Tested: 2020 Yamaha YZ250

Yamaha YZ250 99.6kg 39.8bhp While the KTM group shares its chassis technology between its two-stroke and four-stroke platforms on Husqvarna and KTM, the YZ250 is a totally different machine to its four-stroke siblings. It has its own frame and different plastics, while the engine remains the glorious 249cc smoker developed in

Tested: 2020 Yamaha YZ250F

Yamaha YZ250F 101.4kg 37.7bhp The YZ250F is also unchanged for 2020, apart from graphics. But it’s still a solid bike that got the all-new treatment last year with revised plastics, chassis, engine and electronics. After years of using the reverse cylinder head and rear-canted motor, Yamaha really does have its engineering

Tested: 2020 Suzuki RM-Z250

Suzuki RM-Z250 101Kg 36.8 bhp After many years of minimal changes, the RM-Z250 has revived Suzuki’s presence in the the MX2 class  as it uses the bodywork and chassis of the latest 450, twin-injector engine and KYB suspension. But that 250 was new last year, so for 2020 Suzuki has limited itself

Tested: 2020 KTM 250 SX

KTM 250 SX 95.7kg 42.6kg KTM’s 250 SX continues to get developed every year. Unlike its enduro EXC sisters, it retains a carburettor. But everything else it is in line with the SX-F range. The 250SX’s motor has been designed for mass centralisation and has an anti-vibration countershaft. As on the Husqvarna,