2024 Yamaha YZ250 Guide

2024 Yamaha YZ250
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2024 Yamaha YZ250: THERE IS NOTHING LIKE 2-STROKE OIL & GAS.

Introducing the new 2024 Yamaha YZ250…

2‑STROKES. 1ST PLACE.
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.

The YZ250 2-stroke has earned the right to be described as a legend. The original model won Yamaha’s very first World Motocross Championship way back in 1973 – and the new YZ line was born. Already for 50 years the YZ250 has been at the heart of motocross.

Powered by Yamaha’s outstanding 250cc 2-stroke YPVS engine that’s mounted in the company’s proven aluminium chassis, the YZ250 provides the hard-charging acceleration and lightweight agility that gives you the potential to beat any other machine on the day. Its best-in-class KYB suspension is ready for any terrain, and the iconic Anniversary White body colours and graphics make this special edition a very desirable race bike.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

2024 Yamaha YZ250 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • Optimized rider ergonomics with a narrow tank, flatter seat and slimmer radiator shrouds offering greater freedom of movement
  • Advanced liquid-cooled YPVS-equipped 249cc two-stroke engine is lightweight, compact and fun, with a wide, hard-hitting powerband
  • Straight intake design improves feeling of power in the low rpm range
  • Advanced Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK38S carburetor with power jet and throttle position sensor provides extra-crisp throttle response
  • High performance brake setup features large front pistons, rigid caliper and rotors with maximized pad contact area for exceptional stopping power and feel.
  • Fully adjustable KYB® fork features the Speed-Sensitive System for precise handling and superb shock absorption
  • Fully adjustable KYB® rear shock features reduced-friction Kashima Coat™ internals
  • Race-proven, highly developed forged aluminum semi-double cradle frame
  • Removable aluminum rear subframe constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight
  • Finely tuned lightweight chassis and advanced suspension endow the YZ250 with class-leading handling

 

 

50 years of winning. 50 years of innovation. 50 years of YZ.

Yamaha was born to race. Right from day one Yamaha put competition at the heart of its operations. And 50 years ago, Yamaha launched its first YZ production motocross models – the same year that the company won its first ever Motocross World Championship with Hakan Andersson on a factory YZM250. It was the beginning of a new era for the sport, and over the last half century Yamaha has established itself as one of the most innovative and competitive brands in the 4-stroke and 2-stroke classes.

Yamaha are marking this significant moment in the company’s history with an all new YZ250F that has been created with the immense knowledge gained during half a century of competition in every major GP category.

To commemorate 50 successful years since the first Yamaha YZ models made a lasting impact on the motocross racing world, the 2024 line-up will include exclusive YZ250F, YZ450F, YZ250 and YZ125 50th Anniversary Edition models. Featuring racing white bodywork, purple seats, black wheels and retro-styled purple/pink graphics, these 50th Anniversary Edition bikes offer every Yamaha rider the chance to be a part of this very special occasion.

The 50th Anniversary Edition colouring is inspired by the bold designs used on the YZ250 and YZ125 in the mid-1990s – a period of transition for Yamaha motocross machines which was soon to be followed by the arrival of the first YZ 4-stroke in 1998 and the beginning of a new era of ‘Yamaha Blue’ colours for the company’s Off Road Competition models.

The introduction of the new YZ250F reinforces the range to make the 2024 Yamaha Off Road Competition line-up stronger than ever – with a diverse choice of 4-strokes, 2-strokes, motocross, enduro, youth and kids’ bikes.

 

 

 

2024 Yamaha YZ250 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Class-leading two-stroke performance wrapped in iconic heritage YZ style, the YZ250 draws its inspiration from 1990s-era Yamaha two-stroke motocrossers to honor 50 years of Yamaha off-road innovation.

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.

 

TOP FEATURES

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.

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.

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.

High Performance Braking System

High performance front and rear brake setup offers exceptional braking power and feel.

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.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

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 50th Anniversary Edition is competition-ready straight out of the crate.

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION

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.

Excel® Rims

Lightweight 21-inch front and 19-inch rear Excel® rims provide exceptional durability and a premium look.

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.

Lightweight Subframe

Removable aluminum rear subframe is constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight.

Race-Ready Tires

Premium Dunlop® Geomax MX33 tires offer race-developed performance on a wide range of terrain.

ENGINE

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.

Close-Ratio Transmission

Smooth-shifting, close-ratio five-speed transmission with a heavy-duty, multiplate clutch ensure confident gear changes in all conditions.

Digital Ignition

Digital CDI system delivers precise spark for faster, stronger response anywhere in the rev range.

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.

High-Capacity Radiator

High-capacity radiator with dark louvers deliver maximum cooling efficiency and an aggressive look.

Race-Developed Intake

Special-design carbon fiber reed-valve petals improve the throttle response and engine performance across the entire rpm range.

Yamaha Power Valve System

Patented Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS™) combines crisp, hard-hitting bottom-end acceleration with strong mid-range and top-end.

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) shown. Does not include tax, title, prep or destination charges. Actual prices set by dealer.
**Fuel Economy is estimated.
***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.

 

 

 

2024 Yamaha YZ250 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7,999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $9,399 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

ENGINE

ENGINE 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, crankcase reed-valve, single
DISPLACEMENT 249 cc
BORE AND STROKE 66.4 x 72 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 8.9~10.6:1
FUEL DELIVERY Keihin PWK38S
IGNITION / STARTING CDI / Kick
TRANSMISSION Constant mesh, 5-speed
FINAL DRIVE Chain

 

CHASSIS

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

 

CRITICAL DATA

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

 

 

 

 

2024 Yamaha YZ250 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE

ENGINE 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, crankcase reed-valve, single
DISPLACEMENT 249 cc
BORE AND STROKE 66.4 x 72 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 8.9~10.6:1
FUEL DELIVERY Keihin PWK38S
IGNITION / STARTING CDI / Kick
TRANSMISSION Constant mesh, 5-speed
FINAL DRIVE Chain

 

CHASSIS

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

 

CRITICAL DATA

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

 

 

 

 

2024 Yamaha YZ250 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, Reed valve with YPVS, Single
cylinder
Displacement 249cc
Bore x stroke 66,4 x 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
Chassis
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 Hydraulic Single Disc, Ø240 mm
Front tyre 80/100-21 51M Tube type
Rear tyre 110/90-19 62M Tube type
Dimensions
Overall length 2.185 mm
Overall width 825 mm
Overall height 1.290 mm
Seat height 975 mm
Wheel base 1.485 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 L

 

 

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