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2012 Yamaha WR250F Project Bike Photo Gallery

Check out action and component photos of the 2012 Yamaha WR250F Project Bike from our testing in Southern Oregon.

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Renthal Moto Handguards protect against trail brush and roost.
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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.
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The Fatbar handlebars are crafted from 7010-T6 aluminum with a 1-1/8” center clamping section.
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The added decibels make for a nice, throaty sound but the bike will still pass our local tech inspections with the quiet insert installed.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Kevlar-reinforced grips use the half-waffle pattern but the base material contains Kevlar-brand resin particles.