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2016 Yamaha V Star 250


V Star 250



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Ultra light and nimble, with plenty of torque, smooth power, huge MPGs and a low seat for easy handling.

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 typical Star attention to detail—this is one sharp little cruiser.
  • 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.
Engine Features
  • 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: 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.
Chassis/Suspension Features
  • Agile Chassis: 58.7-inch wheelbase creates a long, low package with 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: Telescopic front fork with 5.5 inches of travel provides a nice, smooth ride. Twin rear shocks feature 3.9 inches of travel and adjustable spring preload for versatility under various loads.
Additional Features
  • Open Riding Position: A custom style handlebar gives the V Star 250 a modern look and comfortable riding position.
  • Big Bike Style: Extensive chrome details accent engine and side covers for incomparable “big bike” fit and finish.
  • Generous Fuel Range: Stylishly sculpted teardrop fuel tank features 2.5-gallon capacity for excellent cruising range.
  • Forward Mount Controls: Forward-set foot pegs enhance rider comfort by creating added legroom.
  • Stylish Fenders: Wide rear fender and front and rear wire-spoked wheels add the perfect classic, retro touch to this stylish package.
  • Engine Type: (249cc) air-cooled, SOHC 60 deg. V-twin, 4 valves
  • Bore x Stroke: 49.0mm x 66.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
  • Fuel Delivery: Mikuni® 26mm carburetor
  • Ignition: TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
  • Transmission: 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Suspension / Front: 33mm fork; 5.5-in travel
  • Suspension / Rear: Dual shocks, adjustable preload; 3.9-in travel
  • Brakes / Front: Hydraulic disc, 282mm
  • Brakes / Rear: 130mm drum
  • Tires / Front: 3.00-18
  • Tires / Rear: 130/90-15
  • L x W x H: 86.2 in. x 28.0 in. x 41.7 in.
  • Seat Height: 27.0 in.
  • Wheelbase: 58.7 in.
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.5 gal. / CA model 2.4 gal.
  • Fuel Economy: 78 mpg
  • Wet Weight: 326 lb.
  • Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight. Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.



Engine Type
SOHC 60 deg. V-twin, 4 valves
Displacement (249cc)
Bore and Stroke
49.0mm x 66.0mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Mikuni® 26mm carburetor
TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition


Front Suspension
33mm fork; 5.5-in travel
Rear Suspension
Dual shocks, adjustable preload; 3.9-in travel
Front Brakes
Hydraulic disc, 282mm
Rear Brakes
130mm drum
Front Tire
Rear Tire


58.7 in.
Seat Height
27.0 in.
Fuel Capacity
2.5 gal.
78 mpg
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 326 lb.


5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive


Electric White
1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)


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