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Apparently this is the 2015 yz250

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Looks good but not enough of a change to get me to buy a new one, it'd need to be in a new frame to get me on a new one. Sad I was really looking forward to a new bike.

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I'm not all that impressed, but having said that, I might be inclined to buy one anyhow.

 

Yamaha needs to see sales #'s to justify keeping the 2 smoke alive, so it's up to us to keep them alive. With our wallets.

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Our dealer sold more 250 2 strokes than 450's

 

But my 2014 came with new plastics that look similar to this. I like it more than the backwards engine bikes

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Bold new sprocket! Smaller number plates! Why bother, yano

 

'cause, where else can you buy a 2015 Japanese 250 2 stroke?

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Jesus H Yamaha.... Come on! You're better than this. I've been saying it for awhile, Yamaha needs more 2 stroke models. Sad as it is, they need to take a cue from KTM. WR300 anyone?

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Yamaha should not rewarded with sales just because they changed 3 things in 8 years...

Still boggles my mind why people would drop the $7k+ on an unchanged bike for almost a decade. Grab a KTM lineup book and compare it to Yamaha. Curb appeal whaaaat? KTMs got bugs of course but they are innovating and pushing the 2 stroke market in the US.

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BTW, here are the updates:

 

  • all-new modern, aggressive styling for 2015.
  • The latest-generation KYB® Speed-Sensitive fork, just like the 4-stroke machines, has been added and provides industry-leading performance.
  • A clutch lever position adjuster is adopted to allow adjustments based on rider preferences and accommodates differing hand sizes.
  • The latest Dunlop MX52® tires are used for the best off-road traction, performance reliability.

Really? Almost no one leaves the forks in stock form. Woohoo, new clutch perch!!!!

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I like it.  I like it because I can buy the plastic and my 06 will be a 15.  

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I would have liked to see a backwards engine, which would hopefully

-Put the light weight airbox up high

-Move the heavy fuel tank down low, just like the new 4 strokes

-Move the expanion chamber back into a more protected position

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I got a short hands on vid on the 2015 yz250 at xgames austin.me and my friends were the only ones that got permission to check them out and in person they are soo sick

And I'm pretty sure that I'm the first one to post an actual vid of the new 250 on YouTube so I'm pretty stoked on that!!

http://youtu.be/AzowwLYeH3Q

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I got a short hands on vid on the 2015 yz250 at xgames austin.me and my friends were the only one that got permission to check them out and in person they are soo sick

And I'm pretty sure that I'm the first one to post an actual vid of the new 250 on YouTube so I'm pretty stoked on that!!

http://youtu.be/AzowwLYeH3Q

Thanks for the vid's Mitch, Glad Yamaha is still putting out ole smokey and the bike does look great imo, Yamaha's fit and finish is top notch.

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