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2016 YAMAHA YZ250X


Yamaha’s 2-stroke trail bike. We love the smell of 2-stroke in the morning!

We are not entirely sure what happened with this manufacturer in the recent past, but all

of a sudden, they are building new dirt bikes in every shape, size and form that a petrol

head could possibly want - and that’s FANTASTIC!!!

Let’s start at the beginning: In 2015, Yamaha

unveiled the incredible new YZ250FX, an offroad

variant of its popular YZ250F motocross

model, along with an all-new WR250F. As

expected, the YZ250FX is a high-performing

machine. When the YZ250FX was released,

Yamaha was very clear that this was

a bike aimed at trail riding and more

gnarly terrain – and Young Brett

Swanepoel proved them correct at last

years Roof. But, as we all know, the

world is still two stroke crazy with the

European factories constantly refining

them and winning championships

all over the place on them – and the

Japanese bike fans had to modify their

smokers to try and compete.

Yamaha has gone a similar route to what

they did with the FX with the all-new YZ250X,

which is an off-road variant of the undeniably

brilliant YZ250 two-stroke motocross bike. If

ever there has been a bike that has stood the

test of time, this is one of them. While the YZ250FX

fits right between the WR250F enduro bike and the

YZ250F motocross bike, YZ250X sits in its own category

for Yamaha being its only two-stroke enduro bike,

which has been derived from the legendary YZ250 and

massaged into an off-road winner.

Yamaha fans have been BEGGING for a trail ready twostroke

from Yamaha and - at last they have delivered

62 DECEMBER 2015

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