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2011 Yamaha YZ250 SRA Grand Prix Race Test Photo Gallery
It may not be the fastest bike or the easiest to ride but the Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke it is definitely the most fun.
We race the Yamaha YZ250 to see how the last remaining Japanese two-stroke performs. Check out the full story in our
2011 Yamaha YZ250 SRA Grand Prix Race Test
Reduced engine braking during deceleration is a hallmark trait of Yamaha’s YZ250.
With its peaky powerband the Yamaha YZ250 isn’t the easiest bike to launch compared to a four-stroke.
In the air and on the ground the YZ250 feels agile and is simpler to maneuver.
The YZ’s peaky powerband can make it more challenging to ride on slippery terrain.
The Yamaha YZ250 responds best when the rider carries momentum and keeps the throttle pegged.
Even against 450 four-strokes the smaller 250cc two-stroke engine delivers an high level of power even up Glen Helen’s near vertical hills.
In terms of sheer excitement you’ll be hard pressed to find another bike more fun to ride than a Yamaha YZ two-stroke.
Grand prix racing is a mix of motocross and off-road and is well suited to two-stroke dirt bikes.
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