fender to the tip of the rear fender, the YZ250F is shaped
like an arrowhead. Very strident. Very pointy. Very edgy.
Very modern. MXA can’t say that we love Yamaha’s
arrow design, but at least it looks up to date.
( 3) Restyle kit. Two-strokes already suffer the liability
of being considered passé. They don’t need the burden of
looking old-fashioned too. The $239.99 yellow kit includes
radiator shrouds, side panels, a front number plate, a rear
fender and front fender (all designed and drilled to fit on
the two-stroke’s chassis).
( 4) Installation. With the exception of the need to
transfer the aluminum collars from the stock YZ125/
YZ250 plastic to the UFO parts, every piece of the
UFO restyle kit bolted on with ease. Not only did every
part line up perfectly, but the quality was superb.
We ordered a graphics kit from Fusion to fit the new
plastic—because YZ250F graphics kits will not work on
the YZ125/YZ250 restyle kit.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? It won’t make you any
faster, but it will make you feel better about racing a
bike that hasn’t see a major upgrade since 2006.
WHAT IS IT? Do you remember the Bob Hannah
Yamaha plastics kit from One Industries? It turned your
YZ250F or YZ450F into a yellow and black YZ a la the
Bob Hannah era. It is gone, but UFO has come out with
a totally new yellow plastics kit for the YZ125 and YZ250
two-strokes (to go along with its white, blue and black
WHAT’S IT COST? $239.99 (yellow), $229.99 (blue,
CONTACT? www.ufoplasticusa.com or (815) 756-9400.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that
stand out with UFO Plastic’s YZ125/YZ250 restyle kit.
(1) Concept. Yamaha YZ125 and YZ250 two-stroke
owners love their bikes but hate how old they look. So,
UFO Plastics decided to take a chance and design
modern-looking plastic to mimic the 2013 Yamaha
YZ250F design. It was a gamble, but it paid off. UFO has
had trouble keeping the original blue kits in stock.
( 2) Design. Modern design trends—in everything
from automobiles to toasters to motocross bikes—are
dominated by words like “edge,” “crease,” “arrow,” “cant,”
“light lines” and “cladding.” None of those words are
associated with the old-school, rounded-plastic silhouette
of the YZ125 or YZ250. To update the two-stroke’s looks,
UFO decided to copy the 2013 Yamaha YZ250F plastic
design. It comes from the arrow design school. Why is it
Yamaha two-stroke owners have been
second-class citizens for the last eight years.
Now they can look modern in blue, white or
black or go retro-modern in yellow.
UFO YELLOW YZ125/YZ250 RESTYLE KIT
MXA TEAM TESTED