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2015 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride Photo Gallery
After the broad swath of changes introduced in 2014, Yamaha opted for small tweaks on its 2015 YZ250F.
See Yamaha's latest 250F on track in the 2015 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride photo gallery. Read the full review in the
2015 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride
For 2015, the YZ250F has revised suspension settings on the tried and True Kayaba SSS forks.
In the engine department, new exhaust valves are paired with a new exhaust cam for easier starting.
The 2015 Yamaha YZ250F also receives a better lubricating piston.
ECU and ignition calibration help provide more control through the rpm range.
Dzus quarter-turn fasteners are included to make accessing the airbox easier.
New embedded graphics are among the list of updates to the 2015 YZ250F.
A gold D.I.D. chain and black Excel rims are new for 2015 as well.
Yamaha's changes were fairly subtle, but are geared toward improving the bike on track.
I have found the YZ250F kickstarter to have just the right orientation and shape to make starting the bike a breeze.
If there is one major benefit that has come from Yamaha turning around the orientation of the motor on the YZ250F, it is some serious low-end grunt.
On faster, more wide-open tracks and turns, the Yamaha is exactly what a rider desires of a motocross machine: stable and planted, yet nimble and light.
On the tight Milestone MX track where the initial test took place, the initial hit is noticeable and continues onto a robust mid-range as the power just keeps on rising.
The tested, tweaked, and re-tweaked KYB SSS fork has been standard Yamaha motocross equipment for nearly a decade.
The boys in blue have chosen to stick with a traditional coil and oil fork on the YZ250F for good reason: it works.
Out back, the KYB rear shock matches the characteristics and performance of the fork, with smooth and predictable action in high-speed chop and through braking bumps.
No matter the situation, whether it’s high-speed chop, rolling whoops, or just a big ol’ double, a rider can has confidence the forks will consistently provide plush and progressive action.
For the YZ250F in particular, stability has never been an issue and that fact remains for 2015.
Hopping on the YZ250F, the ergonomics are what one should expect of modern motocross machinery: a flatter seat, comfortable frame that allows the rider’s legs to grip the bike, and adjustable bar positioning.
From the overall performance to the tool-less airbox access and stealth black wheels, Yamaha has put together an excellent 250 package.
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