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2008 Yamaha XT250 Comparo Photo Gallery

As entry-level dual-sport bikes, both models are totally redesigned. These two small-bore motorcycles offer tons of cheap potential. Check out how these bikes performs in our 2008 Honda CRF230L vs Yamaha XT250 comparison.

2008 Yamaha XT250 vs Honda CRF230L
At 289 pounds with a full tank, the XT weighs almost 10 pounds more than Yamaha's ultra-wicked WR450F enduro!
Special attention to the rider controls, notably the digital computer, and smoother lines throughout the bodywork give the XT a boost in the fashion department.
The XT250 is better on the street than it is off-road. Even though it has more ground clearance than the CRF, the Yamaha's suspension and ergonomics are definitely tailored for pavement.
The whole time we were evaluating the Yammie we had to factor out the Cheng Shin effect. Buy new tires immediatly and you will be much happier with the XT.
Both of our testers found the output more than adequate for around-town applications..
A tight turning radius makes it easy to change directions once the XT reaches the end of the trail.
2008 Yamaha XT250 vs Honda CRF230L