Test Yamaha YZ250F: New Generation Force Blue!

Since that time it was claiming, that the Yamaha YZ250F here it is finally, a new generation! And it has been busy at Yamaha for vintage Cross 2014: after a deeply revamped 450, it’s a brand new 250 4-stroke that stands before us. Neither one nor two: here we are on track to deliver you our feelings in preview.

 Test Yamaha YZ250F 2014: New Generation Force Blue!

Like its big sister 450 YZF, Yamaha 250 YZF experienced a radical change in 2010, including a new chassis, but without changing its good old cylinder 4-stroke 5 valves.

We were all expecting an updated page from the Blues, who were slow to change their engine block, always faithful to a carburetor. A power which, incidentally, was fishing in any performance side, but perhaps a bit more in terms of ease of adjustment.

Well, it took be patient, but Yamaha has not done the things in, with a Yamaha 250 YZF 2014 fully reviewed compared to its predecessor… predecessor… that of before what! The small 4-stroke cross is now extremely close to the 450 whatsoever in terms of design, aesthetics, chassis, and technology.

 Test Yamaha YZ250F 2014: New Generation Force Blue!

Sober as Yamaha YZ250F!

A quick tour of the bike is needed and how often, the Yamaha YZ250F 2014 has a sense of seriousness with a quality finish that suffers no reproach. At most, the air filter cover at the location of the classic tank cap he denotes a bit, but the tastes and colors…

Footrests wide and catchy, a floating front disc, tee color magnesium fork, Pro Taper handlebars, and especially a collector that wraps around the cylinder to provide a racy little blue button, although we would still more … It regrets the disappearance of the original engine guard.

Saddle, references with the old model are far. Provided ergonomics is welcoming regarding the controls and cockpit. But the Yamaha 250 YZF is now a common chassis with the 450, so, it seems to be on a 450! The bike appears to be widening between the legs, especially at the radiator shrouds. Rest assured it is far from a ship, but the smoothness of the previous YZF is a bit.

 Test Yamaha YZ250F 2014: New Generation Force Blue!

Healthy, but not comfortable

The first session of rolling is done, as always with Yamaha, with the motorcycle in configuration 100% standard, both for the mapping of injection for the setting of suspensions. We realize very quickly that the bike is firm, very firm!

The front seems very rigid, which will no doubt delight very good drivers who will return safe braking holes without apprehension. But for the average driver, it’s a bit much. We appreciate a little more comfort in the early compression, which would also give a little more forward with the back that, he works much more easily. As the bike seems to set the sand.

A few clicks later, open the compression of the fork and close a little that of the shock absorber. It is already much more instinctive as behavior and we gain in precision. The Yamaha turns easily but is also perhaps more vivid than before. It must impose a little more on the bike to change support quickly.

In contrast, the Yamaha YZ250F 2014 inherits undeniably the stability of its big sister. On fast breaks, the circuit that can stretch the bike remains online even if it arises in the holes. No bad reaction, it is once again a very healthy frame reassuring at full speed we offer Yamaha. It also runs on a double-typed anything for you, and it went well. You can go! Braking, powerful, and progressive one appreciates the compromise is ideal.

 Test Yamaha YZ250F 2014: New Generation Force Blue!

Horses are here!

As the chassis, the mill of the Yamaha YZ250F 2014 inherits some features of the character of the 450. Upon commissioning, the sound hoarse of the Yam’ suggests that there must be what is under the cylinder head… And it won’t take long to confirm this impression. The blue answers of the tit for tat to the slightest kick trigger!

The track harrowed ‘eating horses’ will not thrill Yamaha YZ250F 2014 which is extracted forcefully turns. The power bottom and especially mid-range is the venue, even in parts with more furniture traces the Yamaha is unwavering. No doubt, it quite cracks the case!

So far the bike remains simple enough to take in hand; it easily handles the gas net. Its kick-clutch can be getting caught and the cavalry arrives quickly. Small flat concerning high revs that saturate quickly: when we want to expand a bit on the same report, should play the selector.

By changing the mapping, the Yamaha 250 YZF 2014 wins in leaf, but it lacks it still a little. According to the staff Yamaha, changing transmission en pass-ant from 13/50 to 13/48 would address to a great extent problem, all the more so as the motor with broadly necessary force to accept it.

 Test Yamaha YZ250F 2014: New Generation Force Blue!

Balance sheet: The beginning of a new epoch

We do not hide our joy of finally discovering a new Yamaha YZ250F 2014, equipped with chassis stability and healthy with a motor that cracks loudly.

However, it was not against a chassis also brighter and playful than the older generation, a little more comfortable at the level of the front axle, but also a slightly simpler start-up. This isn’t that it starts badly, the blue, but it still seeks a sacred blow of Hock!

The good news is that the Yamaha YZ250F 2014 rate does not increase. At €8,199, it remains no less the 250 4-stroke Cross the most expensive market.

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