2023 Yamaha V-Star 250 Guide

2023 Yamaha V-Star 250
Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications
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Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 Yamaha V-Star 250: BORN FOR FUN.

Introducing the new 2023 Yamaha V-Star 250…

Light and nimble with smooth power and a low seat for easy handling makes it a stylish entry level V‑twin.

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.


The soft rumble of the V-Star 250 comes from its 249 cc V-Twin engine, a perfect powerplant for new riders wanting that authentic V-Twin feeling.


The V-Star 250 welcomes novice riders with manageable power, a smooth-shifting 5-speed transmission, light clutch pull and a low 685 mm (27-inch) seat height.


Dual exhausts, plenty of quality chrome and Yamaha’s unmatched attention to detail—this is one sharp little motorcycle.




2023 Yamaha V-Star 250 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • 78 MPG Estimate
  • 249cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, 60 degree, V-twin.
  • SOHC, 2-valve cylinder heads.
  • Air-cooled engine design.
  • Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce mechanical noise & simplify maintenance.
  • Traditional “bore-able” cylinder.
  • Forged aluminum pistons.



2023 Yamaha V-Star 250 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


  • Compact Custom
    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.
  • 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 with a smooth, torquey, controllable power delivery that’s fun for every rider.
  • Ultra-Efficient Engine
    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.
  • Smooth Running
    The single 26mm Mikuni® downdraft carburetor ensures optimal fuel/air mixing and smooth power 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
    The 58.7-inch wheelbase creates a long, low package for great handling and maneuverability.
  • Strong Brakes
    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.
  • Plush Suspension
    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.
  • Stylish Fenders
    Wide rear fender and front and rear wire-spoked wheels add the perfect classic, retro touch to this stylish package.






2023 Yamaha V-Star 250 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4699 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $5999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ NA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 15-cubic-inch (249cc) air-cooled, SOHC 60° V- twin, 2 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 CHENG SHIN C-916
Tires / Rear 130/90-15 CHENG SHIN C-915
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) 32.0°
Trail 4.7 in
Maximum Ground
5.7 in
Fuel Capacity 2.5 gal / CA model 2.4 gal
Fuel Economy** 78 mpg
Wet Weight*** 324 lb / CA Model 326 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Raven



2023 Yamaha V-Star 250 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves (2-valves/cyl), 60° V-twin
BORE AND STROKE 49 x 66 mm
MAXIMUM TORQUE 2.1 kg-m (15.2 ft-lb) @ 6,000 rpm
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION± 33kpl / 93.2mpg (Imp.)

SUSPENSION (FRONT) 33mm fork / 140mm (5.5″) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Adjustable dual shocks / 100mm (3.9″) wheel travel
BRAKES (FRONT) 282mm disc / twin piston caliper
TIRES (FRONT) 3.00-18
TIRES (REAR) 130/90-15

LENGTH 2,190mm (86.2″)
WIDTH 710mm (28″)
HEIGHT 1,060mm (41.7″)
WHEELBASE 1,490mm (58.7″)
SEAT HEIGHT 685mm (27″)
FUEL CAPACITY 9.5 litres (2.1 Imp. gal.)
WET WEIGHT 147kg (324 lb)
COLOUR(S) Metallic Silver



2023 Yamaha V-Star 250 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details





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