2010 Yamaha WR250R Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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Yamaha WR 250R

2010 Yamaha WR250R

With its well sorted power sliding the WR250R be easier.

Yamaha’s WR250R an up-to-date look with it the Tuning Fork company’s of fantastic YZ-F dirt The blue plastics show off its lines which also keep the rider’s body getting hung up during maneuvers on the trail. The only we’re not really fond of in the department is the traditional appearance of the headlamp — especially compared to the trick piece on the green machine.

“Looks-wise a tough call between the and Kawasaki,” comments Gauger. though I prefer the WR’s I like the aluminum frame and the of the plastics. Up close the attention to and overall craftsmanship appears of quality too.”

Ray’s the build quality of the Yamaha is on a that the other bikes can’t match. But there is a for that — 2190 to be exact. That’s the amount of dollars it will cost to the reasonably priced Suzuki. the CRF and KLX, the price discrepancy is to the tune of $1391.

But all those extra dollar don’t seem quite so bad you’ve spent some at the controls.

(Above) The 2010 WR250R carries a hefty tag. (Below) The Yamaha out a slightly louder exhaust compared to the rest of the bikes.

a leg over it and you’ll notice how the seat height is with a of 36.6 inches above the That’s almost five higher than the DR and CRF and a little an inch and a half taller the KLX. This makes it the of choice for tall riders. however, complained that it was a too tall for his 5’7” frame. The handlebar feels like it has a taller bend as compared to the

However the rider triangle is nicely, and the WR feels the closest to a dirt bike.

“For the WR feels the most like a bike. From the shape of the and body panels it feels it’s all designed to help you control the bike when off-road,” explains Garcia. can tell Yamaha designers put serious thought into how the should fit the rider.”

With a full 2.1 gallon load the Yamaha weighed in at 299 pounds, which is identical to the Fuel mileage saw the yellow light more often the Kawasaki due in part to its thirstier that netted 53 mpg which to a slight reduction in theoretical If you’re easier on the throttle sure that you can achieve higher fuel economy.

the WR is a fuel-injected and liquid-cooled 250cc This means that the engine is as simple as flipping on the key and the electric start button. the other bikes had to be warmed up for a few before they would cleanly, the WR can be ridden immediately any sort of bog or engine hesitation.

Just a steady, albeit (due to altitude) stream of The engine is mated to a 6-speed and cable-actuated clutch that perfectly everywhere we traveled.

In our test the WR registered a 75 dB reading. is a full three points than the ultra-quiet Honda and And you definitely hear the difference as as you’re standing within a few of the bike.

At speed the Yamaha out 90 dB which was again three higher than the KLX and CRF, it didn’t sound that louder to our ears.

On the dyno the WR out the most amount of peak (24.11) and torque (14.93 That’s nearly double the of horsepower as the DR200SE! But it’s to note that the engine to be revved out to achieve its peak numbers.

Although it pumped out the power it made use of only one as opposed to the dual setup on the

In the zero-to-30 mph test the lightweight and CRF actually accelerated faster the Yamaha by 0.1 second. But when you the WR to stretch its legs it zips to 60 mph in 8.1 almost twice as quickly as the red

Yamaha WR 250R
Yamaha WR 250R

“The Yamaha’s powerband is the opposite of the Honda’s,” comments “Where you would short-shift the and use its low-end torque to pull you with the WR you need to keep the pinned like you’re a 250F motocross bike. The revs so high you think going to blow it up, but it just on pulling, and pulling and pulling. it or not it’s actually really fun to the bike this way.”

The WR250R feels like it has the dirt bike in its DNA. The Yamaha’s dual-sport tires well on and off-road. (Bottom) The Yamaha WR250R excels

On flat pavement nothing touch the WR in terms of outright It was the only bike to be able to to 90 mph under its own power without any Add in a downhill and tow and we almost hit 100 mph.

The Yamaha also received marks in the handling/suspension category. though it’s the tallest and bike in this test it a corner with ease on the street and dirt. At a banzai pace the suspension can’t keep up, but it still does a better job than the other

However, like the ergonomics and suggest, riding off-road is the suspension really shines.

Up the inverted fork offers compression and rebound damping A gas charged shock absorber the rear of the bike and has spring compression and rebound damping. the suspension settings are well and the WR has a phenomenal amount of balance on the fastest dirt trails we

Another plus is its 11.8 clearance which made it much easier to hop over on the trail.

Braking performance was as impressive. Similar to the Kawasaki and the WR employs hydraulical front and disc brakes. For the most the brakes felt similar to the but the Yamaha did have just a more power.

This could possibly be to the stiffer fork damping which complement the brakes to stopping distance.

If you want the high-performance 250 dual sport on the Yamaha has it covered with the You’ll have to pay for it, but those bring a very high piece of machinery that can out and out maneuver the competition.

Yamaha WR 250R
Yamaha WR 250R
Yamaha WR 250R


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