Features

Top Features:

  • Modern Styling
    Modern, aggressive styling, including front fender, front number plate, radiator shrouds, side number plates, air box, rear fender, fork guards, as well as the rear brake disc protector, rear brake caliper protector and wider foot pegs – just like the 4 strokes.
  • Lightweight Frame
    A light aluminum frame housing a patented YPVS™-equipped ripper of an engine results in an awesome power-to-weight ratio.
  • Rider-Friendly Chassis
    Ultra lightweight means nimble handling with less fatigue.

New for 2016:

  • New Race-Ready Details
    For 2016, the YZ250 features a new gold chain and black wheels, for that true factory style.

Engine:

  • Two-Stroke Power
    249cc liquid-cooled reed-valve-inducted two-stroke engine is lightweight, compact and features an incredibly wide, hard-hitting powerband.
  • Yamaha Power Valve System
    Patented YPVS™ combines crisp, hard-hitting bottom-end acceleration with strong midrange and eye-opening top-end.
  • Advanced Carburetion
    38mm Keihin® PWK carburetor with power jet and throttle position sensor (TPS) provides precise fuel/air mixing and extra-crisp throttle response throughout the powerband.
  • Race-Developed Intake
    Special-design carbon fiber reed-valve petals improve throttle response and engine performance across the entire rpm range.
  • Close-Ratio Transmission
    Smooth-shifting, five-speed, close-ratio transmission with heavy-duty, multiplate clutch.
  • High-Capacity Radiator
    Large-capacity radiator features a ten-row core with four louvers for maximum cooling efficiency.
  • Digital Ignition
    Digital CDI system delivers precise spark for faster, stronger response anywhere in the powerband.

Chassis/Suspension:

  • Advanced Brakes
    YZ250F-style front-brake caliper and wave-style front and rear discs minimize unsprung weight and provide excellent stopping power.
  • Industry-Leading Fork
    The KYB® 48mm forks feature the Speed-Sensitive System that uses piston speed to control damping force for super-precise handling and a smooth ride.
  • Aluminum Frame
    A carefully engineered, advanced aluminum frame and swingarm give the YZ250 the best handling in the 250 class.
  • Lightweight Subframe
    Removable aluminum rear subframe is constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight.
  • Advanced KYB® Shock
    Rear, 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. All adding up to fantastic rear wheel control and a sweet ride.
  • Excel® Rims
    Lightweight 21-inch front and 19-inch rear Excel® rims provide exceptional durability and help reduce unsprung weight for optimal suspension, performance, and handling.
  • Race-Ready Tires
    Premium Dunlop® knobbies offer race-spec traction and wear.

Additional Features:

  • Race-Ready Features
    The YZ250 is ready to race out of the crate, complete with an aluminum handlebar, 2-position adjustable handlebar clamp, wide foot pegs, gripper seat and adjustable position clutch lever with works-style cable adjuster.