For those riders that favour a non European option in the enduro marketplace the options are few and far between. Yamaha are giving Aussies riders a Japanese alternative for the bush with the 2020 iteration of their YZ250X arriving into the Australian market at $12,299 including GST.
Offering Yamaha’s trademark reliability and durability, the 2020 YZ250X delivers classic two-stroke performance for the enduro racer, alongside a lightweight aluminium double-cradle frame and swingarm, fully-adjustable KYB closed chamber USD forks and a fully-adjustable high-performance KYB rear shock absorber.
The 2020 YZ2250X has been specifically tuned for cross-country racing to deliver performance, alongside light, nimble and precise handling.
The two-stroke enduro racer is powered by the same 249cc, reed-valve inducted engine as Yamaha’s legendary YZ250X motocross machine, with a compact exhaust system for clearance on tight technical trails, and a wide-ratio five-speed transmission.
Compression ratio, exhaust port, power valve timing, and model-specific CDI unit are all designed for improved trail performance, with a focus on delivering a wider and more controllable power delivery in comparison to its more highly strung motocross cousin.
Australian-delivered YZ250X models are fitted with an off-road kit that makes the bike eligible for the recreational registration scheme that is available in some states. The kit includes front and rear lights, handguards, horn, mirror, braided steel front brake line and number plate hanger.
Braking duties are handled by a 270mm/245mm hydraulic disc braking package in combination with high-performance pad material for exceptional stopping power and controllability in tight wooded trails.
Enduro-specific Dunlop Geomax AT81 tyres are fitted, offering an 18-inch rear with a taller sidewall for improved comfort and helping reduce pinch flats. The 2020 YZ250X is available now at Yamaha dealers for $12,299 incl GST.
|2020 Yamaha YZ250X Specifications|
|Engine type:||Liquid-cooled, two-stroke, reed valve induction|
|Bore x stroke:||66.4 x 72.0|
|Compression ratio:||7.9 – 9.4 : 1|
|Fuel delivery:||PWK38S Keihin|
|Transmission system:||Constant mesh five-speed|
|Frame:||Aluminium control filled semi double cradle|
|Front suspension:||Telescopic forks, 300 mm travel|
|Rear suspension:||Swingarm (link suspension), 315mm travel|
|Front brake:||Hydraulic single disc,|
|Rear brake:||Hydraulic single disc,|
|Front tyre:||90/90-21 54M Tube type|
|Rear tyre:||110/100-18 64M Tube type|
|Overall length:||2180 mm|
|Overall width:||825 mm|
|Overall height:||1285 mm|
|Seat height:||970 mm|
|Wheel base:||1480 mm|
|Ground Clearance:||355 mm|
|Wet weight:||104 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity:||8.0L|
|Colour:||Team Yamaha Blue and White|
|Price:||$12,299 incl GST|