Since its release, Yamaha’s WR250R has attracted a cult following of new and experienced riders. Proving to be much more than just another trail bike, WR250R has a well-deserved reputation as a superb lightweight adventure tourer, capable at tackling a desert crossing or weekday commutes.
At its heart is a liquid-cooled DOHC four-valve single-cylinder engine that pushes hard all the way to 10,000 rpm, making it one of the strongest 250cc singles ever built by Yamaha. Its aluminium semi-double cradle frame has been developed using technology featured on Yamaha’s race-winning YZ250F motocross, and WR250F endurance machines.
Front and rear suspension features fork legs adjustable for preload and rebound/compression and a rear shock absorber connected to a lightweight aluminium swingarm that’s also adjustable for preload and rebound/compression.
Excellent fuel economy and class-leading throttle response are delivered by a fuel injection system that constantly monitors intake air pressure, as well as crank and throttle position, to deliver the optimum fuel mixture right across the rev range.
The six-speed transmission has been specifically developed for the WR250R to optimise the power characteristics of the high-compression short-stroke engine. Ratios have been carefully selected to deliver performance and drivability in a wide variety of conditions and situations.
A compact LCD instrument panel displays all the information the rider needs, without being over-crowded or over-complicated. The bright display includes a speedometer, clock and tripmeter as well as a range of warning lights.
The 2020 WR250R is available in showrooms now. Contact your local Yamaha dealer to discover why this entry-level adventure bike has such a huge following.
*Pricing quoted is correct at time of publication on 29 October 2019.