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PW50

Key Features

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    Fully-automatic 50cc 2-stroke engine

    The PW50's lightweight 50cc 2-stroke air-cooled engine is designed specifically to suit the needs of new riders. Smooth and responsive, the fully-automatic gearbox makes for rider-friendly 'twist-and-go' performance – and its uncomplicated technology makes this lightweight mini-bike easy to maintain.

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    Easy-to-adjust throttle limiter

    To make sure that parents have total control over the PW50’s performance there’s a simple throttle limiter mechanism. By adjusting a screw you can reduce or increase throttle movement to suit the rider’s experience and ability.

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    Low seat height and user-friendly controls

    With its low seat height of only 475 mm and a comfortable and relaxed riding position, new riders will feel instantly at home on the PW50. The handlebar layout is similar to a bicycle's, with the back brake operated by the left hand and front brake by the right – making it easy for the youngest beginners. Just twist the throttle and the fun begins!

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    Lightweight handling and compact dimensions

    Weighing just 41kg, the PW50 is the lightest and most compact mini-bike in the Yamaha range. Equipped with 2.50-10 tyres at the front and rear and with 60mm front suspension travel and 50mm rear travel, the compact chassis delivers easy and agile handling – making it the ideal introduction to off road motorcycling.

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    Easy to own, simple to maintain

    Just about every feature has been designed to make the PW50 fun to ride, easy to own and simple to maintain. The fully-enclosed shaft drive system is clean and quiet, which – together with its separate 2-stroke oil tank and low maintenance design – makes this legendary little motorcycle the obvious choice for new riders and their parents.

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    Separate 2-stroke oil tank

    To make ownership easy and limited mechanical needed, the PW50 features a separate 2-stroke oil tank mounted behind the front number plate that carries 350cc of lubricant – enough for multiple tanks of fuel. Its see-through plastic body makes it easy to keep an eye on the level, and this system means that you can use ‘straight’ non-premix fuel in the petrol tank.

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    Strong 3-spoke steel wheels

    Although it weighs only 41 kg, this is a tough little motorcycle that's designed to deliver many years of fun. Its 3-spoke 10-inch steel wheels are strong and easy to clean – and for plenty of grip, the PW50 runs on chunky 2.5 inch wide off road tyres.

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    Light and strong motocross-style bodywork

    The PW50 may be the smallest bike in the Yamaha Off Road line-up, but it still comes with all the style and good looks of the larger YZ race bikes. Manufactured from tough and lightweight polypropylene, the Icon Blue fuel tank, side panels and fenders feature race-inspired graphics.

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    Yamaha design, quality and reliability

    When you buy any Yamaha you can be confident that you are getting a premium product with outstanding quality and reliability as standard. The PW50 has been in production for over 40 years, with many being passed down to the next generation of riders.

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    High-level exhaust with heat shield

    Check out the exhaust and you can see another example of how Yamaha’s engineers have gone to great lengths to enhance safety and convenience. Featuring a heat shield for added protection, this lightweight pipe is routed close to the engine for extra ground clearance and improved protection.

Technical Specifications

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  • Engine
    Engine type
    Air-cooled, 2-stroke, Forward-inclined single cylinder, Reed valve
    Displacement
    49cc
    Bore x stroke
    40.0 mm x 39.2 mm
    Compression ratio
    6.0 : 1
    Maximum power
    -
    Maximum torque
    -
    Lubrication system
    Separate lubrication
    Clutch type
    Wet, centrifugal automatic
    Ignition system
    CDI
    Starter system
    Kick
    Final transmission
    Shaft
    Fuel system
    Mikuni VM12/1
  • Chassis
    Frame
    Steel tube backbone
    Caster angle
    25º
    Trail
    50mm
    Front suspension system
    Telescopic forks
    Rear suspension system
    Unit Swing
    Front travel
    60 mm
    Rear travel
    50 mm
    Front brake
    Drum mm
    Rear brake
    Drum mm
    Front tyre
    2.50-10 4PR
    Rear tyre
    2.50-10 4PR
  • Dimensions
    Overall length
    1,245 mm
    Overall width
    610 mm
    Overall height
    705 mm
    Seat height
    475 mm
    Wheel base
    855 mm
    Minimum ground clearance
    95 mm
    Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
    41 kg
    Fuel tank capacity
    2.0litres
    Oil tank capacity
    0.30litres