NOVEMBER 2013 / DIRT BIKE 39
A preview ride on what should
be the thriller of the year
YZ250F 2 0 1
The Yamaha YZ250F should be the most exciting motocross bike of 2014. It has a
completely new motor, with a radical layout
and an innovative design. But, on the hype
scale, the new Yamaha still hasn’t reached its
potential. The buzz isn’t buzzing that loudly.
Why? Because we’ve been waiting for this bike
for a long, long time. All these innovations have
already been seen on the YZ450F, going back
to 2010. And that bike has been mired in
controversy since the start.
Still, the engineers, test riders and insiders at
Yamaha feel that the new 250 is a far, far better
bike than the machine it replaces. To generate
some enthusiasm, Yamaha arranged for a press
preview ride of the bike, which will arrive late.