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2018 Yamaha WR250F

2018 Yamaha WR250F
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  • Yamaha WR250F
  • Year:
    2018
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  • Engine:
    single cylinder
  • Displacement:
    249 cc
  • Price:
    8099
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Reworked Engine And Advanced Suspension For 2018

Yamaha hits the trails with the new-and-improved WR250F. Touted as competition-ready right out of the box, the MY18 ’Wide Ratio’ brings a newly-reworked engine in a new frame with other delightful nuggets like the advanced suspension and optional engine-tuning app that uses your smartphone as an interface for quick and easy ignition/injection mapping. Titanium poppets and electronic fuel injection add even more yummy-goodness to the mix as part of the standard equipment package. Will it be enough for the current market? We’ll see soon enough, but meanwhile we can dissect the thing to see what all makes it tick.

Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha WR250F.

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2015 - 2017 Yamaha WR250F

2015 - 2017 Yamaha WR250F

Yamaha Gives New Life To An Old Favorite

First introduced in 2001, the WR250F has seen some changes through the years up to and including 2014 — most notably the alloy frame introduced in 2007, improved suspension and some ergonomic tweaks — but for the most part, it had gradually fallen from being a hot ticket to same-old, same-old mediocrity. That changed in 2015. With updates in technology, including the revolutionary rearward slanted engine, an added sixth gear and wide-ratio transmission, twin-chamber fork and fuel injection, the WR250F is a hot ticket once again in the Enduro world, where Yamaha hopes to revive interest in the 250 cc market that has been waning since they essentially quit updating the WR250F in 2007.

Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha WR250F.

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2018 Yamaha WR250F

2018 Yamaha WR250F

Reworked Engine And Advanced Suspension For 2018

Yamaha hits the trails with the new-and-improved WR250F. Touted as competition-ready right out of the box, the MY18 ’Wide Ratio’ brings a newly-reworked engine in a new frame with other delightful nuggets like the advanced suspension and optional engine-tuning app that uses your smartphone as an interface for quick and easy ignition/injection mapping. Titanium poppets and electronic fuel injection add even more yummy-goodness to the mix as part of the standard equipment package. Will it be enough for the current market? We’ll see soon enough, but meanwhile we can dissect the thing to see what all makes it tick.

Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha WR250F.

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2015 - 2018 Yamaha WR250R

2015 - 2018 Yamaha WR250R

Shares DNA With Yamaha’s YZ-F Motocross Bikes

Essentially a carry-over from 2008 when the WR250R added a street-legal stablemate to the Yamaha WR lineup, the 2018 model carries-on carrying-on dual-sport fun. It’s not really a street-legal version of the WR250F, though the model designation tends to make it seem so. “WR” indicates it’s a wide-ratio gear box, and beyond that, the sky’s the limit. The wide-ratio gives an acceptable balance of highway capability and off-road responsiveness, desirable in the dual-sport market.

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Yamaha Recalls WR250 Dirtbikes

Yamaha Recalls WR250 Dirtbikes

I have some bad news for owners of the Yamaha WR250X and the WR250R dirt bikes. The two WR off-roaders have become the subjects of the latest safety recall over what appears to be issues with the insulation on the bike’s starter coil.

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has already flagged the problems on the two Yamaha WRs so there’s no debating as to whether or not it’s important to have your bikes changed. The issue with the aforementioned starter coils could lead to far more serious problems, specifically for the bike’s batteries, which could die at any moment because they weren’t charged properly. In the event this happens, riders of the WR250X and WR250R could find themselves in the precarious position of getting stuck on the road because the engine of the bikes stalled.

Now I know it’s not as bad as fire risks on motorcycles, but a dying battery isn’t anything to brush off either. First, it’s a huge inconvenience, especially if you end up getting stranded in desolate locations. Second, a dying battery could also lead to all sorts of accidents, not the least of which includes losing control of the bikes and spilling on the road. When that happens, well, riders have far more things to worry about than the dead batteries on their motorcycles.

All in all, 12,721 units of the WR250X and WR250R are affected by the recall. Yamaha Motor USA has already sent notices to owners of the two models, instructing them to contact their local dealerships to have their bikes checked. If they’re found to be included in the number of stamped units, dealerships will replace the stator coil with a fully functioning equipment at no cost to the owner.

Continue reading to read more about the recall of the Yamaha WR250X and WR250R models.

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2015 Yamaha WR450F

2015 Yamaha WR450F

The latest WR450F from Yamaha comes with a wide range of advanced engine and chassis technology that’s designed to deliver winning performance on the track and all-round versatility on the trail.

At the heart of this remarkably capable enduro bike is a gutsy and reliable 450cc 5-valve engine which is renowned for its strong and useable power. We’ve equipped this legendary powerplant with an advanced fuel injection system for even more stable and responsive performance. The chassis also gets a serious upgrade, and the latest WR450F now runs with a compact 250-class bilateral beam frame for quicker turning and enhanced agility.

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2014 Yamaha WR125R

2014 Yamaha WR125R

When it comes to compact dual purpose motorcycles, the Yahama WR125R is certainly one of the best players in its class.

This reliable, sleek and agile machine has all it needs to deal great with anything you throw at it. In its wild adventures, the motorcycle is backed up by a sturdy motocross-inspired steel double cradle chassis which is paired with a 124.7 cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves, forward-inclined single cylinder engine. Fire it up and it will reward you with a maximum power of 11 KW (15PS) @ 9,000 rpm and 12.2 Nm (1.24 Kg-M) @ 8,000 rpm.

The motorcycle rides on a pair of rugged wheels that measure 21-inch at the front and 18-inch at the rear. The rims are shod in grippy dual-purpose tyres.

As far as prices are concerned, the Yamaha WR125R can be yours for no less than €4.975.

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2014 Yamaha WR450F

2014 Yamaha WR450F

The Yamaha WR450F is a reliable off roader that was creates for those who love adventures on two wheels.

The motorcycle is built on an advanced alumunium frame that houses a 449cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC four-stroke engine with five titanium valves. The engine breaths through a lightweight exhaust system and is mated to a wide-ratio five-speed transmission with a YZ450F-spec multiplate clutch.

The ride quality is assured by a fully adjustable YZ-based KYB air/oil-separate, 48mm cartridge-type fork and a rear KYB shock that can be adjusted for high- and low-speed compression damping, rebound and spring preload.

The stopping power is handled by wave-style brake discs that feature front and rear calipers with aluminum pistons.

You also get a pair of lightweight 21-inch front and 18-inch rear Excel rims shod in premium Dunlop tires.

The 2014 Yamaha WR450F is offered with a base price of $8,290.

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2014 Yamaha WR250R

2014 Yamaha WR250R

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.

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2013 Yamaha WR125R

2013 Yamaha WR125R

The Yamaha WR125R loves adventures. All you have to do is jump on the saddle and fire up the engine then you can venture to the woods or other dirty tracks.

The bike features a tasty of road styling with aggressive lines and sharp-cut fenders. You’ll also like the sleek seat, the ergonomically designed handlebar and the sporty headlight.

As far as power is concerned, the Yamaha WR125R is propelled by a fuelinjected, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, 4-stroke SOHC single-cylinder engine. The engine puts out 11 kW (15PS) at 9,000 rpm and 12.2 Nm (1.24 kg-m) of torque at 8,000 rpm and is mated on a constant mesh transmission.

The motorcycle rides on 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels wrapped in new dualpurpose tyres. The wheels are combined with 240 mm front and 220 mm rear discs that offer a pretty strong stopping power regardless of the terrain conditions.

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2013 Yamaha WR250F

2013 Yamaha WR250F

With its agile character and the powerful engine, the 2013 Yamaha WR250F is ready to tackle even the harshest terrains with poise.

The bikes’ 250cc liquid-cooled, DOHC four-stroke engine features five titanium valves and is complemented with the special WR camshafts, carburetion, exhaust and ignition systems. All these facts are translated into first class power delivery and performance.

But power without control is useless, thereby the motorcycle is packed with a set of sporty suspensions which are perfectly suited for off road use. The motorcycle’s backbone is the YZ-inspired aluminum frame which retains Yamaha’s legendary handling and response. In addition, the KYB shock brings 12.2 inches of travel while the wave-style disc brake rotors front and rear reduce unsprung weight and bring excellent performance.

As far as style goes, the WR250F is offered with a YZ-derived bodywork and a thick seat with a tapered aluminum handlebar.

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2013 Yamaha WR450F

2013 Yamaha WR450F

Compared to the old model, the new generation Yamaha WR450F was completely redesigned. While the old model was built with speed and casual off roading in mind, the new model is more focused on crossed country and enduro rides. Thereby the new bike is a better racer than the old one and also features a tougher character.

One of the most important upgrades is the improved chassis. Technically the new chassis consists of an YZ250F frame fitted with a strong 449cc engine. Compared to the old frame, the new one has a better torsional rigidity and is made of a combination of forged and extruded aluminium pieces.

The bike is also equipped with a digital enduro computer which offers speedometer, clock, tripmeter or or pace management functions such as timer, distance-compensating tripmeter, average speed when switched to race mode.

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2013 Yamaha WR250R

2013 Yamaha WR250R

The Yamaha WR250R is a direct descendent of the WR250F – a rugged motorbike designed only for off road. Unlike its sibling the WR250R has a more serene character and can be used without problems for both street and dirt riding.

The first street legal Yamaha WR250R was launched in 2008 and since then it continued to impress the dual purpose bike lovers with its superior performances.

After four years, the WR250R’s design remained almost unchanged and all you get for 2013 is a new set of graphics.

The bike features a competent alloy chassis which is combined with a reliable 250 cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine. The engine is combined with two titanium intake valves and two steel exhausts.

To help the bike deal with harsh terrains with poise, Yamaha gave it a special asymmetrical swingarm which comes with cast aluminum crossmembers, extruded arms and a 22mm rear axle. Furthermore a fully adjustable 46mm fork provides 10.6 inches of wheel travel.

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2011 Yamaha WR250X

2011 Yamaha WR250X

Yamaha is rolling out a pair of new all-purpose bikes that have been designed to make commuting, be it on pavement or off-road, as seamless and efficient as possible.

One of this is the supermoto-influenced WR250X, which is about as legitimate as any dual-sport bike you’ll find on the market today. The WR250X offers an unmatched level of riding performance and excitement that very few bikes in the market can provide.

The bike was built using inspiration from two legendary Yamaha models, the YZ motocrossers and the WR off-road machines. But unlike the WR250R, which was designed and built for off-road purposes, the WR250X was built with a little more cosmopolitan use to it.

Whatever adventures you may chance upon with this bike, you’ll always remember that the WR250X is a bike that can take you wherever you need to go. It not only delivers a fun and enjoyable ride, but also gives you everything you need in a two-wheeled, pavement-riding machine.

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2011 Yamaha WR250R

2011 Yamaha WR250R

Directly descended from Yamaha’s legendary ’YZ’ moto-crossers and the ’WR’ off-road machines, the WR250R is the perfect blend of the best of two worlds.

It’s neither an enduro model nor is it a glorified streetbike; what it is though is a bike that plays on many faces, depending on how the riders want to use them.

The word ’dual-purpose’ is getting thrown around a lot recently, but very few machines fit that description to a tee quite like the WR250R. The WR250R is a machine that offers incredible performance on the road and off.

The bike has the capability to be rolled out to serve many purposes, be it as an ultra-lightweight adventure tourer that can hit the trail without any problems or as a city rider that can get you to your destination as seamlessly and efficiently as possible.

Versatility is the name of the game and the unquestioned calling car of the Yamaha WR250R. Some bikes will offer you more power and some will look a lot more sophisticated, but if you’re looking for a no-frills, do-anything ride, the WR250R will offer you all that and so much more.

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2010 Yamaha WR250R

2010 Yamaha WR250R

Not quite your everyday enduro motorcycle and not a dirt bike either, the WR250R is Yamaha’s most versatile two-wheeled machine, one that can take you off-road and on pavement with great ease thanks to a highly evolved and easily adaptive chassis and a potent quarter-liter engine. As you probably already infer, the best thing about it is that it can actually go on public roads, so it qualifies as a commuter too.

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2010 Yamaha WR250X

2010 Yamaha WR250X

Small, light and versatile dirt bikes are big part of Yamaha’s history, but we also can’t complain about their evolution on the streets either and the 2010 WR250X model is a pure demonstration of power in this concern. Nowadays, the engine’s size isn’t as important as the overall package’s weight, handling and build quality and this versatile Yamaha motorcycle does more than meeting these last demands, it actually makes us wonder which category is the most appropriate for it.

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2009 Yamaha WR250F

2009 Yamaha WR250F

Yamaha goes on producing the WR250F model with more talent and dedication as ever before. Featuring the popular DOHC, four-stroke; five titanium valves quarter-liter engine mounted on a light and nimble aluminum frame, it stands as an awesome off-road machinery, but as you’ll further see, it also features goodies that can’t be passed unnoticed.

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2009 Yamaha WR450F

2009 Yamaha WR450F

Yamaha has always been good on the trails, but never as good as the 09 model range. A benchmark both for the lineup and for this class is the WR450F which remains unchanged for 2009. Both reliable and awesome performing, the bike stands out immediately as the solution to your off and on road riding needs. So check up on it!

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Yamaha introduces the 2009 Motocross and Off-road models

Yamaha introduces the 2009 Motocross and Off-road models

Yamaha has just launched the new YZ, WR and TT-R lineups so all of you motocross and off-road enthusiasts ca already start digging for information on the model you’re interested most.

As you can expect, refinements brought the improvement of performance, steering, and the dirt spreaders became even lighter compared with 2008 so you will be seeing more and more previews of these models on our website. Stay tuned!

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2008 Yamaha WR250F

2008 Yamaha WR250F

For riders who prefer finesse over brute force, the WR250F is the way to go off-road. It is one of those magic bikes that make you feel like a better rider. Everything is easier than it should be, from tracking through rocks to snaking through twist trails.

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2008 Yamaha WR250R

2008 Yamaha WR250R

This supermoto-inspired bike is built for riders who spend more time off-road than on the street. Directly descended from Yamaha’s YZ and WR off-road machines, the WR250R makes Yamaha’s off-road prowess street accessible.

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2008 Yamaha WR250X

2008 Yamaha WR250X

This supermoto-inspired bike is built for riders who spend more time on pavement surfaces, not that the occasional dirt road is going to slow anybody down much. Directly descended from Yamaha’s YZ and WR off-road machines, the WR250X makes Yamaha’s off-road prowess street accessible.

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2008 Yamaha WR450F

2008 Yamaha WR450F

Everything else trails far behind.
It’s got the muscle to shoot you up the steepest hills with the greatest of ease and can go over, around or through just about anything the trail cares to throw your way. All you need to bring is gas and as much off-road skill as you can muster.

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2007 Yamaha WR250F

2007 Yamaha WR250F

Light, nimble, precise.
Ridden any winding, near-vertical goat trails lately?
Powerful, maneuverable, and a really low dry weight - did we mention electric starting?

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Yamaha hosted WR Media Introduction in Costa Rica

Yamaha hosted WR Media Introduction in Costa Rica

To unveil the all-new 2007 WR250F and WR450F, Yamaha hosted a Media Introduction in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Costa Rica has exploded onto the adventure sports map with its world-class surfing, sport fishing, river rafting, and for off-road riders, the most pristine, scenic and challenging loops ever found in one location.
Yamaha redesigned the 2007 WRs with a goal of building the most Enduro race ready bikes available. With an aluminum frame and slim YZ-style layout, the styling (...)

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Yamaha WR450F 2-TRAC

Yamaha WR450F 2-TRAC

The Yamaha WR450F 2-Trac is a rally bike, a limited production competition machine featuring the world’s first production two wheel drive system for motorcycles.

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2007 Yamaha WR450F

2007 Yamaha WR450F

The WR450F receives a new engine with double camshaft at the head, 5 valves delivering an important power and semi-mode which should make it possible to gain in performance on all types of ground. For 2007, this news 450 cm3 is also equipped with a new aluminium frame, developed amongst other things for optimized direction changing.

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