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Yamaha WR250R
« on: August 22, 2016, 08:14:54 pm »
Why wouldnt they bring us this little bike. Got to be much tougher than the f and would make a good ds bike.

I believe its got a normal piston and just tougher valvetrain than the F?

Whats the consensus on this little machine?

Has it been available in SA?
 

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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 11:32:45 pm »
Great bike. We not see them here. They had a motard version as well. Pity would be a nice small bike option.
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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 06:46:29 am »
There was one for sale on Gumtree or OLX a while ago but must have been a grey import or brought with by someone. Very reliable bikes, 1/4 of a R1 engine is what I heard.

*Edit found it - https://www.olx.co.za/ad/wr250r-ID15XMKK.html#c78d2105fa
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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 07:56:47 am »
We are not a small-bike market, and I used to drool over the many very special small capacity bikes available overseas, in Japan, Italy, etc.

The WR250R falls sort of between the XT/TTR250 and the fully-fledged competition YZ/WR250F's. If you look at what a XT250 cost, and what a YZ/WR cost, the WR250R
would be too expensive here.
 

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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 03:12:12 pm »
I actually looked for these bikes when I was planning a father son trip.. they look like a great alternative low speed touring bike
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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 03:47:26 pm »
In the USA they rave about these bikes and it's a real pity we don't get them.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wr250r
 

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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 08:44:09 pm »
I know this one is blue, but the CRF250L is locally available and ticks all the above boxes.
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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2016, 11:27:44 pm »
I dont think the Honda crf250l is really in same arena powerwise and weightwise as the Yamaha.........?
 

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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2016, 07:30:12 am »
I dont think the Honda crf250l is really in same arena powerwise and weightwise as the Yamaha.........?
No the WR has much better suspension and more power than the Honda. Is is an alternative but the Yamaha will be way ahead in most aspects.
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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2016, 08:23:22 am »
I dont think the Honda crf250l is really in same arena powerwise and weightwise as the Yamaha.........?
No the WR has much better suspension and more power than the Honda. Is is an alternative but the Yamaha will be way ahead in most aspects.

I wonder if you appreciate the 'budget' nature of the WR250R, i.e the suspension and frame parts are not WRF spec.  Lots to read online.  I have seen what a CRFL can do on our quarry rides.

But if you really really rather want a Yamaha, I understand  :thumleft:
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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2016, 10:51:31 am »
I dont think the Honda crf250l is really in same arena powerwise and weightwise as the Yamaha.........?
No the WR has much better suspension and more power than the Honda. Is is an alternative but the Yamaha will be way ahead in most aspects.

I wonder if you appreciate the 'budget' nature of the WR250R, i.e the suspension and frame parts are not WRF spec.  Lots to read online.  I have seen what a CRFL can do on our quarry rides.

But if you really really rather want a Yamaha, I understand  :thumleft:
Quite a different bike (also a lot of info on the web on the subject). I'm sure the L is quite capable but the R although not a WRF still uses an aluminium frame vs steel for the L, R uses titanium valves vs steel for the L. Almost two inches less travel on the suspension (heck of a lot off road), lower compression for the L etc etc.
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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2016, 09:14:29 pm »
I dont think the Honda crf250l is really in same arena powerwise and weightwise as the Yamaha.........?
No the WR has much better suspension and more power than the Honda. Is is an alternative but the Yamaha will be way ahead in most aspects.

I wonder if you appreciate the 'budget' nature of the WR250R, i.e the suspension and frame parts are not WRF spec.  Lots to read online.  I have seen what a CRFL can do on our quarry rides.

But if you really really rather want a Yamaha, I understand  :thumleft:
Quite a different bike (also a lot of info on the web on the subject). I'm sure the L is quite capable but the R although not a WRF still uses an aluminium frame vs steel for the L, R uses titanium valves vs steel for the L. Almost two inches less travel on the suspension (heck of a lot off road), lower compression for the L etc etc.

I see the confusion.  CRF250L not the CRF230...

http://powersports.honda.com/2016/crf250l/street.aspx

Edit:  My bad, didn't know the L had a steel frame.  What is wrong with steel BTW? Ali looks nice, but is not necessarily better.  Just easier to mass produce. 
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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 10:20:59 am »
The WR250R has been discontinued and not built anymore. Real shame. This video shows the loyal following these great little bikes had.

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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2017, 07:46:32 pm »
The WR250R has been discontinued and not built anymore. Real shame. This video shows the loyal following these great little bikes had.



Would've liked to own one.
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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2017, 07:59:37 pm »
Yip its sad,but we never got them here.So hopefully they will build a new one and sell it here. Reason for DC was the euro4 emissions. Same for the xt660z i believe.Single piston bikes struggle to pass emisions tests and it costs a lot to adhere to it and all the testing

.Yamaha will most definitely replace it with something else. Lets hope they bring a rival to the honda 250 rally and lets hope honda bring a 450 rally next year. There is a huge surge in small dual sport bikes recently and everyone is getting in on it so the future is looking good.

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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2017, 07:42:37 am »
Looks like Yahamana have stopped making them now too.
 

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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2017, 03:51:43 pm »
Why wouldnt they bring us this little bike. Got to be much tougher than the f and would make a good ds bike.

I believe its got a normal piston and just tougher valvetrain than the F?

Whats the consensus on this little machine?

Has it been available in SA?

Complete different bike than the F actually but an awesome bike.
Yamaha stopping manufacturing this year. It might be cause they just canning it or it might be that they are getting ready for a newer one.


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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2017, 09:31:00 am »
Why wouldnt they bring us this little bike. Got to be much tougher than the f and would make a good ds bike.

I believe its got a normal piston and just tougher valvetrain than the F?

Whats the consensus on this little machine?

Has it been available in SA?

Complete different bike than the F actually but an awesome bike.
Yamaha stopping manufacturing this year. It might be cause they just canning it or it might be that they are getting ready for a newer one.

I heard that this bike will still be available in the Australian market for now. Not sure if this means they have stopped manufacture and are just routing any existing stock to Aus or if they are still going to keep making it for there where it is immensely popular. 

I think the problem is that it's actually an expensive little bike. I think it was marketed at over $7000 so even if it were available here, they would be sitting in a similar position to Honda with their little Rally and CRF which has now in my opinion just priced themselves out of the market.....at least this market.

In the USA and markets with stronger currencies, they are probably considered to be cheap. We can thanks Zuma and the thieving ZANC for this ....

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Re: Yamaha WR250R
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2017, 12:45:47 pm »
Why wouldnt they bring us this little bike. Got to be much tougher than the f and would make a good ds bike.

I believe its got a normal piston and just tougher valvetrain than the F?

Whats the consensus on this little machine?

Has it been available in SA?

Complete different bike than the F actually but an awesome bike.
Yamaha stopping manufacturing this year. It might be cause they just canning it or it might be that they are getting ready for a newer one.

I heard that this bike will still be available in the Australian market for now. Not sure if this means they have stopped manufacture and are just routing any existing stock to Aus or if they are still going to keep making it for there where it is immensely popular. 

I think the problem is that it's actually an expensive little bike. I think it was marketed at over $7000 so even if it were available here, they would be sitting in a similar position to Honda with their little Rally and CRF which has now in my opinion just priced themselves out of the market.....at least this market.

In the USA and markets with stronger currencies, they are probably considered to be cheap. We can thanks Zuma and the thieving ZANC for this ....
Any bike is expensive here, from videos I have seen they reckon it's a cheap bike in the US but with good motor and decent suspension. No way I will take a 250 Rally over this WR.
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Re: Yamaha WR250R
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