Yamaha wants you to vote whether the WR250R and WR250X come to the UK

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This is your chance to speak directly to a major motorcycle manufacturer, as Yamaha has asked for your opinions on the new 2008 Yamaha WR250R and Yamaha WR250X.

The new single-cylinder 250cc motorcycles are going to be sold on the continent, but Yamaha want MCN readers to tell them whether the new liquid-cooled enduro and supermoto motorcycles should also be brought into the UK.

The 2008 Yamaha WR250R features an all-new short stroke engine with a specially-designed four-valve cylinder head, giving strong performance to its maximum 10,000 rpm. It also has fuel-injection for the first time on a Yamaha off-road motorcycle with a downdraft-type straight intake system. The clutch has been developed to give a smooth and lightweight action, with six gears, and an electric start.

The Yamaha WR250R also features the first three-section semi-double cradle frame for a Yamaha off-road motorcycle, with an aluminium main frame and steel sub frame to mix strength and rigidity. It also features 46mm upside down forks, 300mm ground clearance, 250mm front wave-type disc, and a 230mm rear disc. The seat height is 930mm. It would be available in White and Blue, replicating the Yamaha YZ series.

The 2008 Yamaha WR250X, meanwhile, features the same technology, but in supermoto guise, with 17-inch wheels and radial tyres. It also has stiffer springs and different damping settings for Tarmac use.

To cope with the harder braking forces needed, the Yamaha WR250X has a 298mm front disc, with a two piston caliper.  The seat height is lower, at 895mm, and it features supermoto-style bodywork. It's available in Black and Blue.

To let Yamaha hear your views, simply send an email via the links below.

Bring both bikes into the UK

Bring the Yamaha WR250R into the UK

Bring the Yamaha WR250X into the UK

Not interested in either motorcycle


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Dan Thornton

By Dan Thornton