Yamaha are celebrating their 60th anniversary by returning to their roots with this classically styled WR250F.

Yamaha Motor Australia is pleased to announce that its quarter-litre enduro weapon, the new WR250F, is now available in 60th Anniversary yellow for MY16.

Developed from the all-conquering YZ250F that has dominated both US and AUS MX series in 2015, the game-changing WR250F has forged its own winning history by taking out the 2015 Australian Off-Road Championship E1 division thanks to the efforts of Josh Green.

But sorry guys, it looks like the model’s 60th Anniversary colour scheme is only going to be unique to Australia and New Zealand.

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250cc, fuel-injected, 4-stroke engine

Equipped with fuel injection for harder-hitting performance and stronger low to mid-range torque, the WR250F’s potent new YZ250F-based engine is built to handle everything from technical rocky terrain through to full-on forest tracks. Running with enduro-specific ignition and EFI settings, this high-tech engine is ready to set the pace.

Reverse cylinder head with straight inlet

The new generation WR250F engine utilises the most advanced design features in the enduro world, including a rearward slanting cylinder and a snaking exhaust that centralise mass. This layout enables the use of a high-tech reverse cylinder head and forward facing straight inlet that delivers ultra-responsive throttle action.

Compact and agile

With its lightweight aluminium beam frame and short subframe, this compact new enduro bike delivers outstanding manoeuvrability. The special mass centralised design makes for easy directional changes and with its advanced suspension systems and long flat seat, the race-ready WR250F brings a whole new level of agility to the 4-stroke class!

Mass centralisation

The mass centralised design is a concept we pioneered and it’s what gives the WR250F the edge over the competition. By locating bulky components like the fuel tank, cylinder and exhaust system close to the centre of the chassis, we’ve been able to create a new kind of enduro bike whose agile handling gives the Yamaha rider a real advantage.

Class-leading suspension

The fully adjustable suspension is one of the most advanced in its class. 48mm upside down front forks offer 310mm travel and have a separate air-oil damping system that gives consistent performance all day long. And at the rear end this high-tech, 250cc, 4-stroke runs with a link-type Monocross rear suspension system giving 318mm of wheel movement.

Enduro clutch and wide-ratio 6-speed transmission

The WR250F’s transmission is equipped with a newly developed clutch that has been specially developed to handle hour after hour of punishment. And to optimise the performance of the new fuel injected engine, there’s a purpose-built wide ratio 6-speed transmission.

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