Check out photos of Yamaha’s WR250R in action as we compare it against the 250 class of dual sports in the 2013 Yamaha WR250R Comparison review.
- It’s hard to find fault with the way the Yamaha handles off-road or on. This is truly an excellent motorcycle.
- The Yamaha scored highly in every performance category allowing it to win this year’s shootout.
- Yamaha’s WR250R is the most adept at exploring and tackling challenging terrain.
- The WR’s extra horsepower helps the rider hop over rocks and other obstacles on the trail.
- Priced at $6990 the WR250R is thousands more than both the Honda and Kawasaki. Is it worth it? If you value performance absolutely.
- The Yamaha ate up everything we threw at it. It is an amazing motorcycle that loves to be ridden hard.
- The Yamaha’s 250cc water-cooled Single packs the most punch yet it’s smooth and easy to manage.
- The Yamaha’s build quality and attention to detail is second to none as it should be based on its premium price.
- The WR’s instruments were the most basic. We did like its low fuel mileage counter.
- If you’re looking for the best 250 dual-sport the Yamaha is clearly the machine to ride.
- A dirt bike with a headlight, tail light and license plate: That is the essence of the WR250R.
- The WR250R proved to have the most off-road prowess able to tackle more challenging terrain with greater ease.
- The WR250R’s ergonomics are well suited to taller folks that routinely ride off-road. They were also well-like by our tallest test rider (6’5”).
- Shorter riders will have a tougher time riding the WR250R due to its relatively high seat.
- Even on the street the WR performed well but the engine did buzz more than the others.
- 2013 250 Dual Sport Shootout - Horsepower chart.
- 2013 250 Dual Sport Shootout - Torque chart.