SOURCE: Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

June 08, 2016 12:30 ET

Yamaha Announces All-New YFZ50 Youth ATV for Riders 6 and Up

2017 YFZ50 Designed to Provide Fun, Exciting Sport ATV Experience to Beginning Riders

KENNESAW, GA--(Marketwired - June 08, 2016) - Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the all-new YFZ50 youth ATV, introducing riders ages 6-years-old and up to the fun and exciting world of sport ATVs. With new styling based on the popular championship-winning YFZ450R, the all-new entry-level YFZ50 brings Yamaha sport ATV performance and quality to more families and the next generation of motorsports enthusiasts.

Built to Yamaha style and standards, the new electric-start YFZ50 mounts a 49.4cc air-cooled 4-cycle SOHC engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) on an all-new lightweight chassis. The 50cc-class machine combines an exciting acceleration feeling, comfortable ride, and ease of use for new riders, plus integrated parental controls for added peace of mind during supervised riding. The CVT transmission delivers a smooth start and fun acceleration feeling to help young riders develop their off-roading abilities.

The YFZ50's chassis incorporates a comfortable and roomy rider position to allow young, developing enthusiasts to grow and adjust their riding posture and position, as well as affording years of enjoyment. Newly designed shocks provide superior handling and comfort, increasing the fun and performance of the sporty ride.

Parents can feel confident introducing their 6-year-old to ATV riding with parental controls integrated into the machine, including adjustable RPM and throttle limiters, as well as a tether switch capable of shutting off the engine from a pull-string if or when needed.

"Off-roading is a family activity, and Yamaha is now providing riders 6 years and up the opportunity to get involved on the sporty and dependable YFZ50," said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV/SxS group marketing manager. "The YFZ50 allows parents to begin mentoring their kids in proper ATV riding technique and safety habits, while introducing them to the fun and exciting world of sport ATVs."

The 2017 YFZ50 comes in Team Yamaha Blue / White at a $2,099 MSRP.

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About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, (YMUS) a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company's ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamahamotorsports.com.

The YFZ50 is recommended for use only by riders 6 years and older and always with adult supervision.
ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older.

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