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2016 Yamaha V-Star 250


Ladysmith Motorsports
Primary Color
Deep Metallic Red
Stock #
V-Star 250


Dealer Insights

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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.

Power: Authentic, 249cc, air-cooled, 60┬░, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, V-twin engine

Rider-Friendly: Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission provides versatile performance. Clutch lever pull is very light and novice friendly

Engine Features
  • 249cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, 60 degree, V-twin: authentic, air-cooled V-Twin engine design; long stroke engine design means lots of low end torque; very linear, novice friendly power delivery
  • SOHC, 2-valve cylinder heads: tradition & simple 2- valve design; basic rocker arm valve actuation... simple design that is easy to maintain / adjust; chromed head covers add style
  • Air-cooled engine design: excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery; cooling fins have been designed for good cooling even in stop & go traffic; simple, classic design
  • Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce mechanical noise & simplify maintenance.
  • Traditional "bore-able" cylinder: in the event of an issue, cylinder can be over bored
  • Forged aluminum pistons: less reciprocating mass for fast engine response; reduced mechanical vibration for excellent reliability
  • Single pin style crankshaft: design accentuates V-twin engine character, pulse feel & sound
  • Wet sump lubrication system with easy access element type oil filter.
  • Single Mikuni BDS26 carb: featuring an accelerator pump for crisp throttle response; convenient handle bar mounted choke lever; excellent fuel economy
  • Classic, chromed air box: houses an easy access, washable (re-useable) foam air filter; washable design reduces tune-up costs
  • 5-speed transmission: ensures extremely usable, cruiser-friendly power delivery; 5th gear is an overdrive gear for reduced engine rpms at higher speeds; light, easy clutch lever pull
  • Chain drive, final drive: chain drive provides the most efficient transfer of power (Vs. shaft drive systems)
  • Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI): produces a strong spark for fast starts; provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
  • Shorty, 2 into 2 exhaust system: short design, chromed, shot gun style mufflers produce a low, throaty V-Twin growl; heat shields protect rider & passenger from hot components
  • Air Injection System injects fresh air into exhaust ports to fully burn any unburnt fuel, reducing exhaust emissions.
Chassis/Suspension Features
  • Tube type, double cradle steel frame: provides a long & low profile with roomy ergonomics; low 685 mm (27") seat height; 32 degree rake angle
  • Box section, steel, dual shock swingarm.
  • Full-size, 1,488 mm (58.6") wheelbase ensures maximum stability & a comfortable, roomy ride.
  • Wet weight of only 147 kg / 324 lbs. makes the V-Star 250 light, nimble & easy to handle.
  • 33 mm fork provides 140mm (5.5") of wheel travel: smooth, comfortable ride
  • Adjustable dual shock rear suspension with 100 mm (3.9") of wheel travel: 5- step spring preload adjustability; allows rider to tailor spring settings to match load or road conditions
  • Single 282 mm front disc brake with twin piston caliper delivers strong, confidence-inspiring stopping power.
  • Rear drum brake: brake shoe wear indicator; easy access wing nut adjuster for fast adjustments as brake shoes wear
  • Separate rider & passenger seats: low-profile rider & passenger seats offer excellent comfort; low 685 mm (27") seat height allows riders to put feet firmly on the ground, enhancing confidence; passenger seat can be removed if desired
  • Classic, chromed, spoked wheels: front wheel size is 1.60 X 18 with 3.00 - 18 tire; rear wheel size is MT2.75 with 130/90-15 tire
  • Forward mounted, rider foot pegs for that special "custom" riding position.
  • Steel front & rear fenders: highlight the classic styling of the V-Star 250; steel design means they are easy to paint or customize
  • Stylish "T design" handlebar: excellent rider comfort; aggressive appearance, great styling highlight
  • 9.5 litre fuel tank: more smiles & fewer fill-ups thanks to excellent fuel economy; reserve portion is 2.6 litres (will have to switch petcock to reserve position); vacuum type fuel petcock with on - reserve positions (no need to turn petcock to off when finished riding); locking fuel cap
  • Handlebar mounted speedometer: functions include; speedometer, odometer & trip meter
  • Bright 65/60 watt headlight.
  • Side stand cut out switch prevents the bike from being ridden with the side down
  • Traditional fork mounted steering lock
  • Helmet lock
  • Oil level sight glass
  • Low-maintenance (battery should be charged during winter storage)
  • Engine: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves (2-valves/cyl), 60 deg. V-twin
  • Displacement: 249cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 49 x 66 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
  • Maximum Torque: 2.1 kg-m (15.2 ft. lb.) @ 6,000 rpm
  • Fuel Delivery: Mikuni BDS26
  • Estimated Fuel Consumption┬▒: 33kpl / 93.2mpg (Imp.)
  • Ignition / Starting: TCI / Electric
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Suspension (Front): 33 mm fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Adjustable dual shocks
  • Brakes (Front): 282 mm disc / twin piston caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Tires (Front): 3.00-18
  • Tires (Rear): 130/90-15
Critical Data
  • Length: 2,190 mm (86.2 in.)
  • Width: 710 mm (28 in.)
  • Height: 1,060 mm (41.7 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1,490 mm (58.7 in.)
  • Seat Height: 685 mm (27 in.)
  • Fuel Capacity: 9.5 L (2.1 Imp. gal.)
  • Wet Weight: 147 kg (324 lb.)
  • Colour(s): Bluish Pearl White, Deep Metallic Red



Engine Type
SOHC, 4-valves (2-valves/cyl), 60 deg. V-twin
Bore and Stroke
49 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Mikuni BDS26


Front Suspension
33 mm fork
Rear Suspension
Adjustable dual shocks
Front Brakes
282 mm disc / twin piston caliper
Rear Brakes
Front Tire
Rear Tire


1,490 mm (58.7 in.)
Seat Height
685 mm (27 in.)
Fuel Capacity
9.5 L (2.1 Imp. gal.)
33kpl / 93.2mpg (Imp.)
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 147 kg (324 lb.)


Final Drive


Bluish Pearl White, Deep Metallic Red