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– 2003 Yamaha YZ250 Review
2003 Yamaha YZ250
Corner to Corner Ballistic Missle…
“The desire for knob-chunking, roost-tossing performance.” That’s the heart-pounding appeal of a 250cc two-stroke in a nutshell. And no MX machine makes this statement quite like the YZ250, Dirt Rider’s 2002 “250 Shootout” champ and winner of three straight “250 of the Year” crowns. Which is precisely why the 2003 YZ250 rolls in with an even sharper edge.
All-new cylinder head and combustion chamber construction, combined with reshaped exhaust and scavenging porting, help deliver meaner mid-range hit and a broader over-rev envelope. A revised second-gear ratio gets that explosive punch to the ground with even less effort.
Stiffer, lighter frame and swingarm design ensures flex-free handling. And recalibrated suspension mean smoother fork travel and more precise rear wheel control.
The factory racing-spec adjustable clutch lever lets you fine-tune cable play for optimal lever pull and feel, on the fly. Also, stopping power gets a major boost in strength and feel this year with lighter-weight, compact (in factory bike style) front and rear disc brake calipers and a redesigned rear master cylinder, utilizing an integrated, space-saving fluid reservoir.
2003 Yamaha YZ250 Features and Benefits
2003 Yamaha YZ250 – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $5,899 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN
Length 85.9 in.
Height 51.5 in.
Width 32.6 in.
Weight 214 lbs.
Ground Clearance 15.6 in.
Wheelbase 58.3 in.
Seat Height 39.0 in.
Engine 249cc, liquid-cooled, reed valve-inducted, 2-stroke
Bore x Stroke 66.4 X 72mm
Compression Ratio 9.0 – 10.6:1
Carburetion 38mm Keihin PWK w/power jet & throttle position sensor
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal.
Ignition Digital CDI
Transmission 5-speed w/multi-plate wet clutch
Final Drive #520 Chain
Brakes Front: 250mm floating disc
Rear: 245mm disc
Tires Front: 80/100-21 Dunlop
Rear: 110/90-19 Dunlop
Suspension Front: 46mm Kayaba inverted telescopic fork w/adjustable compression and rebound damping; 11.8 ” travel
Rear: Fully adjustable Kayaba single shock, 12.4″ travel; separate hi/lo speed compression adjustment
Team Yamaha Blue/White
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations. Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.