2014 has seen Yamaha’s profile raised to the next level in the world of dirt biking. Successes include the FIM Women’s World Championship and AMA MX250 outdoor championship, to name just a couple of wins.
In the light of Yamaha’s golden performance, the brand is ready to unleash the 2015 WR250F. With high hopes for its chances of winning at the highest level next season, Yamaha means business.
Its engine is perhaps the biggest selling point. Based on the race-winning motocross YZ250F, the new WR250F is the first enduro machine to feature the famous Yamaha ‘rearward-inclined cylinder with reverse cylinder head’ engine. It is considerably more powerful than the former engine, giving a more thrilling ride through every rev range.
The engine’s character can be adjusted using the Power Tuner for top control over fuel injection and ignition timing settings. The Tuner plugs in directly without the need for a laptop, a feature previously only available to factory teams and therefore scoring points for competitiveness.
Separate air and oil chambers are responsible for the WR250F’s light and agile handling. The bike has a more stable damping force, which in turn results in good front wheel tracking characteristics and excellent feedback from the front end. The fuel tank is positioned in the centre of the bike, centralising the overall mass. Better yet, the tank’s positioning allows for a long seat so that the rider can shift their body weight quickly & easily.
The WR250F’s 6 speed settings handle a wide variety of terrain: from technical rock climbs to full-throttle stretches along forest tracks, this bike takes it all in its stride. Its special enduro clutch matches the extreme demands of enduro riding to give consistent performance under the toughest conditions.
The combination of minimal bodywork and rear shock design inspired by the YZ250F mean that the WR250F has the look and feel of a factory race bike. Sold with Metzeler 6 Days Extreme enduro pattern tyres, the machine is ready to race right away.
The Yamaha WR250F is available in the Competition Blue colour scheme, from February 2015.
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