MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ250 TWO-STROKE

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ250 TWO-STROKE

The 2022 Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke is one of the most highly anticipated bikes of the new model season and we’re glad to finally share our Tested video on the new model here. Although the YZ250 didn’t receive as many updates as the 2022 YZ125, it did gain updated suspension settings, a new subframe and seat with a flatter overall position for the seat which raised the middle of the seat up 6-millimeters and lowered the front of it down 5-millimeters. The new fuel tank and shrouds are slimmer, plus there is more ventilation to increase air flow going into the airbox. Additionally, it has updated brakes, a new lightweight chain and new lightweight rear sprocket. As for the rest of the YZ250, the frame, engine and suspension components are the same for 2022, allowing this bike to feel very similar to the YZ250 in years past.

2022 YZ250 FEATURES AND BENEFITS

*The changes for 2022 are in Bold letters. 

1. Improved rider ergonomics with a narrow tank, flatter seat and slimmer radiator shrouds offering greater freedom of movement
2. Advanced liquid-cooled YPVS-equipped 249cc two-stroke engine is lightweight, compact and fun, with a wide, hard-hitting powerband
3. New straight intake design improves power output, letting the rider feel an excellent pull in the higher revs and a strong sense of over-rev
4. Advanced Hitachi Astemo Keihin PWK38S carburetor with power jet and throttle position sensor provides extra-crisp throttle response
5. High performance brake setup features larger front pistons, more rigid caliper and redesigned rotors with increased pad contact area for exceptional stopping power and feel, along with less unsprung weight
6. Fully adjustable Kayaba fork features the Speed-Sensitive System for precise handling and superb shock absorption
7. Revised fully adjustable Kayaba rear shock features reduced-friction Kashima Coat™ internals
8. Race-proven, highly developed forged aluminum semi-double cradle frame
9. Removable aluminum rear subframe constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight
10. Finely tuned lightweight chassis and advanced suspension endow the YZ250 with class-leading handling
11. Smooth-shifting, five-speed, close-ratio transmission ensures confident gear changes in all conditions
11. New lightweight rear sprocket design
12. New lightweight chain
13. High-capacity radiator features a 10-row core with blacked-out louvers to deliver maximum cooling and aggressive looks
14. Lightweight aluminum handlebar with two-position adjustable handlebar clamp
15. Adjustable clutch lever with works-style cable adjuster
16. Premium new graphics are now embedded for improved durability and scratch resistance
17. Race-developed Dunlop Geomax MX33 tires
18. The new 2022 YZ250 will be available from dealers this July in next-generation Team Yamaha Blue for $7799 MSRP.

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