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2016 Yamaha V-Star 250
2016 Yamaha V-Star 250

2016 Yamaha V-Star 250
2016 Yamaha V-Star 250

2016 Yamaha V-Star 250
2016 Yamaha V-Star 250

2016 Yamaha V-Star 250
2016 Yamaha V-Star 250

2016 Yamaha V-Star 250
2016 Yamaha V-Star 250

2016 Yamaha V-Star 250 Review

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Ultra-light and nimble, plenty of torque, smooth power, huge MPGs and a low seat for easy handling. Small in price but huge in style & performance…


Ultra light and nimble, with plenty of torque, smooth power, huge MPGs and a low seat for easy handling.

There are a whole bunch of reasons to check out the V-Star 250, but the most intriguing is it’s authentic V-twin powerplant, which means that you’re getting full-sized rumble and styling in an easy to ride, lightweight bike.

/// Power
Authentic, 249cc, air-cooled, 60°, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, V-twin engine

/// Rider-Friendly
Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission provides versatile performance. Clutch lever pull is very light and novice friendly

2016 Yamaha V-Star 250 Key Features

Compact Custom
Light weight 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.


2016 Yamaha V-Star 250 Features and Benefits


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.



2016 Yamaha V-Star 250 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $$4,340 – Electric White – CA Available October 2015; 49 State Available January 2016

Engine Type 15-cubic-inch (249cc) air-cooled, SOHC 60° Vtwin,
4 valves
Bore x Stroke 49.0mm x 66.0mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery Mikuni® 26mm carburetor
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
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
L x W x H 86.2 in x 28.0 in x 41.7 in
Seat Height 27.0 in
Wheelbase 58.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle) n/a
Trail n/a
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 2.5 gal / CA model 2.4 gal
Fuel Economy 78 mpg
Wet Weight 326 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Electric White

** 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. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.



2016 Yamaha V-Star 250 – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $4499 CDN

Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves (2-valves/cyl), 60° V-twin
49 x 66 mm
2.1 kg-m (15.2 ft-lb) @ 6,000 rpm
Mikuni BDS26
33kpl / 93.2mpg (Imp.)
TCI / Electric

33 mm fork
Adjustable dual shocks
282 mm disc / twin piston caliper

2,190 mm (86.2″)
710 mm (28″)
1,060 mm (41.7″)
1,490 mm (58.7″)
685 mm (27″)
9.5 litres (2.1 Imp. gal.)
147 kg (324 lb)
Bluish Pearl White
Deep Metallic Red

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.
± 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.


2016 Yamaha V-Star 250 – European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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*Starting at MSRP is the manufactured suggested price and excludes delivery, setup, tax, title, license, and additional fees and expenses. Bikes may be shown with optional accessories. Final sale price determined by an authorized dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change.

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