• The valve spring retainers are now lightweight aluminum instead of steel, and valve spring pressure is lighter for reduced valve-opening force. This contributes to superior low-to-mid range torque characteristics due to less power-robbing friction. There’s also a new, higher lift cam profile, while valve stem ends are chromium-nitride coated for exceptional reliability and reduced maintenance.
• The exhaust port shape has a “D” shape instead of round. This increases velocity through the port for excellent throttle response, while enhancing the power feeling of the engine.
• The newly designed radiator is lower and further back and the oil tank is more compact and repositioned to achieve greater mass centralization.
• The carburetor bore has a new venturi shape, plus there’s recalibrated jetting and a new accelerator pump. This translates to impressive response when the rider snaps open the throttle, and contributes to superb torquey low-to-midrange power characteristics.
• The intake boot offers a straight, smooth tract for excellent engine breathing and more power. The airbox is reshaped to tuck neatly into the Bilateral Beam frame.
• The exhaust pipe has been carefully tuned to optimize engine power, with a muffler that’s 50mm longer and with a narrower core – a design that lets the YZ250F comfortably meet the latest noise standards without sacrificing power.
• Engineers were able to increase the clutch spring load for stronger engagement, yet, thanks to a recalibrated clutch actuation arm cam ratio, lever pull is actually lighter than before.
• Third and fourth gear ratios are slightly taller, and third, fourth, and fifth gears are stronger than ever with new drive dog shapes for positive engagement. That gives riders a strong gearbox that’s been carefully matched to engine power characteristics.
• The Bilateral Beam frame is crafted from a carefully chosen combination of forged and extruded aluminum pieces – 20 in all – all welded together to provide unmatched rigidity balance.
• The KYB speed-sensitive front fork delivers exceptional damping feel, responsiveness, and bump absorption characteristics. Damping settings are revised, the piston rods have a new surface treatment, and the oil seal is a new design.
• The 4-way-adjustable KYB rear shock has been redesigned to make the most of the Bilateral Beam frame design. It’s lower in the frame for excellent mass centralization, and has new damping characteristics.
• The new tank, seat, and rear fender are flat and the relationship between handlebars, pegs, and seat result in a natural, more forward riding position that facilitates rider movement. The fuel tank has been moved toward the center of the bike for mass centralization. The ProTaper bars are four-way adjustable, and handlebar mounts and footpegs are 5mm higher to optimize rider position on the new chassis.
• The CDI unit has revised ignition mapping to match new engine
intake and exhaust specs.
• Riders have a choice of two color options: Team Yamaha Blue and
White or White and Red.
Please refer to the Yamaha Off-Road Accessories & Apparel Catalog or go to yamaha-motor.com.
250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 5 titanium valves
77.0 x 53.6mm
13.5:1 Keihin FCR MX37 CDI Constant-mesh 5-speed;
Multiplate wet clutch
Speed-Sensitive System inverted fork; fully adjustable, 11.8-in travel Fully adjustable single shock;
12.0-in travel Hydraulic single disc brake, 250mm Hydraulic single disc brake, 245mm 80/100-21 110/90-19 85 x 32.5 x 51.3 in
Team Yamaha Blue/White; White/Red
**Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
Specifications subject to change without notice.