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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.

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2008 Yamaha XT250 vs Honda CRF230L
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At 289 pounds with a full tank, the XT weighs almost 10 pounds more than Yamaha's ultra-wicked WR450F enduro!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Both of our testers found the output more than adequate for around-town applications..
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A tight turning radius makes it easy to change directions once the XT reaches the end of the trail.
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2008 Yamaha XT250 vs Honda CRF230L