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Yamaha WR 250X

Yamaha WR250F Vs Honda (May 2005)

Yamaha’s has been the class leader it’s introduction, but how does the stack up against its most opposition, Honda’s lively We wanted to find out so we chucked into a pit and let ’em fight it Is there a w

We came into test with the preconception these bikes would be That is, both would be and nimble but wouldn’t pull the off the proverbial rice pudding a squillion revs. And your would be limited to whether you red or blue. How wrong we were!

As find, these bikes be more different.

And the differences are apparent. The Honda is shorter and with a noticeable bulge at the shrouds. You sit in the seat rather on it, and there’s a noticeable climb to the of the bike.

It’s not as easy to around on the CRF.

The Honda feels the heavier of the two. The sheets list the WR as 107kg Honda says 111kg for the In theory you’d hardly the difference but in reality the Yamaha much lighter to ride, and to away from the bowser.

It just goes to show you can achieve with good weight distribution. The Yamaha tall and slim and it’s easy to climb onto the of this bike, adding to the that you’re sitting on an woods weapon.

Both good ergonomics too, all the controls comfortable and easy to Both testers were (6ft in the old scale) and said felt comfortable on either These machines are well too. Japanese manufacturers decided to fit decent bars and as standard equipment at last!

bikes sported Renthal bars and stainless pipes. The has a slick looking stainless while the Yamaha an alloy a big improvement on the mild steel both manufacturers have us in recent years.

The quality of on dirt bikes these has risen to new heights and neither of is letting the standard slip. The complaint I have is that bikes had analogue speedos. Not are their cables prone to but so are the bodies. You’ve been to buy multi-function electronic pushbike for less than $50 for over 10

Surely an electronic speedo is to make, especially in Japan, the capital of electronic gizmos.


Both started easily, a task all too simple these days the magic button. Both back-up kickstarters but these never pressed into Why would you bother?

Rumeble-wise, the CRF has a deep throaty engine that sounds just You could be fooled into it’s a much bigger than a 250, while the WR a sound only slightly than someone blowing a straw. I’m in two minds this: it’s good for the to have quiet bikes, but that Honda sounded

All this is fine but going isn’t an option if you can’t Both bikes had very brakes, Nissins front and on both. The fronts were and responsive and the rears had plenty of

Both were easy to into corners with the too, something that makes your day more

The suspensions are set up for trail riders, as should be. By that we mean on the plush side. They up all the little bumps generated by jittery stuff but handled the hits and jumps at the speeds we doing. The Yamaha has a Kayaba and shock while the Honda has equipment front and rear. forks have compression and adjustment, while the shocks rebound and both high and low compression adjustments for genuine

We were happy with the settings and never touched

Once underway, the CRF shows how fast it is. This is a strong especially for a 250. The Honda’s is crisp and strong and develops a roost city midrange. It

It probably signs off a bit earlier WR but nevertheless has good over-rev. The on the other-hand, is exactly what we expecting from a 250 four-…. it wound up like a rubber is the only way to fly. Get off the boil and as doughy as Mrs Baker’s profiteroles.

Yamaha WR 250X
Yamaha WR 250X

But even wound flat out it doesn’t produce noticeable The CRF was so much stronger in comparison midway through the test we the bung from the WR’s to see if that improved things. All it did was the Yamaha louder without any effect on horsepower. If we owned a WR the thing we’d do is fit an aftermarket to whip up a few more ponies


Hit the swoopy stuff and the difference between these two apparent. Very apparent. The WR is a rip to tip turns, in fact the slim and easy body English on the make it the switchback king.

The package is confidence inspiring, when you’ve done a stupid like overshoot a and aimed yourself at a dirty big

In technical terrain where isn’t as important, the Honda as good. It’s more to manoeuvre and displays unpleasant in rippled or corrugated turns. If you hit any of stutters it twitches noticeably, meant I couldn’t get on the gas as hard as I Our testers alternated between the two to make sure we weren’t any false impressions but both came up with a repeat

In tight single-track the guy on the WR rode from the guy on the CRF, and the rougher it the further in front he got. The WR might be doughy in comparison but you had the pinned to the stops from the you exited the corner until you hit braking mark.


That these two bikes are at the same market but are so different was a to say the least. The four-… 250 class is one in horsepower makes you king, because you’ve got so little to with. The CRF is a clear winner in the game but for us the WR wins this simply because it handles so

When it comes down to it, going to be easier to get more out of the WR than it is to get the Honda to handle as as the Yamaha. The average punter, includes us at MT, can ride faster on an bike that handles than he can on a powerful bike doesn’t handle as well, and who tells you differently is flat out

Then again, if you put the Honda in the Yamaha you’d have the 250cc four-… on the planet.

Sunday, 1 May 2005

Yamaha WR 250X
Yamaha WR 250X
Yamaha WR 250X
Yamaha WR 250X
Yamaha WR 250X
Yamaha WR 250X
Yamaha WR 250X
Yamaha WR 250X


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