Project GYTR Yamaha WR250R Dual-Sport Bike Special Feature

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Yamaha WR 250 X Special

Project GYTR Yamaha – Special Feature Turning a WR into big-bore fun.

of us are not Ryan Dudek. This is an point for us mortals to remember. the same lines, the Yamaha dual-sport bike is not a WR250F just because most of us pro-level riders like our Editor, and the WR250R isn’t a off-road bike like other Yamaha of similar doesn’t mean we aren’t of having serious fun in the dirt.In we are totally worthy, and so is the bike.The WR250R retails for $6490.

It is street-oriented in its engine, suspension and setup. In price and ability, the WR between the softer-edged, lower-tech KLX250F that lists for and the full-on, racebike-with-lights Husqvarna with an MSRP of $7599. We the Yamaha in stock form but what it might be like some mods to spice up delivery and make it better to dirtier work. So, Yamaha much threw the GYTR at our WR250R testbike.

GYTR? Genuine Yamaha Racing, a long and sizzlier way of “accessories.”

On our WR, there are piles of aluminum parts both and aesthetic (look for blue plus a fancy TAG Metals T2 OS ($89.95; mandatory mounts titanium footpegs ($229.95) and

The stock WR250R makes 28 and 17 foot-pounds of torque. With the 6mm EFI box and slip-on GYTR pipe, beefs up to 33 hp and 22 ft.-lb. Gains are across the rev range, but the midrange is fantastic.

But smart money with the Athena 290cc kit. That $959 kit of an 83mm piston (6mm stock) with matching and gaskets. It does for power on 250 what a Red Bull-marinated steak for Cernicky: adds energy and

To suit the larger lung, EFI is with a kit-provided plug-in unit. The add-on box features two one to suit the standard exhaust and one for the Competition accessory slip-on ($459.95). About that It is equipped with an approved arrestor but, says the is “For closed-course competition

Valid racing credentials a recognized sanctioning body be presented at the time of purchase.” Is my NHRA Pro drag-racing license

Other performance changes for A big one was gearing, which changed a 43-tooth rear sprocket to a 49 working with the same countershaft cog. Oh, tractor! the speedo/odo pickup is in the transmission, so the and speed are rendered inaccurate gearing changes.

Bummer if you are to track trail mileages on a for example.

But definitely not a bummer for rock-bashing fun in the where we initially rode the The combination of bottom-end torque by the extra displacement and the short made this bike a superb. It was virtually unstoppable and (okay, I might have it once or twice, but it worked so not to quit).

The ability to go slowly and motoring along also the need for clutch work.

complained about the “soft” suspension and not-astronomical ground of 11.8 inches, particularly doing the jumpy stuff for the But at my slower pace, I found the settings comfortable and appropriate. for the comfy 36.6-inch-high seat, is softer and slightly lower your average full-on saddle.

Cycra handguards ($44.95), D739 front and D756 knobbies ($205) are close to each doing their to keep the brake and clutch intact in their own special

To purchase every accessory applied to this bike cost $2655.56, resulting in a motorcycle if you buy a WR250R new at MSRP. But if you on the handguards, tires and that kit, it pencils out to about and makes for a great transformation. still not a racebike with limited mods, or even all of them, but a few choice alterations the WR250R’s dirtability without its streetability.

As for my mortal-level off-road-riding skills, the WR is a bike to keep me in practice.


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