If you want a reliable, agile and light, dual purpose bike, then you should take a closer look at Yamaha’s WR250R. The motorcycle has all it needs to reward you with a fun riding experience both on and off the road.
The bike is built on a semi-double-cradle frame that uses a main frame of cast and forged aluminum sections, with high-strength steel downtubes.
The ride comfort is assured by a fully adjustable 46mm fork which is paired with a linkage-mounted rear shock that can be adjusted for compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload.
The motorcycle’s center piece is a 250cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke; 4 valves, fuel injected engine which is mated to a constant-mesh 6-speed transmission with multiplate wet clutch.
The 2014 Yamaha can be yours for no less than $6,690 and is available from september 2013.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Yamaha WR250R.
- Directly descended from our YZ motocrossers and WR off-road machines, the WR250R is here to make Yamaha’s off-road prowess street accessible.
- Not exactly an enduro model and not a streetbike either, the WR250R is for riders who ride off-road more than on.
- 250cc liquid-cooled, DOHC engine with two titanium intake valves and two steel exhausts, forged piston and plated cylinder for outstanding durability.
- Pentroof combustion chamber with downdraft-type straight intake helps make excellent power across the rev band, with maximum power at 10,000 rpm.
- First use of fuel injection on a 250 Yamaha on/off-road bike. The system relies on input from a crank sensor, intake air pressure sensor and throttle position sensor feeding a compact ECU to provide optimum combustion.
- An ECU-controlled EXUP® exhaust valve, along with an electronic intake control valve, broadens the powerband.
- High lift cams have WPC surface treatment in which the surface is sprayed with fine powder at over 100 meters per second to increase surface hardness.
- Three-axis engine layout keeps the engine compact. Wet sump tucks between frame rails to keep the engine height down.
- Rare earth-type ACM alternator keeps the weight down while providing all the current needed to run the FI and lighting systems.
- Direct ignition coil sits atop the spark plug—another first on a Yamaha on-off road model.
- Six-speed gearbox provides a wide spread of ratios, with shower-type lubrication for reliability. A special light-action clutch makes shifting a snap.
- Tucked-in, three-chamber muffler helps keep mass centralized and the bike quiet.
- Electric start only: Leaving off the kickstarter keeps it light and simple.
- YZ / WR250-inspired semi-double-cradle frame uses a main frame of cast and forged aluminum sections, with high-strength steel downtubes for excellent strength and rigidity characteristics.
- Asymmetrical swingarm provides excellent strength/rigidity balance and a dynamic look. Cast aluminum crossmembers, extruded arms and a 22mm rear axle are carefully tuned for optimum handling.
- Fully adjustable 46mm fork provides 10.6 inches of wheel travel. A forged lower triple clamp and a cast upper one help give outstanding front-end feel. An aluminum steering stem reduces weight.
- Linkage-mounted rear shock provides 10.6 inches of travel with adjusters for compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload—and features a 14mm rod and 46mm cylinder for excellent damping and fade resistance.
- Wave brake rotors front and rear, including a large 250mm front disc, reduce unsprung weight and provide excellent performance. Rear pedal is forged aluminum.
- A slim, steel fuel tank is shaped with knee grip in mind, and the entire ergonomic layout is designed to make the rider feel like part of the bike.
- Narrow, YZ-inspired seat features gripper-type cover for great seat-of-the-pants feel. Seat height is 36.6 inches.
- WR enduro-style instrument panel provides excellent visibility in spite of the compact size. Basic mode provides speed, clock, tripmeter and self-diagnostic function. Measurement mode includes stopwatch, distance-compensating tripmeter, etc.
- Minimalist front and rear fenders are designed for function, simplicity, and lightness.
- Bodywork with separate radiator heat outlet helps keep engine and rider cool.
- Lightweight headlight and LED taillight maximize visibility and draw less current.
- Adjustable front brake lever.
|MSRP*||$6,690 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from September 2013|
|Engine Type||250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 valves|
|Bore x Stroke||77.0 x 53.6mm|
|Fuel Delivery||Fuel injection|
|Ignition||TCI with direct ignition coil|
|Transmission||Constant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch|
|Suspension / Front||Inverted fork; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travel|
|Suspension / Rear||Single shock; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travel|
|Brakes / Front||Hydraulic single-disc brake, 250mm|
|Brakes / Rear||Hydraulic single-disc brake, 230mm|
|Tires / Front||80/100-21|
|Tires / Rear||120/80-18|
|Seat Height||36.6 in|
|Ground Clearance||11.8 in|
|Fuel Capacity||2.0 gal / California model 1.9 gal|
|Fuel Economy**||71 mpg|
|Wet Weight***||295 lb|