Photos of the newly unveiled 2014 Yamaha YZ250F.
- Despite the reversed cylinder, Yamaha didn’t mess much with frame dimensions. The YZ250F was already a solid-handling bike.
- Access to the air filter is now easier.
- Like the YZ450F, the new 250 gets the reverse cylinder configuration with the intake in the front and the exhaust in the back. Yamaha designed it to have more mid-to-top power without sacrificing torque.
- The new YZ250F uses the same basic 12-hole EFI system as the YZ450F. Despite the added weight of EFI, Yamaha found ways to save weight elsewhere to keep overall heft the same as before.
- The new exhaust is compact and fits more centralized within the chassis.
- The enclosed tank has nearly a half-gallon more capacity.
- Yamaha promises a faster and even better handling YZ250F for 2014.
- The MSRP of the 2014 YZ240F is $200 more than the ’13 YZ.
- As expected, the YZ250F gets long overdue motor update.