New yz250f on it way to my house

I just put a deposit down on the first 2001 yz250F coming into the largest dealer in Iowa. I am guessing since they are the largest they will get one first. It's like christmas. I get the perfect gift a 215lb oversized 125 with TORQUE. Here are some stats on the bike.

2001 YZ250F Information

From the leaders in 4-stroke off-road technology, Yamaha is pleased to introduce the all-new YZ250F. This extreme performance 4-stroke motocross bike, designed to run in the 125 class, weighs less than some 250cc 2-stroke machines. (You read this correctly.) It has a liquid-cooled dual overhead cam engine with Yamaha's exclusive 5-valve head design. Each of the engines' five valves is made of lightweight titanium for quick engine response and dramatic acceleration. The engine is capable of revving to 13,500 rpm. The chassis is all YZ. It has an aluminum subframe and fully adjustable suspension. The YZ250F has the same fully floating front disc brake that is found on the YZ426F. Once again, Yamaha's innovation and leadership in off-road technology shine with this proud addition to the YZ family. Manufacturer's Sugg. Retail Price...$5,499*

MSRP $5,499* xxxxxxxxxxxxxxNote: available Dec. 2000


Type 249cc, DOHC, 5-Valve, Liquid -Cooled, Four Stroke w/Titanium Valves

Bore x Stroke / mm 77 X 33.6mm

Compression Ratio 12.5:1

Carburetion 37mm Keihin FCR Flat Slide w/Throttle Position Sensor

Transmission 5-Speed, Multi-plate Wet Clutch


Front Suspension 46mm Kayaba Inverted Telescopic Fork, 11.8" of Travel; Adjustable Rebound/Compression Damping

Rear Suspension Single Shock, 12.4" of Travel

Front Brake 250mm Disc

Rear Brake 240mm Disc

Front Tire 80/100-21 Dunlop K739FA

Rear Tire 110/90-19 Dunlop K739


Overall Dimensions (Length x Width x Height) 84.9" X 32.6" X 51.3"

Seat Height 39.3"

Wheelbase 58.1"

Minimum Ground Clearance 14.9"

Fuel Capacity 2.1 gallons

Dry Weight N/A

Color Team Yamaha Blue/White

Dude! That is so AWESOME!

You should be the new YZ250F ThumperTalk moderator?


My biggest complaint on my WR400 is the weight. The thing feels like a brute compared to my old RM. But the thing that sold me on the bike was the 4-stroke power -monster torque that is very controllable. Would I give up some of that torque for some loss in mass? Yes...hey JLM400 that 250 is starting to sound like the hot ticket.


2000 Yamaha WR400F

1988 Honda NT650 Hawk

1977 Suzuki RM250B

1974 Honda XR75K1

I have to agree I am fired up about these new 250's. My 400 is dual sported and I think the high speed road work would be a little hard on a I'm going to have to figure out how to get a YZ205F and keep the 400! The wife is going to love this :)

Just talked to the dealer who sold me the 99WR400, he was at the vegas show and talked to Dubach about it, AWESOME is all he could say. Just as in the past Yamaha seems stingy with production numbers, and he is getting(allotted) a grand total of ONE WR250, my name is already on it :). If you want one, you best sign up early. Now how to do like Heywood and try to figure out how to keep them both.


99 WR400




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Consider it done Bryan. Once I get that bad boy I will do everything I can to help out and keep the level of info as high as possiable on this site.

I can already see the gears turning in MOTO-Mikes head. I love my 99yz400 but this 250 has really got me excited. I ride in tight woods and do lots of east cost style enduros and harscrambles and a light nimble bike never hurt my feelings. This should be the perfect compromise between the heavy but yet incredably tractable 4-strokes and the 2-smokers. The great thing is it is $600 less than the 250 2-smokers.

Can you belive these things rev out to 13,500rpms. They are gonna scream!!!

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