Yamaha wr250f 2015




Yamaha wr250f 2015

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    Yamaha wr250f 2015

    Yamaha wr250f 2015

    The fork springs are two rates lighter than the YZ with corresponding changes to the valving to better suit bush use. A six-speed YZ has five cogs wide-ratio transmission is mated to a heavier duty clutch better suited to the rigours of enduro use. Of course, you can adjust this quite easily but instead I concentrated on trying to adapt and work out why Yamaha had made the idle that high as standard. I wanted to see a replay of how Hollis did it played back in slow motion, as it really did defy belief.

    Yamaha wr250f 2015

    Yamaha wr250f 2015

    Yamaha wr250f 2015

    Yamaha wr250f 2015

    Yamaha wr250f 2015

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    One thing is for sure: This off-road machine is based off the YZF motocross bike, which means that it has the bilateral beam frame, rearward slant engine, YZ body styling, and KYB suspension. However, the WRF packs on a number of off-road-specific features that include a six-speed transmission, inch rear wheel, headlight, taillight, skid plate, quiet muffler, enduro computer, and electric start. It now has fuel injection just like the YZF motocrosser mapped differently to comply with EPA and green sticker regulations and also shares the same styling.

    Additionally, the KYB suspension has been altered with different spring rates from 4. Unlike the older WR models, there is no more ignition switch to turn on before you hit the button the WRF—just use the start button and the bike will fire up. Also, the bike is much easier to start in neutral than in gear although there is still a kick-starter as a backup, or for use on dead-engine race starts, which is a welcome feature. The ergonomics of the WRF are familiar for those who have ridden the YZF; the tank feels wide but the seat allows you to scoot way far forward in turns, and the handlebar feels slightly low but has an excellent bend to it with just the right amount of flex.

    Yamaha wr250f 2015

    While the fuel injection allows the bike to run cleanly albeit a bit lean all over , the WRF prefers to be run in a higher RPM zone than other off-road cc four-strokes. With a tooth sprocket on the rear, the bike is comfortable being revved out in first gear on tighter trails. Riders who are comfortable getting into the meat of the power and working the clutch adapted to this more quickly than those who prefer to let a bike chug down low.

    All testers found that the Yamaha would require more throttle when negotiating tricky low-speed sections, yet this often caused the rear tire to break loose. The trails that we tested this motorcycle on were tight and had a somewhat sandy top layer, with intermittent rocks mixed in. Much of the sections were first gear only, with a few trail segments that had us in second and third and a handful of fast sections where we were clicking sixth.

    Yamaha wr250f 2015

    We did some testing on a few extremely tight and nasty sections, and found that it could be chugged and lugged as needed if the clutch and throttle were properly applied when necessary. While the straight-up performance is not on par with a closed-course version of the same engine, the WRF gets the job done and provides pretty good performance while still more than checking all of the appropriate legal boxes.

    As far as making the moto-oriented suspension setup of the YZF into a trail-capable setting, Yamaha did a great job. The bike is balanced and reacts well to common off-road surprises like the occasional rock, root, or G-out. In slower terrain, the WR has much more comfort than the standard MX version, providing good initial feel over smaller rocks with minimal unwanted feedback to the rider.

    Our best shock sag setting to help combat this was mm. Once into a turn, though, the entire bike settles well and gets power straight to the ground.

    Yamaha wr250f 2015

    There is increased small-bump feedback to the rider at faster trail paces, purely because the fork is blowing through the initial portion of the stroke the part that provides the low-speed comfort and is riding in what feels like the bottom two-thirds. However, the fork maintains great hold up in this region and hardly ever bottoms out, using the lower portions of the travel in a controlled and appropriate manner. Given that the machine will blaze along in the newly acquired 6th gear, this plush-yet-stable suspension character keeps the rider feeling confident and willing to push the bike.

    One look at the list of mods designed to make the WRF a strictly off-road machine is enough to show you that Yamaha did things right. The skid plate is stout and provides great coverage all around. At any rate, our hats are off to Yamaha for investing in off-road and using their extremely capable motocross platform as a starting point for what is sure to be a very popular and successful new model.

    2015 Yamaha WR250F/YZ250FX



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