2020 Yamaha WR250R

The Tuning Fork brand’s most capable dual sport bike.

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Yamaha has three dual sport bikes in its model lineup, the most capable of which is the WR250R. It features fully adjustable suspension in the front and rear, and full-size 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels. According to Yamaha, the WR250R’s 250cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine makes its peak power at 10,000 rpm and gets an estimated 71 mpg. Everything needed for your next dual sport outing.

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2020 Yamaha WR250R Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Our dirt-only sister publication Dirt Rider reviewed the Yamaha WR250R in 2013, and that test is still relevant today as the WR250R hasn’t changed mechanically since then. It also provides a great canvas for a project bike, as Cycle World’s Editor-In-Chief Mark Hoyer proved with his WR250R adventure bike.

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Two competitors of the WR250R would include the 2020 Honda CRF250L and the 2020 Honda CRF250L Rally. With its suggested retail price of $6,699, the WR250R is $1,500 more than the CRF250L and $750 pricier than the CRF250L Rally.

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Yamaha WR250R Updates For 2020

The Yamaha WR250R has seen few changes over the course of its existence, and the same rings true for the new decade. The 2020 model is identical to the 2019.

2020 Yamaha WR250R Claimed Specifications

Price: $6,699
Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder
Displacement: 250cc
Bore x Stroke: 77.0 x 53.6mm
Horsepower: N/A
Torque: N/A
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Seat Height: 36.6 in.
Rake: 26.7°
Trail: 4.4 in.
Front Suspension: 46mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 10.6-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable; 10.6-in. travel
Front Tire: 80/100-21
Rear Tire: 120/80-18
Wheelbase: 55.9 in.
Fuel Capacity: 2.0 gal., 1.9 gal. (CA model)
Claimed Wet Weight: 295 lb.