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Yamaha ups its dirt bike game with 2022 WR250F

YAMAHA has launched its 2022 WR250F dirt bike, with a focus on increased performance, smoother power delivery, improved traction and enhanced cornering and braking. The new model features a wide range of updates.

Developed in partnership with expert Australian riders, the next generation WR250F provides an even faster way through the bush. Now stepping up the off-road experience, the new quarter litre weapon utilises the benchmark YZ250F as its base.

With a combination of cutting edge off-road features, the new model turns, stops and goes better than ever before. The 2022 WR250F is a machine that can be raced straight out of the crate as well.

Sporting a new aluminium bilateral beam frame, more power with a smoother delivery, slicker gear shifts and stronger braking, the WR250F is improved in all the major areas.

The new model’s liquid-cooled, four-stroke, electric start engine features a new cylinder head with a larger and improved intake port shape and new exhaust camshaft profile straight from the MXGP dominant YZ250F.

These mods, along with other refinements like revised engine balancer and gear shift cam help to produce stronger mid to top-end power and increased peak power, while retaining class-leading low-end torque.

Tuned specifically for the 2022 WR250F, the updated frame and new engine mounts have been redesigned with all-new flex characteristics to improve bump absorption, traction, and cornering performance.

2022 Yamaha WR250F
2022 Yamaha WR250F

Settings on the fully adjustable KYB coil spring-type fork, with enhanced speed-sensitive damping, have been revised to suit the new machine and off-road conditions. The link-type rear suspension features a KYB shock with revised damping characteristics as well.

Other chassis components such as the top triple clamp, handlebar mounts, and front axle have also been redesigned to complement the new frame, and like the frame these changes are based on the winning YZ250F.

New Dunlop Geomax EN91 ISDE-winning tyres have been specified for improved performance over a wide variety of terrain. Improved braking performance is achieved with a newly engineered, lighter front brake calliper with larger surface area brake pads.

A redesigned front 270mm disc has also been added. A new speed sensor ring sends information to an all-new user-friendly multifunction meter that houses both engine and low fuel warning lights.

Riders can adjust their engine performance straight from their smartphone using the onboard wireless connectivity through the free of charge Yamaha Power Tuner app.

Once settings are dialled-in, you can choose between two user-defined ECU maps on the fly via the handlebar mounted dual-mode engine map switch.

The new model will continue to provide the edge out on the trails, with the ideal blend of user friendliness and high performance.

Features such as electric start, advanced fuel injection and a front-positioned intake with rear-positioned exhaust layout delivers the widest spread of power while maintaining reliable performance and balance for excellent mass-centralisation.

When combined with a lightweight, sharp-handing chassis and industry leading suspension package, the new WR250F continues to offer the fastest way across tight and technical terrain, while also providing the widest smile possible.

Complemented by new next-generation Team Yamaha Blue colours and graphics, the 2022 WR250F reflects Yamaha’s race-winning pedigree. The new model is fitted with a full power ECU and comes with ADR compliance, meaning it can be fully road registered.

A free off-road competition kit is also offered for owners who wish to set up their WR250F to ride on closed courses. The 2022 Yamaha WR250F will be available from December in Team Yamaha Blue and priced from $14,899 ride away.

For further information, please contact your local Yamaha dealer.

2022 Yamaha WR250F
2022 Yamaha WR250F
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is a motoring enthusiast, with a passion for two and four wheels. It's pretty much a given there'll be at least two motorbikes in his garage and he needs no excuses to hit the open road. Andrew grew up reading magazines like Street Machine and Heavy Duty and has a love for all things performance.

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