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2009 Yamaha V-Star 250
2009 Yamaha V-Star 250

2009 Yamaha V-Star 250
2009 Yamaha V-Star 250

2009 Yamaha V-Star 250
2009 Yamaha V-Star 250

2009 Yamaha V-Star 250
2009 Yamaha V-Star 250

– 2009 Yamaha V-Star 250

2009 Yamaha V-Star 250

Want to ride? Start here.

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 started on.

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.

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 685mm (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 V-twin

– Entry-level cruiser


Key Features:


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 fork provides 140mm (5.5″) of smooth, comfortable wheel travel.

282mm drilled front disc brake uses a twin-piston caliper for excellent stopping power.

Easy to adjust 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

Steering lock

Helmet lock

Push-to-cancel turn signals

Convenient oil level sight glass


2009 Yamaha V-Star 250 – USA Specifications
MSRP* $3,699 (Black Cherry) Available from July 2008; CA model from August 2008

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®

Ignition TCI

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

Tires/Front 3.00-18

Tires/Rear 130/90-15

Wheels Laced

Length 86.2 in

Width 32.1 in

Height 44.9 in

Seat Height 27.0 in

Wheelbase 58.7 in

Fuel Capacity 2.5 gal

Wet Weight 324 lb

Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)



2009 Yamaha V-Star 250 – Canada Specifications
MSRP $4,899

Engine Air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, 60° V-twin
Displacement 249cc
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
Transmission 5-speed
Drive Train 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″)
Fuel Capacity 9.5 litres (2.1 Imp. gal.)
Wet Weight 147 kg (323.4 lb)
Colour(s) Very Dark Metallic Red

*Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

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