(1988 / Production Model)
Following the FZR1000, FZR750, and FZR400, the FZR250 was launched in December 1986 as the fourth of Yamaha’s 4-stroke race-inspired sportbikes, and mounted an in-line 4-cylinder engine at a 45° forward incline created based on Yamaha’s Genesis development concept. The 1988 model was the first Yamaha 250cc motorcycle to be equipped with the EXUP variable exhaust valve device, helping achieve both high performance and ease of use in its quest to stand atop the 4-stroke 250cc category. The model on display is a limited-edition version using the same Tech21 color scheme as the YZF750 ridden by Tadahiko Taira and Kenny Roberts in the 1985 Suzuka 8 Hours.
- Overall length × width × height: 2,010mm × 680mm × 1,120mm
- Weight: 141kg
- Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line 4-cylinder, 249cm³
- Maximum power output: 33.1kw (45PS) / 14,500r/min
- Maximum torque: 24.5N･m (2.5kgf･m) / 11,500r/min
- Price: ¥559,000
*All figures, etc. in a model's description or specifications are from when the model was originally released.