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2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike Review Price

The Yamaha brand is well-known for its dual sports adventure bikes, and its 2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike provides impressive performance under all conditions. It features the latest high-end components containing the most advanced dual sports technology. It is considered an ideal bike for off-road riding. The review of 2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike with its price and specification is given below.

2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike – Features and Price

Engine Features

The new 2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike features the powerful 250cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine. It contains the muscular dual titanium intake valves with two steel exhaust forged piston and direct-plated cylinder for stronger durability. The strong pentroof combustion chamber with the new downdraft-type straight intake helps in making outstanding power across the rev band with maximum power. This 250 cc Yamaha uses the new fuel injection system for the first time. This new system relies on input from the crank sensor and intakes air pressure sensor and throttle position sensor feeding the compact ECU to give optimum combustion. As compared to 2017 Yamaha WR250R Dual Sports Bike, this new dual sports bike features an ECU-controlled EXUP exhaust valve with the new electronic intake control valve that broadens the powerband for aggressive power response.

2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike

The new high-lift cams contain the new WPC surface treatment in which its surface is sprayed with the fine powder at 100 meters per second to increase its surface hardness. It not only improves durability but also reduces the frictional losses. The new three-axis engine layout keeps the engine compact and light in weight. It features the wet oil sump that tucks between the frame rails to keep the height of engine down and minimize overall chassis size. The rear earth-type ACM alternator helps in keeping the weight down while offering the current needed to run the FI and lighting system. The direct ignition coil sits atop the spark plug, for the high-energy spark and low weight compared to conventional coils and high voltage spark plug wires. The new six-speed gearbox offers the widespread ratios with the shower-type lubrication for reliability. It is the first light-action clutch that makes the shifting a snap. An all-new three-chamber muffler maintains the mass centralized plus it keeps the bike quiet.

Chassis/ Suspension

The new 2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike features the YZ/WR250-inspired semi-double cradle frame that uses the main frame of cast and forged aluminum section. It contains the high-strength steel downtubes for better strength and rigidity characteristics. The asymmetrical swingarm offers an excellent strength/rigidity balance and dynamic look. The strong cast aluminum cross members with an extruded arms and 22 mm of rear axle are carefully tuned for superb handling. There is the fully adjustable fork of 46 mm that offers wheel travel of 10.6 inches. The forged lower the triple clamp, and the cast upper one helps in the provision of excellent front-end feel. An aluminum steering stem reduces the weight and makes it stronger like in 2018 Yamaha XT250 Dual Sports Bike. The linkage-mounted rear shock offers the wheel travel of 10.6 inches with adjusters for compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload containing the large 14 mm road and 46 mm cylinder for excellent damping and fades resistance. The wave brake rotors with front and rear include the large 250 mm of a front disc that reduces the unsprung weight. The rear brake pedal is forged aluminum to ensure ultimate durability.

2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike

Unique Key Features

  • Narrow, Rider-Focused Ergonomics
  • Racing-Derived Saddle
  • Enduro Instruments
  • Compact Bodywork
  • High-Visibility Lighting
  • YZ-F Developed Dual-Sport
  • Dirt-Focused Performance
  • Advanced Fuel-Injected Engine
  • Full-Adjustable Suspension

2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike – Price

The new 2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike comes with the price of $6,699. It is available in the market from September 2017 in Team Yamaha Blue color.

2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike

2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike – Technical Specifications


Engine Type 250 cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, four valves
Bore x Stroke 77 mm x 53.6 mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission Constant-mesh 6-speed, multi-plate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain

2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike Specs


Suspension / Front Inverted fork, fully adjustable, 10.6 inches travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock, fully adjustable, 10.6 inches travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic single disc, 250 mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic single disc, 230 mm
Tires / Front 80/100-21
Tires / Rear 120/80-18

2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike Specs


L x W x H 85.6 inches x 31.9 inches x 48.4 inches
Seat Height 36.6 inches
Wheelbase 55.9 inches
Rake (Caster Angle) 26.7°
Trail 4.4 inches
Maximum Ground Clearance 11.8 inches
Fuel Capacity 2.0 gal; CA model: 1.9 gal
Fuel Economy 71 mpg
Wet Weight 295 lb

2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike Specs


Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike


This article gives a complete review of the new 2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike. It is one of the best and powerful dual sports bike that features the powerful and high performing engine. The overall chassis is robust and light in weight. The seat height of dual sport bike is kept low so that rider can have maximum control over the ride. Those riders who are willing to purchase the new dual sports bike should think about the new 2018 WR250R Yamaha Dual Sports Bike.

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