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YAMAHA YZ250F

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (11/6/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK       What will you be doing when you’re 50 years old? Maybe you’ve already reached that benchmark. Good for you. Start drinking Ensure!     Doug Dubach is the latest edition to the 50 class, which means tens years of tormenting the world’s best +50 crowd. That’s exactly what he did this weekend when Dr. D walked away with his first over-50 World Vet Championship. It marked his 22nd World Vet title. By the way, he hammered the +40 class on Saturday, s…

2014 YAMAHA YZ250F: BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE TRUSTY BUT RUSTY YZ250F ENGINE HAS JOINED THE NEW GENERATION

The all-new layout of the seat, fuel tank, air box, and wrap-around exhaust system moves the bike’s mass towards the center for exceptional handling. And, in addition to an all-new appearance, the front intake layout with larger air ?lter element adds the bene?t of reduced air ?lter maintenance due to its positioning away from dirt roost from the rear wheel. For 2014, the YZ250F is all-new, with Yamaha engineers taking everything they’ve learned along the way to create an all-new engine, chassis, suspen…

MXA’S 2012 250 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT: OUR BRUTAL & HONEST OPINIONS OF THIS YEAR’S 250 CLASS

    Let’s face it, not everyone is in the market for a 2012 250 four-stroke. That’s okay with us. There are many choices when it comes to purchasing a motorcycle?two-stroke, four-stroke, 125, 250 and 450. Depending on your wants and needs, a 250F might not be your cup of tea. But whatever you decide to spend your hard earned cash on, don?t overlook the positive attributes of a 250 four-stroke. The MXA wrecking crew can attest to the utter delight of holding a motorcycle wide open and blas…

MXA PERFORMANCE GUIDE TO THE 2011 YAMAHA YZ250F

Yamaha took the lead in the modern four-stroke revolution nearly 15 years ago. The YZ250F is the veteran of the class, and it shows in some positive and negative ways. On several counts, Yamaha’s components are second-to-none. We love the overall durability of the bike and engine, the high-quality footpegs, and the Bridgestone M403/404 tire combo. Even though carburetors may seem outdated, we don?t see the Keihin FCR as a weakness. On the other hand, chief among areas that need improvement are the all-b…