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2016 Yamaha WR250R Review
2016 Yamaha WR250R on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
The pinnacle of reliable, high performance dual purpose bikes, designed to continue the adventure when the road stops and the trail begins…
ADVANCED DUAL SPORT
The WR250R offers high-end components and performance making it one of the most advanced dual sport bikes.
Inspired by our legendary WR off road series, the WR250R is a machine that offers incredible performance on road and off. Discover for yourself just how 250cc of fuel injected power can push the limits of performance. The WR250R is ready to tame the twistest road or the toughest trail … with power, handling and style.
Potent, liquid-cooled, 250cc, DOHC, 4-valve, 4-stroke powerplant with super light titanium intake valves and electronic fuel injection.
Don’t let 250 cubic centimeters fool you, this machine performs well above its displacement. Adjustable suspension, a wide ratio 6-speed transmission and disc brakes front and rear provide serious dual sport performance.
Engineered for the extreme
Saturday and Sunday are your days. The days you live for. The WR250R is the ultimate weekender. Much more than just another trail bike, it’s a blend of Yamaha’s world-dominating off-road know-how and the no-compromise attitude of our R-Series supersport bikes.
It’s engineered to deliver the purest feel and feedback, so you’ve got the confidence to take your technique to the next level and ride like you’ve never ridden before.
Equipped with lightweight titanium inlet valves, the liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, single-cylinder engine pushes hard all the way to 10,000 rpm, making this one of the strongest 250 singles ever built by Yamaha.
2016 Yamaha WR250R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
YZ-F Developed Dual Sport
Directly descended from our YZ motocrossers and WR off-road machines, the WR250R is here to make Yamaha’s off-road prowess street accessible.
•Off-Road Focused Performance
Not exactly an enduro model and not a streetbike either, the WR250R is for riders who ride off-road more than on.
2016 Yamaha WR250R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
High-Tech Four-Stroke Powerplant
250cc liquid-cooled, DOHC engine with two titanium intake valves and two steel exhausts, forged piston and plated cylinder for outstanding durability.
•Advanced, High-Revving Cylinder Design
Pentroof combustion chamber with downdraft-type straight intake helps make excellent power across the rev band, with maximum power at 10,000 rpm.
First use of fuel injection on a 250 Yamaha on/off-road bike. The system relies on input from a crank sensor, intake air pressure sensor and throttle position sensor feeding a compact ECU to provide optimum combustion.
An ECU-controlled EXUP® exhaust valve, along with an electronic intake control valve, broadens the powerband.
•Durable Engine Internals
High-lift cams have WPC surface treatment in which the surface is sprayed with fine powder at over 100 meters per second to increase surface hardness.
Three-axis engine layout keeps the engine compact. Wet sump tucks between frame rails to keep the engine height down.
Rare earth-type ACM alternator keeps the weight down while providing all the current needed to run the FI and lighting systems.
Direct ignition coil sits atop the spark plug—another first on a Yamaha on-off road model.
Six-speed gearbox provides a wide spread of ratios, with shower-type lubrication for reliability. A special light-action clutch makes shifting a snap.
Tucked-in, three-chamber muffler helps keep mass centralized and the bike quiet.
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
YZ/WR250-inspired semi-double-cradle frame uses a main frame of cast and forged aluminum sections, with high-strength steel downtubes for excellent strength and rigidity characteristics.
Asymmetrical swingarm provides excellent strength/rigidity balance and a dynamic look. Cast aluminum crossmembers, extruded arms and a 22mm rear axle are carefully tuned for optimum handling.
•Fully Adjustable Forks
Fully adjustable 46mm fork provides 10.6 inches of wheel travel. A forged lower triple clamp and a cast upper one help give outstanding front-end feel. An aluminum steering stem reduces weight.
Linkage-mounted rear shock provides 10.6 inches of travel with adjusters for compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload—and features a 14mm rod and 46mm cylinder for excellent damping and fade resistance.
•Dual Wave-Type Disc Brakes
Wave brake rotors front and rear, including a large 250mm front disc, reduce unsprung weight and provide excellent performance. Rear pedal is forged aluminum.
Narrow, Rider-Focused Ergonomics
A slim, steel fuel tank is shaped with knee grip in mind, and the entire ergonomic layout is designed to make the rider feel like part of the bike.
Narrow, YZ-inspired seat features gripper-type cover for great seat-of-the-pants feel. Seat height is 36.6 inches.
WR enduro-style instrument panel provides excellent visibility in spite of the compact size. Basic mode provides speed, clock, tripmeter and self-diagnostic function. Measurement mode includes a stopwatch and distance-compensating tripmeter.
Minimalist front and rear fenders are designed for function, simplicity, and lightness. Bodywork with separate radiator heat outlet helps keep engine and rider cool.
Lightweight headlight and LED taillight maximize visibility and draw less current.
2016 Yamaha WR250R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6,690 – Team Yamaha Blue/White – Available from October 2015
250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke
77.0mm x 53.6mm
Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI)
TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition; direct ignition coil
Constant-mesh 6-speed, multiplate wet clutch
Suspension / Front
Inverted fork, fully adjustable; 10.6-in travel
Suspension / Rear
Single shock, fully adjustable; 10.6-in travel
Brakes / Front
Hydraulic single disc, 250mm
Brakes / Rear
Hydraulic single disc, 230mm
Tires / Front
Tirres / Rear
L x W x H
85.6 in x 31.9 in x 48.4 in
Rake (Caster Angle)
2.0 gal / CA model, 1.9 gal
** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha.
Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle,
accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as
applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
2016 Yamaha WR250R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $6999 CDN
4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, single
BORE AND STROKE
77 x 53.6mm
2.4kg-m (17.4 ft-lb) @ 8,500 rpm
Mikuni 38mm throttle body F.I.
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION±
30kpl / 84.7mpg (Imp.)
IGNITION / STARTING
TCI / Electric Start
“O” ring chain
Adjustable 46mm inverted fork / 270mm (10.6″) travel
Fully adjustable Monocross / 270mm (10.6″) travel
250mm floating disc / twin piston
230mm disc / single piston
/// CRITICAL DATA
7.6 litres (1.7 Imp. gal.)
134 kg (295 lb)
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
2016 Yamaha WR250R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine type 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves, Forward-inclined single cylinder
Bore x stroke 77.0 mm x 53.6 mm
Compression ratio 11.8 : 1
Maximum power 22.6 kW (30.7PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 23.7 Nm (2.42 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch Type Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Carburettor Electronic Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Frame Semi double cradle
Front suspension system Upside-down telescopic fork
Front travel 270 mm
Caster Angle 26º
Trail 111 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm, (link suspension)
Rear Travel 270 mm
Front brake Single Disc, Ã˜ 250 mm
Rear brake Single Disc, Ã˜ 230 mm
Front tyre 80/100-21M/C 51P
Rear tyre 120/80-18M/C 62P
Overall length 2,180 mm
Overall width 810 mm
Overall height 1,230 mm
Seat height 930 mm
Wheel base 1,420 mm
Minimum ground clearance 300 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 134 kg
Fuel tank capacity 7.6 litres
Oil tank capacity 1.5 litres
*Starting at MSRP is the manufactured suggested price and excludes delivery, setup, tax, title, license, and additional fees and expenses. Bikes may be shown with optional accessories. Final sale price determined by an authorized dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change.
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