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Yamaha Releases 2016 YZ Motocross And Dirt Lineup

Chaparral Motorsports
June 13, 2015

The off-road and motocross Yamaha lineup has always been a well respected group of motorcycles. However, for the company's 2016 releases, riders can expect a lot more in the YZ models.

Yamaha YZ250F

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While the release date isn't set until July, the 2016 Yamaha YZ250F is a vast improvement on previous models. Some of the newest changes include a 270 millimeter front brake rotor to increase the stopping power and total control. The pistons were also altered to allow cooling, which will keep the engine stabilized. New crankshafts and counterbalancer designs will help riders feel less vibration while on the track or when going off-road.

With a pricetag of $8,590, this new and lightweight ride will give plenty of riders the upgraded specs they were looking for in the latest model.

2016 Yamaha YZ250F Image Gallery (Click for full size images)

Yamaha YZ450F

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The newest edition increased its overall launch control with a new cam profile within the bike's engine. The 450F now includes some newly redesigned frame shape features with a more dampening rear shock spring.

The ride's Launch Control System utilizes the ECU calculations to give more power and increase acceleration. The reverse engine mounts and swingarm pivot section on the frame are also new, which give more lateral rigidity. The 450F has lower footpegs, which will decrease the instability that can occur with the driver's center of gravity. Essentially, riders will be in a more well-balanced position on the bike.

Much like the new 250F model, the 450F will also upgrade its front brake rotor from 250mm to 270mm. The YZ450F has a price tag of $8,590 as well.

2016 Yamaha YZ450F Image Gallery (Click for full size images)

Yamaha YZ125

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This 124cc liquid-cooled engine has a constant-mesh six-speed transmission with a multiplate wet clutch. With a total weight of just 209 pounds (including fluids and fuel), this small but powerful YZ125 gives riders the chance to rip through off-road terrain with its 80/100-21 and 100/90-19 MX52 Dunlop tires.

2016 Yamaha YZ125 Image Gallery (Click for full size images)

Yamaha YZ85

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To go even smaller for younger riders, the new Yamaha YZ85 is a 85cc liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, reed-valve inducted engine, which also features a six-speed constant mesh transmission. Additionally, the newest edition has all new black wheels and a gold chain.

2016 Yamaha YZ85 Image Gallery (Click for full size images)

With the various motorcycles being released by Yamaha, there are plenty of options for all riders. Making the decision on which bike to purchase might just be the hardest part.

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