Frugal Fuelers: Yamaha WR250X — First Look

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Yamaha WR 250X

Frugal Fuelers: Yamaha – First Look Supermoto kit.

A “real” supermoto is one of the most thrilling motorcycles in But it would make a terrible bike. In fact, it’s not a good third bike!

the street versions are pretty and oftentimes not particularly practical riders. But the Yamaha WR250X is It’s got a strong influence the land of racing but is clearly a streetbike made with utility in mind.

First things first: this engine shares and … dimensions, titanium valves and other high-performance with the YZ250F motocrosser, it is not the powerplant at all. In fact, 249cc Single is a new engine for applied to this bike and its dual-sport stablemate for their It is a pretty snappy engine and smooth, thanks to its counterbalancer.

If a tech-head, you may care about the throttle body, the 12-hole nozzle and many other of the EFI system’s details, but really, the part is that you just on the WR, push the electric-start button and it up hot or cold without a hiccup. an EXUP exhaust valve to augment torque production and noise requirements, plus a catalyst for clean emissions.

Fuel consumption is in the 60-mpg which is pretty good the 27 rear-wheel horsepower on tap here, not to an 11,500-rpm rev limit. It zings!

Like Yamaha’s top dirtbikes, the X an aluminum frame and swingarm and engine cradle are steel). The KYB inverted fork is carried in triple-clamps, offers 10.6 of travel and has compression- and rebound-damping At the back, a fully adjustable .9-inch ride height) shock works through a

Yamaha WR 250X

This is a very light-steering, bike. The clutch works too, so snapping off the line second nature and almost as as flicking the X into bends.

Cruising at 75 mph is within the capabilities of the WR, the engine is definitely working at that speed, and it just feel like a highway Blasting around town or through the great six-speed on a winding backroad is where the WR shines. Grip is good the Bridgestone soft-compound BT090 (110/70 front and 140/70 spooned onto 17-inch, aluminum rims.

The X gets a 298mm single disc at the Brake power and feel are right for a bike pitched less-experienced riders.

What we have here, is a fun, light-feeling motorcycle has those easy-to-handle attributes you find in dirtbikes. But because of its wheels and lower seat than the average dual-sport it makes a pretty nice on which to learn the ropes of the And if the sparking-footpeg pictures of Off-Road Ryan Dudek at the racetrack introduction are any indication, there is of room to grow on the WR-X!

Yamaha WR 250X
Yamaha WR 250X

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