Sporty designs are inspired by their larger brethren, the YFZ450R and Raptor 700R. “From additional parental control features, to a comfortable and stylish design, our 2017 lineup of youth ATVs provide options suitable for a wide range of skill levels among our youngest riders,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “With the all-new YFZ50 and Raptor 90, parents can feel confident introducing their children to the off-road world this holiday season.”
The YFZ50’s low-maintenance 49.4cc engine with automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) delivers entry-level performance and a confidence-inspiring ride for those aged 6 years and up. For new riders developing their skills, the YFZ50 is designed with parental control features including adjustable RPM and throttle limiters, as well as a tether switch capable of shutting off the engine from a pull-string, if needed.
The Yamaha Raptor 90 is also equipped with a CVT transmission, yet steps up the power with an 89.9cc engine providing versatility on the trails while maintaining a smooth and comfortable operation. The Raptor 90 adopts additional features to augment performance including single A-arm front suspension, mono-shock swingarm rear suspension, 18-inch tires with lightweight matte black wheels, as well as a wider seat and floorboards allowing room to grow.
The 2017 YFZ50 is available in Team Yamaha Blue and White, starting at a $2,099 MSRP. The 2017 Raptor 90 comes in two color options: Team Yamaha Blue and White, and White, both with a $2,899 MSRP.
From a Yamaha press release