2020 Yamaha YZ250X | Two-stroke enduro from Yamaha

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.

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Yamaha’s two-stroke 2020 YZ250X

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.

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The YZ250X features a lightweight aluminium double-cradle frame

The 2020 YZ2250X has been specifically tuned for cross-country racing to deliver performance, alongside light, nimble and precise handling.

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KYB USD forks and shock are fully adjustable on the 2020 YZ250X

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.

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The 249cc two-stroke reed-valve inducted powerplant

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.

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Australian 2020 YZ250X models include an off-road kit for rec rego

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.

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A 245mm rotor is found on the rear with a 270mm front, with wheels clad in Geomax AT81 tyres

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.

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2020 Yamaha YZ250X

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
Displacement: 249cc
Bore x stroke: 66.4 x 72.0
Compression ratio: 7.9 – 9.4 : 1
Fuel delivery: PWK38S Keihin
Starter system: Kick
Transmission system: Constant mesh five-speed
 Final Transmission: Chain
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,
270 mm
Rear brake: Hydraulic single disc,
245 mm
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

Source: MCNews.com.au

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