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2008 Yamaha YZ250F Shootout Photo Gallery

We set out to deck the halls with red, yellow, blue and green in a X-mas motocross extravaganza just for you - the 2008 250F Motocross Shootout. Check out how this bike did in our 2008 250F Motocross Shootout.

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2008 250F Motocross Shootout weight breakdown
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Yamaha is the only Japanese manufacturer not to utilize the wide, flat side spars on its aluminum chassis.
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Not only was the rider interface accommodating, but much of our affinity for seat time with the Yammie came from the Kayaba suspenders.
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Yamaha has been consistent with its 250F motor dynamics over the past several years, but we say it's time for a change.
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2008 Yamaha YZ250F
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It's damn good, but the Tuning Fork engineers need to give us something to get passionate about with the little Yammie.
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Chuck Sun seemed to have the Yamaha pretty well figured out - as you can see.
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'I applaud Yamaha's bold move,' says Sun, 'opting to find a soft setting that really soaks up the chop in a plush manner and without bottoming.'
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On the dyno, the YZ-F topped out at 12K rpm, the highest of our group.
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At 220 pounds the Yamaha is heaviest in our quartet. The weight distribution is the same at 49% front bias, but we truly couldn't say that the Yamaha ever felt heavy.
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Yamaha purposely builds the YZ250F to be a Mello Yello, but some riders will find that appealing.