Yamaha Announces New YZ250FX & WR250F

Today Yamaha has announced not one, but TWO new off-road motorcycles: the YZ250FX and the WR250F. They’ve also put out updates on their entire 2025 lineup.

Here’s the press release:

MARIETTA, Ga. – July 10, 2024 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is introducing its new lineup of 2025 off-road motorcycles with thrilling options for enthusiasts ranging from young beginning riders to seasoned professionals. The spotlight for 2025 falls on the exciting and ultra-capable new YZ250FX and WR250F. Based closely on Yamaha’s class-dominating YZ250F motocrosser, the new YZ250FX and WR250F are both designed to be slim, light and agile off-road weapons, ready for competition straight out of the box. The YZ250FX includes specific suspension and engine tuning suited to the extreme conditions of cross country racing, while the WR250F is prepped for enduro with unique engine and suspension tuning, an H4 headlight, LED taillight, shortened muffler with spark arrestor and other specific enduro features.

New 2025 Yamaha YZ250FX

Fresh off claiming last year’s XC2 GNCC title, the new 2025 YZ250FX features an extensive list of enhancements designed to further boost its class-leading performance and capability. With a revamped chassis, updated suspension tune, and reconsidered ergonomics, the new FX is lighter, sharper and more agile, with a better handling feel. Perfect for carving up tight cross country courses.

Updates to the 2025 model begin with a completely redesigned aluminum bilateral beam frame. Based on the competition-proven YZ250F, the new frame provides just the right amount of strength and flex for the perfect balance of stability and cornering performance. The redesign also includes model-specific engine mounts and lightweight subframe. The result is a better handling machine with lightweight feel and increased front wheel traction, allowing the rider to enter corners with greater confidence and more line choices.

Complementing the revised frame, the YZ250FX’s class-leading, fully adjustable KYB® suspension is 10mm shorter and includes updated settings to deliver exceptional balance between handling and bump absorption, along with less pitch on corner entry/exit. The revised frame and suspension settings also result in a lower center of gravity for improved maneuverability in tight, technical terrain and an easier reach to the ground. Additionally, the front fork now includes a new hand-adjustable knob for easy, toolless compression adjustments.

Ergonomics are also enhanced, with a slimmer, flatter, more compact body lending a razor-thin feel and effortless body movement when shifting weight forward and back. The rider triangle is more generous as well with more space between the seat and foot pegs.

Other notable changes for 2025 include a completely redesigned intake system along with optimized ECU settings for better control on the low-end and even more mid- to high-end power. The new FX also receives the next generation of Yamaha’s industry leading Power Tuner App, now even simpler to use with a quick-adjust slide bar for easy engine tuning, and more functionality including new four-level Traction Control. Best of all, it’s still free-of-charge.

The new 2025 YZ250FX is offered in Team Yamaha Blue and will be available from dealers this October for $9,099 MSRP.

New 2025 Yamaha WR250F

Aimed at setting a new benchmark for 250cc enduro performance, the new 2025 WR250F is lighter and slimmer with a lower center of gravity, quicker handling through tight turns, and more confidence inspiring with a host of significant enhancements. The end result is an enduro weapon that’s easy to ride fast, extremely capable in technical situations and more versatile than ever.

Updates for 2025 are also based on the YZ250F motocrosser, starting with a new bilateral beam frame with precisely tuned flex characteristics and unique engine mounts to ensure excellent stability, turning and bump absorption.

The WR250F’s class-leading suspension has been revised and lowered 10mm, contributing to the lower center of gravity for a planted feel and increased ability in tight turns. Fully adjustable KYB® fork with speed-sensitive damping delivers championship-winning performance, and now includes a hand-adjustable knob for easy compression adjustments. Linkage-type rear suspension features a KYB® shock with settings optimized to provide less pitch on corner entry/exit for improved stability.

The seat is now flatter, slimmer, with a more rounded profile, radiator shrouds are two inches narrower, and the fuel tank is slimmer. The new riding position provides more legroom between the seat and pegs, while the bars are moved forward. Altogether, ergonomic enhancements allow for better movement front to rear, easier leg extension, improved seating to standing transitions and a greater feeling of control.

The 2025 WR250F uses the same revolutionary front-intake, rear-exhaust, liquid-cooled, four-stroke power plant as the YZ250F, but tuned for enduro conditions along with an added wide-ratio six-speed transmission for versatility. A new intake design draws air from under the side covers and seat allowing for a more compact body. The more efficient path also boosts mid- to high-rpm engine performance. There is also new four-level Traction Control tuning, lap timer and helpful tuning guides enabled through Yamaha’s groundbreaking next-generation Power Tuner App.

The new 2025 WR250F is offered in Team Yamaha Blue and will be available from dealers this October for $9,099 MSRP.

Updated 2025 YZ250F

Recognized as the premier motorcycle in the ultra-competitive four-stroke 250cc class and the current points leader in the 250cc Pro Motocross Championship series, Yamaha’s renowned YZ250F returns for 2025 with a handful of key updates for enhanced performance, comfort and convenience. New features include:

  • Revised suspension includes updated rear linkage, new settings front and rear, along with a lighter spring rate on rear shock and new delta-shaped piston shims in the fork for enhanced stability, traction and a more planted front-end feel
  • New handlebar switchbox incorporates an updated ribbed design for more practicality and a better look
  • New throttle tube increases the spacing between the throttle grip and throttle housing assembly
  • New foot peg bracket design is lighter with a revised shape to enhance rider ergonomics

The new 2025 YZ250F is offered in Team Yamaha Blue and will be available from dealers this August for $8,899 MSRP.

Updated 2025 YZ450F

New 2025 Monster Energy® Yamaha Racing Edition YZ125, YZ250, YZ250F & YZ450F

Yamaha brings the look of a full factory ride back for 2025 with the return of the popular Monster Energy® Yamaha Racing Edition YZ125, Monster Energy® Yamaha Racing Edition YZ250, Monster Energy® Yamaha Racing Edition YZ250F and Monster Energy® Yamaha Racing Edition YZ450F. With a sharp, new race-inspired color and graphics package, riders can stand out from the crowd with the livery of Yamaha’s championship-winning Supercross and Motocross teams.

For more information on the entire 2025 Yamaha lineup click here!

Main Image: Courtesy of Yamaha

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