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YZ250F

YZ250F PROJECT: HARDWARE VIDEO SERIES

The Yamaha YZ250F is the most popular bike in the 250 class. It won our 2021 MX shootout and it’s one of the most successful bikes in Pro motocross. But all is not perfect in YZ land. The Yamaha has less top-end power than the KTM, Husqvarna, Kawasaki and Honda. What’s it take to bring […]

YAMAHA YZ250F PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

The 2021 Yamaha YZ250F won our 2021 250 MX Shootout. It’s a great bike with excellent suspension and a good-solid power delivery. There’s only one problem. All the bikes in our 2021 250 MX shootout were great bikes with glowing attributes. In the 50-year-history of Dirt Bike Magazine, we never came out of a shootout […]

2021 YAMAHA YZ250F: FULL TEST

If you watched any of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro motocross series, you might think that the Yamaha YZ250F is the all-time horsepower king of the 250 class. The bikes ridden by Dylan Ferrandis, Justin Cooper and the other Star Racing/Monster Energy team members were the fastest machines on the track, hands down. You gotta […]

RIDING THE 2021 YAMAHA YZ250F: THE WRAP

If you watched any of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro motocross series, you probably think that the Yamaha YZ250F is the all-time horsepower king of the 250 class. That’s clearly true of the bikes ridden by Dylan Ferrandis, Justin Cooper and the other Star Racing/Monster Energy team members, but on the production level it’s a […]

YAMAHA YZ250F FIRST RIDE: 2021 VIDEO SERIES

The Yamaha YZ250F is already one of the most popular and successful bikes in the 250 class, and the 2021 version is here with a number of significant changes. It starts with the best low-end-power of any bike in the class, and for 2021, Yamaha went looking for more power. Check out the new YZ […]

2020 YAMAHA YZ250F: FULL TEST

Yamaha got back into the game in a big way last year. The YZ250F had been eclipsed by faster, lighter electric-start bikes, and despite a solid run of pro motocross success, it had been saddled with the stinging title of “Good Novice Bike.” Then 2019 came and everything changed. The new YZ250 had been recast […]

YAMAHA ANNOUNCES 2020 WR250F

An all-new Yamaha WR250F was revealed today by Yamaha motor Corporation. The 2020 WR250F follows the format of the WR450F released as a 2019 model. It is based on the current YZ250F motocross bike, but is EPA approved as an off-road bike. The official Yamaha press release follows: All-New 2020 WR250F The 2020 Yamaha WR250F is […]

2020 YAMAHA MOTOCROSS MODELS ANNOUNCED: SURPRISE COLOR OPTION

Yamaha’s YZ450F and YZ250F are built on a platform unlike anything else in the world and that platform returns for 2020 with a big updates and a color option that might surprise you. The YZ two-stroke line also returns for 2020 with minor update but thats not necessarily a bad thing. We love that Yamaha […]

THE PROBLEM WITH CARBURETORS: MR KNOW-IT-ALL

  PILOT ERROR Dear Mr. Know-It-All,, I have a 2008 YZ250F that I use for trail and play riding. Up until recently, the bike was good, started nicely and ran fine. Then, two weekends ago, it started right up, and a few minutes into the ride it wouldn’t run down low. It kept dying and […]