The best off-roaders from the Blu Crew

If you're an off-road fanatic, you probably know that Yamaha offers one of the best line ups of off-road motorcycles since the 60s. With the recent announcement of their 2020 line up, fans are eager to queue for the Blu Crew's latest masterpieces. Built to appeal to both two-stroke and four-stroke enthusiasts and starting at just US$4,599 or roughly PhP239,390 for your choice of a brand new YZ65 or YZ85, there's no need for a long wait if you're ready to buy now. The full range of these mini and full-sized MX machines hits Yamaha North America showrooms in June and July of 2019 (no word yet for their Philippine release dates).

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 2020 YZ 65/ 85

This is Yamaha's smallest offering for its Motocross (MX) lineup and usually where future MX superstars get their start on the track. The two-stroke engine is also easy to maintain if you're a hands-on 'moto dad' and want your kids to be that way as well. Like the slightly larger-displacement YZ 85, it features the YPVS (Yamaha Power Valve System) to provide smooth, even power across the rev range, making it super user-friendly for kids to learn on. KYB forks and KYB rear shock are fully adjustable for compression and rebound. The YZ 85 features practically the same albeit with a bigger bore. SRP is the same for both bikes at US$4,599.

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2020 YZ 125

This bike is usually the 'next step' bike for kids moving up from the 65/ 85 cc MX class. The YPVS is also delivers smooth power delivery across the rev range. A 270mm front disc brake will help you stop all that power efficiently and is easy to regulate. A fully-adjustable KYB shock in the rear and KYB forks, along with the lightweight aluminum frame, work together to provide the nimble handling you demand. SRP is US$6,499 or roughly PhP338,200.

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2020 YZ 250

Two-stroke power is making a comeback in 2020. The 2020 YZ 250 features a lightweight aluminum frame in addition to YPVS, providing smooth power and a reed-valve inducted engine, providing what Yamaha claims is "incredible" power-to-weight ratio. This 2020 YZ 250 also boasts of KYB suspension for the front and rear for reliable handling needs. SRP is US$7,399 or roughly PhP384,950.

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2020 YZ 250F

The YZ 250F remained pretty much unchanged for the 2020 model year. It has an electric starter, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, aluminum bilateral beam frame, KYB fork, and KYB rear shock. Dual-mode switchable engine mapping and wireless connectivity via the Yamaha Power Tuner App in your smartphone comes standard. SRP is US$8,199 or roughly PhP426,550 (MY 2017-2018 YZ 250F retails at PhP399,000 at the Yamaha Yzone).

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2020 YZ 450F

The all-new YZ 450F's redesign concentrated on everything an MX rider would want out of a liquid-cooled four-stroke 449cc full-sized MX bike: weight reduction, improved handling, and more raw power. Yamaha claims their lighter, more compact engine and refined transmission units provide smoother, more even, and more accessible power throughout the rev range. Yamaha also claims that the YZ 450F's redesigned frame mimics the YZ 250F's handling characteristics and comes with an electric start, lightweight lithium battery, Yamaha Launch Control System, and adjustable performance connectivity via the Yamaha Power Tuner App, which can be accessed through a smartphone.