a new low in dodgy motojournalism, giving first impressions without even riding the bike :) a tongue-in-cheek vid, but on a serious note... this bike really puzzles us here in australia where two strokes are easily registered. when the news first came out a lot of us who used to ride jap bikes were rapt, thinking finally the japanese might start to claw back all the market share they have lost to ktm and increasingly other manufacturers. then we start to get the details - only five gears, clutch cable, not able to be registered, no electric start, no 300cc option (although aftermarket athena kit available) etc. sure it's cheaper than the katos, but only about $1000 cheaper than the beta RR300, and same price as the beta xtrainer. is it more targeted at the USA market? i figured possibly most of the offroad riding there doesn't require road rego so the YZ250X will fit a niche over there? AND MORE OF A PROPER REVIEW HERE i did get to ride a modified YZ250 that is very similar to the YZ250X and reviewed it in the vid below. the bike IS a great unit and holds it age well, but i still think the japanese need to pull their finger out and modernize their dirt bikes.