2020 Yamaha YZ250

The only MY20 250cc two-stroke motocross bike to come from Japan.

YZ250 right side
2020 Yamaha YZ250Yamaha

First introduced in 1974, the Yamaha YZ250 has stood the test of time. The YZ250 is an ideal bike for a rider who wants a two-stroke motocrosser that is fun to ride and easy to maintain, while rebelling against the modern-day four-strokes. It has a long power delivery, plush KYB suspension, and proven durability. Of the big six manufacturers, Yamaha is one of only three to still offer a 250cc two-stroke motocross bike in 2020 and is the last premix-burning quarter-liter MXer from Japan. It’s also the only bike in its category to come with a cable-actuated clutch.

YZ250 front right
2020 Yamaha YZ250Yamaha

2020 Yamaha YZ250 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

The Yamaha YZ250 hasn’t changed much since 2006, but it has remained as a competitive package in recent years, as evidenced by a comparison test conducted by our dirt-only sister publication, Dirt Rider, between the YZ250 and KTM 250 SX.

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Along with the 250 SX, the YZ250’s competition in the two-stroke motocross bike segment includes the 2020 Husqvarna TC 250 and 2020 TM MX 250. With its suggested retail price of $7,499, the YZ250 is $800 less than the 250 SX, $900 less than the TC 250, and $1,696 less than the MX 250.

YZ250 rear left
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Yamaha YZ250 Updates For 2020

The only difference between the 2019 and 2020 Yamaha YZ250 are the radiator shroud graphics.

2020 Yamaha YZ250 Claimed Specifications

Price $7,499
Engine Liquid-cooled single-cylinder
Displacement 249cc
Bore x Stroke 66.4 x 72.0mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque N/A
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 39.1 in.
Rake 27.7°
Trail 4.8 in.
Front Suspension 48mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 11.8-in. travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable; 12.4-in. travel
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 110/90-19
Wheelbase 58.3 in.
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 227 lb.
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