2020 Yamaha PW50

A simple, durable, and approachable mini trailbike.

2020 Yamaha PW50
2020 Yamaha PW50Yamaha

The Yamaha PW50 is a go-to learner bike. Simplicity, durability, affordability, and approachability make the PW50 ideal for both children and their parents. Its adjustable throttle-stop screw allows for parental control of the machine’s speed as kids familiarize themselves with riding. The two-stroke simplicity helps keep the bike light, and premixing fuel and oil isn’t necessary since it is equipped with an autolube oil injection system. In their youth, Supercross and motocross legends like Chad Reed, James Stewart, and Ricky Carmichael have spent time aboard the pint-size motorcycle. Even Editor-In-Chief Mark Hoyer’s son started riding one when he was 3 years old.

2020 Yamaha PW50
2020 Yamaha PW50Yamaha

2020 Yamaha PW50 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

It was touted as a Best Used Dirt Bike by past Cycle World editors, and the EIC himself even states that it is one of the great kids’ bikes of all time. Competition for young riders include the Honda CRF50F and Yamaha’s own TT-R50E.

2020 Yamaha PW50
2020 Yamaha PW50Yamaha

Yamaha PW50 Updates For 2020

No major changes aside from new graphics. Price remains the same at $1,499.

2020 Yamaha PW50 Claimed Specifications

Price $1,499
Engine Air-cooled two-stroke
Displacement 49cc
Bore x Stroke 40.0 x 39.2mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque N/A
Transmission Automatic
Final Drive Shaft
Seat Height 18.7 in.
Rake 25.5°
Trail 2.0 in.
Front Suspension 26mm telescopic fork; 2.4-in. travel
Rear Suspension Unit swingarm; 2.0-in travel
Front Tire 2.50-10-4PR
Rear Tire 2.50-10-4PR
Wheelbase 33.7 in.
Fuel Capacity 0.5 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 90 lb.