2013 Yamaha WR250R Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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Yamaha WR 250R

2013 Yamaha WR250R

Yamaha’s WR250R is a proven in the 250 dual sport segment. Can it onto its crown for another Tune into the 2013 WR250R Comparison Video to out.

For those that acceleration and handling, and aren’t of paying for it, Yamaha’s WR250R is a worthy choice. The WR borrows from the YZ line of dirt giving it superior performance off-road and on.

Set your eyes on the and it’s clear that it is oriented with the dirt than street. From the contour of its aluminum frame to the and uncluttered look of the engine, the bike has a tidy package just screams performance.

Yamaha looks most a real dirt bike,” Agustin. “It looks than the other bikes. the seat looks taller kind of intimidated me at first.”

As mentioned, the Yamaha is the tallest in the group. With a seat of 36.6 inches it’s over two inches loftier the CRF and more than an inch than the Kawi. While wasn’t an issue for us six-foot guys, it’s a challenge for riders to get both feet on terra firma.

“I really liked the ergos as a whole,” tells Gauger. “If you’re a rider than this is the for you. But if you’re not that or new to riding, the Yamaha might be a intimidating.”

“I had a hard getting comfortable on it,” Agustin (6’1”). “On the I didn’t have any problems but on a few of the it got tricky at times; like we had to flip a U-turn or climb up a hill. Sometimes I had to stand on my toes and I had a hard time the bike upright.”

Although the is a bit top heavy at times a trip to the proves that it is still a lightweight motorcycle weighing 299 That’s one pound more the Kawasaki, but 21 fewer than the

Thumb the starter and the blue fires to life immediately, time. Like the Honda, its injection settings are calibrated allowing it to ridden right without the prerequisite high-rpm of the Kawasaki. Grab a hold of the and it offers a light lever however, it isn’t quite as as the green or red bikes.

Instrumentation is more basic too and missing a tachometer and fuel It does have a low fuel light and a handy mile that helps you know how miles you can travel before the is completely dry.

( Left ) A bike with a headlight, light and license plate: is the essence of the WR250R. ( Center ) The ate up everything we threw at it. It is an amazing that loves to be ridden Right ) The WR250R’s ergonomics are suited to taller folks routinely ride off-road.

were also well-like by our test rider (6’5”).

On the the Yamaha plays the part of a dirt bike. The engine a bit of vibration and also puts out the noise, too. In the sound the blue bike had the loudest emitting 75 dB at idle and 90 dB at half

Despite being a few points than the ultra-quiet Honda it obnoxious and added a degree of especially when the rider a handful of throttle and lets the rev out. The handlebar has a conventional yet bend and the seat provided support. It wasn’t quite as as the street-friendly Honda but wasn’t so bad any of us complained.

While the WR performed well on the where it really shined is on the Here its higher-spec suspension it to be ridden faster and with effort. Whether you’re across sand wash or over big rocks the Yamaha’s tackles all of it with ease and somehow manages to give a plush ride on the pavement.

The to fine-tune suspension compression and settings is another nice

( Top ) The WR’s instruments were the basic. We did like its low fuel counter. ( Centers ) Even on the the WR performed well but the engine did more than the others. The 250cc water-cooled Single the most punch yet it’s and easy to manage. ( Below ) hard to find fault the way the Yamaha handles off-road or on.

Yamaha WR 250R
Yamaha WR 250R

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In the acceleration tests the Yamaha got up to the quickest. Its zero-to-60 mph time of 7.3 was more than a second than both the Kawasaki and It also registered the fastest mile run of 15.57 seconds top speed of 81.6 mph. review of the dyno graph apparent the WR offers superior performance. Initially it pumps out the amount of torque until 6000 rpm.

After it keeps generating power the other engines begin to off. Nearly 15 lb-ft of torque is available at 8400 Although maximum output at a higher rpm, you get nearly two more than the Kawasaki and than one lb-ft more the Honda.

The power disparity was greater in terms of horsepower it trumped the competition by upwards of ponies with its 24.07 hp at rpm.

“It’s quite which bike has the most says Gauger. “The WR plain rips. Maybe it have as much acceleration at rpms as the other bikes but get the revving and it’s not even a The extra power really on trails and in the sand as it helped the skim over bumps.”

“The Yamaha was faster for agrees Agustin. “But you to rev the engine so high to get it to go. I’m not that it’s bad but it made me pay attention to riding in the right

Since the engine in the WR produces the amount of power it shouldn’t be a that it delivered the poorest economy. We recorded an average of 56 mpg which was one mpg down on the green and eight lower than the But since the fuel tank has a bit more capacity (2.1-gallon) the rider still has a range of 117 between fill-ups.

Both on the and on the trail the WR’s brakes got the job They were easy to on loose rocks yet still had power as evident in the braking with it able to stop 60 mph in 118 feet (best in class).

its taller seat and trusty bike-style ergos the WR might be demanding for some to ride. those that are willing to a sacrifice will experience a like no other. From the yet strong top-end power of its engine to its accurate and sure chassis, the Yamaha offers that the competition simply match.

While the Yamaha is clearly the bike in this test, going to have to pay for it. With its just below seven it’s literally thousands than either the Kawasaki or But as you’re Grandpa used to ‘you get what you pay for’ so if seeking the finest 250 dual-sport, the WR is the bike you need in your

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

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