New YZ 65?

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1/25/2018 2:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/25/2018 2:59 AM

Seen this posted on Instagram and instantly thought I know where this will create some good conversation laughing
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1/25/2018 3:04 AM

This is the first pic I've seen that could be the real deal.

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1/25/2018 3:17 AM

I hope Yamaha sells a shit load of them. cool

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1/25/2018 3:23 AM

I think the eagle has landed. That looks legit IMO.

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1/25/2018 3:29 AM

Looks legit. The only thing I'm sceptical about is the maxxis tyres (tires), I'm don't recall ever seeing them as oem for offroad bikes. Sweet if it is real though.

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1/25/2018 3:33 AM

Hope you can actually get them next month. This is my kids last year on 65’s, if I can buy one next month I may.

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1/25/2018 3:36 AM

smoothwakey wrote:

Looks legit. The only thing I'm sceptical about is the maxxis tyres (tires), I'm don't recall ever seeing them as oem for offroad bikes. Sweet if it is real though.

Maxxis come stock on the new ktm 85s. Possibly 65 and 50 as well. It was the first thing that stood out to me to be honest though.

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1/25/2018 3:42 AM

Doesn't that look like a small wheeled 85?

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1/25/2018 3:49 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Doesn't that look like a small wheeled 85?

There’s a number on the rad shroud but it’s hard to see if it’s 65 or 85. It was posted as 65 on Instagram, I’m just the messenger wink

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1/25/2018 3:50 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Doesn't that look like a small wheeled 85?

Tom711 wrote:

There’s a number on the rad shroud but it’s hard to see if it’s 65 or 85. It was posted as 65 on Instagram, I’m just the messenger wink

Yeah it's really difficult to see!

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1/25/2018 4:05 AM

Looks better than the big bikes. It’s to bad they won’t atleast change the tanks and put a decent set of shrouds on the big bikes. P

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1/25/2018 4:06 AM

Looks really good! Resembles the 450. Would be nice to see the other smokers in the lineup in this style.

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1/25/2018 4:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/25/2018 4:53 AM

That looks super legit cuz it doesn't resemble the ergos of any other bike I have seen. If Yamaha can follow up with an 85 of similar style then they will be back in the mini biz for real! Great job Yamaha!
It does appear that KTM may have been the inspiration for the design but that's not a bad thing.

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1/25/2018 5:00 AM

They’re going to unveil the 65 at the San Diego SX.

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1/25/2018 5:01 AM

I like it! I'm hearing a new YZ85 for 2019 too? Seriously need a new tank/rad shrouds and maybe motor mods to the big bikes too and they're back in the game!

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1/25/2018 5:01 AM

Looks legit to me. First thing i notice is that it isn’t useing the small mtb style brakes thankfully.

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1/25/2018 5:03 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Doesn't that look like a small wheeled 85?

Different side shrouds. 85 from that side is the gas tank itself. Pipe does look a little big but I think it's legit.

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1/25/2018 5:07 AM

I would run with Legit, can only hope, it looks pretty good from one average photo and still in a crate.

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1/25/2018 5:09 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Different side shrouds. 85 from that side is the gas tank itself. Pipe does look a little big but I think it's legit.

Has proper chain adjuster blocks within the swingarm too unlike the current old-school setup on the 2018 YZ85. Forks also look a lot more modern

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1/25/2018 5:10 AM

Just need a competitive 50cc next and they'll be able to borrow the KTM model of building their fan base from an early age.

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1/25/2018 5:15 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Doesn't that look like a small wheeled 85?

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Different side shrouds. 85 from that side is the gas tank itself. Pipe does look a little big but I think it's legit.

chuckdavies wrote:

Has proper chain adjuster blocks within the swingarm too unlike the current old-school setup on the 2018 YZ85. Forks also look a lot more modern

Yeah I noticed the swingarm was different than the 85. Good for them to finally take the plunge and build a 65. It was needed and has been for years.

I got started on Yamaha's and rode them for years so I'm happy to see this.

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1/25/2018 5:17 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Just need a competitive 50cc next and they'll be able to borrow the KTM model of building their fan base from an early age.

I don't see that happening anytime soon. One can dream though.

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1/25/2018 5:19 AM

You can see oil filler cap is moved compare to the 2017 85cc.

New swing arm adjuster like the big bikes.

Shock angle is less straight

wave disc brakes.

looks like it got a power valve.

Aluminum sub frame?

Integrated brake filler reservoar. External on the 2017 85.

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1/25/2018 5:29 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Just need a competitive 50cc next and they'll be able to borrow the KTM model of building their fan base from an early age.

Donovan759 wrote:

I don't see that happening anytime soon. One can dream though.

If the YZ 65 sells well and they start taking a good share of the market I think you'll see a YZ 50 sooner rather than later. It would only make sense. I don't think it's going to take them as long to release a 50cc as it did for the YZ 65.

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1/25/2018 5:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/25/2018 5:38 AM

If aluminum frames are cheaper for the Japanese to produce, like a lot of people like to say, why wouldn’t all of their least expensive bikes come with them? Seems to be the exact opposite.

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1/25/2018 5:47 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Doesn't that look like a small wheeled 85?

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Different side shrouds. 85 from that side is the gas tank itself. Pipe does look a little big but I think it's legit.

What if they are coming out with a new 85 too? The engine on that bike looks close to the current one. It looks too big for a 65cc?

I don't know, i'm confused when i look at that bike haha.
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1/25/2018 5:56 AM

It's definitely happening. Why is everyone so concerned that they're not releasing it? I mean, they've alluded to it and all but confirmed it.

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1/25/2018 5:58 AM

While my kids have grown up and off to college if this ends up being real it would be the smartest move a Japanese manufacturer has made in the MX/Offroad bike world in years. Build competitive kids bikes to introduce them to your brand early. In the hopes them remain loyal and keep buying your brand. KTM and now Husky know this and have done it for years. Somehow the Japanese forgot it.

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1/25/2018 6:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/25/2018 6:00 AM

Damn.shocked (I have 8 and 6 year old boys.)

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1/25/2018 6:01 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Doesn't that look like a small wheeled 85?

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Different side shrouds. 85 from that side is the gas tank itself. Pipe does look a little big but I think it's legit.

Motofinne wrote:

What if they are coming out with a new 85 too? The engine on that bike looks close to the current one. It looks too big for a 65cc?

I don't know, i'm confused when i look at that bike haha.
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The marketing video they released had 65 on the front number plate. It's not a coincidence. The 65 is coming and the pic posted by the OP certainly appears to be it.

A new 85 is surely coming but not this year. Ask yourself this, would an 85 have those really small wheels? No.

The good news for you is that you won't have to wait much longer before you stop being confused lol.

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