The Yamaha PW80 is started by a kick-start lever: Turn the lever's foot peg outward from the side of the bike so you can put your foot on it while mounted on the seat, then thrust the lever downward with your leg to start the engine. The kick starter is situated on the right side of the bike next to the brake pedal. The front brake lever and engine kill switch are on the right handlebar for easy access and control.