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2009 Yamaha XT250
2009 Yamaha XT250

• 2009 Yamaha XT250

2009 Yamaha XT250

See the world, one trail or road at a time.

A reliable fuel efficient 4-stroke powerplant calls the shots on the Yamaha XT250. But reliability isn’t necessarily what you’ll be thinking of when the pavement ends and your adventure really begins. Whether commuting around town or exploring the back country, the XT250 is a fun loving dual sport that is easy to ride.

A strong engine, long travel and more offer versatility and all-around function.

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 can’t decide, we have the perfect answer.

The XT250 is designed for ultimate versatility at a great price. A reliable 4-stroke engine revs out predictable power, while a wide-ratio 5-speed transmission and class-leading low seat height gives you both performance and ease of use. Whether riding in the city or at the camp, let the XT250 spice up your adventure.

Long-travel suspension and more than 11.2 inches of ground clearance live under a seat only 31.9 inches from the ground on the XT250. You also get electric start, 245mm front disc and 203mm rear disc brakes for superior stopping power on both paved and unpaved surfaces.


– All new 250cc engine

– All new chasis & body



Key Features:


249cc, air-cooled, single over head cam (SOHC), 2-valve, 4-stroke single produces easy to use power for daily commuting or exploring the back roads of our fine country.

4-stroke engine puts out strong, predictable torque across the entire RPM range for great on- and off-road fun. It is very fuel efficient 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 ports provide excellent cylinder filling efficiency for strong low and mid range power.

Single over head 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 wall plating on the lightweight aluminium cylinder helps dissipate heat more efficiently, reduces friction for improved performance, reduces weight, improves durability and increases cylinder service life.

74mm lightweight forged piston provides fast throttle response and excellent durability.

Lightweight ball bearing mounted crankshaft provides solid low and mid range torque.

Internal engine counterbalancer reduces engine vibration to maximize rider comfort.

Multi plate wet type clutch with special “judder spring is utilized. Clutch lever pull is light and easy to use.

Easy access paper type oil filter. Oil filter housing is located on the right hand side of the engine and is held in place with 3 Allen bolts for easy servicing.

Maintenance-free CDI ignition produces a hot spark for fast, sure starts.

TEIKEI MV 33mm constant velocity carb provides crisp throttle response and great fuel economy.

2.8 litre airbox 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 output for easy, relaxed riding.

All new steel exhaust system with heat shields on both the header pipe and muffler protect both 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 at the exhaust port to insure complete combustion thereby reducing harmful hydro carbon and carbon monoxide (HC & CO) exhaust emissions. The 2009 XT250 easily meets the EPA emission standards.


Semi-double cradle steel frame and an overall dry weight of only
123kg (270.6 lb), makes the XT250 one of the lightest, most compact dual purpose machines on the market.

Rugged, box section steel swingarm 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 enhances suspension performance and reduces weight.

Link Monocross rear suspension features an adjustable shock. Adjustments include spring preload. 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 calliper protector and an integrated (or 1 piece) rear master cylinder.

9.8 litre fuel tank means lots if miles and smiles between fill ups.

21″ front and 18″ rear lightweight DID alloy wheels are extremely durable and reduce unsprung weight for enhanced suspension performance.

Long, YZ-style seat creates a balanced riding position and provides roomy comfort for both rider and passenger. The seat features a “gripper style” seat cover.

Durable, plastic fenders keep mud and dirt off the rider when taking one’s exploring off-road.

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 and provides added protection against weather and mud.

Digital instrumentation includes: speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, a clock as well as various warning lights.

Additional Features:

Serrated, folding steel footpegs

Folding gear shift and rear brake lever

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

Rugged, plastic rear chain guide


2009 Yamaha XT250 – USA Specifications
MSRP* $4,549 (White/Blue) Available from June 2008; CA model from August 2008

Type 249cc air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke single

Bore x Stroke 74.0 x 58.0mm

Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Carburetion 33mm Vac

Ignition CDI

Transmission 5-speed w/manual 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 (CA 2.4 gal)

Wet Weight N/A

Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)



2009 Yamaha XT250 – Canada Specifications
MSRP* $5,499

Engine Air-cooled, SOHC 2-valve, single
Displacement 249cc
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 TEIKEI MV33
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition CDI
Transmission 5-speed
Drive Train Chain

Suspension (Front) 35mm fork, 225mm (8.9″) travel
Suspension (Rear) 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 (31.5″)
Height 1,160mm (45.7″)
Wheelbase 1,360mm (53.5″)
Ground Clearance 285mm (11.2″)
Seat Height 810mm (31.9″)
Fuel Capacity 9.8 litres (2.2 imp. gallons)
Wet Weight 131kg (288.2 lb)
Colour(s) White

*Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

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