2008 Yamaha V-Star 250
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– 2008 Yamaha V-Star 250
2008 Yamaha V-Star 250
A lightweight bike that’s heavy on performance.
There are a whole bunch of good reasons to check out the 2008 Yamaha V-Star 250, but the most intriguing is it’s authentic V-twin powerplant, which m eans that you are getting full-sized rumble and styling in an easy to ride, lightweight bike.
Plenty of torque, smooth roll-on power, light weight and a seat just 27 inches from the pavement make the V star 250 super-nimble and maneuverable, and the perfect Star to get Star-ted on.
For years, the V-Star 250 (formerly Virago 250) has been touted as one of the finest entry bikes around.
And for good reason. With an authentic V-twin engine, the Virago will give you the grunt and growl that you don’t often find in the lightweight class. It’s also got a low 27” seat height for added confidence, perfect for novice riders. One ride and you’ll see why so many entry riders have chosen this nimble, confidence-inspiring cruiser. Heavyweight styling. Lightweight packaging.
249cc, air-cooled, 60°, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, V-twin engine is the real McCoy!
Long-stroke (49 x 66mm) powerplant is designed for strong low- and mid-range pulling power.
Narrow, 60° V-twin provides that ‘classic’ cruiser engine styling.
Convenient electric starting is standard.
Single 26mm Mikuni downdraft carburetor with accelerator pump provides crisp throttle response.
Transistorized coil ignition ensures fast starts and maximum engine performance. This system is maintenance-free.
Automatic cam chain tensioners keep maintenance to a minimum and reduce mechanical engine noise.
Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission provides versatile performance. Clutch lever pull is very light and novice friendly.
Washable, foam air filter reduces tune-up costs.
Dual “shorty” mufflers highlight that classic “American” motorcycle look.
Rugged, high-tensile steel, double-cradle frame creates a stylish profile and low seat height.
Box-section swingarm with 5-way spring preload adjustable, dual rear shocks provide a comfortable ride and reinforce that cruiser image. Rear travel is 100mm (3.9″).
33mm telescopic front forks provide 140mm (5.5″) of smooth, comfortable wheel travel.
282mm drilled front disc brake uses a twin-piston caliper for excellent stopping power and lever feel.
Rear drum brake with wear indicator provides good stopping power.
Premium two-piece rider and passenger seats reinforce that cruiser appearance. Rear passenger section can be removed leaving only rider accommodation, if desired.
Wide 130/90-15 rear tire accentuates the low, lean appearance and classic cruiser styling.
Spoked, chrome wheels fitted with a narrow front and wide 130 series rear tire emphasize the traditional custom look.
The V-Star’s full size emphasizes that this is not a toy. This is one sharp-looking, value-packed 250!
Full-size, 1,488mm (58.6″) wheelbase ensures maximum stability and a comfortable, roomy ride.
Low seat height of only 685mm (27″) and a weight of 137kg (302 lb) combine to make the XV250 very easy to ride, even for the most inexperienced novice.
Instrumentation includes a centrally located speedo with tripmeter and a full range of indicator lights.
Chromed, 60/55-watt, Xenon headlight
Lots of chrome detailing
Locking gas cap
Forward-mounted footpegs and rear brake lever mean a relaxed, laid-back riding position.
Handlebar-mounted choke lever for easy access
Flexible turn signals
Push-to-cancel turn signals
Convenient oil level sight glass
SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha V-Star 250:
MSRP* $3,599 (Black Cherry) Available from September 2007
Type 249cc air-cooled, SOHC 60-degree V-twin, 2 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 49 x 66mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Carburetion 26mm Mikuni
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Frame Steel tube
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
Length 86.2 in
Width 32.1 in
Height 44.9 in
Seat Height 27.0 in
Wheelbase 58.7 in
Ground Clearance E nter Spec
Dry Weight 302 lb
Fuel Capacity 2.5 gal
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha V-Star 250:
Suggested Retail $4,899 CDN
Engine Air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, 60° V-twin
Bore and Stroke 49 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Maximum Torque 2.1 kg-m (15.2 ft-lb) @ 6,000 rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni BDS26
Ignition Digital TCI
Final Drive Chain
Suspension (Front) 33 mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Dual shocks
Brakes (Front) 282 mm disc
Brakes (Rear) Drum
Tires (Front) 3.00-18
Tires (Rear) 130/90-15
Length 2,190 mm (86.3″)
Width 815 mm (32.1″)
Height 1,140 mm (44.9″)
Wheelbase 1,490 mm (58.7″)
Seat Height 685 mm (27″)
Dry Weight 137 kg (302 lb)
Fuel Capacity 9.5 litres (2.1 Imp. gal.)
Colour(s) Very Dark Metallic Red
Specifications and features are subject to change