French manufacturer YCF has hit Australian shores with a range of off road only machines (none are homologated for street use) targeted at children all the way to young adults. Patrick Lowry of the Lowry Group is the man responsible for the importation of YCF to Australia for the first time and the machines will be immediately available at 11 dealers around Australia.
Paul Feeney used to be involved with the same firm that imported MV Agusta and Husqvarna into the country and it would appear that many of those same dealers will also be stocking the new range from YCF.
According to the YCF blurb, YCF offers a range of mini 4 stroke motorcycles starting at entry level 50cc, electric-start kids bikes with optional remote engine kill switch and training stabilizer wheels. They also cater for bigger kids and adults with a full range of fun bikes and pit bikes from 88cc right up to 190cc.
If you haven’t heard of YCF before, that’s probably not surprising. They’ve only been in existence for 10 years and began as a partnership between two Frenchmen, motocross rider Yannick Coquard and technician Dimitri Bera who helped establish the manufacture of the machines in China. YCF motorcycles are currently sold in Europe, South America, Canada and now Australia.
There’s a fairly substantial 20 models available at launch, 19 of which are dirt bikes plus a single supermoto. Prices begin at $1,550 (rideaway) for the kids 50cc automatic machine with the most expensive being the largest capacity F190 dirtbike at $4,990.
Visit the Australian YCF website for a full list of machines and dealers.