When it comes to good honest on/off road capability and good times that last, you can’t beat a Yamaha XT250. Yamaha’s cult classic is based on simple, rock-solid dependability with a fuel injected 249cc air-cooled donk at its core.
The easy-to-ride four-stroke single produces strong torque and smooth response across the entire rpm range – and will get you over 30kms on a litre of fuel.
Fuel injected 249cc air-cooled four-stroke for smooth throttle response and easy starting in nearly all conditions. 9.5:1 compression makes for great on- and off-road performance.
A light-and-strong forged piston inside a plated cylinder helps dissipate heat more efficiently, increasing both performance and durability.
Lightweight Steel Frame
A semi-double-cradle steel frame achieves a lighter, nimbler feel through greater mass centralisation. Greater lateral and torsional rigidity and reduced weight of the lower frame parts help produce light, stable handling.
The front fork has 226mm of travel to soak up the rough stuff, both on-road and off. An aluminium lower triple clamp keeps the weight down.
New front suspension features improved damping and rigidity balance for better comfort and feel. Lightweight aluminium under-bracket and meter assembly significantly lighten front end to improve handling.
Superb Stopping Power
245mm front disc and 203mm rear disc brakes combine to deliver superb stopping power on both paved and unpaved surfaces.
Engine Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC 2-valve, single cylinder Displacement (cc) 249.0 Bore x Stroke (mm) 74.0 x 58.0 Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1 Lubrication System Wet sump Fuel Management Fuel Injection Ignition TCI Starter System Electric Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 10.0 Final Transmission Chain Transmission Constant mesh 5-speed
Frame Type Semi double cradle Suspension Front Telescopic forks, 225mm travel Suspension Rear Swingarm (link suspension), 180mm travel Brakes Front Hydraulic single disc, 245mm Brakes Rear Hydraulic single disc, 203mm Tyres Front 2.75-21 45P Tube type Tyres Rear 120/80-18M/C 62P Tubeless