2012 Yamaha WR250R
Off-Road warrior you can also take on the road.
The WR250R draws upon over 50 years of Yamaha experience, on pavement and off, to bring you a bike that'll take you practically anywhere. More power than you might expect flows from its high-tech fuel-injected DOHC engine while a hybrid aluminum frame keeps you in complete command. Pavement optional.
Key Features: Directly descended from our YZ motocrossers and WR off-road machines—even the original Yamaha YA-1 of 1955—the WR250R is here to make Yamaha’s off-road prowess street accessible.
Key Features: Not exactly an enduro model and not a streetbike either, the WR250R is for riders who ride off-road more than on. Its sibling, the supermoto-inspired WR250X, is for riders who spend more time on pavement.
Engine: 250cc liquid-cooled, DOHC engine with two titanium intake valves and two steel exhausts, forged piston and plated cylinder for outstanding durability.
Engine: Pentroof combustion chamber with downdraft-type straight intake helps make excellent power across the rev band, with maximum power at 10,000 rpm.
Engine: First use of fuel injection on a 250 Yamaha on/off-road bike. The system relies on input from a crank sensor, intake air pressure sensor and throttle position sensor feeding a compact ECU to provide optimum combustion.
Engine: An ECU-controlled EXUP® exhaust valve, along with an electronic intake control valve, broadens the powerband.
Engine: High lift cams have WPC surface treatment in which the surface is sprayed with fine powder at over 100 meters per second to increase surface hardness.
Engine: Three-axis engine layout keeps the engine compact. Wet sump tucks between frame rails to keep the engine height down.
Engine: Rare earth-type ACM alternator keeps the weight down while providing all the current needed to run the FI and lighting systems.
Engine: Direct ignition coil sits atop the spark plug—another first on a Yamaha on-off road model.
Engine: Six-speed gearbox provides a wide spread of ratios, with shower-type lubrication for reliability. A special light-action clutch makes shifting a snap.
Engine: Tucked-in, three-chamber muffler helps keep mass centralized and the bike quiet.
Engine: Electric start only: Leaving off the kickstarter keeps it light and simple.
Chassis/Suspension: YZ / WR250-inspired semi-double-cradle frame uses a main frame of cast and forged aluminum sections, with high-strength steel downtubes for excellent strength and rigidity characteristics.
Chassis/Suspension: Asymmetrical swingarm provides excellent strength/rigidity balance and a dynamic look. Cast aluminum crossmembers, extruded arms and a 22mm rear axle are carefully tuned for optimum handling.
Chassis/Suspension: Fully adjustable 46mm fork provides 10.6 inches of wheel travel. A forged lower triple clamp and a cast upper one help give outstanding front-end feel. An aluminum steering stem reduces weight.
Chassis/Suspension: Linkage-mounted rear shock provides 10.6 inches of travel with adjusters for compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload—and features a 14mm rod and 46mm cylinder for excellent damping and fade resistance.
Chassis/Suspension: Wave brake rotors front and rear, including a large 250mm front disc, reduce unsprung weight and provide excellent performance. Rear pedal is forged aluminum.
Additional Features: A slim, steel fuel tank is shaped with knee grip in mind, and the entire ergonomic layout is designed to make the rider feel like part of the bike.
Additional Features: Narrow, YZ-inspired seat features gripper-type cover for great seat-of-the-pants feel. Seat height is 36.6 inches.
Additional Features: WR enduro-style instrument panel provides excellent visibility in spite of the compact size. Basic mode provides speed, clock, tripmeter and self-diagnostic function. Measurement mode includes stopwatch, distance-compensating tripmeter, etc.
Additional Features: Minimalist front and rear fenders are designed for function, simplicity and lightness.
Additional Features: Bodywork with separate radiator heat outlet helps keep engine and rider cool.
Additional Features: Lightweight headlight and LED taillight maximize visibility and draw less current.
Additional Features: Adjustable front brake lever.
2012 Yamaha WR250R
- 250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 valves
- Bore x Stroke
- 77.0 x 53.6mm
- Compression Ratio
- Fuel Delivery
- Fuel injection
- Fuel Capacity
- 1.9 gal
- Fuel Economy
- 71 mpg
- Direct ignition coil
- Constant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
- Final Drive
- Suspension Front
- Inverted fork; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travel
- Suspension Rear
- Single shock; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travel
- Brake Front
- Hydraulic single-disc brake, 250mm
- Brake Rear
- Hydraulic single-disc brake, 230mm
- Tires Front
- Tires Rear
- 85.6 in
- 31.9 in
- 48.4 in
- Seat Height
- 36.6 in
- 55.9 in
- Ground Clearance
- 11.6 in
- Wet Weight
- 298 lb
- 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)