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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.

2008 250F Motocross Shootout weight breakdown
Yamaha is the only Japanese manufacturer not to utilize the wide, flat side spars on its aluminum chassis.
Not only was the rider interface accommodating, but much of our affinity for seat time with the Yammie came from the Kayaba suspenders.
Yamaha has been consistent with its 250F motor dynamics over the past several years, but we say it's time for a change.
2008 Yamaha YZ250F
It's damn good, but the Tuning Fork engineers need to give us something to get passionate about with the little Yammie.
Chuck Sun seemed to have the Yamaha pretty well figured out - as you can see.
'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.'
On the dyno, the YZ-F topped out at 12K rpm, the highest of our group.
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.
Yamaha purposely builds the YZ250F to be a Mello Yello, but some riders will find that appealing.