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2012 Yamaha WR250F Project Bike Photo Gallery
MotoUSA test rider Brian Chamberlain won the Amateur class main event at the endurocross race and it was in a spot to finish well in the 30+ main also until a small tip-over resulted in becoming traction for another rider.
Check out action and component photos of the 2012 Yamaha WR250F Project Bike from our testing in Southern Oregon.
Renthal Moto Handguards protect against trail brush and roost.
Both of our testers noted an increase in power across the rpm spread. The WR is much easier to ride in a higher gear with the Leo Vince system and the change in sprockets help boost the Yammie’s grunt as well.
The Fatbar handlebars are crafted from 7010-T6 aluminum with a 1-1/8” center clamping section.
The added decibels make for a nice, throaty sound but the bike will still pass our local tech inspections with the quiet insert installed.
The aftermarket slip-on weighs 6 lbs., 14.2 oz. compared to the stock unit at 7 lbs., 8.8 oz. Our Leo Vince-equipped WR blew 95 dB using the standard 20-inch stationary test. The stock pipe is good for 89 decibels.
The Leo Vince pipe is supposed to come with a graphite spacer to connect the muffler to the header. Ours did not come with the spacer.
To help compensate for that low-end bog and boost the ride-ability of third and fourth gears out on the trail we went one tooth larger than stock jumping up to a 51T.
We are able to clutch the front end over obstacles without as much effort and the bike picks up throttle without the clutch much better.
The Kevlar-reinforced grips use the half-waffle pattern but the base material contains Kevlar-brand resin particles.
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