FACTORY LEGEND – Craig Dack’s 1992 Yamaha YZ250

FACTORY LEGEND - Craig Dacks 1992 Yamaha YZ250

CRAIG DACK’S 1992 YAMAHA YZ250 FACTORY BIKE

PHOTOS DAMIEN ASHENHURST

This is a special machine. When Craig Dack retired in 1992, the tradition of gracing riders with their title-winning bikes had long since been eradicated. However, team boss, Ross McWaters, believed that Dack should have something special to commemorate the occasion and did a deal with Yamaha to build a brand-new machine to match his championship-winning YZ250.

The engine was pulled from the 1990 Mr Motocross winning bike with Dack’s original cylinder and head. The race bike featured a programmable ignition with 10 curves to choose from as well as factory Öhlins suspension and a transmission with a gear-position sensor for high-speed gear changes.

For those wondering where the Peter Jackson logos went, they had to be removed so the bike could be displayed in public due to tobacco-advertising laws.

Dack retired in 1992 and his lasting legacy was a stellar career and some of the most recognisable race bikes in Australian Motocross. This 1992 YZ250 stands as testament to that.

 

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