30,000 Miles on a WR250R

30,000 Miles on a WR250R

As I checked my email this morning, I saw a post from fellow WR owner Jäger that mentioned how this guy takes the crown for “King of Adventure” on our favorite motorcycle, the Yamaha WR250R, traveling 30,000 miles in one trip. This sure peaked my curiosity, at first I thought, “yeah, right.. in one trip??” So I clicked the link and began reading the ride report from this fella, nicknamed “TheAgavePrince” and… wow, what an adventure indeed!

If you like the bike(WR250R), but are wondering whether she can pull off longer distance adventure travel, well, that’s why I wrote this…she can. You should buy it and begin your adventure immediately. – TheAgravePrince

I really appreciated his honest review of the WR250R as a long distance adventure bike, he shares the pros and cons he dealt with during the trip. These are not just pros/cons he read somewhere on a forum or blog, but from his real-life experience.

His journey took him from Kansas all the way to very southern tip of South America, then turned around and came back… seems he’s also very new to riding his WR, this statement just made me giggle with excitement for him,

In the parking lot of a cheap motel at 5 in the morning we reassembled it, packed all my luggage on and, for the first time (discounting the two times I tried to ride down an icy street for 50ft) I rode my WRR. I headed south to my friend in Texas, where we made some racks and sorted the whole of it out. On Jan 17, 2010 I crossed the border to Mexico, and kept going until I made it to Ushuaia, the southern-most city in the world, on the southern tip of South America. I then turned around and went back up, crossing every country in South America.

He also included in his report the mods he did to his WR as well as what he packed along for the trip. He states he’s not much of a blogger or forum contributor, but I sure wish he’d give us a lot more of this trip… seems like it was amazing!

Thumbs up to you my friend, and thank you for sharing your story. It makes us that much more confident in the WR250R and that much more anxious for our next adventure on it!

See more photos and read his entire ride report here.

  • Erik Stone
    Posted at 08:16h, 15 January Reply

    I’m want to do it on an electric motorcycle. Anyone want to come?

  • Aaron
    Posted at 23:33h, 07 September Reply


    FYI, TheAgavePrince’s ride report was deleted from teh WRR/X forum and a later posting points to the webarchive page for it:

    Perhaps we can get the author’s permisson to repost it on ADV or repost it on the WRR/X forum?

  • Cem
    Posted at 08:59h, 28 June Reply

    I have a plan that to go to Mongolia from Istanbul, Turkey with WR250R. The most important modification should be on fuel tank. I am searching the people who walk around the world by WRR.

    • Manuel
      Posted at 19:09h, 12 March Reply

      Hi Cem,

      So how is your search? will you take this bike? I heard it has to have premium fuel! keep me updated about your findings please. Here is my email manel_magalhaes@hotmail.com
      Thank you for this Bill. great site!


      • Manuel
        Posted at 19:27h, 12 March Reply

        just read the “report”. what a legend, what a bike! will definitely sell my car and buy a wrr!

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