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2020 Yamaha V-Star 250 [Model Overview]

2020 Yamaha V-Star 250

2020 Yamaha V-Star 250

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

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Yamaha V-Star 250 in one place.

2020 Yamaha V-Star 250

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $4,349 US / $5,299 CA
  • Key Features:
    • Strong Brakes
    • Unique V-twin Performance
    • Smooth Running

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 249 cc air-cooled, SOHC 60° V-twin
  • Power:
  • Wet weight: 326 lb
  • Seat height: 27 in

2020 Yamaha V-Star 250

2020 Yamaha V-Star 250 Specifications

From Yamaha


Engine 249 cc air-cooled, SOHC 60° V-twin, 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 49.0mm x 66.0mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel System Mikuni® 26mm carburetor
Starter Electric


Clutch Multiplate wet clutch
Transmission 5-speed
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
Fuel Tank Capacity 9.4 L (2.5 US gal.)
Color Matte Silver


Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Wheelbase 58.7 in (1490mm)
Ground Clearance 5.7 in (144 mm)
Seat Height 27 in (685 mm)
Curb Weight 326 lbs (147 kg)


Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2020 Yamaha V-Star 250

2020 Yamaha V-Star 250 Features


  • Compact Custom
    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.
  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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