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2010 Yamaha V-Star 250

A great trainer as well as a great choice for riders who appreciate the fun that comes in small packages.

There are a whole bunch of reasons to check ou tthe 2010 Yamaha V-Star 250, but the most intrigung is it’s authentic V-Twin engine, which means that you are getting full sized rumble and styling in an easy to ride, lightweight bike.

What to ride? Start here.

Plenty of torque, smooth roll-on power, light weight and a seat just 27 inches from the pavement make the Yamaha 2010 V-Star 250 super-nimble and maneuverable, and the perfect Star to get STARted on.

For years, the V-Star 250 has been touted as one of the finest entry bikes around.

And for good reason. With an authentic V-twin engine, the V-Star 250 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.

Key Features

•  Light weight and a seat just 27 inches from the pavement make the V Star 250 a great trainer as well as a great choice for riders who appreciate the fun that comes in small packages.

•  Dual exhausts, plenty of quality chrome and typical Star attention to detail; this is one sharp little cruiser.

•  Front disc brake provides highly controllable stopping power.


•  Air-cooled, 249cc, 60-degree V-twin engine with a long, 66mm stroke produces plenty of bottom-end torque and smooth roll-on power. The only V-twin engine in its class.

•  Single 26mm Mikuni® downdraft carburetor ensures optimal fuel/air mixing and delivery with superb throttle response.

•  Widely geared five-speed transmission makes the most of V Star 250’s powerband.

•  Easy, dependable electric starting.

•  Beautiful dual chrome exhaust pipes let the engine breathe and put out that classic V-twin rumble.

•  Automatic cam chain tensioner virtually eliminates maintenance and helps extend engine life.


•  58.7-inch wheelbase creates a long, low package with great handling and maneuverability.

•  282mm single front disc brake and a rear drum brake provide plenty of stopping power.

•  Plush and low-stepped saddle keeps the center of gravity low and lets almost everybody flatfoot the pavement.

•  Telescopic front fork with 5.5 inches of travel provides a nice, smooth ride.

•  Twin rear shocks feature 3.9 inches of travel and adjustable spring preload for versatility under various loads.

Additional Features

•  Extensive chrome details accent engine and side covers for incomparable “big bike” fit and finish.

•  Stylishly sculpted teardrop fuel tank features 2.5-gallon capacity for excellent cruising range.

•  Chrome pullback handlebars are easy to reach and great looking.

•  Forward-set footpegs enhance rider comfort by creating added legroom.

•  Wide rear fender and front and rear wire-spoked wheels add the perfect classic, retro touch to this stylish package.

USA Specifications

2010 Yamaha V-Star 250
MSRP* $3,990 (Raven) Available from September 2009


Type: 249cc air-cooled, SOHC 60-degree V-twin, 2 valves/cylinder

Bore x Stroke: 49 x 66mm

Compression Ratio: 10.0:1

Fuel Delivery: Mikuni® 26mm

Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

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: Spoke


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

Fuel Economy** 78 mpg

Wet Weight: 324 lb

Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

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1 Comment
  • Vachon
    May 19, 2010
    Reply #1

    Thank you very much! I shall try it out tomorrow!,lucy

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