Yamaha reveals 2021 dirt bikes

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Yamaha Motor Australia is pleased to introduce a wide range of 2021 dirt bikes including its race-ready 2021 MX collection highlighted by the all new YZ250F. Featuring a thoroughly refined engine, revised frame, new suspension settings and new brakes, the YZ250F continues to dominate the competition with the best balance of power and handling.

For 2021 the YZ250F gets significant engine, frame, suspension and brake updates to deliver more class-leading power and offer a superior balance of nimble yet confidence-inspiring handling. 

Also new for 2021, the YZ250F and YZ450F will be offered in special Monster Energy® Yamaha Racing Editions, pairing Yamaha’s legendary YZ performance with a new, race team-inspired aesthetic.

In addition to the updated YZ250F and the Monster Energy Racing Edition models, the full two-stroke lineup consisting of the YZ65, YZ85, YZ125 and YZ250, as well as the four-stroke YZ450F, all return for 2021 with the next-generation Team Yamaha Blue colour and graphics scheme to further accentuate the advances of the YZ series.
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New 2021 YZ250F: Tune, Race, Win

The new 2021 Yamaha YZ250F has been redesigned for a more competitive, greater performing motocross experience. The new 250cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, electric start engine features an all-new cylinder head with an improved intake port shape and new camshaft profiles, as well a new airbox and intake track, a new silencer, and an updated ECU. These modifications, along with other refinements like an updated transmission and shift cam, a revised clutch design and improved water pump impeller, all help to produce stronger mid to top-end power and increased peak power, while retaining its class-leading low-end torque. 

Tuned specifically for the 2021 YZ250F, the updated lightweight aluminium, bilateral beam frame, and new engine mounts have been redesigned with all-new flex characteristics to improve bump absorption, traction, and cornering performance. The industry-leading, fully adjustable KYB® coil spring-type fork with enhanced speed-sensitive damping provides an exceptional balance between comfort and bottoming resistance while the link-type rear suspension features a KYB shock with revised damping characteristics to match the updated chassis. 

Other chassis components such as the top triple clamp, handlebar mounts, and front axle were also redesigned to complement the new frame. Improved braking performance is achieved with newly engineered lighter weight front and rear brake calipers, larger surface area brake pads, and redesigned front (270mm) and rear (240mm) discs. 

The 2021 YZ250F gives racers the edge right out of the gate. Standard equipment includes electric start, a lightweight lithium battery, advanced fuel injection, a front-positioned intake, and rear-positioned exhaust layout to deliver the widest spread of power with reliable performance while balancing the weight for excellent mass-centralisation. Racers can adjust their engine performance straight from their phone using the onboard wireless connectivity through the industry’s only free of charge complete tuning system, which is highlighted by the Yamaha Power Tuner App. 

Once settings are dialed-in, racers can then choose between two user-defined ECU maps on the fly via the handlebar mounted dual-mode engine map switch. Complemented by new next-generation Team Yamaha Blue colours and graphics, the 2021 YZ250F showcases Yamaha’s race-winning pedigree. 

New for 2021: Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Editions
Stand out from the crowd. The 2021 YZ250F and 2021 YZ450F now come in a new Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Editions. With a factory team-inspired colour and graphics package, riders can feel as if they too are a part of a Yamaha championship-winning team. Monster Energy is a major sponsor of Yamaha race teams globally including the MotoGP team, US supercross team – featuring SX West champion Dylan Ferrandis. Plus our own factory race team – and Australia’s most winning outfit - the CDR Yamaha  Monster Energy team.

2021 YZ450F: Tune into Victory
The 2021 YZ450F returns with all of the class-leading features first introduced on the 2020 YZ450F, including an updated engine, cylinder head, frame and technology features for a lighter, more powerful and better handling motocross experience. Racers can achieve quicker, smoother race starts through Yamaha’s Launch Control System, adjust their on-track performance using the onboard wireless connectivity through the free of charge Yamaha Power Tuner App right from their phone, and choose between two user-defined ECU maps on the fly through the handlebar-mounted dual-mode engine map switch.

2021 YZ125 and YZ250

Yamaha’s YZ125 and YZ250 models return for 2021 to complete Yamaha’s full-size lineup of motocross bikes. With their modern styling, lightweight aluminium frame and industry-leading KYB Speed Sensitive System front forks and KYB fully-adjustable rear shock, the 2021 YZ125 and YZ250 continue their outstanding performance and durability with a rider-friendly chassis and race-ready features.

The 2021 YZ125 and YZ250 come fitted with race kits in Australia to make them even more competitive. For the 125, GYTR silencer and exhaust; V Force Reed Block; 48T GYTR Sprocket and GYTR Launch Master are specified with a value of $1275 RRP inc GST. For the 250, GYTR silencer and exhaust; V Force Reed Block; 48T GYTR Sprocket and GYTR Launch Master are fitted valued at $882.80 RRP in GST.

2021 YZ65 and YZ85/LW
The 2021 youth models are once again ready to tackle the track. The YZ65 and YZ85/LW are powered by confidence-inspiring 65cc and 85cc two-stroke engines. Featuring the Yamaha Power Valve System, these engines deliver a broad spread of power and torque across the entire rev range, without losing any power at high RPM. Fully adjustable, industry-leading 36mm KYB spring type forks and KYB rear shock contribute to class-leading handling and performance in a wide range of conditions. Four-way, adjustable handlebar positioning, as well as lever-reach adjustability are designed for ultimate rider comfort, regardless of size. Finally, with two-stroke ease of maintenance and Yamaha’s proven durability, the 2021 YZ85/LW and YZ65 are built to keep kids on the track. 

All new 2021 YZ450FX
In the world of competition enduro models, the 2021 YZ450FX has been reworked to remain at the top of its class. The new 449cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, electric start engine features an all-new compact cylinder head with redesigned combustion chamber shape, and steeper valve angles. The rearward-slanted cylinder houses a higher compression piston with low friction rings attached to a longer connecting rod. The transmission has been refined to provide smoother shifting, and a more efficient crank breather system has been adopted to decrease pumping losses. In all, the lighter, more compact engine produces increased power across the entire RPM range for stronger and more linear pulling power.

The latest evolution of Yamaha’s lightweight aluminium bilateral beam frame has been redesigned with all-new flex characteristics that provide improved cornering performance, traction and bump reaction to give the rider more confidence to push harder in any off-road condition. Other chassis components such as engine mounts, top triple clamp and front axle, as well as the class-leading KYB® suspension with enhanced compression and rebound characteristics were carefully refined to reduce weight while improving handling and performance. 

To bring the new package to a stop, the 2021 YZ450FX features a newly designed front brake caliper, brake pads and front and rear disc. The combined changes to the new 2021 YZ450FX deliver increased power output with more controllable, linear acceleration and lightweight handling characteristics that mimics the YZ250FX.

To further showcase the YZ450FX’s cross country edge, electric start, a lightweight lithium battery, and advanced fuel injection are all standard features. The front-positioned intake and rear-positioned exhaust layout deliver the widest spread of reliable power while balancing the weight for excellent mass-centralisation. 

This enduro racer also continues to feature Yamaha’s advanced racing technology. The dual-mode switchable engine mapping and wireless connectivity is handled through the industry’s only free of charge complete tuning system, which is highlighted by the Yamaha Power Tuner App. This system allow racers to adjust their engine performance using their smartphone, while the Yamaha Launch Control System helps to achieve quicker, smoother race starts. With new next generation Team Yamaha Blue colours and graphics, the 2021 YZ450FX showcases Yamaha’s cross-country competitive edge.

In Australia, both YZ250FX and 450FX come with a rec rego kit - that includes a headlight - to enable these models to be registered in applicable states such as VIC. 
The otherwise unchanged YZ125X, YZ250X and YZ250FX are also available in the new trick blue/black plastics combo and all come with the rec rego kits in Australia.

2021 PW50: 40 Years, One Great Bike
With 40 years under its belt, the 2021 PW50 continues to be one of the best bikes for first-time riders. After making its debut, the PW50 established itself as the go-to bike for children just learning how to ride off-road. By focusing on a “toy-like” design, Yamaha engineered a bike that was both visually appealing and approachable to new, younger riders. Selling over 8000 units in its first year, Yamaha has now shipped more than 380,000 PW50s to over 150 countries.

The 49cc, two-stroke engine coupled with the fully automatic transmission make this a perfect bike for beginners. The PW50’s seat height of only 485mm and the adjustable throttle stop screw offer both rider comfort and parent peace of mind. Additionally, the PW50’s shaft final drive system is virtually maintenance-free while Yamaha's proven autolube oil injection system eliminates the need for fuel/oil premixing.

2021 fun and trail models
The 2021 TT-R50E, TT-R110E, TT-R125LWE, TT-R230 and XT250 are made for ultimate trail riding fun. These electric start, air-cooled, four-stroke motorcycles offer Yamaha’s legendary durability and dependability, along with a broad, accessible powerband for ease of use and great performance in a variety of trail conditions. The low seat height of the entire TT-R line allows smaller and less experienced riders to gain confidence with easy access to the ground and great comfort. Fun bikes are available in next-generation Team Yamaha Blue and White while the XT250 comes in a new Radical Grey.

Yamaha Motor Australia is pleased to announce the availability of the YZ/FX models at the indicated ready-to-ride prices. All other model availability and pricing will be announced shortly. Details of the 2021 WR250F and WR450F will also be announced at a later date.

Model

Ride away price inc GST*

Available from

YZ65

$6499

Jul

YZ85

$7299

Jul

YZ85LW

$7949

Jul

YZ125

$10,349

Sep

YZ125X

$11,099

Jul

YZ250

$11,699

Sep

YZ250F

$12,099

Oct

YZ250F Monster

$12,199

Oct

YZ250FX

$13,099

Dec

YZ250X

$12,399

Jul

YZ450F

$13,099

Jul

YZ450F Monster

$13,199

Sep

YZ450FX

$14,349

Nov

Note availability date may change. Ride away pricing is a true nationally advertised price that includes all statutory charges, freight and pre-delivery. There is no more to pay.

Note that until 30 September you can score up to $700 savings on existing selected 2020 models.

*Pricing quoted is correct at time of publication on 10 July 2020.

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