2023 Yamaha V-STAR 250

There are a whole bunch of reasons to check out the V-Star 250, but the most intriguing is it's authentic V-twin powerplant, which means that you're getting full-sized rumble and styling in an easy to ride, lightweight bike.  ...

Overview

There are a whole bunch of reasons to check out the V-Star 250, but the most intriguing is it's authentic V-twin powerplant, which means that you're getting full-sized rumble and styling in an easy to ride, lightweight bike.

 

Specifications

Model
V-STAR
Year
2023
Sale Type
New
Manufacturer
Yamaha
Quantity
0
Manufacturer Qty
0
Color
Raven
Engine Size
249

key features

KEY FEATURES

  • 249cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, 60 degree, V-twin.
  • SOHC, 2-valve cylinder heads.
  • Air-cooled engine design.
  • Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce mechanical noise & simplify maintenance.
  • Traditional "bore-able" cylinder.
  • Forged aluminum pistons.

highlights

POWER2023 Yamaha V STAR 250

The soft rumble of the V-Star 250 comes from its 249 cc V-Twin engine, a perfect powerplant for new riders wanting that authentic V-Twin feeling.

RIDER-FRIENDLY2023 Yamaha V STAR 250

The V-Star 250 welcomes novice riders with manageable power, a smooth-shifting 5-speed transmission, light clutch pull and a low 685 mm (27-inch) seat height.

BIG BIKE STYLE2023 Yamaha V STAR 250

Dual exhausts, plenty of quality chrome and Yamaha's unmatched attention to detail—this is one sharp little motorcycle.

features and benefits

ENGINE

  • 249cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, 60 degree, V-twin.
    • authentic, air-cooled V-Twin engine design
    • long stroke engine design means lots of low end torque
    • very linear, novice friendly power delivery
  • SOHC, 2-valve cylinder heads.
    • tradition & simple 2- valve design
    • basic rocker arm valve actuation... simple design that is easy to maintain / adjust
    • chromed head covers add style
  • Air-cooled engine design.
    • excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery
    • cooling fins have been designed for good cooling even in stop & go traffic
    • simple, classic design
  • Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce mechanical noise & simplify maintenance.
  • Traditional "bore-able" cylinder.
    • in the event of an issue, cylinder can be over bored
  • Forged aluminum pistons.
    • less reciprocating mass for fast engine response
    • reduced mechanical vibration for excellent reliability
  • Single pin style crankshaft.
    • design accentuates V-twin engine character, pulse feel & sound
  • Wet sump lubrication system with easy access element type oil filter.
  • Single Mikuni BDS26 carb.
    • featuring an accelerator pump for crisp throttle response
    • convenient handle bar mounted choke lever
    • excellent fuel economy
  • Classic, chromed air box
    • houses an easy access, washable (re-useable) foam air filter
    • washable design reduces tune-up costs
  • 5-speed transmission.
    • ensures extremely usable, cruiser-friendly power delivery
    • 5th gear is an overdrive gear for reduced engine rpms at higher speeds
    • light, easy clutch lever pull
  • Chain drive, final drive.
    • chain drive provides the most efficient transfer of power (Vs. shaft drive systems)
  • Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI).
    • produces a strong spark for fast starts
    • provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
  • Shorty, 2 into 2 exhaust system.
    • short design, chromed, shot gun style mufflers produce a low, throaty V-Twin growl
    • heat shields protect rider & passenger from hot components
  • Air Injection System injects fresh air into exhaust ports to fully burn any unburnt fuel, reducing exhaust emissions.

CHASSIS 

  • Tube type, double cradle steel frame.
    • provides a long & low profile with roomy ergonomics
    • low 685 mm (27") seat height
    • 32 degree rake angle
  • Box section, steel, dual shock swingarm.
  • Full-size, 1,488 mm (58.6") wheelbase ensures maximum stability & a comfortable, roomy ride.
  • Wet weight of only 147 kg / 324 lbs. makes the V-Star 250 light, nimble & easy to handle.
  • 33 mm fork provides 140mm (5.5") of wheel travel.
    • smooth, comfortable ride
  • Adjustable dual shock rear suspension with 100 mm (3.9") of wheel travel.
    • 5- step spring preload adjustability
    • allows rider to tailor spring settings to match load or road conditions
  • Single 282 mm front disc brake with twin piston caliper delivers strong, confidence-inspiring stopping power.
  • Rear drum brake.
    • brake shoe wear indicator
    • easy access wing nut adjuster for fast adjustments as brake shoes wear
  • Separate rider & passenger seats.
    • low-profile rider & passenger seats offer excellent comfort
    • low 685 mm (27") seat height allows riders to put feet firmly on the ground, enhancing confidence
    • passenger seat can be removed if desired
  • Classic, chromed, spoked wheels.
    • front wheel size is 1.60 X 18 with 3.00 - 18 tire
    • rear wheel size is MT2.75 with 130/90-15 tire
  • Forward mounted, rider foot pegs for that special "custom" riding position.
  • Steel front & rear fenders.
    • highlight the classic styling of the V-Star 250
    • steel design means they are easy to paint or customize
  • Stylish "T design" handlebar.
    • excellent rider comfort
    • aggressive appearance, great styling highlight
  • 9.5 litre fuel tank.
    • more smiles & fewer fill-ups thanks to excellent fuel economy
    • reserve portion is 2.6 litres (will have to switch petcock to reserve position)
    • vacuum type fuel petcock with on - reserve positions (no need to turn petcock to off when finished riding)
    • locking fuel cap
  • Handlebar mounted speedometer.
    • functions include; speedometer, odometer & trip meter
  • Bright 65/60 watt headlight.

DETAILS

  • Side stand cut out switch prevents the bike from being ridden with the side down
  • Traditional fork mounted steering lock
  • Helmet lock
  • Oil level sight glass
  • Low-maintenance (battery should be charged during winter storage)

engine

ENGINE
Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves (2-valves/cyl), 60┬░ V-twin
FINAL_DRIVE
Chain
DISPLACEMENT
249cc
TRANSMISSION
5 speed
FUEL_DELIVERY
Mikuni BDS26
MAXIMUM_TORQUE
2.1 kg-m (15.2 ft-lb) @ 6,000 rpm
BORE_AND_STROKE
49 x 66 mm
COMPRESSION_RATIO
10:1
IGNITION_/_STARTING
TCI / Electric
ESTIMATED_FUEL_CONSUMPTION┬▒
33kpl / 93.2mpg (Imp.)

chassis

TIRES_(REAR)
130/90-15
BRAKES_(REAR)
Drum
TIRES_(FRONT)
3.00-18
BRAKES_(FRONT)
282mm disc / twin piston caliper
SUSPENSION_(REAR)
Adjustable dual shocks / 100mm (3.9") wheel travel
SUSPENSION_(FRONT)
33mm fork / 140mm (5.5") wheel travel

critical data

WIDTH
710mm (28")
HEIGHT
1,060mm (41.7")
LENGTH
2,190mm (86.2")
COLOUR(S)
Metallic Silver
WHEELBASE
1,490mm (58.7")
WET_WEIGHT
147kg (324 lb)
SEAT_HEIGHT
685mm (27")
RAKE_/_TRAIL
29 degrees / 130mm (5.1")
FUEL_CAPACITY
9.5 litres (2.1 Imp. gal.)
GROUND_CLEARANCE
140 mm (5.5")
Location
My Cart - items