Keeping the Honda CRF250L in sight, Yamaha has designed the fuel-injected XT250 with light off-road duties in mind (the WR250R is for the serious dirt rider), and made it appealing to new riders with a low seat height and mildly performing motor.Whether on the street or dirt, riders will appreciate the maneuverability provided by the XT’s short wheelbase and wide steering lock. Dual disc brakes, good ground clearance, and a comfortable seat round out the package.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!