2020 Yamaha V Star 250 Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Prices

2020 Yamaha V Star 250 for sale

2020 Yamaha V Star 250

Riding the 2020 Yamaha V Star 250 is like stepping back in time. The quarter-liter cruiser motorcycle is relatively unchanged since its debut in 1988. That means you get a motorcycle with a carburetor, rear drum brake, twin shocks, and authentically retro styling.

2020 Yamaha V Star 250 Buyer's Guide: Specs & PricesThe price is undoubtedly right at $4349, and its economic argument is further bolstered by fuel consumption that renders 78 miles from a gallon of fuel.

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the 2020 Yamaha V Star 250 is how well it works in the 21st century. Although it is powered by an air-cooled V-twin displacing just 249cc, the V Star 250 has an impressive amount of pep.

2020 Yamaha V Star 250 MSRPWhile you will feel overwhelmed on freeways with a 65 mph speed limit, you will feel perfectly happy on city streets. Sufficient torque allows you to pull green-light holeshots, and keep out of trouble.

Despite suspension and tires that are rudimentary, the Yamaha V Star has good enough handling to make canyon carving fun. Even with the forward foot controls, the ergonomics are compact, and you can throw the 326-pound motorcycle around at will. It’s inexpensive and appeals to our frugality, yet it also delivers plenty of fun in an affordable package.

2020 Yamaha V Star 250 for sale

2020 Yamaha V Star 250 Specs:

ENGINE

  • Type: 60-degree V-twin
  • Displacement: 249cc (15ci)
  • Bore x stroke: 49 x 66mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.0:1
  • Valvetrain: SOHC, 2 vpc
  • Fueling: Mikuni 26mm carburetor
  • Cooling: Air
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Final drive: Chain

CHASSIS

  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 33mm fork; 5.5 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Spring-preload adjustable shocks; 3.9 inches
  • Tires: Cheng Shin
  • Front tire: 3.00 x 18
  • Rear tire: 130/90 x 15
  • Front brake: 282mm disc
  • Rear brake: 130mm drum

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 58.7 inches
  • Rake: 32 degrees
  • Trail: 4.7 inches
  • Seat height: 27.0 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 2.5 gallons
  • Estimated fuel economy: 78 mpg
  • Wet weight: 326 pounds

2020 V Star 250 Color:

  • Metallic Silver

2020 V Star 250 MSRP:

  • $4349