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2008 Yamaha WR250R

  • 2008 Yamaha WR250R



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Seat Height (in)


Dry Weight (lbs)


Yamaha's 2008 WR250R was built with the serious off-road enthusiast in mind. 250cc of power, a 37-inch seat height, and a sticker price of $5,899 differentiate this Yamaha in what has become a highly competitive segment of the motorcycle market. Built in Japan but ridden the world over, the WR250R was designed to be taken straight off the showroom floor and ridden away from the truck and into the elements - a 2.0-gallon tank provides fuel for the journey. Of course, a wide variety of mods for the WR250R are available through a number of aftermarket companies in order to help you fine-tune this Yamaha to your exact liking, although some of these changes may render it a competition-only machine. See what we think of the WR250R and similar machines.

Yamaha has stoked out the off-road world recently with several all-new model releases, proving that the Japanese manufacturer is serious about competing with the Europeans in what has become a difficult segment of the market to master. The 2008 WR250R gets high marks in several categories and has impressed us on more than one occasion, and the popularity of these machines is evidenced by the increasing number of blue 250cc motorcycles that you see cruising through the desert and around the trails. More specs are available below.



  • Bore (MM)77
  • Compression Ratio11.8:1
  • CoolingLiquid
  • Displacement in CC250
  • Displacement in CI15.3
  • Engine TypeSingle-Cylinder
  • StarterElectric
  • Stroke53.6
  • Valve ConfigurationDOHC


  • Numer Of Speeds6
  • Transmission TypeManual


  • Front Tire80/100 R21
  • Rear Tire120/80 R18


  • Front Brake Diameter250
  • Front Brake TypeHydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Diameter9.1
  • Rear Brake TypeHydraulic Disc

Suspension & Steering

  • Air AdjustableNo
  • Front Suspension TypeInverted Fork
  • Rear Adjustable Rebound DampingYes
  • Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-LoadYes
  • Rear Suspension Brand NameKabaya
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)36.6


  • Fuel Capacity (gal)2
  • Manufacturer CountryJapan
  • Manufacturer TypeDual Purpose
  • Dry Weight (lbs)276
  • Wheelbase (in)55.9

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