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Old 06-17-2015, 09:31 AM   #1
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This is pretty cool. Yamaha made an off road racer based on the YZ250. Wide ratio transmission, tweaked suspension, 18" rear, and some other off road goodies. They also tuned it to have a much smoother powerband. Curious to see how well they did. Regular YZ250 feels like it would be a handful in the woods. If they made a 300cc version I bet they would sell like hotcakes considering they would probably be over $1k cheaper than the KTM equivalent.

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Old 06-17-2015, 12:21 PM   #2
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Nice, but that Aluminum frame is a serious horse.. will buck you off (compared to a steel frame).. Beautiful bike tho.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:28 PM   #3
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I saw this the other day. I think it is exciting Yamaha is willing to try and compete with KTM in the offroad market. I have a 07 YZ250 that I have setup for woods and I love it, the best thing I did to it was put a flywheel weight on. I'd be real interested to ride one of these new X's to see how it compares to mine, and honestly I don't think I'm good enough to be able to feel the difference between a aluminum frame and a steel frame.
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I saw this the other day. I think it is exciting Yamaha is willing to try and compete with KTM in the offroad market. I have a 07 YZ250 that I have setup for woods and I love it, the best thing I did to it was put a flywheel weight on. I'd be real interested to ride one of these new X's to see how it compares to mine, and honestly I don't think I'm good enough to be able to feel the difference between a aluminum frame and a steel frame.
You'd be surprised... There is a HUGE difference in weight and even my slow can feel the difference in the two. Now it might not be as serious on this particular bike because it looks like Yamaha did some tweaking to the power delivery. I'm assuming they mean "less of a punch" when they say it's been "smoothed out", lol. Nothing a quick sprocket change won't fix though.
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