For 2022, the YZ85LW (Large Wheel) model takes the race-winning YZ85 formula and enhances off-road capability even more with the addition of a larger 19-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear wheel wrapped in high performance Dunlop MX3S tyres.
Along with its proven liquid-cooled YPVS-equipped 85cc powerplant, fully adjustable suspension and large diameter brakes, the new 2022 YZ85 boasts numerous enhancements to expand its overall performance.
Rider ergonomics have been improved by way of a new, narrower tank design, flatter seat, new side covers and slimmer, symmetrical radiator shrouds. This enables greater freedom of movement for smooth shifting of body weight and better machine control.
For demanding junior racers, the new YZ85LW has been enhanced in several key chassis areas to optimise strength and rigidity, including revisions to the main frame, longer swingarm and rear wheel axle. The aluminium swingarm was redesigned to enhance balance between longitudinal and torsional rigidity for improved handling stability. A new removable rear subframe constructed from lightweight, high-strength aluminium reduces weight. The rear brake master cylinder now has a built-in sub-reservoir providing more linear brake response and increased control.
Availability from early 2022.
Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke with YPVS
47.5 × 47.8
8.1-9.6 : 1
Constant mesh 6-speed
Semi double cradle
Telescopic forks, 275mm travel
Swingarm (link suspension), 287mm travel
Hydraulic single disc, 220mm
Hydraulic single disc, 190mm
70/100-19 Dunlop Geomax MX3SF
90/100-16 Dunlop Geomax MX3S