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,

Tested: 2020 KTM KTM 250 SX-F

KTM 250 SX-F 99.4kg 39.9 bhp The KTM is one of the reasons behind Jorge Prado's almost unbeaten run in the MX2 world championship. The engine drives hard everywhere and its precision is beyond reproach. For 2020, the KTM 250SX-F is largely unchanged, but the bike is machine all others have