Yamaha have just released all the updates to their 2023 YZ range. Right at the top of the list is the YZ450F which has been completely refreshed from the ground up... Release: Yamaha.

Yamaha have released all the updates to their YZ range for 2022. Sitting at the top of the list is the all new YZ450F that has become a fully-fledged motocross winner right off the showroom floor. Check out all the model updates from Yamaha below…

Yamaha have released all the updates to their YZ range for 2022. Sitting at the top of the list is the all new YZ450F that has become a fully-fledged motocross winner right off the showroom floor.

Yamaha have released all the updates to their YZ range for 2022. Sitting at the top of the list is the all new YZ450F that has become a fully-fledged motocross winner right off the showroom floor.

YMA say they are pleased to announce an all-new benchmark-setting YZ450F motocross weapon for 2023 that’s lighter, slimmer, sharper and faster. Fresh off consecutive US motocross and supercross titles as well as being the current AUS MX title holder, Yamaha took the class-leading YZ450F and made it even better. We made it more powerful, lighter, slimmer, with enhanced overall stability and with more agility than ever.

Introducing the all-new 2023 Yamaha YZ450F… because the best don’t rest. Three models that scored updates last model year continue with those great features while the rest of the VictorYZone range also continues on its winning ways with fresh new MY23 graphics.



YZ450F is the bike to beat on MX tracks around the globe. In the hands of Dylan Ferrandis and Eli Tomac, this model has led the field in both MX and SX in the US. In Europe Jeremy Seewer and Glenn Coldenhoff have shown the winning potential while in AUS the YZ450F is both the reigning ProMX Champ thanks to Luke Clout and current 2022 series leader courtesy Aaron Tanti.

A completely redesigned aluminium bilateral beam frame provides just the right amount of strength and flex for the perfect balance of stability and cornering performance. The result is a better handling machine with lighter feel, more agility and increased traction allowing the rider to enter corners with greater confidence and more line choices.

YZ450F is the bike to beat on MX tracks around the globe. In the hands of Dylan Ferrandis and Eli Tomac, this model has led the field in both MX and SX in the US.

YZ450F is the bike to beat on MX tracks around the globe. In the hands of Dylan Ferrandis and Eli Tomac, this model has led the field in both MX and SX in the US.

For MY23 YZ450F is specced with an entirely new engine featuring revised air intake, lightweight camshaft design, new cylinder head with optimised ports and bigger intake valves, lightweight cylinder and piston, superior cooling system, lighter balancer with fewer vibes, lightweight generator system, a new ECU, plus new timing chain and tensioner.

The revisions don’t stop there because there’s a new lightweight clutch design that uses a conical spring with separate push lever for less bulk and better action, while the five speed transmission is now both stronger and lighter.



Excellent cornering performance and stability are achieved by reducing overall weight. The new lightweight chassis is more compact to give a more ergonomic riding position with optimised rigidity. Front fork settings are also optimised while a new wiring harness, lightweight footpeg brackets, new rear axle and rear brake and integrated handlebar switch all shave weight.

To increase usability for riders, the smartphone operated power tuner app now comes with more intuitive functions.

To increase usability for riders, the smartphone operated power tuner app now comes with more intuitive functions.

To further cement the M23 YZ450F’s position at the top of the tree, new styling is specified with a slim shroud, shorter front mudguard, extended front fork protectors and new flexible riding position. Price is set at $14,499 inc GST ready to ride, availability is from December 2022.


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2023 Yamaha YZ250F
YZ250F is currently bossing MXGP in the hands of Jago Geerts, now the 2023 model carries over the key updates received last year. These include a 2.15-inch wide rear rim paired with a premium 110-width Dunlop Geomax MX33 tyre for a wider footprint, increased traction and better bump absorption under hard acceleration and cornering.

The 2022 Yamaha YZ250F remains relatively unchanged from last years model....

The 2022 Yamaha YZ250F remains relatively unchanged from last years model….

2023 YZ250F features and benefits 

  • Advanced four-stroke engine featuring high-spec piston, aggressive cam profiles and reversed cylinder head layout
  • Industry-leading Yamaha Power Tuner app allows instant fuelling and ignition timing changes on your smartphone
  • Two-mode adjustable engine mapping allows rider to select between two tuneable engine maps at the push of a button
  • Aluminium bilateral beam frame centralises mass and provides an ideal balance between cornering compliance and straight-line stability
  • Lightweight rear hub, rear sprocket and drive chain keep unsprung weight and driveline inertia low for agile handling


  • Rigid front caliper, large-diameter pistons and large 270mm front brake rotor and 240mm rear rotor work with aggressive pad material for exceptional stopping power and braking control
  • 2.15-inch wide rear rim and 110-width Dunlop Geomax MX33 tyre for high traction and improved bump absorption
  • Fully adjustable KYB coil spring-type fork with speed-sensitive damping and linkagetype KYB shock offer best-in-class suspension performance
  • Suspension settings strike the perfect balance between the wider rear tyre and lightened rear wheel assembly for high stability and predictable bump reaction
  • Three-cross-spoke pattern on the rear wheel for big impact absorption and overall feel


  • Convenient push-button electric start
  • Sleek air cleaner cover provides tool-free access to the air filter
  • Large-diameter clutch to boost reliability under high-heat conditions 
  • Lightweight aluminium tapered handlebar 
  • Four-position adjustable handlebar mounts
  • Compact bodywork including a narrow fuel tank and comfortable knee grip
  • Available in Team Yamaha Blue with embedded graphics for excellent durability and scratch resistance 2

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2023 Yamaha YZ250
The 2023 YZ250 retains the fast and fun liquid-cooled YPVS-equipped 249cc twostroke powerplant, the compact chassis, highly developed lightweight aluminium frame, and the intuitive handling character and usability that’s made it a favourite among competitive motocross racers and recreational riders alike.

The 2023 YZ250 retains the fast and fun liquid-cooled YPVS-equipped 249cc twostroke powerplant.

The 2023 YZ250 retains the fast and fun liquid-cooled YPVS-equipped 249cc twostroke powerplant.

YZ250 features and benefits

  • Natural rider ergonomics with a narrow tank, flat seat and slim radiator shrouds offering great freedom of movement
  • Advanced liquid-cooled YPVS-equipped 249cc two-stroke engine is lightweight, compact and fun, with a wide, hard-hitting powerband
  • Straight intake design for strong power in the low rpm range
  • Advanced Hitachi Astemo Keihin PWK38S carburettor with power jet and throttle position sensor provides extra-crisp throttle response


  • Lightweight, high performance brake setup features large front pistons, rigid caliper and rotors with large pad contact area for exceptional stopping power and feel
  • Fully adjustable KYB fork features the SpeedSensitive System for precise handling and superb shock absorption
  • Fully adjustable KYB rear shock features reduced-friction Kashima Coat internals
  • Race-proven, highly developed forged aluminium semi-double cradle frame
  • Removable aluminium rear subframe constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight
  • Finely tuned lightweight chassis and advanced suspension endow the YZ250 with class-leading handling


  • Smooth-shifting, five-speed, close-ratio transmission ensures confident gear changes in all conditions
  • Lightweight rear sprocket design and lightweight chain
  • High-capacity radiator features a 10-row core with blacked-out louvres to deliver maximum cooling and aggressive looks
  • Lightweight aluminium handlebar with twoposition adjustable handlebar clamp
  • Adjustable clutch lever with works-style cable adjuster
  • Premium graphics are embedded for high durability and scratch resistance
  • Race-developed Dunlop Geomax MX33 tyres

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2023 Yamaha YZ125
The 2023 YZ125 continues to represent an important evolution in Yamaha’s twostroke lineage. 2022 saw the first full model change to the iconic model in more than 15 years. Significant improvements included the thoroughly reworked liquid-cooled 125cc engine to produce more power. Every functional part was new, including the cylinder body, cylinder head, piston, piston pin, connecting rod, crankcase and expansion chamber. The result was increased power across the midto high-rpm range.

The 2023 YZ125 continues to represent an important evolution in Yamaha’s twostroke lineage. 2022 saw the first full model change to the iconic model in more than 15 years.

The 2023 YZ125 continues to represent an important evolution in Yamaha’s twostroke lineage. 2022 saw the first full model change to the iconic model in more than 15 years.

2023 YZ125 features and benefits

  • Liquid-cooled Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS) 125cc two-stroke engine boasts more power in the mid- to high-range
  • High-precision Hitachi Astemo Keihin PWK38S carburettor features throttle position sensor and 3D-map-controlled CDI unit resulting in crisp throttle response and superior rideability
  • Straight intake design for strong power in the low rpm range
  • Short and light muffler


  • High performance brake setup features rigid front caliper, large front pistons and rotors with large pad contact area for exceptional stopping power and feel, along with low unsprung weight
  • Narrow tank, flat seat and slim radiator shrouds offer great freedom of movement
  • Fully adjustable KYB inverted front fork with a leaf spring in the mid-speed valve for high performance and comfort
  • Fully adjustable KYB rear shock features lowfriction Kashima Coat internals
  • Race-proven, highly developed forged aluminium semi-double cradle frame or nimble handling, supreme control and minimal rider fatigue
  • Removable aluminium rear subframe constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight
  • Six-speed, close-ratio transmission has wide transmission gear teeth and optimised ratios for maximum performance


  • Lightweight rear sprocket design
  • Lightweight chain
  • High-capacity radiator features a 10-row core with blacked-out louvres to deliver maximum cooling and aggressive looks
  • Lightweight aluminium handlebar with twoposition adjustable handlebar clamp
  • Adjustable clutch lever with cable adjuster
  • Premium graphics are embedded for improved durability and scratch resistance
  • Race-developed Bridgestone Battlecross X20 tyres

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2023 Yamaha YZ85/LW
The 2023 Yamaha YZ85/LW continues to offer the proven liquid-cooled YPVS-equipped 85cc powerplant, fully adjustable suspension and large diameter brakes that were fitted to the 2022 model to expand overall performance. 

The 2023 Yamaha YZ85/LW continues to offer the proven liquid-cooled YPVS-equipped 85cc powerplant, fully adjustable suspension and large diameter brakes.

The 2023 Yamaha YZ85/LW continues to offer the proven liquid-cooled YPVS-equipped 85cc powerplant, fully adjustable suspension and large diameter brakes.

2023 YZ85/LW features and benefits

  • Natural rider ergonomics with a narrow tank, flat seat and slim, symmetrical shrouds offering great freedom of movement
  • Straight intake design for strong power in the low rpm range
  • Removable lightweight aluminium rear subframe
  • Aluminium swingarm with high longitudinal and torsional rigidity for sharp handling
  • Integrated rear brake master cylinder design with built-in sub-reservoir provides linear brake response 


  • Premium graphics are embedded for durability and scratch resistance
  • Lightweight handlebars and four-position handlebar mounts adjust to suit rider preference
  • Advanced 85cc two-stroke engine features the Yamaha Power Valve System for broad power delivery
  • Crankcase design features a spacer-style reed valve intake for high air/gas flow
  • Hitachi Astemo Keihin PWK28 flat-slide carburettor offers seamless throttle response
  • Race-proven KYB inverted cartridge fork and KYB rear shock are fully adjustable
  • Big 220mm and 190mm wave-rotor disc brakes offer precise control and one-finger stopping power
  • Transmission features oversized gears for firm engagement and smooth shifts
  • Blue lightweight rims are stylish, durable, reduce unsprung weight and come wrapped in high performance Dunlop MX3S tyres
  • High-capacity lightweight radiator has large cores for efficiency and blacked-out louvres for an aggressive look

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2023 Yamaha YZ65
Built to win, the YZ65 is ready to tackle the track with winning performance right out of the gate. This compact machine features Yamaha’s renowned off-road competition quality and durability just like the bigger YZs.

This compact machine features Yamaha's renowned off-road competition quality and durability just like the bigger YZs.

This compact machine features Yamaha’s renowned off-road competition quality and durability just like the bigger YZs.

2023 YZ65 features and benefits

  • Legendary Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS), a mechanical power valve system that delivers a broad spread of power and torque across the entire rpm range
  • Carefully tuned Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK28 carburettor meters fuel flow and provides crisp acceleration and throttle response across the entire powerband 
  • Six-speed, close-ratio transmission optimises gear ratios for maximum performance, giving riders the right gear for every race condition
  • Digital CDI system delivers precise spark and monitors engine speed to ensure optimal timing for excellent response


  • Compact radiator delivers maximum cooling efficiency even in the toughest racing conditions • Light, neutral handling built on a strong steel cradle frame with excellent bump absorption in the roughest track sections, jump landings and whoop sections
  • Removable aluminium rear subframe is constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight and convenient maintenance, just like the full-size motocross bikes
  • Up front, a 36mm KYB coil spring fork offers excellent compliance with settings based on Yamaha’s extensive testing experience
  • Out back, a link-less shock design is light and compact and works through a swingarm with YZ125-style chain adjusters. Both front and rear suspension systems are tunable for both rebound and compression damping


  • Wave-style brake rotors are lighter than conventional rotors and have that full size YZ family style 
  • Maxxcross SI tyres offer good grip across a variety of track conditions, utilising 60/100-14 front and 80/100-12 rear tyre sizes
  • With a four-position adjustable aluminium handlebar clamp, adjustable position clutch and front brake levers, grippy foot pegs and long seat design to help riders move across the bike, the YZ65 is highly tunable to fit riders of various sizes
  • New 2023 aggressive YZ family styling with embedded graphics and blue anodised rims

2023 Yamaha YZ Range Price List


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