Buyers Guide 2017 Yamaha WR250R Buyer's Guide | Price & Specs

2017 Yamaha WR250R Buyer’s Guide | Price & Specs

2017 Yamaha WR250R

2017 Yamaha WR250R Dual Sport Specs

Although not as hard-core a dirt bike as the WR designation might indicate, the 2017 Yamaha WR250R remains one of the most off-road capable Japanese dual sport bikes.

The liquid-cooled fuel-injected motor isn’t the latest YZ-spec like the off-road only WRs, but it’s still an impressive oversquare powerplant that is happy to rev. A six-speed transmission with well-spaced cogs makes the most of the motor and the clutch is durable.

The 2017 Yamaha WR250R weighs a fairly substantial 295 pounds with the tiny two-gallon tank full, and suspension provided by 46mm forks and a linkage-assisted shock.

The suspension is fully adjustable and the 10.6 inches of travel at each end can take anything short of racing, whoops, or big jumps. On the street, the WR250R is a bit on the tall side with a seat height over 36 inches.

However, if you aren’t put off by its stature, the WR250R is great fun in urban situations and is capable of freeway travel when commuting. Commuters will also appreciate the 71 mpg estimate fuel economy.

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2017 Yamaha WR250R Specs:

2017 Yamaha WR250R partsENGINE

  • Motor: DOHC 4-valve 4-stroke single
  • Displacement: 249cc
  • Bore x stroke: 77.0 x 53.6mm
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Compression ratio: 11.8:1
  • Fuel delivery: EFI
  • Ignition: TCI with direct ignition coil
  • Transmission: Constant-mesh 6-speed
  • Clutch: Wet multiplate


  • Front suspension: Inverted fully adjustable forks, 10.6 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Single fully adjustable shock w/ linkage, 10.6 inches of travel
  • Front brake: Hydraulic single 250mm disc
  • Rear brake: Hydraulic single 230mm disc
  • Front tire: Bridgestone Trail Wing TW301, 80/100-21
  • Rear tire: Bridgestone Trail Wing TW302, 120/80-18


  • Length x width x height: 85.6 x 31.9 x 48.4 inches
  • Seat height: 36.6 inches
  • Wheelbase: 55.9 inches
  • Ground clearance: 11.8 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 2.0 gallons
  • EPA estimated fuel economy: 71 mpg
  • Wet weight: 295 pounds

2017 Yamaha WR250R Color:

  • Team Yamaha Blue

2017 Yamaha WR250R Price:

  • $6699 MSRP

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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