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Yamaha XV250

The Virago 250 is an entry-level cruiser motorcycle built by Yamaha Motor Company. It has a claimed top speed of 85 mph.

V Star 250 (2008–present)

In the 2008 model overview, the Virago 250 has been replaced with the V Star 250, but the specs remain very similar to the Virago 250.



Engine Type 249cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 60-degree V-twin
Bore x Stroke 49mm x 66mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Carburetion 26mm Mikuni
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Chain
Suspension/Front 33mm telescopic fork; 5.5" travel
Suspension/Rear Twin shocks w/adjustable spring preload; 3.9" travel
Brakes/Front 282mm disc
Brakes/Rear 130mm drum
Tires/Front 3.00-18
Tires/Rear 130/90-15
Length 86.2" (~220 cm)
Width 32.1" (~81.5 cm)
Height 44.9" (~114 cm)
Seat Height 27" (~68.5 cm)
Wheelbase 58.7" (~150 cm)
Ground Clearance 5.7" (~14.5 cm)
Dry Weight 302 lb (~137 kg)
Fuel Capacity 2.5 G (~9.5 L)
Fuel Economy 78 mpg (~34 km/L)

Unofficial (Practical)

Fuel Gasoline (Unleaded Petrol) or 1994 and before Super LRP
Max Load 350 lbs (~160 kg)
Instrument Panel Turn lights, Neutral, Hi-beam
Mileage between oil changes 3000 mi (4800 km)
Air Filter Foam (wet)


External links

  • 2008 V Star 250 on Yamaha Motor
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