With today’s motorcycle cruiser models such as Yamaha’s Bolt taking a more modern hot-rod approach to the ‘classic Japanese motorcycle look’, the V Star 250 keeps it more traditional than a plain black leather jacket on a hot day.
Thanks to its very low seat height, the V-Star 250 makes for a perfect first bike when taking its extremely cost-effective price tag into consideration. Not to mention, it’s light as hell, maneuverable, easy to maintain, and extremely fuel-efficient.
This bike is so traditional that Yamaha hasn’t even ditched its carburated engine. Fuel injection? Nah. This 249cc 60-degree air-cooled V-Twin relies on a carburetor to get the perfect air/fuel mixture making it the only motorcycle in Yamaha’s 2022 lineup that still features a carburated engine. This feature alone single-handedly takes this model to holy-grail status in terms of reliability and ‘classic-cool factor’.
The V-Star 250 looks great and comes at a very low cost. What more can you ask for?
The 2022 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec starts at $4,599 USD / $5,499 CAD.
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Price: $4,599 USD / $5,499 CAD
Belt final drive
Yamaha sport fuel injection technology on a cruiser
Air cooled engine with mildly oil-cooled transmission
Light weight and a seat just 27 inches from the pavement make the V Star 250 a great first step into motorcycling, as well as a great choice for more experienced riders who appreciate the fun that comes in small packages.
Big Bike Style
Dual exhausts, plenty of quality chrome and Yamaha’s unmatched attention to detail—this is one sharp little motorcycle.
Front disc brake provides highly controllable stopping power.
Unique V-twin Performance
The V Star 250 is the only V-twin in its class with a smooth, torquey, controllable power delivery that’s fun for every rider.
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.
The single 26mm Mikuni® downdraft carburetor ensures optimal fuel/air mixing and smooth power 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.
The 58.7-inch wheelbase creates a long, low package for great handling and maneuverability.
A 282mm single front disc brake and a rear drum brake provide plenty of stopping power.
Low Seat Height
Plush and low-stepped saddle provides exceptional comfort and keeps the rider sitting low, allowing almost anyone to flatfoot the pavement.
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.
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 a handsome “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.
Wide rear fender and front and rear wire-spoked wheels add the perfect classic, retro touch to this stylish package.