Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - PW50


2018 Off Road Motorcycles

Off-road adventures begin here.

When it comes to kids’ mini-bikes, Yamaha is the clear leader. With the PW50’s rider-friendly design it’s easy to see why this 50cc 2-stroke is a firm favourite with kids and parents. Safety features include an adjustable throttle which allows parents to limit top speed to suit the rider’s skill level – and the enclosed shaft drive reduces maintenance chores. And there’s no gear shifting to worry about, its zippy 50cc 2-stroke engine drives through a fully-automatic gearbox for simple ‘twist-and-go’ performance.

At just 39 kg, this lightweight and compact mini-bike is the ideal way for your child to have hours of fun while developing their riding skills.


•  50cc 2-stroke engine with fully-automatic gearbox
•  Reliable shaft drive for reduced maintenance
•  Simple throttle limiter assures parental control
•  Lightweight handling and compact dimensions
•  Separate 2-stroke oil tank for ease of use
•  Yamaha design, quality and reliability


Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - PW50

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 the simple throttle limiter allows parents to adjust top speed to suit the rider's skill level.

Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - PW50

Low-maintenance shaft drive

Just about every feature on this remarkable little motorcycle has been designed to make the PW50 fun to ride and easy own. The fully-enclosed shaft drive system is clean and quiet, which, together with its low-maintenance design, makes this system the obvious choice for new riders and for parents wanting an easy life.

Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - PW50

Low seat height and user-friendly controls

With its low seat height of only 485 mm and a comfortable 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 beginners. Just twist the throttle and the fun begins.

Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - PW50

Strong 3-spoke steel wheels

Although it weighs only 39 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 tyres.

Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - PW50

Light and strong polypropylene bodywork

Just like Yamaha's larger-capacity off road bikes, the PW50 is equipped with polypropylene bodywork which combines high strength with low weight. The front and rear fenders and side panels are finished in racing blue, and bright tank graphics and white racing number backgrounds give this leading mini-bike a sporty image.

Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - PW50

Lightweight high-level exhaust

Check out the exhaust and you can see another example of how our 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.

Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - PW50

Easy ownership

Parents who are new to the world of motorcycling needn't worry about mechanical matters, because clever design makes the PW50 easy to own. A separate 2-stroke oil tank means you don't need to pre-mix the oil and fuel, and the easily-accessible engine, strong steel wheels and shaft drive require little routine maintenance.

Technical specifications


Engine type
air-cooled, 2-stroke, Forward-inclined single cylinder, reed valve
Bore x stroke
40.0 mm x 39.2 mm
Compression ratio
6.0 : 1
Maximum power
Maximum Torque
Lubrication system
Yamaha Autolube
Clutch Type
Wet, Centrifugal automatic
Mikuni VM12/1
Ignition system
Starter system
Transmission system
Final transmission


Steel tube backbone
Front travel
60 mm
Caster Angle
50 mm
Front suspension system
Telescopic forks
Rear suspension system
Unit Swing
Rear Travel
50 mm
Front brake
Drum mm
Rear brake
Drum mm
Front tyre
2.50-10 4PR
Rear tyre
2.50-10 4PR


Overall length
1,245 mm
Overall width
575 mm
Overall height
715 mm
Seat height
485 mm
855 mm
Minimum ground clearance
105 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
39 kg
Fuel tank capacity
2.0 litres
Oil tank capacity
0.35 litres


Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - PW50 - Racing Blue

Racing Blue