2008 Yamaha WR250X First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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Yamaha WR 250X

2008 Yamaha WR250X Ride

Those new to supermoto appreciate how the WR250X makes a focus on technique in order to go

2008 Yamaha WR250X


The X model looks different than its sibling most changes emphasizing its styling. Generous application of anodizing on the semi- double-cradle and swingarm, fork downtubes and supermoto wheels are the most difference. The removable steel cradle and subframe are blacked-out to the engine covers. A larger brake disc is necessary for a machine so it swells to 298mm.

rates are identical to the R front and in the suspension department, and steering is slightly sharper with the X as a of the smaller wheels (25.3 rake and 3 inches of trail vs. deg/4.4 inch).

Spinning laps aboard the at Grange Motor Circuit is a blast. Because the bike have a monster motor, are able to focus on other of riding supermoto like speed, body positioning, selection and braking. As a journalist great fun to ride the bejeezus out of a like this, but from the point if view it might be a proposition to flirt with the rpm rev-limiter so often.

Recommended adjustments are every 26,600 (compared to 310 miles for the high-potency and YZ-F), so it seems that the can handle it if you can. But again we to remember how this machine be used in the real world. through town on a commute or outside city boundaries for a escape won’t tax the small like we did at Grange.

Also, X owners are unlikely to ever use the bike off-road (otherwise would have bought an R) the to stall at low-speed off-road be such an issue. Additionally, 1.4 off the seat height (35.2 at 34.3 lowest) will the X much easier to mount and ground for short-legged riders.

We had no problem muscling the bike Grange’s 14-turn circuit. top speed wasn’t eye watering, and never once stretched our but there was still plenty of to go fast on the 250X. The BT090F and meats stuck to the track at all times and as a SuMo newcomer, our was thoroughly happy to use the X’s to make him a better rider.

geometry felt spot on and wanted to tuck the front remaining stable at the end of the straightaway. down on the oversized front gave excellent stopping and we were still braking into the corners by the time our day was

One thing we did notice during our ride is the wide LED taillight and blinkers offer plenty of from the rear, and a high/low halogen headlight also the safety factor. The seats and layout are comfortable on both for lengthy stints on your and the standing position is agreeable as Mirrors work well, but to keep the machines under $6K are in the steel handlebars.

Yamaha WR 250X
Yamaha WR 250X

Fortunately, mounted them to the forged triple clamps with bar clamps so a buyer could purchase YZ-F style and use oversize bars such as the found on the motocrosser.

Handling on the 250X is light and despite its claimed weight. The highlight for us though was the oversized brake.

Our tester would turn the ignition on the R model for higher versatility. All things equal, the 250R will do off-road and manage street better than the X will dirt. Either way, has brought some new flavor to the dual-sport market and it has generated interest already.

Time tell whether or not that to the sales Yammie is looking but we’ve already seen on the streets, most recently Daytona Bike Week. though it didn’t exactly fit in, bet dollars to dog turds that parking between all those was pretty easy with the WR-X.

Riding either of the new WR is a one-way ticket to carpal syndrome in your right The bikes offer enough with the all-new aluminum suspension and wave-style braking to accommodate everything the engine can out. Talk about like a hero, the only guy who pins a Blue 250cc this hard is probably to win the West Coast Supercross division this season.

We think that for riders who are back into motorcycling bikes will be fun, and practical, and the X is a particularly good way to get the casual supermoto scene. that’s brand-spankin’ new to riding have trouble with the seat heights and if you plan to hit the it would be a good idea to in some alternate gearing to make the motor a bit more in technical off-road situations. Yamaha has done a good job of a small-bore dual-sport that can out a bit of hooliganism on the track or trail, but get you to work on time.

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Yamaha WR 250X
Yamaha WR 250X
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