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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.

The rear brake light is wide, bright and tucked nicely under the rear fender.
The WR250F has an overflow catch tank.
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.
The exhaust muffler has a tapered end cap but the engine is stifled by the exhaust.
It pivots around the 21-inch front wheel easier which gives it a tendency to knife into corners.
The 250F uses a 58.3-inch wheelbase and it plows along its intended line with determination.
The Yamaha's torquey engine makes getting over obstacles easy.
The WR250F has a heavier feeling front end
with soft Kayaba suspension.
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.
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.
In addition to making a great woods bike powerplant, the WR’s extra muscle really makes up for some of its handling woes.
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.
We did experience some bucking from the rear end at higher speeds as the shock got down into the stiffer part of the stroke.
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.