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RIDING THE 2024 YAMAHA YZ250F: THE WRAP

Sometimes, when a new model is important enough, the introduction can last weeks. We first saw photos of the 2024 Yamaha YZ250F on July 26. Then, on September 24th we saw it in person on the floor of the L.A. Coliseum in advance of the SMX…
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2024 YAMAHA YZ250F FIRST RIDE WITH CARSON BROWN

Yamaha's 2024 YZ250F is finally here. The bike has an all-new chassis, which was first seen on the 2023 YZ450F. That means it's lighter, thinner and more agile. The motor has some changes as well, so we consider this an all new bike. For…
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2023 250 MX SHOOTOUT: FULL TEST & VIDEO

Motocross has changed. The 250 four-stroke class once existed in the shadow of the big bikes. They were called “lites” and considered the rough equivalent of 125 two-strokes. No more. At the first Supercross of 2023, the top 250s…
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BAN THE YZ250F! — CLASSIC DECOSTER

Back in early 2001,  the YZ250F had not yet won in National Competition, but Roger DeCoster, among others, knew it would, and he knew it would change motocross forever. In the March, 2001 issue of Dirt Bike he made it clear that he was no…
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2022 CRF250R VS YZ250F: THE WRAP

This year’s 250 motocross shootout will come down to a comparison between the new Honda CRF250R and last year’s champion, the Yamaha YZ250F. The other bikes in the contest are unchanged. The Husqvarna, KTM, GasGas, Kawasaki and Suzuki are…
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2020 250 MX SHOOTOUT: FULL TEST

The Honda, Kawasaki, KTM and Husqvarna 250 MX bikes all had nearly invisible updates for 2020 that changed everything. Going in, they all knew that Yamaha’s new YZ250F would be tough to beat. They knew that the YZ would probably return…
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10 GREATEST DIRT BIKES OF THE DECADE, 2010 – 2019

The last decade  brought a period of rapid improvement in dirt-bike design.  We’ve seen technology like electric start and fuel injection go mainstream, four-strokes become lighter and dual-sports break new ground. In general, the bikes of…
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RIDING THE 2020 YZ250F: THE WRAP

RIDING THE 2020 YAMAHA YZ250F We are gearing up for the 2020 250MX comparison. Last year, the winner was the Yamaha YZ250F and this year it returns unchanged. The two bikes with the greatest chances of unseating the Yamaha are the Honda…
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2019 250 MX SHOOTOUT: VIDEO EDITION

The Honda CRF250R, Husqvarna FC250, Kawasaki KX250, KTM 250SX-F, Suzuki RM-Z250 and Yamaha YZ250F meet in the 2019 Dirt Bike 250 MX shootout.  We have been looking forward to this for some time, but the new Suzuki RM-Z250 was late and so…
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