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Dirt and Trail August 2018

August 2018 issue of SA's only offroad and adventure magazine


C O V E R S T O R Y KEY SPECS YZ85 Engine: 85cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke; reedvalve inducted Transmission: Constant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch Fuel Capacity: 5litres Groud Clearance: 33cm Seat height: 84cm Wet weight: 73KG’s Price: R64 950 (At Yamaha Dealers now) 18 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE AUGUST 2018

FUTURE 2019 YAMAHA YZ85 STARS Two future SA MX stars test out Yamaha’s Future MX star - the new YZ85 Here’s the thing. From what we can see, Yamaha has moved the goalposts. You see – for quite some time, the Europeans have simply had no competition in the small bike market. Yamaha has just changed all that – and the mini motocross scene is going to be a whole lot more interesting… And it’s about time. We met two very talented young Out Of Africa riders at the famous Terra Topia track in JHB and asked them to put the bike through its paces. The brief was quite simple – don’t hold back – go and ride the bike at race-pace – we are going to time you – compare figures with laps on your own race bikes and get your opinion on the new machine. Yamaha was quick to stress that, bar some jetting adjustments for JHB altitude, the bike is stock standard. The riders are very fast - and pretty well qualified – Hayden Tulley and Garrick Henley both race nationals on 85’s and both do really well. We were very impressed at the knowledge these kids have – and the manner in DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE AUGUST 2018 19

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