Weighing in at 237 pounds, the YZ250F is tied with the Suzuki RM-Z250 as the heaviest bike in the class. They are both 6 pounds heavier than the lightest—the KTM 250 SX-F. The Yamaha handles fairly well overall with class-leading straight-line stability and a planted feel. For these reasons, it’s very predictable and confidence-inspiring, but on the other hand, not quite as nimble as the other bikes in the class. Its cornering ability is decent, though it doesn’t turn as sharply or easily as the CRF250R, RM-Z250, 250 SX-F, and FC 250. Also affecting its turning capabilities along with the overall comfort of the bike are the ergonomics and rider triangle. It’s a touch wide in the radiator shroud and fuel tank area, the handlebar is slightly high, and the seat has a distinct dip, which makes it difficult to position yourself forward enough to maximize front wheel traction when cornering.