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2005 Yamaha XT225
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2005 Yamaha XT225


- 2005 Yamaha XT225

As easy to handle on the trail as it is on the pocketbook. Built for those that demand the versatility that only a true dual sport machine can offer.

Versatility At a Great Price
The XT225 was built for those who want a versatile on/off-road machine that's easy on the pocket book, and easy to handle.

A reliable 4-stroke engine puts out strong, predictable power across the entire RPM range for great on-off-road performance, while electric start provides hassle-free, reliable starting.

The Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission and manual clutch helps in providing performance for a wide range of terrain and conditions.

The class-leading low seat height of 31.9" creates a low center of gravity for added maneuverability and inspires confidence by allowing most riders to put a foot down when stopped.

The XT225 is also one of the lightest, most compact machines in the category, so if you’re in the market for a mid-size dual purpose machine, you owe it to yourself to check out the XT225.


Features & Benefits

Reliable, 223cc, air-cooled 4-stroke engine puts out strong, predictable pull across the entire RPM range for incredible on- and off-road performance.

Ceramic composite cylinder electroplating helps dissipate heat more efficiently, increasing both performance and durability.

Internal engine counterbalancer reduces vibrations to keep ride quality and comfort at its best.

Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission and manual clutch keeps the rider in the fat of the powerband for maximum power and performance in a wide range of terrain and conditions.

Hassle-free, push-button electric starting adds extra convenience and reliability.

Engine is mounted high in the frame to provide an incredible 11.2" of ground clearance.

Automatic cam chain tensioner means minimal maintenance and longer engine life.

With a dry weight of only 238 pounds and a class-shortest wheelbase of 53.1", the XT225 is one of the lightest, most compact dual purpose machines on the market.

Low seat height at 31.9" creates a low center of gravity for added maneuverability and inspires confidence by allowing most riders to put a foot down when stopped.

11.2" of ground clearance enhances off-road ability by letting rider and machine clear debris and off-road obstacles.

Heavy-duty aluminum engine skid plate adds extra degree of protection against damage in rocky or rutted terrain.

36mm telescopic front fork with 8.9" of travel soaks up the rough stuff, both on-road and off.

Rigid swingarm with 5-way rebound-adjustable single rear shock and 7.5" of travel delivers maximum ride quality and optimal versatility for different-size riders in a variety of terrain.

21" front and 18" rear aluminum wheels are extremely durable and help reduce unsprung weight for enhanced suspension performance and handling.

220mm front disc and rear drum brakes combine to deliver superb stopping power on both paved and unpaved surfaces.

Additional Features:
Long, two-tone, YZ-style seat creates a balanced riding position for optimal rider movement and comfort.

Durable and wide front fender is designed to keep mud and dirt off the rider when taking one’s exploring off-road.

Stainless steel exhaust pipe heat shields protect both rider and passenger from accidental contact.

Frame-mounted passenger footpegs provide two-up riding capability.

Enduro-style, 60/55 watt halogen headlight features high/low beams.

Flex-mounted turn indicators for greater durability against breakage.

Durable fork shrouds help prevent rocks and debris from damaging fork sliders.

Small, bikini-style fairing reduces wind buffeting at highway speeds and provides added protection against weather.

Standard instrumentation includes a speedometer with odometer and resettable tripmeter, and indicator lights for neutral, high beam and turn signals.

Standard dual rearview mirrors.

Easy-to-use, handlebar-mounted choke lever.

Dependable, low-maintenance battery.


$4,099* Available from June 2004


223cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke single

Bore x Stroke
70 x 58mm

Compression Ratio

34mm Mikuni


6-speed w/manual clutch

Final Drive
O-ring chain


Telescopic fork; 8.9" travel

Swingarm w/rebound-adjustable single shock, 7.5' travel

220mm Disc

110mm Drum






Liquid Silver

1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)