Is This “The Changing Of The Guard”?

Well Christmas is upon us and cold weather has set in for the next few months across the entire country. Usually this time of the year is a great time to prepare yourself and your bike for the upcoming riding season. For those of you looking to buy a new off-road bike before the upcoming season should know that Yamaha introduced two new models (YZ250FX & WR250F) just recently to enhance their 2015 model lineup. This is not Yamaha’s first attempt into the off-road market but their first attempt at offering two models that are totally geared and manufactured to attract serious GNCC & Enduro type riders.

Since their introduction just weeks ago there have been tons of media exposures, hype, and test riding taking place on these two models around the globe.

All this attention begs the question to be asked. Is this “the changing of the guard” in the off-road world? Will this shift in Yamaha models catapult them forward into changing the color (KTM) of our off-road world? Will the other three Japanese manufactures follow Yamaha’s lead? In your opinion what is missing on the two new Yamaha’s and what should Yamaha offer next for the off-road market? Please feel free to comment below. Visit Yamaha Motor Corp for model details.

The Yamaha YZ250FX is the new entry into the GNCC style of racing.

The Yamaha YZ250FX is the new entry into the GNCC style of racing.

The new WR250F will be competing in enduros all around the world.

The new WR250F will be competing in enduros all around the world.

  • John Theros

    In my opinion the 250x is a killer bike that is gonna take off huge, I almost see it being as competitive in sales as the yz250f itself. It takes exactly what hardcore offroad guys want, but trim all the fat off (head light, tail light, super huge tank) so it’s almost a race ready Worcs series bike. Not only that it really reaches out to the every day guy that likes tracks and trails by keeping the light package of the MX styling with the added comforts of electric start and wide ratio gear box. And hey you also get a kickstand lol.

  • Would agree John. Plenty of GNCC and WORCS guys will buy this bike. Maybe Yamaha will do a YZ450FX this coming year.