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2021 Yamaha V Star 250
2021 Yamaha V Star 250

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Yamaha
Yamaha
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
V Star 250
V Star 250
Model Code
XV250M1C
XV250M1C
Color
Raven
Raven

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 282 mm hydraulic disc

Rear - 130 mm drum

Front - 282 mm hydraulic disc

Rear - 130 mm drum

Wheels
Front and rear wire-spoked
Front and rear wire-spoked
Tires

Front - 3.00-18

Rear - 130 / 90-15

Front - 3.00-18

Rear - 130 / 90-15

Dimensions

Length
86.2 in.
86.2 in.
Height
41.7 in.
41.7 in.
Width
28 in.
28 in.
Weight
Wet - 326 lb.
Wet - 326 lb.
Ground Clearance
Maximum - 5.7 in.
Maximum - 5.7 in.
Wheelbase
58.7 in.
58.7 in.
Seat Height
27 in.
27 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
5-speed
5-speed
Final Drive
Chain
Chain

Engine

Engine
SOHC 60° V-twin, 4 valves
SOHC 60° V-twin, 4 valves
Cooling
Air
Air
Displacement
249 cc (15 ci)
249 cc (15 ci)
Bore x Stroke
49 x 66 mm
49 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio
10.0:1
10.0:1
Clutch
Multiplate wet
Multiplate wet
Carburetion
Mikuni® 26 mm
Mikuni® 26 mm
Exhaust
Dual chrome
Dual chrome
Ignition
Transistor Controlled Ignition (TCI)
Transistor Controlled Ignition (TCI)
Starting
Electric
Electric
Fuel Capacity
2.4 gal.
2.4 gal.
MPG Rating
78 mpg
78 mpg

Operational

Frame
Wide rear fender
Wide rear fender
Front Suspension
33 mm fork; 5.5 in. travel
33 mm fork; 5.5 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Dual shocks, adjustable preload; 3.9 in. travel
Dual shocks, adjustable preload; 3.9 in. travel
Rake
Caster angle - 32°
Caster angle - 32°
Trail
4.7 in.
4.7 in.

Other

Warranty
1 year (limited factory)
1 year (limited factory)

Features

Chassis / Suspension

  • AGILE CHASSIS: 58.7-inch wheelbase creates a long, low package for great handling and maneuverability.
  • STRONG BRAKES: 282mm single front disc brake and a rear drum brake provide plenty of stopping power.
  • LOW SEAT HEIGHT: Plush and low-stepped saddle keeps the rider sitting low and lets almost everybody flatfoot the pavement.
  • PLUSH SUSPENSION: The telescopic front fork with 5.5 inches of travel provides a nice, smooth ride while the twin rear shocks feature 3.9 inches of travel and adjustable spring preload for versatility under various loads.

Engine

  • UNIQUELY POTENT V-TWIN: Air-cooled, 249cc, 60-degree V-twin engine with a long 66mm stroke produces plenty of bottom-end torque and smooth roll-on power. And it’s the only V-twin engine in its class, too.
  • SMOOTH RUNNING: The single 26mm Mikuni® downdraft carburetor ensures optimal fuel/air mixing and delivery with superb throttle response.
  • FLEXIBLE GEARING: Widely geared five-speed transmission makes the most of V Star 250’s powerband.
  • ELECTRIC START: Easy, dependable electric starting.
  • CLASSIC EXHAUST LAYOUT: Beautiful dual chrome exhaust pipes let the engine breathe and put out that classic V-twin rumble.
  • LOW MAINTENANCE MOTOR: Automatic cam chain tensioner virtually eliminates maintenance and helps extend engine life.

Other Features

  • OPEN RIDING POSITION: A custom style handlebar gives the V Star 250 both a modern look and comfortable riding position.
  • BIG BIKE STYLE: Extensive chrome details accent the engine and side covers for an incomparable “big bike” fit and finish.
  • GENEROUS FUEL RANGE: The stylishly sculpted teardrop fuel tank features 2.5-gallon capacity for excellent cruising range.
  • FORWARD MOUNT CONTROLS: The forward-set foot pegs enhance rider comfort for added legroom.
  • STYLISH FENDERS: Wide rear fender and front and rear wire-spoked wheels add the perfect classic, retro touch to this stylish package.

Top Features

  • COMPACT CUSTOM: Light weight and a seat just 27 inches from the pavement make the V Star 250® a great trainer as well as a great choice for riders who appreciate the fun that comes in small packages.
  • BIG BIKE STYLE: Dual exhausts, plenty of quality chrome and Yamaha's attention to detail—this is one sharp little motorcycle.
  • STRONG BRAKES: Front disc brake provides highly controllable stopping power.
  • UNIQUE V-TWIN PERFORMANCE: The V Star 250 is the only V-twin in its class.
  • ULTRA-EFFICIENT ENGINE: Estimated 78 mpg* means almost 200 miles between fill-ups.

Chassis / Suspension

  • AGILE CHASSIS: 58.7-inch wheelbase creates a long, low package for great handling and maneuverability.
  • STRONG BRAKES: 282mm single front disc brake and a rear drum brake provide plenty of stopping power.
  • LOW SEAT HEIGHT: Plush and low-stepped saddle keeps the rider sitting low and lets almost everybody flatfoot the pavement.
  • PLUSH SUSPENSION: The telescopic front fork with 5.5 inches of travel provides a nice, smooth ride while the twin rear shocks feature 3.9 inches of travel and adjustable spring preload for versatility under various loads.

Engine

  • UNIQUELY POTENT V-TWIN: Air-cooled, 249cc, 60-degree V-twin engine with a long 66mm stroke produces plenty of bottom-end torque and smooth roll-on power. And it’s the only V-twin engine in its class, too.
  • SMOOTH RUNNING: The single 26mm Mikuni® downdraft carburetor ensures optimal fuel/air mixing and delivery with superb throttle response.
  • FLEXIBLE GEARING: Widely geared five-speed transmission makes the most of V Star 250’s powerband.
  • ELECTRIC START: Easy, dependable electric starting.
  • CLASSIC EXHAUST LAYOUT: Beautiful dual chrome exhaust pipes let the engine breathe and put out that classic V-twin rumble.
  • LOW MAINTENANCE MOTOR: Automatic cam chain tensioner virtually eliminates maintenance and helps extend engine life.

Other Features

  • OPEN RIDING POSITION: A custom style handlebar gives the V Star 250 both a modern look and comfortable riding position.
  • BIG BIKE STYLE: Extensive chrome details accent the engine and side covers for an incomparable “big bike” fit and finish.
  • GENEROUS FUEL RANGE: The stylishly sculpted teardrop fuel tank features 2.5-gallon capacity for excellent cruising range.
  • FORWARD MOUNT CONTROLS: The forward-set foot pegs enhance rider comfort for added legroom.
  • STYLISH FENDERS: Wide rear fender and front and rear wire-spoked wheels add the perfect classic, retro touch to this stylish package.

Top Features

  • COMPACT CUSTOM: Light weight and a seat just 27 inches from the pavement make the V Star 250® a great trainer as well as a great choice for riders who appreciate the fun that comes in small packages.
  • BIG BIKE STYLE: Dual exhausts, plenty of quality chrome and Yamaha's attention to detail—this is one sharp little motorcycle.
  • STRONG BRAKES: Front disc brake provides highly controllable stopping power.
  • UNIQUE V-TWIN PERFORMANCE: The V Star 250 is the only V-twin in its class.
  • ULTRA-EFFICIENT ENGINE: Estimated 78 mpg* means almost 200 miles between fill-ups.