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2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250
2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250

2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250
2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250

2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250
2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250

2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250
2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250

2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250
2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250

– 2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250

2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250

A full-sized shifter ATV that’s light on its feet and even lighter on the pocketbook.

With an ultra-long wheelbase, the 2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250 2×4 offers unparalleled comfort to a wide variety of riders. It has also gained a reputation for power, performance and surprising fuel efficiency. Best of all, it features a very nice price tag.

The full-sized, full-featured Big Bear 250 delivers the power and performance that you expect from a Yamaha.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised by its stinginess at the gas pump – not to mention its price. Fire up the air-cooled 230cc 4-stroke with the push of a button and enjoy the ride that a super-smooth 5-speed semi-automatic transmission delivers. Or drop it into first gear for raw high-torque power. The wheelbase is the longest in its class, delivering cushy comfort to a wide variety of riders. Pile on the load with front and rear cargo racks. Above all, enjoy the ride.



Low first gear ratio

Standard reverse


Features and Benefits:

Key Features:
Tough Grizzly-style bodywork with integrated ?oorboards keeps the trail where it belongs for long-lasting good looks.
Class-longest wheelbase and a big thick seat atop a full-size chassis mean transporting big loads and big people is not a problem.
Torquey, powerful and fuel-ef?cient engine working through a ?ve-speed automatic-clutch gearbox provides more than enough power to get just about any mission accomplished.
Large-diameter ventilated hydraulic front disc brakes and a fully sealed rear drum provide sure stopping power in a variety of conditions.
Wrinkle ?nish front carry bar and cargo racks are super-durable and can pack a class-leading total of 165 pounds (66 front, 99 rear) of payload.
Standard trailer hitch can haul 728 pounds of payload.

Smooth, torquey 230cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke single produces superb low- and midrange power for both utility and recreational use.
Easy, pushbutton electric starting in any gear is backed up by an auxiliary recoil starter.
Smooth-shifting five-speed transmission with automatic clutch, easy-to-reach reverse lever and super-low stump-pulling first gear.
DC-CDI ignition system ensures dependable starting and puts out consistent spark at all rpm for optimal engine performance.
33mm Mikuni® BSR carburetor ensures great throttle response and engine performance.
Automatic cam chain tensioner reduces engine maintenance and helps extend engine life.

Full-size chassis design provides ample space and all-day comfort for a variety of riders.
Lightweight chassis setup combines low-effort steering with a tight turning radius for sharp, responsive handling in a wide range of conditions.
Class-longest wheelbase, at 46.1 inches, creates ample legroom to further enhance rider comfort.
McPherson strut front suspension serves up 4.9 inches of wheel travel.
Sturdy steel swingarm uses a single rear shock producing 5.3 inches of wheel travel and five-way preload adjustment.
5.9 inches of ground clearance and a smooth undercarriage thwart most trail obstacles.
Full-size 22×7-10 front and 22×10-10 rear tires boost ground clearance and provide great traction and terrainability.
Reliable, low-maintenance shaft drive.
Heavy-duty front carry bar, skid plate and bodywork enhance overall durability by protecting against rock and debris damage.
Two-step powder-coating process used on frame creates a flawless finish and helps protect further against nature’s harshest elements.

Additional Features:
Rugged fenders are extra wide, for outstanding mud and splash protection.
Specially designed, thickly padded seat is wide and contoured for incomparable rider comfort.
Rugged, serrated footrests and full floorboards provide excellent grip and rider comfort with superb durability.
Easy-to-use, handlebar-mounted choke and parking brake.
Rear brake light.
Dual 30-watt Krypton multi-reflector headlights help maximize low-light and nighttime visibility.
Built in Newnan, GA, USA.


2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250 – USA Specifications
MSRP* $3,599 (Black Metalic) Available from August 2008
$3,599 (Hunter Green) Available from August 2008

Type 230cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled single; SOHC

Bore x Stroke 71.0mm x 58.0mm

Compression Ratio 8.7:1

Carburetion Mikuni® 33mm BSR

Ignition DC – CDI

Starting System Electric w/auxiliary pull

Transmission 5-speed w/reverse; automatic clutch

Engine Braking Rear wheel

Drive Train 2WD; shaft drive

Suspension/Front McPherson strut, 4.9-in travel

Suspension/Rear Swingarm; 5-way preload adjustment, 5.3-in travel

Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic discs

Brakes/Rear Fully sealed drum

Tire/Front AT22x7-10

Tire/Rear AT22x10-10

L x W x H 75.4 x 40.9 x 44.0 in

Seat Height 30.7 in

Wheelbase 46.1 in

Turning Radius 114 in

Ground Clearance 5.9 in

Fuel Capacity 3.2 gal

Dry Weight 456 lb

Rack Capacity 66 lb Fr./99 lb Rr.

Towing Capacity 728 lb

Instrumentation None

Lighting Dual 30W Krypton multi-reflector headlights & 21W/5W brakelight

Warranty 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)


2009 Yamaha Big Bear 250 – Canada Specifications
Canadian MSRP $5,549

Engine 4-stroke, SOHC, air-cooled, single
Displacement 230cc
Bore and Stroke 71 x 58mm
Compression Ratio 8.7:1
Carburetion Mikuni BSR-33
Ignition digital DC-CDI
Starting electric/recoil
Lubrication wet sump
Oil Capacity 1.8 litres
Transmission 5-Speed Automatic Clutch w/Reverse
Final Drive shaft drive

Suspension (Front) McPherson Strut
Suspension (Rear) Swing Arm w/5-way Preload Adjustment
Brakes (Front) dual hydraulic discs
Brakes (Rear) sealed single mechanical drum
Tires (Front) AT22 x 7-10
Tires (Rear) AT22 x 10-10

Length 1,915mm (75.4′)
Width 1,038mm (40.9”)
Height 1,117mm (44.0”)
Wheelbase 1,170mm (46.1”)
Ground Clearance 150mm (5.9”)
Seat Height 780mm (30.7″)
Dry Weight 207 kg (456 lb)
Fuel Capacity 12 litres
Towing Capacity 330 kg (728 lb)
Colour(s) Red