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2013 Yamaha XT250 Review
2013 Yamaha XT250
Dual purpose versitility, non-stop fun.
The 2013 Yamaha XT250 may look the same on the outside, but there are a significant number of changes on the inside. A new fuel injection system leads the list. Whether commuting to work or hitting the back country for some exploring, the ultra-reliable 2013 XT250 is a fun loving dual sport that is easy to ride. Your adventure starts here.
Go where you want.
The electric start, fuel injected 2013 XT250 is the bikef or the person who wants the versatility to go wherever the road or trail might take them. Light and numble with a low seat height and legendary Yamaha durability, the 2013 Yamaha XT is the perfect traveling companion.
Where does your riding take you? Commuting in city traffic, winding down a country road or hustling your way down a trail to nowhere? For those who like to enjoy all of the above, the XT250 is a super versatile performer that is always ready for fun.
Featuring a new Mikuni fuel injection system, revised crankshaft and piston, the 2013 XT250 is designed to keep you smiling ride after ride. Its proven 249cc power plant produces a nice wide spread of easy to use power through a 5-speed transmission. It low seat height and light agile handling provide extra confidence especially for new riders. So whether the surface is paved, gravel or dirt, the XT250 is ready to add some fun to any adventure.
2013 Yamaha XT250 Key Features
Fuel Consumption ± 30.5kpl/87mpg(Imp) / 73mpg (US)
New Mikuni fuel injection system
Low 810mm (31.9″) seat height
Long-travel suspension and more than 11.2 inches of ground clearance live under a seat only 31.9 inches from the ground.
For 2013, the XT250 has fuel injection for smooth throttle response and easy starting in nearly all conditions.
Electric start makes firing up the 249cc four-stroke effortless.
245mm front disc and 203mm rear disc brakes combine to deliver superb stopping power on both paved and unpaved surfaces.
2013 Yamaha XT250 Features and Benefits
•Revised, 249cc, air-cooled, fuel injected, single overhead cam (SOHC), 2-valve, 4-stroke single produces easy to use power for daily commuting or exploring our back country.
•4-stroke engine produces strong, predictable torque across the entire RPM range for great on- and off-road fun. It is very fuel efficient and environmentally friendly too.
•Convenient, no hassle push-button electric starting.
•2-valve cylinder head design features the cam chain on the right side. Straight design intake and exhaust tracts provide excellent cylinder filling efficiency for strong low and mid-range power.
•For 2013, the cylinder head features an intake port shape change and new engine temperature sensor to accommodate the new fuel injection system.
•Single overhead camshaft is designed to provide good low and mid rpm torque. The conventional rocker arm design means fast, easy valve clearance adjustments.
•Ceramic composite cylinder “bore” is a “liner less” design with the ceramic coating sprayed directly on the aluminum block. Benefits include; excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery, reduced weight (no heavy iron liner) and reduced friction.
•New 74mm lightweight forged piston features a reduced “skirt” length (aka piston side wall) and new underside ribs for additional strength. The piston pin diameter has been increased by 1mm to 17mm. The lightweight piston design provides fast throttle response, excellent durability and less mechanical vibration.
•Lightweight ball bearing mounted crankshaft utilizes a revised connecting rod with larger big end bearing (32mm) for excellent durability.
•Internal engine counter balancer reduces engine vibration to maximize rider comfort.
•New high capacity engine oil pump
•Multi plate wet type clutch is utilized. Clutch lever pull is light and easy to use.
•Easy access element type oil filter. Oil filter housing is located on the right hand side of the engine for easy servicing.
•Maintenance-free TCI (transistor controlled) ignition controls the ignition mapping and produces a hot spark for fast, sure starts.
•16 bit ECU (electronic control unit) controls the fuel injection process.
•All new, 33mm, Mikuni throttle body fuel injection system is used. This system is a return-less FI system with TPS (throttle position sensor). This system provides excellent throttle response, great fuel economy, reduced emissions and a choke-free design.
•A 10-hole fuel injector is used and provides a 22 degree spray pattern for excellent fuel atomization and strong performance.
•New higher output 235 watt ACM (alternating current magneto) is used to power the fuel injection system plus the reminder of the electrical components.
•2.8 litre air box is located under the seat and utilizes an easy to access viscous (paper type) air filter.
•Wide-ratio, 5-speed transmission and manual clutch are well suited to the engine’s power output for easy, relaxed riding.
•Steel exhaust system with heat shields on both the header pipe and muffler protect rider and passenger from accidental contact. Exhaust note is quiet and environmentally friendly. A US Forestry Approved spark arrestor protects Mother Nature.
•Air Induction System (AIS) injects fresh oxygen into the exhaust to insure complete combustion thereby reducing harmful hydro carbon and carbon monoxide (HC & CO) exhaust emissions.
•Semi-double cradle steel frame and an overall “wet” weight of only 132kg (291 lbs.), makes the XT250 one of the lightest, most compact dual purpose machines on the market.
•Rugged, box section steel swing arm is fitted with easy-to-use eccentric chain adjusters
•35mm KYB fork with 225mm (8.9″) of wheel travel soaks up the rough stuff, both on-road and off. Rubber boots protect seals and tubes from dirt and grit damage.
•Lightweight aluminium lower triple clamp reduces weight.
•Link Monocross rear suspension features a spring preload adjustable shock. The adjustment range is 20mm (0.8″). Rear wheel travel is 180mm (7.1″)
•Low seat height of 810mm (31.9″) creates a low centre of gravity for added manoeuvrability and inspires confidence by allowing most riders to put both feet firmly on the ground.
•285mm (11.2″) of ground clearance enhances off road use.
•245mm front disc brake with twin piston Nissin caliper provides plenty of stopping power.
•203mm rear disc brake is squeezed by a single piston Nissin caliper with rugged plastic caliper protector and an integrated (or 1 piece) rear master cylinder.
•Revised 9.6 litre fuel tank features an in tank electric fuel pump. The low fuel warning light will come on with 2 litres of fuel remaining.
•21″ front and 18″ rear lightweight DID alloy wheels are extremely durable and reduce unsprung weight for enhanced suspension performance.
•Long, YZ-inspired seat creates a balanced riding position and provides roomy comfort for both rider and passenger. The seat features a “pebble style” seat cover.
•Frame-mounted passenger footpegs provide two-up riding capability.
•Powerful, 60/55-watt, enduro-style, halogen headlight
•Small fairing reduces wind buffeting at highway speeds
•Revised, compact digital instrumentation includes: speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters and a clock. Other features include a new low fuel warning light, engine warning light and self-diagnosis function.
Additional Features :
•Serrated, folding steel footpegs
•Folding gear shift and rear brake lever tip
•Steering and helmet locks
•Locking fuel cap
•Convenient passenger hand rails
•Durable “O” ring chain
•Easy-to-use, frame-mounted choke knob
•Dependable, low-maintenance, sealed battery
•Flexible turn signals
•Easy-to-use, push-to-cancel turn signals
•Rubber “boots” on brake and clutch levers help reduce mud and dirt damage.
•On/off/reserve fuel petcock for peace of mind
2013 Yamaha XT250 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $5,190 (White/Blue) Available from June 2012
Type 249cc air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke single
Bore x Stroke 74.0 x 58.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Transmission 5-speed; multiple-disc wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front 35mm telescopic fork; 8.9-in travel
Suspension / Rear Swingarm w/rebound-adjustable single shock; 7.1-in travel
Brakes / Front 245mm disc
Brakes / Rear 203mm disc
Tires / Front 2.75-21
Tires / Rear 120/80-18
Length 84.6 in
Width 31.7 in
Height 45.7 in
Seat Height 31.9 in
Wheelbase 53.5 in
Ground Clearance 11.2 in
Fuel Capacity 2.6 gal
Fuel Economy** 76
Wet Weight*** 291 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
*Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Please read your Owner’s Manual and all labels before operation.
**Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road
conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo, and operator/passenger weight.
***Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel.
2013 Yamaha XT250 – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $5,099 CDN
Engine Air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, single
Bore and Stroke 74 x 58mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Maximum Torque 2.0kg-m (14.5 ft-lb)@ 6,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni 33mm throttle body fuel injection
Estimated Fuel Consumption* 30.5kpl / 87mpg (Imp.)
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition / Starting TCI / Electric Start
Final Drive “O” ring chain
Suspension (Front) 35mm fork / 225mm (8.9″) travel
Suspension (Rear) Adjustable Link Monocross / 180mm (7.1″) travel
Brakes (Front) 245mm disc
Brakes (Rear) 203mm disc
Tires (Front) 2.75 x 21
Tires (Rear) 120/80-18
Length 2,150mm (84.6″)
Width 805mm (31.7″)
Height 1,160mm (45.7″)
Wheelbase 1,360mm (53.5″)
Ground Clearance 285mm (11.2″)
Seat Height 810mm (31.9″)
Fuel Capacity 9.6 litres (2.1 imp. gallons)
Wet Weight 132kg (291 lb)
Colour(s) Purplish White
± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
2013 Yamaha XT250 – UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ See dealer for Pricing.
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2013 Yamaha XT250 – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: $TBA AUD
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Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.