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All New 2022 WR250F Breaks Ground

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Yamaha says there’s now a faster way through the bush – thanks to the all new WR250F.

Yamaha’s WR250F has built an enviable reputat ion for per formance, handl ing and reliability among racers and fast trailriders alike. Featuring a wide range of updates, the latest model is out now and set to really blow your hair back.

First launched in 2001 in collaboration with Australians, the WR250F continues to be developed to suit local terrain and riders. Now stepping up the off-road experience to the next level, the new quarter-litre weapon features the benchmark YZ250F as a base with a combination of cutting-edge off-road features. In doing so YMC engineers have produced the best performing WR250F yet.

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

These modifications, 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 lowend torque.

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

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

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 caliper with larger surface area brake pads and redesigned front 270mm disc. 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 phone using the onboard wireless connectivity through the free-ofcharge 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 deliversthe widest spread of power while maintaining reliable performance and balance for excellent mass-centralisation.

When combined with a lightweight, sharphandling chassis and industry-leading suspension package, the new WR250F continues to offer the fastest way across tight and technical terrain.

Complemented by new next-generation Team Yamaha Blue colour and graphics, the 2022 WR250F reflects Yamaha’s racewinning pedigree. The new model comes with ADR compliance so can be fully road registered in all states. A free off-road competition kit is also offered for owners who wish to ride on closed courses.

MY22 WR250F is available from dealers now, priced at $14,949 including GST, ride away, which includes all on-road costs.

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