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2013 Yamaha WR250R Comparison Photo Gallery

Check out photos of Yamaha’s WR250R in action as we compare it against the 250 class of dual sports in the 2013 Yamaha WR250R Comparison review.

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A dirt bike with a headlight, tail light and license plate: That is the essence of the WR250R.
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Yamaha’s WR250R is the most adept at exploring and tackling challenging terrain.
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The WR250R’s ergonomics are well suited to taller folks that routinely ride off-road. They were also well-like by our tallest test rider (6’5”).
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The Yamaha ate up everything we threw at it. It is an amazing motorcycle that loves to be ridden hard.
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The Yamaha’s build quality and attention to detail is second to none as it should be based on its premium price.
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The Yamaha’s 250cc water-cooled Single packs the most punch yet it’s smooth and easy to manage.
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Priced at $6990 the WR250R is thousands more than both the Honda and Kawasaki. Is it worth it? If you value performance absolutely.
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The WR’s instruments were the most basic. We did like its low fuel mileage counter.
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If you’re looking for the best 250 dual-sport the Yamaha is clearly the machine to ride.
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Even on the street the WR performed well but the engine did buzz more than the others.
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The WR’s extra horsepower helps the rider hop over rocks and other obstacles on the trail.
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It’s hard to find fault with the way the Yamaha handles off-road or on. This is truly an excellent motorcycle.
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Shorter riders will have a tougher time riding the WR250R due to its relatively high seat.
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The Yamaha scored highly in every performance category allowing it to win this year’s shootout.
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2013 250 Dual Sport Shootout - Horsepower chart.
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2013 250 Dual Sport Shootout - Torque chart.