Yamaha announce the all-new 2020 YZ125X enduro off-roader, alongside the updated YZ250FX, YZ450FX and YZ250X, with off-road kits available for all for recreational registration.
For 2020 Yamaha have introduced the all new YZ125X to their YZ Off-Road family – a perfect entry point to the world of enduro – offering a lightweight two-stroke that’ll kickstart any rider’s off-road journey and possibly even set them on the path to racing success… and even if not, what a great place to start!
An all-new model for 2020, the Yamaha YZ125X is optimised for the unique demands of racing in the bush. It features Yamaha’s Power Valve System-equipped (YPVS) 125cc, liquid-cooled, two-stroke, reed-valve-inducted engine, combined with a six-speed transmission tuned for smooth, wide, and controllable power character across the rev range.
Enduro race performance is optimised with model specific Digital CDI ignition settings, new power valve shape and a new cylinder head combustion chamber shape. All these engine changes are focused on creating broad power delivery that suits off-road terrain and a wide range of rider skill levels.
This off-road racer is built on an ultra-lightweight aluminium frame carefully engineered for the perfect balance of rigidity and flex. Australian models will all come fitted with an off-road kit – including lights – designed to enable recreational registration in relevant states.
Fully adjustable KYB suspension has been tested and tuned specifically for the needs of cross-country racing. Enduro-specific Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires with an 18-inch rear are ready to head straight to the races thanks to taller sidewalls for improved comfort and reduced pinch flats.
A large 270mm front disc brake coupled with high-performance pad material offers outstanding machine control and performance, with exceptional stopping power and controllability for tight wooded trails.
The all-new 2020 YZ125X is designed to appeal to junior and entry level enduro racers and other riders who appreciate the benefits of a lightweight two-stroke on full noise.
YZ125X will come in Team Yamaha Blue – pricing and availability are to be announced.
Updated 2020 Yamaha YZ250FX
The 2020 Yamaha YZ250FX enduro racer has all the features to win, including the smartphone power tuner app that adjusts power settings to your riding style and track conditions.
The 2020 YZ250FX is an out-of-the-box competition machine. Based on the championship-winning 2019 YZ250F, it features Yamaha’s revolutionary front-intake, rear-exhaust, liquid-cooled, DOHC four-stroke power plant with an added sixth gear, wide ratio transmission, and a range of off-road upgrades.
Yamaha’s latest generation, aluminium bilateral beam frame delivers strength, lightness and durability for the tight, technical terrain of cross-country racing while still providing optimum stability in fast sections. The bike also features improved electronics including a compact, electric start system powered by an ultra-lightweight, four-cell, lithium-ion battery to get you up and running at the press of a button.
All-new bodywork on the YZ250FX is slimmer than ever, giving the bike a compact, nimble feel and easing rider movement across the machine in tough terrain. Fully adjustable, industry-leading KYB suspension is specifically tuned for off-road racing and combined with Dunlop MX3S tyres with 18-inch rear to deliver excellent comfort and durability in harsh conditions.
Additionally, the YZ250FX is equipped with four-position rubber-mounted handlebar clamps, a side-stand and – new for 2020 – a handlebar-mounted map switch to adjust preselected engine maps on the fly.
For Australia – and as per all other models in the enduro range – YZ250FX is available with an off-road kit that makes it eligible for recreational registration in applicable states (this model is called YZ250FXR).
The 2020 YZ250FX/R will come in Team Yamaha Blue – pricing and availability are to be announced.
2020 Yamaha YZ450FX
The 2020 YZ450FX is built for enduro race domination with electric start and smartphone power tuning that adjusts the bike’s settings to your style and track conditions. The 2020 YZ450FX also uses Yamaha’s distinct reward-slanted cylinder, 449cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine design, complete with rear exhaust and forward-mounted intake system all working together to deliver class leading power and controllability for enduro racing.
Its bilateral beam frame and engine mounting position optimises the machine’s rigidity balance, resulting in improved cornering ability and traction, while KYB suspension is specifically tuned to provide comfort and performance in the toughest off-road conditions.
Rider convenience is also a priority in the YZ450FX with enhancements including Yamaha’s ultra-lightweight electric start system for effortless restarts under pressure, smartphone tuning capability and a handlebar-mounted map switch to choose between user defined engine maps on the fly.
The 2020 YZ450FX will come in Team Yamaha Blue -pricing and availability are to be announced.
2020 Yamaha YZ250X
Engineered with all the reliability and durability you’ve come to expect from Yamaha, the YZ250X two-stroke was born to win.
Yamaha’s 2020 YZ250X delivers classic two-stroke performance for the enduro racer. Its lightweight aluminium frame together with specifically tuned KYB forks and shock provide unmatched handling performance and comfort in bush race conditions.
The 249cc, reed-valve inducted engine, mated with a wide-ratio five-speed transmission is race-ready. Based on the YZ250 motocross model, the YZ250X features compression ratio, exhaust port, power valve timing, and model specific CDI unit for improved trail performance.
All these features are focused on creating a wide, controllable power character along with light, nimble, and precise handling ideal for cross-country racing.
The 2020 YZ250X will come in Team Yamaha Blue – pricing and availability are to be announced.