Three new Yamahas to be shown in Japan

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Yamaha is to show a rash of new models at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show in Japan this weekend.

Three new bikes – the WR250R, WR250X and YP250 Majesty scooter – will be unveiled. The two WRs are both fully road-legal machines which carry over the WR name from the firm’s enduro machines. The WR250R is an off-road style machine, while the X version is a sticky-tyred supermoto based on the same chassis and engine but with smaller 17-inch wheels and a bigger front brake.

Both bikes use a DOHC, four-valve single in an alloy beam frame, although the chassis and engine are both actually different from the motorsport-oriented WR250F enduro machine.

The YP250 Majesty is a completely new machine, including the latest technology such as a thumb-operated gearchange, which makes its twist-and-go CVT gearbox simulate a conventional manual box, and a remote key to start the bike and unlock the seat.

At the moment, it’s not known whether any of the bikes will be offered for sale in the UK.

Ben Purvis

By Ben Purvis