2020 Yamaha XT250 Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Prices

Yamaha XT250 2020 prices

2020 Yamaha XT250

With roots that date back to the 1980s and the Yamaha Serow, the 2020 Yamaha XT250 remains relevant in the 21st century.

Along the way, the 223cc motor grew to 249cc, although it retained its SOHC two-valve architecture, and it is still air-cooled. Other modern features such as fuel injection and dual disc brakes further keep the XT250 a usable motorcycle.

2020 Yamaha XT250

For the hardcore dual sport rider, Yamaha has the WR250R, which has a more sophisticated motor and chassis. The 2020 Yamaha XT250 is designed to keep the casual off-roader satisfied, and please everyone with ease of use (starting is electric) and low maintenance requirements. Suspension travel is under nine inches at both ends, making it possible for the XT250 to offer a seat height under 32 inches. Weight is a manageable 291 pounds.

Commuters will enjoy the 76 mpg fuel consumption rate, as well as its agile handling in urban and suburban riding situations. The five-speed transmission is a bit limiting, though the broad powerband makes it work.

Although the suspension action won’t allow you to go fast off-road, if you take your time, the 2020 Yamaha XT250 is capable of taking you almost anywhere that doesn’t require a monster hillclimb.

Yamaha XT250 2020 for sale

2017 Yamaha XT250 Specs


  • Type: Single
  • Displacement: 249cc
  • Bore x stroke: 74 x 58mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Valvetrain: SOHC, 2 valves
  • Fueling: EFI
  • Cooling: Air
  • Starting: Electric
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Final drive: Chain


  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 35mm forks; 8.9 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Linkage assisted shock w/ adjustable spring-preload and rebound damping; 7.1inches
  • Front tire: 2.75 x 21
  • Rear tire: 120/80 x 18
  • Front brake: 245mm disc
  • Rear brake: 203mm disc


  • Wheelbase: 53.5 inches
  • Rake: 26.4 degrees
  • Trail: 4.2 inches
  • Seat height: 31.9 inches
  • Ground clearance: 11.2 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 2.6 gallons
  • Estimated fuel consumption: 76 mpg
  • Curb weight: 291 pounds


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Yamaha XT250 Price:

  • $5199 MSRP

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