2008 Yamaha WR250R and WR250X Reviews

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Yamaha WR 250 X Special

2008 Yamaha WR250R and Reviews

Because of their inherent buzz and underpoweredness, never considered a small-displacement as the engine configuration on which to the Alaska Highway. But riding the freeway in the high desert surrounding Victorville, California, Yamaha’s 2008 WR250R I_m with the minimal vibration from the hard working piston pushing the 500 lbs. of of bike and rider weight the road.

In fact, the bike is so I don’t realize I’m riding in 5th Grabbing the transmission’s top cog reduces the to a few less per minute and it becomes that riding this for longer distances will not the numbing discomfort usually with thumpers.

Sighting that the demographic for bike doesn’t desire a wound motor with service intervals, but rather an engine requiring minimal Yamaha endowed both the R and X with a purpose-built power to meet the latter criteria, also gracing them modern technology such as intake valves, a ceramic plated cylinder, high cams, a newly designed cylinder head and a short aluminum piston. The engine has an oil jet located beneath the piston to piston temperatures.

The Mikuni injection system utilizes a throttle body and a 12-hole injector for efficient combustion. The also features a single with a fan said to exhaust heat away from the (a good thing on hot days, but a not so thing on cold ones).

Turning off the pavement and onto terra firma another of the R model is revealed  suspension. The upside down, cartridge, KYB have 10.6 of travel and are for compression and rebound. The Soqi shock also has 10.6 of is fully adjustable and features .9 of height adjustability. (To reduce or the ride height a person loosen the lock nut, the bottom shock mount, set the height and then replace the and lock nut.)

Rolling up to Motor Circuit there_s for lunch and a change of attire swapping the R model for its Supermoto and etching u-shaped hieroglyphics the corners of the popular Kart

Cosmetically the WR250X is recognizable by the treatment to the frame, swingarm and Smaller wheels (17′s on the X vs. 21 front and 18 rear on the R), radial Bridgestone tires (the R uses DOT approved TW301 and 302 purpose rubber) and a larger brake rotor (298mm x vs.

250mm x 3.5mm) augment the Supermoto purpose of the X model.

Yamaha WR 250 X Special
Yamaha WR 250 X Special

To the larger front brake Yamaha included a larger cylinder piston (12.7mm vs. to the X model. Brakes on both the X and R were equally impressive.

the same suspension components as the the X’s units, according to Yamaha, are for street and Supermoto riding. stock settings may be comfortable for use, on-track performance definitely improve with a stiffening of the adjustable forks and The X’s rear Soqi shock features the .9 of ride height of the R model.

Weighing an inconsequential four dry heavier than the R model lbs. vs. 276 lbs.), the WR250X is fun for recreational Supermoto track especially on a small circuit Grange where the longest measures only 950 feet. the throttle hard coming out of keeps things exciting the fear of inadvertently breaking as the bigger 450s are wont to do.

street legal machines the X and R pass emissions standards, so the system on both models equipped with a honeycomb converter and Yamaha’s iconic system. Of course these add weight and complexity to a muffler the petite doesn’t apply, but the should take care of and, again according to the bike’s ECU should compensate for a pipe. If not, a DynoJet Commander should do the trick.

For anyone interested in purchasing a and performing a garage conversion a WR250R, a la KTM, Yamaha the wheels and front brake are all that_s necessary and are available your local dealer. To for the smaller 17-inch rear the X model’s sprocket is smaller, so you also consider the R model’s sprocket, which may also a longer chain. But if you’re of off-roading is the occasional fire or an overnighter at a KOA campground, the X model and its Bridgestone Supermoto rubber suffice.

Whichever bike suits purpose, Yamaha’s WR250R/X has a void in the marketplace somewhere high tech, basic and small capacity. The new WRs aren’t breathing technofiles, nor are they bin Frankenbikes, but for the sub-$6,000 price for the 250R and $5,999 for the X), and the target Big Blue has in mind, the R or X are attractive

Yamaha WR 250 X Special
Yamaha WR 250 X Special
Yamaha WR 250 X Special
Yamaha WR 250 X Special

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