Cruiser style starts here. Getting into the fun of V-twin cruising has never been more affordable than with this nimble, confidence-inspiring and economical cruiser.
Light weight and a seat just 27 inches from the pavement make the Virago 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 Yamaha attention to detail; this is one sharp little cruiser. Front disc brake provides highly controllable stopping power.
The Yamaha 250 Virago has a 249cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 60-degree V-twin engine and a 33 mm telescopic fork front suspension.
The Yamaha Virago 250 has the classic standard cruiser look without the unmanageable power and torque that a new motorcyclist doesn't need while learning the basics of riding. Out of all of the standard style motorcycles I have to say that I really like the look of the Virago the best. Not only is it small and nimble, but it has a fair amount of chrome on it to satisfy most appetites.
Yamaha Virago 250 specifications
Model: Yamaha Virago250
Engine and transmission
Engine type: V2
Bore x stroke: 49x66mm (1.9 x 2.6 inches)
Fuel system: Carburettor. 26mm Mikuni
Fuel control: SOHC
Cooling system: Air
final drive: Chain
Dry weight: 137 kg (302 pounds)
Seat height: 686 mm
Overall height: 1140 mm (44.8 inches)
Overall length: 2189 mm (86.1 inches)
Overall width: 815 mm (32.2 inches)
Ground clearance: 145 mm (5.6 inches)
Wheelbase: 1491 mm (58.7 inches)
Chassis and dimensions
Front suspension: 33mm telescopic fork
Front suspension travel: 140 mm (5.5 inches)
Rear suspension: Twin shocks w/adjustable spring preload
Rear suspension travel: 99 mm (3.9 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 110/90-V18
Rear tyre dimensions: 130/90-15
Front brakes: Single disc v Front brakes diameter: 282 mm
Rear brakes: Expanding brake
Rear brakes diameter: 130 mm (5.1 inches)
Fuel capacity: 9.46 litres (2.50 gallons)