Full details on the ’09 Yamaha YZ lineup are about a week away, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of the first of the ‘09s, and the most popular bike in Yamaha’s lineup, the YZ250F.

2009 Yamaha YZ250F Vital Motocross 

  • New Swingarm and linkage setup? Check. It looks like very similar to the swingarm and linkage setup that was being used by David Phillipaerts and Josh Coppins on the Works Yamaha YZ450s when we were at the Valkenswaard GP season-opener.

Josh Coppin's Yamaha YZ450 

  • Changes to the headpipe and muffler? Check.
  • Some changes in the rear wheel assembly as well? Check.

While we can’t say more at the moment (at the risk of having Yamaha’s PR staff revisiting us with the intent of readjusting our fingernails with a pair of needle nose pliers), we can set you up with some wallpaper-sized images of the bike, and you can scour them for additional details. Click here for a 1440 x 900 pixel version, or here for a 1400 x 1050 pixel version. Download it and set it up as the wallpaper on your PC while you dream of a new bike...

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