Riding the 2022 Yamaha YZ250

Onboard at the controls of bLU cRU’s MY22 250cc two-stroke motocrosser.

In case you haven’t heard or got a chance to read our 2022 Yamaha Motocross Bike First Look story, the bLU cRU has given attention to and thrown R&D dollars at its full-size two-stroke motocross bikes for MY22. The YZ125 enjoys the most changes of the duo but the YZ250 still features notable revisions including a new air intake design, revised suspension damping, updated brakes, and new bodywork and graphics.

As the only Japanese motorcycle manufacturer that still offers full-size two-stroke motocross bikes, Yamaha’s competition in the 250cc segment hails from Europe including KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas, and TM.Mason Owens

We’ll have more information on the updates made to the YZ250 along with our first ride impression of it when the media embargo lifts on Thursday, September 30, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. In the meantime, we wanted to let you hear how the bike sounds and what it looks like at the controls while spinning laps. Check out the video above of test rider Casey Casper putting Yamaha’s 250cc two-stroke motocrosser through its paces at State Fair MX in Perris, California, and stay tuned to dirtrider.com for our testing feedback.