Yamaha Introduces First Ever Officially Supported EMX65 Team

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3/17/2018 4:01 PM


Following the successful unveiling of the all-new YZ65, Yamaha Motor Europe is honored to introduce its youngest ever officially supported motocross team, the Grizzly Yamaha Junior EMX Team.

The team, launched at the MXGP of Europe, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, earlier this evening, is made up of three young and talented Dutch riders. 11-year-old Damien Knuiman has been elected to challenge for the title in the EMX65 European Championship and will spearhead the team as the only rider that is already riding a Small-Wheel YZ85. Meanwhile, 11-year old Charlie van Nieuwland and 9-year-old Jayson van Drunen will be racing the highly competitive YZ65 all season long in both Open Dutch and EMX65 European Championship's.

The all-new YZ65 is one of the most exciting and technologically advanced youth race bikes in the world. Featuring an all-new engine and chassis, and benefitting from YZ450F-inspired styling, the YZ65 reaffirms Yamaha's total commitment to the youth motocross scene and the next generation of talent.

Yamaha now provides a complete starting point for young champions. With an ideal step up from the PW50 and TT-R bikes, the YZ65 opens up the wonderful world of motorcycling to younger riders and their families. By starting out with some of the best equipment, YZ65 riders will be able to achieve their real potential on the racetrack - and due to the availability of further YZ motorcycles, and also Yamaha's bLU cRU rider support program, riders can kick start their careers and progress through the ranks to reach the pinnacle of motocross racing.

With the arrival of the YZ65, everyone can start out like a pro rider.

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3/17/2018 4:34 PM

Sweet. That 65 is bad ass. How is it compared to KX, Cobra, KTM, Husky etc?


3/17/2018 4:38 PM

Asimo wrote:

Sweet. That 65 is bad ass. How is it compared to KX, Cobra, KTM, Husky etc?

I don't know of any test ride opinions as of yet but I assume it will be pretty equal to the KTM/Husky. The kx is ready to be put out to pasture, fine for cruising around but not a race bike.

All I know is there will be one under the christmas tree this year when my daughter moves up from the KTM 50