ85 (Yamaha/)

Yamaha YZ85 Updates For 2020

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.

2020 Yamaha YZ85 Claimed Specifications

Price $4,699
Engine Liquid-cooled two-stroke
Displacement 85cc
Bore x Stroke 47.5 x 47.8mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque N/A
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 33.1 in.
Rake 26.3°
Trail 3.5 in.
Front Suspension Inverted fork; fully adjustable, 10.8-in. travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable, 11.1-in. travel
Front Tire 70/100-17
Rear Tire 90/100-14
Wheelbase 49.4 in.
Fuel Capacity 1.3 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 161 lb.
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Motorcyclist Podcast Episode 1, 2020 - KTM 390 Adventure

Motorcyclist magazine launches a podcast. Episode 1 speaks about KTM’s new and highly affordable 390 Adventure motorcycle.

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Motorcyclist launches a new podcast. For our first episode, we discuss KTM’s fun and affordable 390 Adventure. (Jeff Allen/)

Motorcyclist magazine introduces a fresh podcast that goes behind the scenes and inside the motorcycle industry. Whether it’s new model press introductions or motorcycle news and events, we share insights and candid conversations that occur during the day-to-day course of our business: producing the finest two-wheel content.


Senior Editor Justin Dawes joins us for our first episode. The subject matter: KTM’s affordable 2020 390 Adventure. Each of us recently published First Ride-style reviews on the Austrian brand’s impressive entry-level adventure-touring rig. Read our assessment in the 2020 KTM 390 Adventure Review First Ride. Also check out Justin’s review in the 2020 KTM 390 Adventure First Ride.

Now we fill in some of the blanks and share details on how and where we tested it. We also dive in deeper in regard to the features we liked, and some of its biggest squawks. Visit the below link(s) to tune in and learn all about the 390 Adventure.

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