2012 Yamaha WR250F Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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Yamaha WR 250 X Special

2012 Yamaha WR250F

Watch the Yamaha trail in action in the 2012 Yamaha Comparison Video .

Yamaha gave the WR250F a redesign in and has made minor upgrades to the model and bold new graphics year since. The WR450F be introduced in 2012 as an all-new but the 250F remains the trusty and dirt bike we’ve to love over the years.

the Honda, which received kudos for its handling, the Yammie our testers with its dual cam engine. The 250cc four-… has a different character than the Most of our riders noted a better low-end grunt, but the mill is a willing revver as

The single-cylinder uses a 12.5:1 ratio inside of a 77mm x bore and …. Our test produces more power the Honda across the board, a important fact considering how low bikes are on total output. the CRF, the WR is considerably choked up in trim. It is also a 50-state and passes the strict emissions extra engine and exhaust and special overflow routing.

still, the blue bike enough torque to be very on the trail.

The WR’s DOHC offers more performance the Honda. Multiple testers that they wished the WR would fit in the CRF’s chassis.

Redmond likes its ability to get up terrain with little and our novice considers it plenty for the of riding he does on a regular The five-speed manual transmission is a gearbox and the final gearing is suited for trail riding. The and transmission isn’t quite as as the Honda’s but it’s still a 250F.

Pull on the lever is easy and moving up or down the gearbox is precise.

Fueling the 37mm Keihin flat-side is better than the red machine and it experience the low-end bog as drastically. We the Yamaha willing to plunk or wick up the pace with a engine, despite the restrictive controls. The WR250F sounds and more bottled up than the but each of our testers felt it still performs better.

such a relatively small the electric start has no problem the engine to life. Both sometimes prefer to be kick on cold mornings. An ignition is a high-tech feature, but our testers split on it, some feeling merely an extra step to get started. But, we agreed the ability to use the magic button the clutch (in neutral, obviously) is

The Honda requires the clutch to be pulled in to make use of the electric

In addition to making a great bike powerplant, the WR’s muscle really makes up for of its handling woes. It can get over and things by lifting its front end or loose the rear. It pops up climbs hills and hops roots.

At 259 pounds, the Yamaha to go on a diet. It’ not only than the Honda, but it’s porkier than a KTM 350 XCF-W we had on hand for a different project. The dual cams add some of weight, as does the extra of fuel which fits in the tank.

It’s not a behemoth, a tad beefy for a 250 enduro.

“The is definitely a little heavier, I don’t really like,” our novice, “but that actually feels like it me over logs or stumps. It has a solid feel. Somehow gives me more confidence to try new

The WR250F has a heavier feeling end

with soft Kayaba

Almost 48% of the weight bias is on the end, which gives the a heavier feel than the Honda. It pivots around the front wheel easier gives it a tendency to knife corners.

“The Yamaha’s is better on bumps,” says of the plush Kayabas, “but you have to push the front end corners.”

Dawes also liked the KYB but the rest of our testers considered the unbalanced and way too soft. The front end when off the throttle or braking, to the steering sensation. The seat is an inch higher at 38.6 compared to the Honda’s 37.7, but of our testers noted it. We attribute to the Yamaha’s soft Kayabas as

Up front is a 48mm inverted that offers 11.8 of travel with rebound and adjustments. The rear has 12.2 of travel and has adjustable preload and valving circuits for rebound and compression.

Stability is definitely a trait of the WR family. The 250F a 58.3-inch wheelbase and it plows its intended line with We did experience some bucking the rear end at higher speeds as the got down into the stiffer of the …, but the Yamaha is more as it tractors through rocky

It also has solid brakes a dual-piston Nissin front (250mm rotor) and single-piston (245mm rotor).

“The on the WR are plenty strong for hauling you from speed, and they fade really at all on long says Dawes. “I the front brake is strong to wipe you out when an Oregon gets a hold of the lever.”

The Yamaha has details that add value to it such as oversized aluminum handlebars, beefy tool-less airbox entry and a plastic skidplate which completely around the engine and rails. Also, the computer is far superior to the Honda’s. It’s a unit that offers trip meter and odometer in the mode.

Yamaha WR 250 X Special

It also has a race which converts it into a distance-compensating trip meter and speed all things that are to know in a timekeeping enduro

The layout is a bit more open the ProTaper bars and the fuel which doesn’t protrude as as the CRF’s. However, comfort as high on the blue dirt with its stiff seat The rigid platform hasn’t down much either as the rack up.

“The WR has a seat nice and long, but if you sit more you stand you will have Buttcrack Syndrome after a day on the says sore-assed Dawes.

In the department, the WR’s blue are sharp and it has a more modern The headlight is shaped nicely and the clamps have a factory The heat shield on the head adds clean lines and the muffler has a tapered end cap.

Yamaha’s aluminum chassis has a appeal and rear brake is wide, bright and tucked under the rear fender.

With a better computer, handlebars and clean lines, the looks much more than the Honda.

“The lines and blue plastics good,” says eagle-eyed “It just looks like a YZ-F, which is a thing. The Honda is beginning to dated. If I was to throw down my paycheck for a 250cc enduro I would have to go with the I enjoy wringing it out and it makes me like I’m hauling the even though I’m not.”

Dawes is a big guy and admitted fiend, but he loved the surefootedness of the tractability on technical rock Even though not all of our test are ready to trade out their rides full time in of

Our less experienced riders more of a liking to the 250F enduros, but even top pros can a good time on these dirt bikes.

the small they could all appreciate capabilities in the right situations and help but have fun. One we noticed is that all of our testing was on a single set of tires. Front on both machines are poor, but the rear treads provided traction for months of riding, and we going easy on them.

These bikes just eat up tires.

Even though brands are offering the 2012 there are still leftover to be found on dealer floors. a used four-… can be sketchy, for 250cc machines. But as far as the quarter-liters go, are two of the most dependable machines Not only are they bulletproof, but as bikes they often get ridden into the ground as as race bikes. Both also hold their value.

The WR250F ($6890) and ($7149) are lacking the technology of the European brands such as KTM and We’d certainly like to see of them equipped with EFI at the least. Looking on the bright the MSRPs for these bikes are as low as they get for a full-size modern

Getting reacquainted with the enduros reminded us of how much low-hype dirt bikes can offer.

Yamaha WR 250 X Special
Yamaha WR 250 X Special

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