We review the 2011 Yamaha YZ250F dirt bike in this 2011 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride report.
- The 2011 Yamaha YZ250F ergonomics are well thought out and can accommodate a wide range of riders.
- The Yamaha’s engine pumps out a very flat spread of power. While it makes the bike easy to ride it lacks a degree of character and makes it feel not as fast as it is in a season rider’s hands.
- The 2011 Yamaha YZ250F is available in two colors (Team Yamaha Blue/White pictured) and retails for $7150 - $7250 with a 30-day warranty.
- The 4-way-adjustable Kayaba shock offers good damping abilities even on rough tracks.
- Test rider Chris See shows a berm who’s boss at Glen Helen Raceway.
- In the air the 2011 Yamaha YZ250F proved to be just as agile as it is on the ground.
- One of the best attributes of the 2011 Yamaha YZ250F is how easy it is to ride.
- One of the best features of the 2011 Yamaha YZ250F is how easy it is to ride for all level riders.
- The Yamaha’s mild powerband, excellent chassis and Bridgestone rear tire assist it in hooking up out of corners.
- The Kayaba Speed-Sensitive Fork offers versatile damping for both slower and faster riders alike.
- The 225 lbs. Yamaha offers an elevated level of agility on the ground and in the air.
- The 2011 Yamaha YZ250F is powered by a 250cc liquid-cooled Single. It is the only Japanese 250F to still use a mechanical carburetor.
- Although it doesn’t make you ride any faster, we’re big fans of the Yamaha’s styling. We also like the shape of the radiator shrouds which make it impossible to get your boot or leg hung up on during cornering maneuvers.
- Chris See demonstrates his scrub game on the 2011 Yamaha YZ250F.