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Yamaha MX 250

CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: YAMAHA DT2MX 250


The 1972 was the first Yamaha model strictly for the motocross market

By Tom

Up until 1972, Yamaha’s (125s), DT1s (250s) and (360s) were little than stripped street with GYT (Genuine Yamaha kit components. Nothing had been to resolve the mediocre street-oriented Not to mention that the MX line standard with forks and right off street-going models. The DT2MX was the first Yamaha designed strictly for the motocross

The DT2MX came standard reed valve induction, a CDI with button-mag and Yamaha’s system, which automatically oil with the gas. Most racers removed the Autolube and ran pre-mix as a safety measure.

to the chassis and bodywork were The engine was lowered 40mm in the This allowed the exhaust to snake from left to above the cylinder head.

Plastic fenders were and the rims were shouldered Unfortunately, only minor like dual-rate springs, made to the suspension. The DT2MX 250 was 15 heavier than most of the European offerings.

The DT2MX was to other Japanese motocross like the Suzuki TM250 and the F81M. The DT2MX was a fun, and neutral-handling machine that was comfortable racing across the and/or competing in smooth But, it was never a serious in championship-level motocross.

In 1972, Gary Jones won his 250 National Championship on a bike was based on the original DT1—which one wonder why Yamaha didn’t copy Jones’ championship It wasn’t until the 1974 that Yamaha built a bike based on their bikes. The “A” was a limited-production bike many think was the best machine built up to that

1972 YAMAHA DT2MX 250

Yamaha MX 250
Yamaha MX 250

WHAT THEY COST

retail price was $983. about what a decent unit is worth in 2010, as few vintage racers choose machine.

MODELS

The 125cc model was the AT2MX; the was the DT2MX; and the 360 was the RT2MX.

WHAT TO FOR

For a restorer, finding an original is most important. The silencer is large, unique to this and almost impossible to find. alloy rims, standard tank, oil injection and the stock number plate should be in evaluating the machine.

Yamaha MX 250
Yamaha MX 250
Yamaha MX 250
Yamaha MX 250
Yamaha MX 250
Yamaha MX 250
Yamaha MX 250
Yamaha MX 250

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