2024 Yamaha YZ250 50th Anniversary Edition Guide • Total Motorcycle
Jul 15, 2023
Introducing the new 2024 Yamaha YZ250 50th Anniversary Edition…
A modern two-stroke with show-stopping style, the YZ250 50th Anniversary Edition brings thrilling power, a featherweight chassis and iconic YZ heritage livery to dominate the competition.
Iconic 50th Anniversary Edition YZ StylingYZ like it’s 1993 with iconic 50th Anniversary Edition heritage styling. Inspired by Yamaha’s 1990s-era YZ two-strokes, the YZ250 50th Anniversary Edition pays tribute to 50 years of off-road innovation and bold Yamaha MX style.
The YZ250 offers pure performance and full‑throttle adrenaline in a lightweight and reliable two‑stroke machine. Nothing beats the bark and instantaneous throttle response of the lightweight YZ250. Not only is a two-stroke more affordable and easier to maintain, it also provides a very entertaining ride.
The YZ250 2-stroke has earned the right to be described as a legend. The original model won Yamaha’s very first World Motocross Championship way back in 1973 – and the new YZ line was born. Already for 50 years the YZ250 has been at the heart of motocross. And to celebrate this half a century of YZ production, Yamaha has created the exclusive new YZ250 50th Anniversary Edition.
Two-Strokes icon.Featuring 1990’s inspired white bodywork with purple/pink graphics – as well as a purple seat and black wheels – the exclusive YZ250 50th Anniversary Edition pays tribute to 50 years of the YZ line-up. And every time you go racing you feel the pure racing DNA that has made this one of the most celebrated models in the history of motocross.
Powered by Yamaha’s outstanding 250cc 2-stroke YPVS engine that’s mounted in the company’s proven aluminium chassis, the YZ250 50th Anniversary Edition provides the hard-charging acceleration and lightweight agility that gives you the potential to beat any other machine on the day. Its best-in-class KYB suspension is ready for any terrain, and the iconic Anniversary White body colours and graphics make this special edition a very desirable race bike.
EXHILARATING TWO-STROKE POWERThe 249cc liquid-cooled YPVS™-equipped reed-valve-inducted two-stroke engine is lightweight, compact and fun, with an incredibly wide, hard-hitting powerband.
CLASS-LEADING KYB® SUSPENSIONThe YZ250’s renowned suspension performance offers unmatched levels of control, capability and comfort by way of the fully adjustable 48mm inverted KYB® front fork, including a leaf spring in the mid-speed valve for more precise damping, and the fully adjustable KYB® rear shock featuring reduced-friction Kashima Coat™ internals. It all adds up to class-defining suspension and handling characteristics.
Yamaha was born to race. Right from day one Yamaha put competition at the heart of its operations. And 50 years ago, Yamaha launched its first YZ production motocross models – the same year that the company won its first ever Motocross World Championship with Hakan Andersson on a factory YZM250. It was the beginning of a new era for the sport, and over the last half century Yamaha has established itself as one of the most innovative and competitive brands in the 4-stroke and 2-stroke classes.
Yamaha are marking this significant moment in the company’s history with an all new YZ250F that has been created with the immense knowledge gained during half a century of competition in every major GP category.
To commemorate 50 successful years since the first Yamaha YZ models made a lasting impact on the motocross racing world, the 2024 line-up will include exclusive YZ250F, YZ450F, YZ250 and YZ125 50th Anniversary Edition models. Featuring racing white bodywork, purple seats, black wheels and retro-styled purple/pink graphics, these 50th Anniversary Edition bikes offer every Yamaha rider the chance to be a part of this very special occasion.
The 50th Anniversary Edition colouring is inspired by the bold designs used on the YZ250 and YZ125 in the mid-1990s – a period of transition for Yamaha motocross machines which was soon to be followed by the arrival of the first YZ 4-stroke in 1998 and the beginning of a new era of ‘Yamaha Blue’ colours for the company’s Off Road Competition models.
The introduction of the new YZ250F reinforces the range to make the 2024 Yamaha Off Road Competition line-up stronger than ever – with a diverse choice of 4-strokes, 2-strokes, motocross, enduro, youth and kids’ bikes.
Class-leading two-stroke performance wrapped in iconic heritage YZ style, the YZ250 50th Anniversary Edition draws its inspiration from 1990s-era Yamaha two-stroke motocrossers to honor 50 years of Yamaha off-road innovation.
The 249cc liquid-cooled reed-valve-inducted two-stroke engine is lightweight, compact and fun, with an incredibly wide, hard- hitting powerband.
The lightweight braking system features a 270mm front rotor, 240mm rear rotor, large front pistons, rigid calipers and high-friction pad material, all combining to provide exceptional braking power and feel with less unsprung weight.
Iconic 50th Anniversary Edition YZ Styling
YZ like it’s 1993 with iconic 50th Anniversary Edition heritage styling. Inspired by Yamaha’s 1990s-era YZ two-strokes, the YZ250 50th Anniversary Edition pays tribute to 50 years of off-road innovation and bold Yamaha MX style.
Class-Leading KYB® Suspension
The YZ250’s renowned suspension performance offers unmatched levels of control, capability and comfort by way of the fully adjustable 48mm inverted KYB® front fork, including a leaf spring in the mid-speed valve for more precise damping, and the fully adjustable KYB® rear shock featuring reduced-friction Kashima Coat™ internals. It all adds up to class-defining suspension and handling characteristics.
A carefully considered ergonomic design includes a flatter seat, narrow fuel tank, smoothly integrated body panels and slim shroud width to enable greater freedom of movement forward and back, allowing the rider to easily shift body weight for increased control and confidence.
Exhilarating Two-Stroke Power
The 249cc liquid-cooled YPVS™-equipped reed-valve-inducted two-stroke engine is lightweight, compact and fun, with an incredibly wide, hard-hitting powerband.
High Performance Braking System
High performance front and rear brake setup offers exceptional braking power and feel.
A carefully engineered, advanced aluminum frame and swingarm give the YZ250 class-leading track performance.
Well-tuned chassis and ultra-light weight means intuitive handling, less rider fatigue and a confidence-boosting sense of control.
Complete with an aluminum handlebar, two-position adjustable handlebar clamp, wide footpegs, gripper seat and adjustable clutch lever with works-style cable adjuster, the YZ250 50th Anniversary Edition is competition-ready straight out of the crate.
Advanced KYB® Shock
Fully adjustable KYB® shock features reduced-friction Kashima Coat™ internals, 12.4 inches of travel, separate adjusters for high- and low-speed compression damping, and a full lock oil rebound system for increased comfort. It all adds up to fantastic rear wheel control and a sweet ride.
A carefully engineered, advanced aluminum frame and swingarm give the YZ250 the best handling in the 250cc class.
Lightweight 21-inch front and 19-inch rear Excel® rims provide exceptional durability and a premium look.
High Performance Braking System
The high performance braking system features a 270mm front rotor, 240mm rear rotor, large front pistons and rigid calipers, all combining to provide exceptional braking power and feel.
Industry-Leading KYB® Fork
The fully adjustable KYB® 48mm forks feature the Speed Sensitive System which uses piston speed to control the damping force for super-precise handling, superb bump absorption and 11.8 inches of suspension travel.
Removable aluminum rear subframe is constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight.
Premium Dunlop® Geomax MX33 tires offer race-developed performance on a wide range of terrain.
Advanced 38mm Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK38S carburetor with power jet and throttle position sensor provides precise fuel/air mixing and extra-crisp throttle response.
Smooth-shifting, close-ratio five-speed transmission with a heavy-duty, multiplate clutch ensure confident gear changes in all conditions.
Digital CDI system delivers precise spark for faster, stronger response anywhere in the rev range.
Exhilarating Two-Stroke Power
The 249cc liquid-cooled reed-valve-inducted two-stroke engine is lightweight, compact and fun, with an incredibly wide, hard-hitting powerband.
High-capacity radiator with dark louvers deliver maximum cooling efficiency and an aggressive look.
Special-design carbon fiber reed-valve petals improve the throttle response and engine performance across the entire rpm range.
Yamaha Power Valve System
Patented Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS™) combines crisp, hard-hitting bottom-end acceleration with strong mid-range and top-end.
*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) shown. Does not include tax, title, prep or destination charges. Actual prices set by dealer.**Fuel Economy is estimated.***Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
EngineEngine type Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, Reed valve with YPVS, SinglecylinderDisplacement 249ccBore x stroke 66,4 x 72,0 mmCompression ratio 8,9 – 10,6 : 1Lubrication system PremixClutch type Wet, Multiple DiscIgnition system CDIStarter system KickTransmission system 5-speed, Constant MeshFinal transmission ChainFuel system Keihin PWK38S/1ChassisFrame Semi double cradleCaster angle 27° 40Trail 122 mmFront suspension system Telescopic forkRear suspension system link suspension, SwingarmFront travel 300 mmRear travel 315 mmFront brake Hydraulic Single Disc, Ø270 mmRear brake Hydraulic Single Disc, Ø240 mmFront tyre 80/100-21 51M Tube typeRear tyre 110/90-19 62M Tube typeDimensionsOverall length 2.185 mmOverall width 825 mmOverall height 1.290 mmSeat height 975 mmWheel base 1.485 mmMinimum ground clearance 360 mmWet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 103 kgFuel tank capacity 7,0 LOil tank capacity 0,7 L
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