When it comes to sport heritage motorcycles, the 2020 Yamaha V-Star 250 comes to mind as the perfect blend of old school sport cruiser aesthetics with modern riding style and comfort. The heart of the V-Star 250 is in its name, an air-cooled, 249 cc, 60-degree V-twin, which, combined with the standard Mikuni BDS26 carburetor, gives this small, light bike the rumble of a much bigger beast.
The V-Star 250 is also known as one of the most friendly starter bikes, with very linear power delivery and a low center of gravity, allowing novices to gain confidence while also being able to have fun on a motorcycle.
The 2020 Yamaha V-Star 250 starts at $4,349 US/$5,299 CA
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Lightweight 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.
Front disc brake provides highly controllable stopping power.
Unique V-twin Performance
The V Star 250 is the only V-twin in its class.
Estimated 78 mpg* means almost 200 miles between fill-ups.
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.
Single 26mm Mikuni® downdraft carburetor ensures optimal fuel/air mixing and delivery with superb throttle response.
Widely geared five-speed transmission makes the most of V Star 250’s powerband.
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.
58.7-inch wheelbase creates a long, low package with great handling and maneuverability.
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.
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.
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.
Wide rear fender and front and rear wire-spoked wheels add the perfect classic, retro touch to this stylish package.