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Old 10-28-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
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Yamaha - 2 new 250 thumpers for 2015

Yamaha is going after the KTM market.

Too bad they didn't make a YZ300RX with an adjustable power valve, 18 inch rear wheel, kickstand, 6 speed wide ratio transmission, headlight and speedo.


WR250F
http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...66/0/home.aspx



YZ250FX
http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...19/0/home.aspx

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Old 10-29-2014, 09:56 AM   #2
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nice. when do we get to see the Yamaha 300 2-Stroke Enduro??
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:07 AM   #3
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I gotta say that this new 250f motor is really good. I have not experienced
any flame outs, and it has plenty of torque. I am a two stroke fan. But this
motor is a lot of fun. Some are reporting up to 41 hp, on the yz. It really does not feel like a 250. Lets see what Yamaha does with the enduro motor. Lots of interesting bikes becoming available in 2015.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:18 AM   #4
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I gotta say that this new 250f motor is really good. I have not experienced
any flame outs, and it has plenty of torque. I am a two stroke fan. But this
motor is a lot of fun. Some are reporting up to 41 hp, on the yz. It really does not feel like a 250. Lets see what Yamaha does with the enduro motor. Lots of interesting bikes becoming available in 2015.
Is Yamaha the only Japanese member of the big 4 who seems to be stepping it up more in the dirt and dual sport market? In any case I take my hat off to them.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:55 AM   #5
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The WR250F with wide ratio 6 speed should make a good dualsport in Washington, where it can be converted to street. It looks like Yamaha is offering a full line off upgrades, including exhausts and ECU tuning tools. I'm thinking these will sell well.
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:16 PM   #6
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I notice they say it's 50-state emissions compliant. Is that something relatively new for Japanese enduro bikes? I know some of the KTM's are emissions legal and fully street registerable, but I don't think I've ever seen this comment about a Japanese competition bike being certified emissions legal. Have I not been reading the fine print close enough?
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:55 PM   #7
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I think that just means that it is eligible for a "green sticker" in California... though it would be sweet if it actually met on-highway emission standards and could receive a plate (after adding lights of course) if you so choose.
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:55 AM   #8
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nice. when do we get to see the Yamaha 300 2-Stroke Enduro??
That's the only thing that will sell me.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:57 AM   #9
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nice. when do we get to see the Yamaha 300 2-Stroke Enduro??
You can build one. The WR450 tranny fits the YZ250 cases. Add big bore kit and season to taste.
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:45 AM   #10
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nice. when do we get to see the Yamaha 300 2-Stroke Enduro??
That was my exact thought when I read the OP's bit about going after the KTM market. I will believe that when Yamaha has a couple of more two strokes in the mix. Though, to the Blue Team's credit, they do still offer the two stroke YZ250 even if its last upgrade is measured in geological time. Plus it is several hundred dollars cheaper than these. Maybe having Yamaha get back in the offroad game is a sign the lack of new models is catching up to Japan, Inc.
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:43 PM   #11
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I gave up on waiting for a tag-able WR450. I had an '04 WR250F and it was a great woods bike. The new one looks MUCH nicer with EFI and all the good suspension bits. It does look like Yamaha is addressing KTM's plan for off-road world dominance. If I hadn't already pulled the trigger on a new dirt bike, I probably would have snagged that new WR250. Even my old one was plenty fast.

I had an '08 300XCW and it was better than me. Fast, torquey and crazy light but I couldn't keep up. At my age I think I can keep up with a 4S powerband better.

Yam has 3 more models to unvail on 11/3, the new R1, the FJ-09 and.....WR450R???
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:31 PM   #12
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Yam has 3 more models to unvail on 11/3, the new R1, the FJ-09 and.....WR450R???
and....XTZ700 Tenere.
a wr450r is not on the radar what so ever.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:09 PM   #13
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:40 PM   #14
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Is anyone seeing these at the dealers yet? Interested for the ladys new ride...
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:20 PM   #15
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Yamaha is on the gas, no doubt about it. Very interested to read about the revamped 250. One of these with a big bore kit and some tuning might just be the mythical perfect serious trail bike
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