This YZ250FX uses the same six-speed wide-ratio transmission as the WR250F enduro bike. For off-road competition, the gap between the gears is a little further than I would like. In comparison to the YZ250F, it has a super low first gear that is only used in very tight situations. Second gear is a touch lower, third gear is equal, fourth and fifth gear are both taller, and there's an additional sixth gear that acts as an overdrive. For today's style of GNCC racing, gear ratios closer to the YZ250F transmission with the taller fifth and sixth gear would be preferable. For long rides or long distance racing, the sixth gear works great.