2019 Yamaha YZ250FX Review

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By Ryan Adams

2019 Yamaha YZ250FX

Editor Score: 91.0%

Engine 18.0/20
Suspension/Handling 14.25/15
Transmission/Clutch 9.0/10
Brakes 9.0/10
Instruments/Controls 4.5/5
Ergonomics/Comfort 9.0/10
Appearance/Quality 9.25/10
Desirability 9.0/10
Value 9.0/10
Overall Score 91/100

In 2015, after Euro brands had been long dominating enduro and GNCC-type racing, Yamaha stepped into the game with a serious contender, a closed-course off-road competition model to do battle with the Austrians and others from tree to tree around an enduro course. The Yamaha YZ250FX is heavily based on the YZ250F motocross bike, but has been outfitted with essential off-road racing components, some of which would be costly to impossible to build out yourself. For 2019, the field is becoming more crowded with Honda‘s new CRF250RX and KTM’s 250 XC-F. How does the Yamaha stack up to an increasingly competitive class? We made our way to the California desert to find out.

As mentioned previously, the YZ250FX has been in Yamaha’s lineup since 2015. Due to the popularity of the 250FX model, or perhaps to just test the waters, Yamaha released the YZ450FX the following year. The FX line for Yamaha has become increasingly popular in the GNCC crowd and, in the right hands, is a bike capable of challenging for the top spot on the podium.

The X in the YZ-F

The YZ-FX differs from the YZ-F in a few expected ways, but it’s not just a motocrosser with a flashed ECU and different spring rates. The YZ250FX receives a larger two-gallon fuel tank which sits under the seat to allow access to the tool-less airbox cover situated where you’d normally find the gas cap. While the FX uses the same KYB suspension components as the F, the FX features softer springs front and rear as well as specific damping characteristics to help the bike …read more

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