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2023 YZ250

Key Features

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    Slimline bodywork

    The YZ250 comes with a slimline bodywork that gives this legendary 2-stroke a sharp and athletic look. The narrow fuel tank and radiator shrouds give a compact riding position that enables you to shift body weight rapidly for the highest levels of cornering agility.

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    Powerful braking system

    The high specification front brake set up features a 270mm diameter disc and a rigid twin-pot caliper with large diameter 25.4mm pistons that ensure optimum braking performance. A lightweight 240mm rear disc minimizes unsprung weight reduces weight while delivering instant stopping power with plenty of feel.

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    High-efficiency air intake

    The YZ250’s side panels, rear fender, seat base and rear frame have all been specially developed to reduce resistance to fresh air entering the airbox to ensure optimum intake efficiency. Together with a high efficiency exhaust system this system gives you holeshot-winning acceleration and explosive power right through the rev range.

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    Industry-leading KYB suspension

    Yamaha’s SSS (Speed Sensitive System) front forks are second to none. The YZ250’s industry leading suspension delivers plush low speed damping for more effective cornering performance, giving you a real advantage. Whatever the type of track, the YZ250’s sophisticated front and rear suspension makes a real difference and gives you the ability to outhandle the opposition.

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    Race-bred ergonomics

    With its slim tank, narrow radiator shrouds and flat seat the YZ250 is one of the most agile handling dirt bikes. As soon as you get moving on this legendary 2-stroke you’ll find it easier to shift your bodyweight when braking, cornering or accelerating – giving you a higher degree of control.

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    Duo-tone colour with new graphics

    The slim bodywork is finished in premium duo-tone colour scheme featuring a combination of Icon Blue and dark blue and features new wear-resistant in-mould graphics.

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    250cc YPVS 2-stroke engine

    The YZ250’s outstanding 250cc 2-stroke engine delivers instant power on demand. Equipped with a torque-boosting YPVS (Yamaha Power Valve System) and driving through a 5-speed transmission, this compact and lightweight powerplant loves to race hard.

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    Lightweight chassis

    The lightweight aluminium chassis is manufactured with a finely-tuned rigidity balance that is designed to allow a certain amount of flex that gives valuable feedback.

Technical Specifications

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  • Engine
    Engine type
    Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, Reed valve with YPVS, Single cylinder
    Bore x stroke
    66,4 x 72,0 mm
    Compression ratio
    8,9 - 10,6 : 1
    Lubrication system
    Clutch Type
    Wet, Multiple Disc
    Ignition system
    Starter system
    Transmission system
    5-speed, Constant Mesh
    Final transmission
    Keihin PWK38S/1
  • Chassis
    Semi double cradle
    Caster Angle
    27° 40
    122 mm
    Front suspension system
    Telescopic fork
    Rear suspension system
    link suspension, Swingarm
    Front travel
    300 mm
    Rear Travel
    315 mm
    Front brake
    Hydraulic Single Disc, Ø270 mm
    Rear brake
    Hydraulic Single Disc, Ø240 mm
    Front tyre
    80/100-21 51M Tube type
    Rear tyre
    110/90-19 62M Tube type
  • Dimensions
    Overall length
    2.185 mm
    Overall width
    825 mm
    Overall height
    1.290 mm
    Seat height
    975 mm
    Wheel base
    1.485 mm
    Minimum ground clearance
    360 mm
    Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
    103 kg
    Fuel tank capacity
    7,0 L
    Oil tank capacity
    0,7 L