KENNESAW, Ga. – June 12, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the popular YFZ50 and
Raptor 90 youth ATVs to its 2018 model year lineup. The YFZ50 introduces the fun and exciting world of
sport ATVs to riders ages 6 and up, while those age 10 and up can continue to hone their ATV skills
aboard the Raptor 90. With sporty styling based on the championship-winning YFZ450R and top-selling
Raptor 700R, these entry-level ATVs bring Yamaha’s Proven Off-Road sport ATV performance, legacy
and quality to the entire family and next generation of budding motorsports enthusiasts.
Designed to meet Yamaha’s style and industry-leading performance standards, the electric-start YFZ50
mounts a 49.4cc engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) on a lightweight chassis, resulting
in an entry-level machine that combines an exciting acceleration feeling, with a comfortable ride to help
first-time riders develop their off-road abilities. Parents can feel confident introducing their 6-year-old to
ATV riding with supervisory 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.
The Yamaha Raptor 90 is also equipped with a CVT transmission, yet steps up the fun with an 89.9cc
engine, providing versatility on the trails while maintaining a smooth, linear power delivery. Additional
features include single A-arm front suspension, mono-shock swing-arm rear suspension, and 18-inch
tires with lightweight matte black wheels to optimize performance and styling for advancing riders.
Both youth ATV chassis incorporate a comfortable and roomy rider position to allow young, developing
enthusiasts the ability to grow and adjust their riding posture and position while affording years of
enjoyment. Specially designed shocks, with youth skills and weight in mind, provide superior handling
and comfort, increasing the fun and performance of the ride.
The 2018 YFZ50 comes in Team Yamaha Blue and White at a $2,099 MSRP. The 2018 Raptor 90
comes in two color options: Team Yamaha Blue / White, and White, both at a $2,899 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,
The YFZ50 is recommended for use only by riders 6 years and older and always with adult supervision.
The Raptor 90 is recommended for use by riders 10 years and older and always with adult supervision.
ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older.