Top US automotive maker Yamaha has revealed motocross models for next year. The four-stroke machines are YZ250F and YZ450F while YZ250, YZ125, and YZ85 are the two-stroke models.
Yamaha YZ250F, a four-stroke model has been fitted with new features which include revised intake geometry, shorter intake funnel, larger valve seats and more aggressive camshaft. All the changes are geared towards making the bike better. There will be an improved top-end power, better sealing, and reliability.
But that’s not all. The new model has a new heat-treating process intent on increasing the bike’s strength. Durability has also been factored in with new changes on the gear-tooth design and transmission.
Up from 250mm, the 270mm front brake-rotor aided by a new front brake-pad places YZ250F in its own league. Due to the anticipated high speeds, the new features make it easier for riders to negotiate corners and even assert more control.
Of course, it’s not only about YZ250F. The Yamaha YZ450F model has also been improved in readiness for 2017. Among the new features are the updated rear brake-rotor material and a redesigned air cleaner cover. The former ensures better heat resistance while the latter helps avoid contact with the quick-release quarter-turn air box fasteners.
Powered by a two-stroked engine, the YZ125, YZ85 and YZ250 models are all iconic. Yamaha’s renowned two-stroke engine is liquid-cooled and reed-valve inducted.
Even though the bikes’ strength and better control have been improved to riders’ satisfaction, other factors matter too. For those who care about color - I guess a number of them do, the five models will be available in Team Yamaha Blue.
However, the four-stoked models, YZ450F and YZ250F will offer a wider choice in terms of color - riders can choose between White and Red. As much as the colors are fabulous, the cost is definitely another twist.
The two four-stroked engine powered bikes will cost slightly higher than the two-stroked engine models. YZ450F and YZ250F will retail for $8,699 and $7,699 respectively. The other three, YZ250, YZ125 and YZ85 will retail for $7,399, $6,499 and $4,099-- in that order. The former two will be available as early as June while the latter three will be available two months later.
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