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2020 Yamaha WR250R [Model Overview]

2020 Yamaha WR250R

2020 Yamaha WR250R

The 2020 Yamaha WR250R is a child of motorsport, bringing the off-road racing and motocross experience of Yamaha to a street-legal monster. Using a 250cc, 4 stroke single-cylinder engine, the power may seem low at 30 crank HP and 17.5 lbs-ft of crank torque, but you also need to take into account that the full wet weight of the motorcycle is only 290 lbs.

The WR250R does have a few creature comforts, however. An electronic starter removes the need to kickstart the bike, as well as having a wide-ratio six-speed gearbox. In fact, the WR in the name stands for wide-ratio, and despite the off-road capabilities of the bike, it can also comfortably cruise at highway speeds despite being “only” a 250cc. Lastly, speaking to the motorsports roots of the motorcycle, there is a two-mode LCD in the dash, with basic mode (speedo, tach, etc) and pace mode (stopwatch and trip meter).

The 2020 WR250R starts at $6,699 US/$7,999 CA

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Yamaha WR250R in one place.

2020 Yamaha WR250R

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $6,699 US / $7,999 CA
  • Key Features:
    • Advanced Fuel-Injected Engine
    • Compact Engine
    • Advanced Swingarm

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke
  • Power: 30 Hp
  • Wet weight: 295 lb
  • Seat height: 36.6 in

2020 Yamaha WR250R

2020 Yamaha WR250R Specifications

From Yamaha


Engine 250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 valves
Power 30 Hp
Bore x Stroke 77.0mm x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Starter Electric


Clutch Multiplate wet clutch
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain


Suspension Front Inverted fork, fully adjustable; 10.6-in travel
Suspension Rear Single shock, fully adjustable; 10.6-in travel
Brakes Front Hydraulic single disc, 250mm
Brakes Rear Hydraulic single disc, 230mm
Tires Front 80/100-21
Tires Rear 120/80-18
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.5 L (2 US gal.)
Color Team Yamaha Blue


Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight Lightweight headlight
Tail Light LED


Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Wheelbase 55.9 in (1419 mm)
Ground Clearance 11.8 in (300 mm)
Seat Height 36.6 in (930 mm)
Curb Weight 295 lbs (133 kg)


Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2020 Yamaha WR250R

2020 Yamaha WR250R Features


  • YZ-F Developed Dual-Sport
    Directly descended from our YZ® motocrossers and WR® off-road machines, the WR250R™ is here to make Yamaha’s off-road prowess street accessible, with high-specification components and top-notch build quality rarely seen in the dual-sport segment.
  • Dirt-Focused Performance
    Not exactly an enduro model and not a pure streetbike either, the WR250R is for riders who ride off-road more than on and are looking for extreme dirt capability right out of the box.
  • Advanced Fuel-Injected Engine
    Featuring EFI and advanced lightweight engine internals, the WR250R isn’t just another detuned dual-sport, as Yamaha’s race-winning performance and track-tested development come into focus with every twist of the throttle.
  • Full-Adjustable Suspension
    With three-way adjustable suspension front and rear, the WR250R’s high-spec fork and shock allow the rider to tune the ride to match trail conditions and make the most of the light, nimble chassis.


  • High-Tech Four-Stroke Powerplant
    250cc liquid-cooled, DOHC engine with two titanium intake valves and two steel exhausts, forged piston and direct-plated cylinder for outstanding durability.
  • Advanced, High-Revving Cylinder Design
    Pentroof combustion chamber with downdraft-type straight intake helps make excellent power across the rev band, with maximum power at 10,000 rpm.
  • Fuel Injection
    First use of fuel injection on a 250 Yamaha on/off-road bike. The system relies on input from a crank sensor, intake air pressure sensor and throttle position sensor feeding a compact ECU to provide optimum combustion.
  • EXUP® Exhaust
    An ECU-controlled EXUP® exhaust valve, along with an electronic intake control valve, broadens the powerband for more responsive power.
  • Durable Engine Internals
    High-lift cams have WPC surface treatment in which the surface is sprayed with fine powder at over 100 meters per second to increase surface hardness, improving durability and reducing friction losses.
  • Compact Engine
    Three-axis engine layout keeps the engine compact. The wet oil sump tucks between frame rails to keep the engine height down and minimize overall chassis size.
  • High-Performance Generator
    Rare earth-type ACM alternator keeps the weight down while providing the current needed to run the FI and lighting systems.
  • Coil-On-Plug Ignition
    Direct ignition coil sits atop the spark plug, for a high-energy spark and reduced weight compared to conventional coils and high voltage spark plug wires—another first on a Yamaha on-off road model.
  • 6-Speed Transmission
    Six-speed gearbox provides a wide spread of ratios, with shower-type lubrication for reliability. A special light-action clutch makes shifting a snap.
  • Compact Muffler
    Tucked-in three-chamber muffler helps keep mass centralized and the bike quiet.


  • YZ-Style Chassis
    YZ/WR250-inspired semi-double-cradle frame uses a main frame of cast and forged aluminum sections, with high-strength steel downtubes for excellent strength and rigidity characteristics.
  • Advanced Swingarm
    Asymmetrical swingarm provides excellent strength/rigidity balance and a dynamic look. Cast aluminum crossmembers, extruded arms, and a 22mm rear axle are carefully tuned for optimum handling.
  • Fully Adjustable Forks
    Fully adjustable 46mm fork provides 10.6 inches of wheel travel. A forged lower triple clamp and a cast upper one help give outstanding front-end feel. An aluminum steering stem reduces weight.
  • Linkage-Style Shock
    Linkage-mounted rear shock provides 10.6 inches of travel with adjusters for compression damping, rebound damping, and spring preload—and features a large 14mm rod and 46mm cylinder for excellent damping and fade resistance.
  • Dual Wave-Type Disc Brakes
    Wave brake rotors front and rear, including a large 250mm front disc, reduce unsprung weight and provide excellent performance. And the rear brake pedal is forged aluminum for durability.


  • Narrow, Rider-Focused Ergonomics
    A slim steel fuel tank is shaped with knee grip in mind, and the entire ergonomic layout is designed to make the rider feel like part of the bike.
  • Racing-Derived Saddle
    Narrow, YZ-inspired seat features gripper-type cover for great seat-of-the-pants feel and improved connection to the machine.
  • Enduro Instruments
    WR enduro-style instrument panel provides excellent visibility in spite of the compact size. Basic mode provides speed, clock, trip meter, and self-diagnostic function, while a measurement mode includes a stopwatch and distance-compensating trip meter.
  • Compact Bodywork
    Minimalist front and rear fenders are designed for function, simplicity, and lightness. Bodywork with a separate radiator heat outlet helps keep the engine and rider cool.
  • High-Visibility Lighting
    Lightweight headlight and LED taillight maximize visibility and draw less current.

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