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2012 Yamaha YZ250F

  • 2012 Yamaha YZ250F



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The 2012 YZ250F from Yamaha represents the highest level of off-the-shelf performance found in a modern machine. Priced at $7,290, this Yamaha is a closed-course motorcycle designed for competition use on an MX track. Although engineered to be totally competitive in stock form, the YZ250F is also the perfect platform to modify in order to meet your specific riding style, ability, and setup preferences. A 250cc 4-stroke engine delivers power to the ground, while the inverted fork, fully adjustable shock and 227-pound overall weight work together to maximize the handling characteristics. Read a more in-depth test of the YZ250F - as well as the rest of the 2012 machines.

When you take into account Yamaha's performance in recent Dirt Rider motocross shootouts-the ultimate yardstick for a modern MX bike-the blue machines appear to be the bikes to beat. One of the few brands that is a player in both the two-stroke and four-stroke categories, Yamaha has earned a reputation for great durability, solid handling, and on-tap power that is reflected in the on-track performance of the 2012 YZ250F, which will set you back $7,290. If you're searching for a 250cc motocross bike and don't mind the color blue, this 2012 model should definitely be on your short list.



  • Bore (MM)77
  • Compression Ratio13.5:1
  • CoolingLiquid
  • Displacement in CC250
  • Displacement in CI15.2
  • Engine TypeSingle-Cylinder
  • StarterKick
  • Stroke53.6
  • Valve ConfigurationDOHC


  • Numer Of Speeds5
  • Transmission TypeManual


  • Front Tire80/100 R21
  • Rear Tire100/90 R19


  • Front Brake Diameter250
  • Front Brake TypeHydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Diameter9.7
  • Rear Brake TypeHydraulic Disc

Suspension & Steering

  • Air AdjustableNo
  • Front Suspension Brand NameKYB
  • Front Suspension TypeInverted Fork
  • Rear Adjustable Rebound DampingYes
  • Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-LoadYes
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)39


  • Fuel Capacity (gal)1.6
  • Manufacturer CountryJapan
  • Manufacturer TypeMotorcross
  • Wet Weight (lbs)227
  • Wheelbase (in)58.1

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