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2012 Yamaha WR250F Comparison Photo Gallery

See photos of the 2012 Yamaha WR250F dirt bike in action. Read the full details in the 2012 Yamaha WR250F Comparison.

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The rear brake light is wide, bright and tucked nicely under the rear fender.
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The WR250F has an overflow catch tank.
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The layout is a bit more open with the ProTaper bars and the fuel tank which doesn’t protrude as high as the CRF’s.
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The exhaust muffler has a tapered end cap but the engine is stifled by the exhaust.
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It pivots around the 21-inch front wheel easier which gives it a tendency to knife into corners.
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The 250F uses a 58.3-inch wheelbase and it plows along its intended line with determination.
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The Yamaha's torquey engine makes getting over obstacles easy.
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The WR250F has a heavier feeling front end
with soft Kayaba suspension.
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Our less experienced riders took more of a liking to the 250F Japanese enduros, but even top pros can have a good time on these easy-to-ride dirt bikes.
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The brakes on the WR are plenty strong for hauling you down from speed, and they don’t fade really at all on long descents.
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In addition to making a great woods bike powerplant, the WR’s extra muscle really makes up for some of its handling woes.
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The computer system is far superior to the Honda’s. It’s a digital unit that offers clock, trip meter and odometer in the basic mode.
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We did experience some bucking from the rear end at higher speeds as the shock got down into the stiffer part of the stroke.
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The WR's DOHC engine offers more performance than the Honda. Multiple testers commented that they wished the WR engine would fit in the CRF's chassis.