Capturing its third consecutive victory in Grime Rider’s 250 4-Stroke Motocross Shootout is the Yamaha YZ250F. No mechanical updates had been made for 2023, but it surely’s sturdy in all essential areas and seems like a racebike. This mannequin can also be nearing the tip of a manufacturing cycle, so there are recognized fixes for its minor blemishes. Blu cRU is the most suitable choice for almost all of 250F patrons from 125cc two-stroke graduates to quick 250F pilots and vet riders alike.
2023 Yamaha YZ250F Engine
On our dyno, the Tuning Fork model’s quarter-liter four-stroke motocrosser spins 39.5 hp and 18.0 lb.-ft. of torque, rating it fifth in peak horsepower and ties the Honda CRF250R for sixth in most torque. It additionally makes the least of each from 6,000 rpm to eight,000 rpm. Though not a prime performer on the dyno, the Yamaha engine is excellent on the monitor with a crisp EFI really feel and pulls cleanly via the rpm vary.
Backside-end energy is strongest within the class, midrange is equally spectacular, and it pulls far sufficient within the rpm vary for all however probably the most aggressive riders. Gaps between gears are much less noticeable due to the superior engine energy. That is the one 250 four-stroke motocrosser that may generally carry third gear in tighter corners when all others must be ridden in second.
Engine-braking is noticeable and shifting is affordable—not notchy, however not buttery clean both. The cable clutch works effectively, however requires some adjustment from chilly to scorching. As soon as once more, the YZ250F options the perfect EFI tuning functionality because of its compatibility with Yamaha’s free Energy Tuner app. Some take a look at riders who don’t put on earplugs yearn for them whereas driving the blue bike as its consumption noise and exhaust observe are fairly loud.
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2023 Yamaha YZ250F Suspension
Geared up with a KYB Velocity Delicate System (SSS) 48mm coil-spring fork and KYB shock, Yamaha continues to have the perfect suspension within the class. Each ends have a luxurious really feel and provide loads of holdup. Motion is constant and progressive all through the stroke. These KYB elements are a lot tunable, however not many changes are required with such nice base settings.
2023 Yamaha YZ250F Chassis/Dealing with
Weighing in at 235 kilos moist on the Grime Rider scales, the Yamaha falls proper within the center between the lightest and heaviest bikes on this comparability. It’s not probably the most agile and takes a bit of additional effort to maneuver, however corners effectively as soon as the flip is initiated. The YZ250F continues to be probably the most secure as effectively. Ergonomics depart one thing to be desired with a wider radiator shroud space and midsection, and a low seat that’s skinny on foam and pocketed within the center.
Why the 2023 Yamaha YZ250F Received
It has the perfect engine, suspension, EFI tunability, and probably the most predictable dealing with.
Why the 2023 Yamaha YZ250F Shouldn’t Have Received
The YZ250F wants extra horsepower and torque above 6,000 rpm, a hydraulic clutch, and is overdue for higher ergonomics.
Helmet: Alpinestars Supertech M8
Goggle: Spy Basis
Jersey: Thor MX Prime
Gloves: Thor MX Agile
Pants: Thor MX Prime
Boots: Alpinestars Tech 10
Quantity Plate Backgrounds: DeCal Works preprinted
2023 Yamaha YZ250F Specs
|MSRP:||$8,599/$8,799 (Monster Power Yamaha Racing Version)|
|Engine:||DOHC, liquid-cooled single-cylinder; 4 valves/cyl.|
|Bore x Stroke:||77.0 x 53.6mm|
|Grime Rider Measured Horsepower:||39.5 hp @ 12,800 rpm|
|Grime Rider Measured Torque:||18.0 lb.-ft. @ 8,500 rpm|
|Gasoline System:||EFI w/ 44mm throttle physique|
|Clutch:||Moist, multiplate; cable actuation|
|Body:||Aluminum bilateral beam|
|Entrance Suspension:||KYB 48mm coil-spring fork, compression damping and rebound damping adjustable; 12.2 in. journey|
|Rear Suspension:||KYB shock, spring preload, excessive/low-speed compression damping, and rebound damping adjustable; 12.5 in. journey|
|Entrance Brake:||Nissin 2-piston caliper, 270mm disc|
|Rear Brake:||Nissin 1-piston caliper, 240mm disc|
|Tires, Entrance/Rear:||Dunlop Geomax MX33; 80/100-21 / 110/90-19|
|Floor Clearance:||13.2 in.|
|Grime Rider Measured Seat Peak:||37.6 in.|
|Gasoline Capability:||1.6 gal.|
|Grime Rider Measured Moist Weight:||235 lb.|