New 2024 Yamaha Dirt Bikes

James Stewart

New 2024 Yamaha Dirt Bikes


Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA celebrates the 50th anniversary of its YZ model line by introducing the 2024 50th Anniversary Edition YZ125, YZ250, YZ250F, and YZ450F.

2024 Yamaha Dirt Bike models

These special editions pay homage to the iconic 1990s-era YZ two-strokes ridden by legends like Damon Bradshaw and Jeff Emig.

The YZ lineup has a rich history of technological advancements in motocross, and the new models come with heritage livery inspired by the past.

The 2024 YZ250F features significant updates, including a redesigned chassis, improved handling, a more efficient intake path, and compatibility with Yamaha’s Power Tuner App for fine-tuning engine performance.

The YZ450FX is also introduced, designed to dominate cross-country competition with a lighter and more powerful engine, wide-ratio transmission, and updated suspension settings. Yamaha’s bLU cRU Off-Road Racing Contingency Program offers incentives for Yamaha riders competing in off-road motorcycle racing.

“As we look back at our rich history of YZ models, we felt it only natural to commemorate the 50th anniversary with a special livery for 2024,” said Derek Brooks, Yamaha Motorsports Motorcycle Product Line Manager. “The 90s was a special era for me as a teenager, racing on the weekends and watching my hero, Damon Bradshaw. He set the world on fire, not only with his riding but also with the style of his bikes and gear. I can’t think of a better way to pay homage to the iconic YZ than with this iconic era of design.”


The new 2024 YZ125 50th Anniversary Edition will be available from dealers this August for $7,299 MSRP. The new 2024 YZ250 50th Anniversary Edition will be available from dealers this August for $8,199 MSRP. The new 2024 YZ250F 50th Anniversary Edition will be available from dealers this October for $9,099 MSRP. The new 2024 YZ450F 50th Anniversary Edition will be available from dealers this August for $10,199 MSRP.

2024 YZ250F Features & Benefits

  • The new 2024 YZ250F takes the superior race-tested qualities of its predecessor and expands them in a lighter, slimmer, sharper, and more usable package designed to continue dominating the competition
  • Completely redesigned aluminum bilateral beam frame based on the flagship YZ450F provides the perfect balance of straight-line stability and cornering performance
  • Revised, fully adjustable KYB® coil spring-type fork with speed-sensitive damping now includes hand-adjustable knob for toolless compression adjustment
  • Linkage-type rear suspension features a fully adjustable KYB® shock with revised settings for enhanced performance
  • A flatter, more narrow body design eases rider movement and updated ergonomics offer increased legroom and more comfort
  • Advanced 250cc four-stroke engine features a high-spec piston, aggressive cam profiles and forward positioned intake cylinder head layout for a broad, useable powerband
  • More efficient intake path further boosts mid- to high-rpm engine performance
  • Innovative wrap-around exhaust design improves mass centralization and power characteristics
  • Ultra-compact 44mm Mikuni® throttle body ensures optimum fuel atomization while saving weight and improving mass-centralization
  • Revised Yamaha Power Tuner App is even more user-friendly with an intuitive new “Quick Setting” slide bar, helpful new engine and suspension tuning guides, and additional new features
  • New three-level selectable Traction Control System controlled through the Power Tuner App maintains ideal rear wheel traction
  • Updated Launch Control System now features adjustable rpm limiting for improved launches when the gate drops
  • Two-mode adjustable engine mapping allows on-the-fly selection between two maps via new handlebar-mounted push-button switchgear
  • Large 270mm front brake disc and 240mm rear disc are coupled with Nissin calipers to provide exceptional stopping power and control
  • Durable, large-diameter 15-plate clutch withstands the high demands of motocross racing
  • Lightweight, tapered 1-1/8-inch aluminum handlebars secure to four-position adjustable handlebar mounts
  • Wide 55mm footpegs
  • Compact, lightweight push-button electric start provides effortless restarts
  • Premium embedded graphics provide excellent durability and scratch resistance
  • Advanced computer-aided wheel design shaves weight without sacrificing durability
  • Rear wheel comes laced in a three-cross-spoke pattern for improved impact absorption and rider feel
  • Race-developed Dunlop® Geomax MX33 tires

Additionally, the remainder of Yamaha’s Motocross lineup including the YZ65, YZ85 and YZ85LW, YZ125, YZ250 and YZ450F return for 2024 with updated graphics and a new seat color.

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