but you have to keep in mind that the
last changes Honda made to its two-strokes was to discontinue them. The
YZ85 will sell for $4090.
Last year Yamaha debuted all-new
bikes in the 250F and 450F classes.
The 250F got the reverse-cylinder
engine layout, as well as a new frame
and fuel injection. The 450F already
had those features, but it was all
reconfigured to the point that there
was almost nothing left of the original.
With such massive changes in 2014,
the four-strokes are almost untouched
for 2015. The airbox has new
fasteners, the suspension has
different settings and there are some
cosmetic licks. Yamaha is the only
Japanese manufacturer to offer its dirt
bikes in two different color options—
white and blue. The 250F will sell for
$7490 and the 450F will be $8490.
Yamaha will have three small-displacement dual-sport bikes, including the WR250R, which will carry a
price of $6690; the XT250, priced at
$5190; and the TW200, at $4590. For
more info on the Yamaha lineup, go
to www.yamaha-motor.com. o
For the budget-minded dual-sport
guy, the XT250 returns with its $5190
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