Yamaha release new YFZ50 youth ATV

Yamaha has announced the arrival of a new model in their comprehensive dream starter fun bike range. The all-new YFZ50 youth ATV, introduces riders ages 6-years-old and up to the fun and exciting world of sport ATVs.

With new styling based on the popular championship-winning YFZ450R, the all-new entry level YFZ50 brings Yamaha sport ATV performance and quality to more families and the next generation of motorsports enthusiasts.

2017 Yamaha YFZ50
2017 Yamaha YFZ50

Built to Yamaha’s renowned style and standards, the new electric-start YFZ50 runs a 49.4cc air-cooled 4-stroke SOHC engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) on an all-new lightweight chassis. The 50cc class machine combines an exciting acceleration feeling, comfortable ride, and ease of use for new riders. Plus integrated parental controls for added peace of mind during supervised riding.

The CVT transmission delivers a smooth start and fun acceleration feeling to help young riders develop their off-roading abilities.

The YFZ50’s chassis incorporates a comfortable and roomy rider position to allow young guns to grow and adjust their riding posture and position while offering years of enjoyment.

Newly designed shocks provide superior handling and comfort, increasing the fun and performance of the sporty ride.

Parents can feel confident introducing their six-year-old to ATV riding with parental controls integrated into the machine, including adjustable RPM and throttle limiters, as well as a tether switch capable of shutting off the engine from a pull-chord if required.

2017 Yamaha YFZ50
2017 Yamaha YFZ50

The YFZ50 allows parents to begin mentoring their kids in proper ATV riding technique and safety habits, while introducing them to the fun and exciting world of sport ATVs. The new model is the first entry point to Yamaha’s comprehensive dream starter range and provides the initial step up to Yamaha’s downright dirty models.

The 2017 YFZ50 comes in Team Yamaha Blue and White – price is $2899 RRP inc GST.

2017 Yamaha YFZ50 Technical Specifications
  • Engine – Single cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, 2- valves
  • Displacement 49,4 cc
  • Bore x stroke 39.0 mm x 41,4 mm
  • Compression ratio 8.5 : 1
  • Lubrication system Wet sump
  • Fuel system V12 X 1
  • Ignition system CDI
  • Starter system Electric and kickstarter
  • Transmission V-belt automatic
  • Drive system 2WD
  • Final transmission Chain
  • Front suspension Single A-arm, 60 mm wheel travel
  • Rear suspension Swing arm, 51 mm wheel travel
  • Front brake Drum brake
  • Rear brake Single mechanical drum
  • Front tyres AT 16×6,5-7
  • Rear tyres AT 16×7-7
  • Overall length 1250 mm
  • Overall width 820 mm
  • Overall height 770 mm
  • Seat height 585 mm
  • Wheelbase 830 mm
  • Min. ground clearance 88 mm
  • Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 100 kg
  • Fuel capacity 5.6 L
  • Oil capacity 0.9 L
  • Warranty 12 months unlimited kms, parts and labour
  • Colour Team Yamaha Blue and White
  • RRP (inc GST) $2899