2023 Yamaha WR250F: VICTORY: PLAY FAST.
Introducing the new 2023 Yamaha WR250F…
Born from the Supercross‑dominating YZ250F, then tuned for enduro riding to offer the fastest way through tight singletrack.
Based on the championship winning YZ250F, the 2023 WR250F is tuned with enduro specific settings to bring the fun and provide the fastest way through technical single-track. With features like Yamaha’s revolutionary front-intake, rear-exhaust, liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-stroke power plant, wide ratio transmission and a range of off-road features, the WR250F is equally at home on the trail or at the racetrack!
The Yamaha WR250F gets more powerful and sharper for the new season with a whole range of the latest advanced technology from the Grand Prix-winning YZ250F motocross bike. Featuring a newly designed high-performance engine and a specially adapted aluminium chassis, the latest WR250F is built to play fast.
A new YZ250F-type cylinder head with a wider intake port and new exhaust camshaft gives more rapid mid to top-end performance while retaining the WR250F’s strong low rpm torque – and a new lightweight aluminium beam frame from Yamaha’s motocross bike has been enduro-tuned to give the right balance of rigidity for more precise feel and accurate surface feedback over tough terrain.
And a lighter and more powerful front braking system gives you ultimate controllability – and special enduro features include a new multi-function meter and a revised exhaust and muffler design. The light-feeling clutch and 6-speed wide-ratio transmission are ready for the most extreme challenge – and with the Power Tuner smartphone app and a 2-mode engine map switch, the intelligent WR250F can be set up to master virtually any riding conditions.
The WR250F is built to shake up the world of enduro and change the way that you look at the 250cc 4-stroke class. Featuring the very latest motocross technology from Yamaha’s Grand Prix-winning YZ250F – and equipped with a range of enduro-specific features – it’s one of the most exciting bikes of the decade.
ENDURO SPECIFIC FEATURES
WR250F features a high-capacity radiator with fan, large 7.9 litre fuel tank, rugged composite skid plate and a high mounted retractable side stand to tackle the toughest trails. Other features include a quick-adjust clutch, wide YZ-type 55mm platform foot pegs, four-position rubber-mounted handlebar clamps and aluminum handlebars for added rider convenience.
HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINE
The liquid-cooled 250cc four-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve (titanium), single-cylinder engine with fuel injection produces stronger mid- to high-range power. Tuned specifically for XC/woods racing with a broad, easy-to-use powerband and excellent power characteristics throughout the rev range.
MULTI FUNCTION METER
The meter features two modes: Standard and Race. Standard mode displays the speedometer, two trip meters, and clock functions while Race mode features average speed, timer and trip functionality. The meter has integrated low fuel and engine warning lights.
2023 Yamaha WR250F Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
- Powerful YZ250F-type engine
- YZ250F-style aluminium beam frame
- Smartphone engine tuning via Yamaha Power Tuner App
- High performance YZ250F-type front brake
- Industry-leading suspension
- Compact multi-function display
- Light and durable clutch
- Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission
- 2-mode engine map switch
- Large 7.9 L fuel tank
- Mass centralised design for agile handling
- Dynamic Icon Blue colour
- Class-Leading Suspension
The Yamaha WR250F uses KYB® spring-type forks 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-compliant spark arrestor-type muffler, the WR250F is ready to go where you want, when you want.
2023 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-specific 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 lead acid battery powered compact electric starter system to simplify restarts on the trail and add convenience everywhere else.
- 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.
- YZ250F-Derived Bilateral Beam Frame
Yamaha’s refined aluminum frame provides high performance on technical, aggressive terrain sections and 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 feel.
- 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, while the seat gives the rider additional room to move. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
2023 Yamaha WR250F – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $10799 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £8300 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
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
2023 Yamaha WR250F – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve (titanium), single
DISPLACEMENT 250 cc
BORE AND STROKE 77 x 53.6 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 13.8:1
FUEL DELIVERY 44 mm Keihin throttle body F.I.
LUBRICATION Wet Sump
IGNITION / STARTING TCI / Electric
TRANSMISSION Constant mesh, 6-speed
FINAL DRIVE Chain
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
TIRES (REAR) 110/100-18
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) Team Yamaha Blue
2023 Yamaha WR250F – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Engine type 4-valves;4-stroke;Liquid-cooled;DOHC;Single cylinder
Bore x stroke 77.0 × 53.6mm
Compression ratio 13,8 : 1
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
Front suspension system KYB® fork, fully adjustable inverted twin chamber with
speed sensitive travel
Rear suspension system (Link type suspension);Swingarm
Front travel 310mm
Rear travel 317mm
Front brake Hydraulic single disc brake, Ø 270mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc brake, Ø 245mm
Front tyre 90/90-21 54R Tube type
Rear tyre 140/80-18 70R Tube type
Overall length 2175mm
Overall width 825mm
Overall height 1.270mm
Seat height 955mm
Wheel base 1.480mm
Minimum ground clearance 320mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 115 kg
Fuel tank capacity 7.9 L
Oil tank capacity 0.95 L
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