Yamaha developed the TY250 as a competition
model at a time when trial competition was booming.
Mic “the Magician” Andrews was one of
the riders involved in the development. The TY250J
was released as a model that could also be ridden
on public roads. With its 250cc engine known for flat
torque characteristics and solid low-speed-range torque
so strong that the machine would move forward even
at idle, its slim body and fat rear tire, this model’s
pedigree as a trial machine was beyond question. Its
many records in competition speak for themselves.