Review/First Impressions: 2016 Yamaha YZ250X – Vital MX

Check out our thoughts on Yamaha’s two-stroke cross-country bike, the YZ250X, which brings the lightweight fun of the venerable YZ250 into a more off-road friendly package.

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18 comments

  • I bought mine a few months ago and I love it. I’m a 2 stroke guy for life and ive had two other yz’s in the past. its very light and feels like a bmx bike

    • yep had it for about a year and a half now. its a great bike, lots of power, the suspension is super nice on off road terrain, 4th and 5th gear are really wide so you can open it up on straight aways, the kick stand and reserve on the gas tank are cool details too. im happy with it, it can go anywhere, hills, desert, and the track. I wish mine came with black rims though, the 17 does.

    • Kejon Fubler damn right. Love how four stroke guys get almost twice the displacement. And talk how much better a thumper is . Hahaha. Do they know they make no sense at all

  • hey guys im looking to get into MX as I know a lot of people that do plenty of greenlaning I have been told to stay away from 2 strokes as they are unreliable, i know this was the case 5-10 years ago, but am i right in thinking they’re nearly just as reliable as any 4 stroke nowadays?

    • They’re just as reliable. They are much cheaper, and simpler + faster than 4 strokes, have a lot more torque. They cant run as many hours as a 4 stroke can tho, but it’s not a big deal to change piston, every now and then, because they are so simple and cheap.

    • a 2 stroke is more reliable by far than any four stroke. I messed around with 4 strokes for years, and eventually gave up because of all the reliability issues. Since ive been back on 2 strokes for good the past 3 years, ive hardly/rarely ever had an issue. I’ve never dnf’ed a race due to an engine problem.Β  Have had maybe 3-4 at the most in the last 3 years, and that was just anomalies like brakes failing, or popping a tire. I even had a piston go bad in my yz250 not too long ago without even knowing and the bike still never failed. Didn’t even know it was bad till I took it apart. Turned out a piece of dirt got in the piston somehow and it had a small hole in the ring from it due to it wearing it.

      Trust me, a 2 stroke is by far the way to go if your looking for reliability. Especially a Yamaha. The external parts are much more reliable then a ktm. Engine wise they are about equal, but Yamaha externals (brakes, bolts, shifter, etc) last much better and require little to no attention.

  • I have yet to see a vid or review of the 250X that is not glowing…makes me almost want to trade in my YZ250F. Looks super fun for trail riding, which is most of what I do.

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