2021 Yamaha WR250F : SINGLE MINDED.
Introducing the new 2021 Yamaha WR250F…
The off‑road enhanced trail bike of choice, rooted in legendary YZ250F performance, reliability and design.
The WR250F is the machine of choice for top enduro racers and super-fast trail riders in Canada and around the globe. Based on the previous-generation YZ250F motocrosser and YZ250FX cross-country racer, the 2021 WR250F is even better at what it has always been best at—carving through single-track like a hot knife through butter.
The latest generation WR250F gives you motocross performance with enduro versatility. Its high performance engine is developed straight from Yamaha’s ultra-competitive YZ250F unit, and comes with enduro-specific settings to give you outstanding levels of low to mid-range torque with a hard-hitting top end.
When it comes to handling performance the agile WR250F is in another league. The lightweight aluminium beam frame features an enduro-specific rigidity balance for razor-sharp handling and confident stability – and the industry-leading suspension ensures an outstanding ride at all speeds.
And for superfast re-starts there’s a compact electric starter – whereas the tough clutch and 6-speed wide-ratio transmission can take on the most demanding terrain. And with onboard connectivity, the intelligent WR250F can be easily fine-tuned using the Power Tuner app on your smartphone.
Motocross performance, enduro stamina.
The WR250F is shaking up the world of enduro and changing the way that you look at the 250cc four-stroke class. Bene ting from the very latest motocross technology and equipped with a range of endurospeci c features, it’s one of the most competitive bikes in its class.
Yamaha’s development team have succeeded in creating one of the lightest, quickest and strongest enduro bikes in the 250cc category. With the aggression, speed and agility of the winning YZ250F combined with a re ned high performance reverse-head engine and ne-tuned lightweight aluminium chassis, the WR250F is in another league.
Its wide spread of linear torque and extremely agile handling make it the ideal bike for serious racers and leisure riders. Intelligent digital technology allows you to High-performance 250cc engine Sharp-handling aluminium frame Smartphone engine tuning via Yamaha Power Tuner App Industry-leading suspension
- Light and durable clutch
- Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission
- Mass-centralised starter motor
- 2-mode engine map switch
- Large 7.9-litre fuel tank
- Durable skid plate
- Dynamic Icon Blue bodywork and new graphics
- Low, at and slim seat
The WR250F is powered by the latest generation engine that has been developed from the race-winning YZ250F unit. Featuring a high compression piston, enduro-speci c valve timing and porting – and a 12-hole fuel injector with a frontfacing intake – this high-performance engine delivers strong torque throughout the rev range.
Sharp-handling aluminium frame
With its enduro-speci c rigidity balance, the aluminium bilateral beam frame delivers sharp handling in a wide variety of riding conditions. Fitted with special engine mounting brackets that enhance rider feedback, this strong and light extuned frame gives you outstanding agility with con dent stability.
Smartphone engine tuning
Using Yamaha’s Power Tuner smartphone app you can ne-tune the WR250F via the onboard connectivity. This easy to use system lets you create your own preferred fuel injection and ignition timing settings to suit di erent track and weather conditions. And you can view and share race logs, engine diagnostics, real-time monitoring and data back-up features.
Equipped with large diameter tubes and featuring special enduro valving, the YZ250F-based front forks deliver outstanding speed-sensitive performance. And with a lightweight spring and highcapacity reservoir, the rear shock contributes towards the WR250F’s low weight and rearms its reputation as one of the best handling enduro bikes. Light and durable clutch Enduro-riding has got to be one of the most severe tests for any transmission, but with the WR250F’s highly durable clutch you’re equipped to handle the most extreme terrain. Equipped with special knurled friction plates, the tough and lightweight clutch delivers consistent performance throughout the day.
Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission
The latest generation engine is equipped with a specially developed wide-ratio sixspeed transmission that makes the WR250F one of the most capable and versatile enduro bikes. From slow technical tracks through to high-speed riding, this slickshifting gearbox enables you to achieve optimum performance.
2021 Yamaha WR250F Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
- Engine based on YZ250F, with enduro-specific settings for stronger and longer-lasting pulling power at high rpm
- Free-flow air filter for linear response, reduced resistance and increased reliability
- Bilateral beam frame based on previous-generation YZ250F motocrosser
- Optimized chassis and suspension settings for enduro
- 35-watt headlight & LED tail light
- Latest-generation YZ250F based rearward-slanting engine
- Forward-mounted fuel injection and mass-centralizing wraparound exhaust
- Electric starting
- 6-speed transmission
- Bilateral beam aluminum frame
- YZ-based, fully adjustable KYB suspension
- 270 mm front & 245 mm rear disc brakes
- 18-inch rear wheel
- High-Tech Quarter-Liter Enduro Racer
The WR250F™ builds on Yamaha’s exceptional motocross race platforms—the YZ250F™—with added features and unique settings designed to optimize the WR® for enduro riding.
- Strong and Compact Electric Start Engine
A high-compression cylinder head, forged piston, aggressive cam profiles, cylinder geometry and much more work together to give WR250F riders a broad spread of useable thrust with excellent high-rpm power. All available with the convenient push of a button starting that features a compact starter motor system battery.
- Advanced Alloy Frame
Yamaha’s bilateral beam aluminum frame is derived straight from the YZ250F to centralize mass and provide an ideal balance between cornering feel and straight-line confidence.
- Class-Leading Suspension
Yamaha uses KYB® spring-type forks on the WR250F, with industry leading functionality and easy tuneability for a wide range of conditions.
- EPA-Compliant Emissions
Thanks to carefully balanced ECU tuning and a Forestry Service-complaint spark arrestor-type muffler, the WR250F is ready to go where you want, when you want.
2021 Yamaha WR250F Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
- Rearward-Slanted Cylinder Design
The WR250F’s distinct rearward-slanted cylinder design—complete with rear exhaust and forward-mounted intake system—features a cylinder head that works with the frame geometry for optimized weight distribution. Inside, the engine features all of the updates found in the race-focused YZ250F: a straight intake tract, aggressive cam profiles, high-compression “box bridge” piston design with DLC-coated piston pin, and more.
- Enduro Engine Tuning
WR250F-specfic ignition and fuel injection maps are optimized for enduro riding and racing, for exceptionally smooth and controllable midrange power with longer-lasting pulling power in the top-end.
- Unique Intake and Exhaust Systems
The WR250F features a two-piece air filter that works in conjunction with the tuned intake tract length and a WR-specific muffler to boost the linear feeling of traction and drive. Not only is the WR250F muffler completely mechanical—eliminating the need to repack—it integrates a U.S. Forestry Service-compliant spark arrestor, too.
- High-Capacity Radiator
The WR250F uses a large radiator with excellent cooling capacity shared with the YZ250F motocrosser, complete with a cooling fan for consistent performance during the toughest enduro rides.
- Electric Starter System
The WR250F features a compact electric starter system to simplify restarts on the trail and add convenience everywhere else, powered by an ultra-compact lithium battery.
- Advanced Fuel Injection
The engine breathes through a 44mm Mikuni® throttle body fed by a high pressure electric pump to ensure optimum fuel atomization and power for a wide range of riding elevations and conditions.
- Robust Transmission and Clutch
The WR250F’s wide-ratio 6-speed transmission is shared with the YZ250FX, providing the optimized gear for tight technical terrain as well as wide open fire roads. The clutch system has a specific friction plate combination for heat dissipation and easy clutch lever effort.
- YZ250F-Derived Bilateral Beam Frame
Yamaha’s refined aluminum frame provides high performance on technical, aggressive terrain sections as well as comfort for those long days in the saddle, with frame spars and engine mounts developed alongside the YZ250FX cross country racer to centralize mass for the best possible balance of bump absorption, stiffness and rider feeling.
- Compact Body and Seat Design
The WR250F features stylish bodywork from tip to tail, including a large 2.15 gallon, mass-centralized fuel tank. The body design is narrow for more comfortable knee grip and control feeling while the seat gives the rider additional room to move aboard the machine. Even the rear fender is designed for added rigidity to make moving the machine easier.
- Class-Leading Suspension
The WR250F’s industry-leading, fully adjustable KYB® coil spring-type fork with speed sensitive damping provides exceptional balance between handling and bump absorption, with mid-speed valving tuned for improved feel at slower fork speeds.
- 270mm Front Brake
Large 270mm front disc brake coupled with aggressive pad material offers outstanding braking performance and machine control, with exceptional stopping power and controllability.
- Cross Country Wheels and Tires
The WR250F features an 18-inch rear wheel to help prevent pinch flats and provide additional comfort across rough, broken terrain.
- Enduro-Ready Detailing
The WR250F includes a range of enduro-specific upgrades compared to the YZ250F motocrosser, including a wide, full-coverage composite engine guard, 18-inch rear wheel, large 2.15-gallon fuel tank, radiator fan, sealed O-ring chain, fuel level and engine warning lights, steel rear sprocket and a high-mounted folding aluminum kickstand.
- Multi-Function Enduro Meter
The display’s Standard mode features the speedometer, two trips meters and clock functions, while Race mode features average speed, timer and trip functionality.
- Compact Headlight Unit
The WR250F’s updated headlight fairing and compact taillight unit centralize mass and improve the racy, agile styling of the machine.
- Embedded Graphics
Yamaha’s unique embedded graphics are built into the bodywork for extended durability, resisting both peeling and damage.
2021 Yamaha WR250F – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8599 USD
Canada MSRP Price: Starting at $10199 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine Type 250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 77.0mm × 53.6mm
Compression Ratio 13.8:1
Fuel Delivery Mikuni® fuel injection, 44mm
Transmission Wide-ratio 6-speed; wet multiplate clutch
Final Drive O-ring chain
Suspension / Front KYB® Speed-Sensitive System inverted fork;
fully adjustable, 12.2-in travel
Suspension / Rear KYB® single shock; fully adjustable, 12.5-in
Brakes / Front Hydraulic single disc brake, 270mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic single disc brake, 245mm
Tires / Front 80/100-21 Dunlop® MX3S
Tires / Rear 110/100-18 Dunlop® MX3S
L x W x H 85.6 in x 32.5 in x 50.0 in
Seat Height 37.6 in
Wheelbase 58.3 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 27.2°
Trail 4.6 in
Fuel Capacity 2.15 gal
Wet Weight 254 lb
Warranty 30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Team Yamaha Blue
2021 Yamaha WR250F – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
|ENGINE||Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve (titanium), single|
|BORE AND STROKE||77 x 53.6 mm|
|FUEL DELIVERY||44 mm Keihin throttle body F.I.|
|IGNITION / STARTING||TCI / Electric|
|TRANSMISSION||Constant mesh, 6-speed|
|SUSPENSION (FRONT)||Fully adjustable 48 mm inverted fork / 310 mm (12.2″) wheel travel|
|SUSPENSION (REAR)||Fully adjustable Monocross / 317 mm (12.5″) wheel travel|
|BRAKES (FRONT)||270 mm, floating wave disc / twin piston caliper|
|BRAKES (REAR)||245 mm wave disc / single piston caliper|
|TIRES (FRONT)||80/100-21 tube-type|
|TIRES (REAR)||110/100-18 tube-type|
|LENGTH||2,175 mm (85.6″)|
|WIDTH||825 mm (32.5″)|
|HEIGHT||1,270 mm (50″)|
|WHEELBASE||1,480 mm (58.3″)|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||320 mm (12.6″)|
|SEAT HEIGHT||955 mm (37.6″)|
|FUEL CAPACITY||7.9 litres (1.7 Imp. gallons)|
|WET WEIGHT||115 kg (254 lb)|
|COLOUR(S)||Yamaha Racing Blue|
2021 Yamaha WR250F – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Engine type Single cylinder;Liquid-cooled;4-stroke;4-valves;DOHC
Bore x stroke 77.0 mm x 53.6 mm
Compression ratio 13.8 : 1
Maximum power –
Maximum torque –
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch type Wet;Multiple Disc
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh;6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Fuel system Fuel Injection
Frame Semi double cradle
Caster angle 27º10
Trail 116 mm
Front suspension system Upside-down telescopic fork
Rear suspension system Swingarm;(link suspension)
Front travel 310 mm
Rear travel 317 mm
Front brake Single Disc, Ø270 mm
Rear brake Single Disc, Ø245 mm
Front tyre 90/90-21 54M
Rear tyre 130/90-18 69M
Overall length 2,175 mm
Overall width 825 mm
Overall height 1,270 mm
Seat height 955 mm
Wheel base 1,480 mm
Minimum ground clearance 320 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 115 kg
Fuel tank capacity 7.9 litres
Oil tank capacity 0.95 litres
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