2023 Yamaha YZ250 Guide

2023 Yamaha YZ250

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2023 Yamaha YZ250: 2‑STROKES. 1ST PLACE.

Introducing the new 2023 Yamaha YZ250…

The YZ250 offers pure performance and full‑throttle adrenaline in a lightweight and reliable two‑stroke machine.

The YZ250 offers pure performance and full‑throttle adrenaline in a lightweight and reliable two‑stroke machine. Nothing beats the bark and instantaneous throttle response of the lightweight YZ250. Not only is a two-stroke more affordable and easier to maintain, it also provides a very entertaining ride.

Light, agile and built to shoot out of corners like nothing else, this bike is the ultimate thrill machine. Capable and versatile enough to have won at the highest level in motocross, supercross and freestyle MX – the YZ250 2-stroke comes with a radical new look, sharper bodywork and major chassis upgrades.

2 Strokes. First place.
If you’ve already experienced what it’s like to be charging hard on the YZ250 2-stroke, then you’re going to love what Yamaha has done with this iconic motocross bike. And if you’ve never had the chance to race a YZ250 2-stroke then it’s about time that you found out what you’re missing!

Its all-new bodywork improves the ergonomics for an even higher degree of control and agility, and the industry-leading KYB suspension features revised low speed damping for better handling, while braking performance is taken to the next level with a new front caliper. And the new higher efficiency air intake and revised exhaust system sharpens the power output of the explosive 250cc liquid-cooled YPVS engine, whereas the new more powerful front braking system and revised suspension damping help to cut lap times. And its new duo-tone colour scheme and graphics are sharper than ever. YZ250 2-stroke: The legend lives on!

You’ll never forget the first time you ride a YZ250 2-stroke. Whether it’s the stunning acceleration, outstanding agility or its adrenaline-inducing performance, this is a dirt bike that likes to party hard! On the motocross track this bike fears nothing and no-one. And when you’re fun riding or practising with your buddies, the YZ250 can do just about whatever you ask of it!



The 249cc liquid-cooled reed-valve-inducted two-stroke engine is lightweight, compact and fun, with an incredibly wide, hard-hitting powerband.



The lightweight braking system features a 270mm front rotor, 240mm rear rotor, large front pistons, rigid calipers and high-friction pad material, all combining to provide exceptional braking power and feel with less unsprung weight.



Bold Monster Energy®‑inspired graphics package combines with aggressive YZ bodywork, slim body panels and blacked-out radiator shrouds for an official Yamaha factory team look and feel.




2023 Yamaha YZ250 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Slimline bodywork
  • Powerful braking system
  • Industry-leading suspension
  • High-efficiency air intake
  • Race-bred ergonomics
  • Duo-tone colour and new graphics
  • 250cc YPVS 2-stroke engine
  • Lightweight chassis
  • Full Features & Tech Specs
  • Exhilarating Two-Stroke Power
    The 249cc liquid-cooled YPVS™-equipped reed-valve-inducted two-stroke engine is lightweight, compact and fun, with an incredibly wide, hard-hitting powerband.
  • Class-Leading KYB® Suspension
    The YZ250’s renowned suspension performance offers unmatched levels of control, capability and comfort by way of the fully adjustable 48mm inverted KYB® front fork, including a leaf spring in the mid-speed valve for more precise damping, and the fully adjustable KYB® rear shock featuring reduced-friction Kashima Coat™ internals. It all adds up to class-defining suspension and handling characteristics.
  • Lightweight Frame
    A carefully engineered, advanced aluminum frame and swingarm give the YZ250 class-leading track performance.
  • Rider-Friendly Chassis
    Well-tuned chassis and ultra-light weight means intuitive handling, less rider fatigue and a confidence-boosting sense of control.
  • High Performance Braking System
    High performance front and rear brake setup offers exceptional braking power and feel.
  • Confidence-Inspiring Ergonomics
    A carefully considered ergonomic design includes a flatter seat, narrow fuel tank, smoothly integrated body panels and slim shroud width to enable greater freedom of movement forward and back, allowing the rider to easily shift body weight for increased control and confidence.
  • Aggressive YZ Styling
    Race-inspired styling—from the sharp embedded graphics, to the aggressive bodywork including front and rear fenders, blacked-out radiator shrouds and number plates, to the smaller details like fork guards, rear brake disc and caliper protectors, and wide footpegs—spotlights the YZ250’s extensive two-stroke racing pedigree from every angle.



2023 Yamaha YZ250 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


  • Exhilarating Two-Stroke Power
    The 249cc liquid-cooled reed-valve-inducted two-stroke engine is lightweight, compact and fun, with an incredibly wide, hard-hitting powerband.
  • Yamaha Power Valve System
    Patented Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS™) combines crisp, hard-hitting bottom-end acceleration with strong mid-range and top-end.
  • Advanced Carburetor
    Advanced 38mm Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK38S carburetor with power jet and throttle position sensor provides precise fuel/air mixing and extra-crisp throttle response.
  • Race-Developed Intake
    Special-design carbon fiber reed-valve petals improve the throttle response and engine performance across the entire rpm range.
  • Close-Ratio Transmission
    Smooth-shifting, close-ratio five-speed transmission with a heavy-duty, multiplate clutch ensure confident gear changes in all conditions.
  • High-Capacity Radiator
    High-capacity radiator with dark louvers deliver maximum cooling efficiency and an aggressive look.
  • Digital Ignition
    Digital CDI system delivers precise spark for faster, stronger response anywhere in the rev range.



  • High Performance Braking System
    The high performance braking system features a 270mm front rotor, 240mm rear rotor, large front pistons and rigid calipers, all combining to provide exceptional braking power and feel.
  • Industry-Leading KYB® Fork
    The fully adjustable KYB® 48mm forks feature the Speed Sensitive System which uses piston speed to control the damping force for super-precise handling, superb bump absorption and 11.8 inches of suspension travel.
  • Advanced KYB® Shock
    Fully adjustable KYB® shock features reduced-friction Kashima Coat™ internals, 12.4 inches of travel, separate adjusters for high- and low-speed compression damping, and a full lock oil rebound system for increased comfort. It all adds up to fantastic rear wheel control and a sweet ride.
  • Aluminum Frame
    A carefully engineered, advanced aluminum frame and swingarm give the YZ250 the best handling in the 250cc class.
  • Lightweight Subframe
    Removable aluminum rear subframe is constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight.
  • Excel® Rims
    Lightweight 21-inch front and 19-inch rear Excel® rims provide exceptional durability and a premium look.
  • Race-Ready Tires
    Premium Dunlop® Geomax MX33 tires offer race-developed performance on a wide range of terrain.



  • Race-Ready Features
    Complete with an aluminum handlebar, two-position adjustable handlebar clamp, wide footpegs, gripper seat and adjustable clutch lever with works-style cable adjuster, the YZ250 is competition-ready straight out of the crate.






2023 Yamaha YZ250 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $9399 – $9599 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £8000 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 249cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke; reed-valve inducted
Bore x Stroke 66.4mm × 72.0mm
Compression Ratio 8.9~10.6:1
Fuel Delivery Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK38S carburetor
Transmission Constant-mesh 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front KYB® Speed-Sensitive System inverted fork;
fully adjustable, 11.8-in travel
Suspension / Rear KYB® single shock; fully adjustable, 12.4-in
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 270mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 240mm
Tires / Front 80/100-21 Dunlop® Geomax MX33F
Tires / Rear 110/90-19 Dunlop® Geomax MX33
L x W x H 86.0 in x 32.5 in x 50.8 in
Seat Height 38.4 in
Wheelbase 58.5 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 27.7°
Trail 4.8 in
Ground Clearance 14.2 in
Fuel Capacity 1.8 gal
Wet Weight 227 lb
Warranty 30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Team Yamaha Blue



2023 Yamaha YZ250 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, crankcase reed-valve, single
BORE AND STROKE 66.4 x 72 mm
TRANSMISSION Constant mesh, 5-speed

SUSPENSION (FRONT) Fully adjustable 48 mm inverted fork / 300 mm (11.8″) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Fully adjustable link Monocross / 315 mm (12.4″) wheel travel
BRAKES (FRONT) 270 mm floating disc / twin piston caliper
BRAKES (REAR) 240 mm disc / single piston caliper
TIRES (FRONT) 80/100-21 Geomax MX33F
TIRES (REAR) 110/90-19 Geomax MX33

LENGTH 2,185 mm (86″)
WIDTH 825 mm (32.5″)
HEIGHT 1,290 mm (50.8″)
WHEELBASE 1,485 mm (58.5″)
GROUND CLEARANCE 360 mm (14.2″)
SEAT HEIGHT 970 mm (38.2″)
FUEL CAPACITY 8 litres (1.8 imp. gallons)
WET WEIGHT 103 kg (227 lbs)
COLOUR(S) Yamaha Racing Blue




2023 Yamaha YZ250 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine type Liquid-cooled;2-stroke;Reed valve with YPVS;Single
Displacement 249cc
Bore x stroke 66.4 × 72.0 mm
Compression ratio 8,9 – 10,6 : 1
Lubrication system Premix
Clutch type Wet;Multiple Disc
Ignition system CDI
Starter system Kick
Transmission system 5-speed;Constant Mesh
Final transmission Chain
Fuel system Keihin PWK38S/1
Frame Semi double cradle
Caster angle 27° 40
Trail 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 Single Disc, Ø240 mm
Front tyre 80/100-21 51M Tube type
Rear tyre 110/90-19 62M Tube type
Overall length 2185 mm
Overall width 825 mm
Overall height 1290 mm
Seat height 975 mm
Wheel base 1485 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




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