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Yamaha Announces Full Lineup of 2020 Motocross Bikes

Posted on June 4, 2019 by The Dirt Bike Guy.

MARIETTA, Ga. – June 4, 2019 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, introduces its complete lineup of race-ready 2020 motocross bikes, including the newly redesigned YZ450F, featuring a new engine, frame, and host of other features to deliver a lighter, more powerful, and better handling motocross experience.

“The 2020 YZ450F features design changes which resulted in a
lighter, faster, and more nimble handling machine that will once again raise
the bar in the 450 class,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s motorsports marketing
manager. “Yamaha’s 2020 lineup of four-stroke motocross bikes boasts the most
advanced, race-ready machines of their respective classes.”

Also returning for 2020 is the championship-winning Yamaha
YZ250F four-stroke motocross bike, along with Yamaha’s legendary two-stroke
lineup featuring the YZ250, YZ125, YZ85 and YZ65.

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New 2020 YZ450F: Tune in to Victory

The new 2020 Yamaha YZ450F has been redesigned to provide a
lighter, more powerful, and better handling motocross experience. The new
449cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, electric start engine features an all-new
compact cylinder head with redesigned combustion chamber shape, steeper valve
angles and more aggressive cam profiles. The reward-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 new motor is housed in the latest evolution of Yamaha’s
lightweight aluminum bilateral beam frame, which has been redesigned with
all-new flex characteristics and provides improved cornering performance,
traction and bump reaction to give the rider more confidence to push harder.
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
2020 YZ450F features a newly designed front brake caliper, brake pads and front
and rear disc. The overall changes of the 2020 YZ450F deliver increased power
output with more controllable linear acceleration and lightweight handling
characteristics that mimic a YZ250F.

Featuring Yamaha’s advanced racing technology, the new 2020
YZ450F has been updated to give racers the edge right out of the gate. Standard
equipment including electric start, a lightweight lithium battery, advanced
fuel injection, and a wrap around rear-positioned exhaust deliver powerful and
reliable performance while balancing weight for excellent mass-centralization.
Racers can achieve quicker, smoother race starts through Yamaha’s Launch
Control System, adjust their on-track performance using wireless connectivity
through the Yamaha Power Tuner App right from their phone, and now choose
between two user defined ECU maps on the fly through the handlebar mounted
dual-mode engine map switch.

The new 2020 YZ450F will be available from dealers next
month in Team Yamaha Blue and Gray for $9,299 MSRP.

2020 YZ250F: Tune, Race, Win

Last year, the 2019 YZ250F introduced all-new engine, frame,
and bodywork designs with features never-before seen on a 250cc class
motorcycle to deliver more mid-range and top-end power, and class-leading
engine performance. Yamaha’s championship-winning design returns with the 2020

Sporting an electric start, 250cc, liquid-cooled,
four-stroke engine housed in an aluminum bilateral beam frame, and suspended by
industry leading KYB spring type forks and KYB rear shock, the 2020 YZ250F
provides the ultimate balance of race-winning performance, rideability and
comfort. The motorcycle also continues to feature Yamaha’s advanced racing
technology including dual-mode switchable engine mapping and wireless
connectivity for the Yamaha Power Tuner App.

The 2020 YZ250F will be available from dealers this month in
Team Yamaha Blue and Gray for $8,199 MSRP.

2020 YZ125 and YZ250

Yamaha’s YZ125 and YZ250 models return for 2020 to complete
Yamaha’s full-size lineup of motocross bikes. 
Lightweight aluminum frames, Yamaha’s patented Power Valve System
(YPVS™), and reed-valve inducted engines provide an incredible power-to-weight
ratio while maintaining Yamaha’s excellent reliability and durability. Both the
YZ125 and YZ250 each sport industry leading KYB spring-type fork and KYB rear
shock for unmatched comfort and performance on the track.

The 2020 YZ125 and YZ250 will begin arriving at Yamaha
dealerships this month in Team Yamaha Blue for $6,499 and $7,399 MSRP,

2020 YZ85 and YZ65

Yamaha’s 2020 youth models, the YZ85 and YZ65, are ready to
tackle the track with winning performance out of the gate. They are
respectively powered by confidence-inspiring 85cc and 65cc two-stroke engines
featuring YPVS for broad, tractable power across the rev range without losing
peak power at high RPM — improving rideability and reducing the need for
frequent shifting. Industry-leading 36mm KYB spring type forks and KYB rear
shock are fully adjustable for compression and rebound, and 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 2020 YZ85
and YZ65 are built to keep kids on the track.

The 2020 YZ85 and YZ65 will both be available from dealers
this month in Team Yamaha Blue for $4,599 MSRP.

Yamaha bLU cRU Off-Road Racing Contingency

All 2020 YZ models are once again eligible for Yamaha’s bLU
cRU Off-Road Racing Contingency Program, with nearly $5 million for Yamaha bLU
cRU riders competing in off-road motorcycle racing. YZ riders can earn
contingency payouts via a bLU cRU debit card, receive a 10% rebate on GYTR parts
and accessory purchases of up to $1,000, and receive an instant $45 credit on

For complete details on how to register for the bLU cRU
Off-Road Racing Contingency Program, along with specific information on which
racing series, events, and classes are included, visit the Off-Road Racing
Contingency page on the Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., Website at

Source: Yamaha Press Release

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