2009 Yamaha YZ250F

2009 Yamaha YZ250F
MSRP $6,649

Anyone who has ridden Yamaha’s YZ250F can appreciate its well-roundedness, but it always comes across a little like our favorite mellow dairy product. This year, Yamaha has tried to give its smallest motocross thumper some added flavor, and succeeded! Though certainly not ground-breaking by any means, the 2009 Yamaha YZ250F has received enough attention from the Tuning Fork gang to make it a better machine. Most changes focus on expanding rider adjustability and minimizing maintenance requirements. Hence, there’s very little that pertains to the performance gains, but a few tweaks was all it took to breathe a little excitement into the popular 250F.

2009 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

2009 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

It didn't take much to wake up the 2009 Yamaha YZ250F. Minor changes have a big impact on this Lites class motocrosser which features a better motor and customizable fit.

Engine TypeSingle cylinder 4-stroke DOHC
Engine Displacement250cc
Bore Stroke77 x 53.6mm
CoolingLiquid cooled
Compression Ratio13.5:1
Fuel SystemKeihin FCR MX37
Starting SystemKick
TransmissionFive-speed constant mesh
Final DriveChain
Rake TrailN/A
Seat Height38.8 in.
Wheelbase57.8 in.
Front Suspension11.8 in.
Rear Suspension12.0 in.
Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Front Tire80/100-21
Rear Tire100/90-19
Fuel Capacity1.8 gal.
Dry Weight226 lbs.

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