2023 Yamaha YZ65


Yamaha’s engineers have over 40 years of technical knowledge – knowledge that has placed countless riders in the VictorYZone.

Those skills have been hard at work developing the first step on the bLU cRU ladder – the YZ65. Trust Yamaha to get the mix of performance and easy-ride characteristics just right. And trust our engineers to offer that mix with unparalleled durability and reliability.

Fitted with Yamaha’s YPVS system, this feisty two-stroke has heaps of easy-to-use torque. And handling is predictable and assured thanks to tried and tested chassis design and industry leading KYB suspension.

YZ65 offers all the fun, performance and dependability of Yamaha’s bigger YZs. It’s the first step on a long journey – a journey that will keep young guns with the bLU cRU and firmly within the VictorYZone.




Product Description

Smooth and easy to use power
The punchy 65cc liquid cooled engine is one of the most advanced in its class, and features a race developed crankcase reed valve induction system for instant throttle response. A key feature is the race-developed YPVS (Yamaha Power Valve System) that gives smooth torque and power characteristics, making the YZ65 an ideal bike for young racers.

Light and stable handling
The YZ65 is equipped with a semi-double cradle steel frame that features an aluminum subframe, giving light and stable handling and easy agility. To soak up the harshest bumps this class-leading motocross bike comes with 36mm KYB upside down front forks, an aluminum swing arm and link-less mono-cross rear suspension. These main components combine to provide stability in the air and consistent lap times.

Effortless 6-speed transmission
The 6-speed transmission features carefully chosen gear ratios that have been specially developed to enable the rider to achieve lower lap times by fully utilizing the performance of the 65cc engine. Yamaha engineers have also designed the clutch plates and springs to give a light and easy clutch lever character.

Confident cornering
The 36mm KYB upside down front forks underline the fact that the YZ65 shares the same pure racing DNA that goes into our other YZ models. With their excellent rigidity, they give a planted front-end feel for confident cornering – and their long-travel tubes are built to soak up the bumpiest surfaces.


Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, reed-valve
Displacement (cc): 64.8
Bore x Stroke (mm): 43.5 x 43.6
Compression Ratio: 8.1~9.6 : 1
Lubrication System: Premix
Fuel Management: Keihin Carburettor
Ignition: CDI
Starter System: Kick
Fuel Tank Capacity (L): 3.4
Final Transmission: Chain
Transmission: Constant mesh 6-speed

Frame Type: Steel tube
Suspension Front: Telescopic forks, 215mm travel
Suspension Rear: Swingarm, 269mm travel
Brakes Front: Hydraulic single disc, 198mm
Brakes Rear: Hydraulic single disc, 190mm
Tyres Front: 60/100-14 Maxxis Maxxcross SI
Tyres Rear: 80/100-12 Maxxis Maxxcross SI

Length (mm): 1613
Width (mm): 762
Height (mm): 1003
Seat Height (mm): 749
Wheelbase (mm): 1143
Ground Clearance (mm): 267
Wet Weight (kg): 60.8