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2005 Yamaha Virago 250

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2005 Yamaha Virago 250

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2005 Yamaha Virago 250 Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $3,499.00
Dealers Yamaha Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Air
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  49 / 1.93
Stroke (mm/in)  66 / 2.6
Displacement (cc/ci)  249 / 15.2
Compression Ratio  10.0:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Mikuni
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  26
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)  2.643 / 1.684 / 1.261 / 1 / 0.821
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Front Wheel Width (in)  3
Chromed  Yes
Front Wheel Diameter  18
Rear Tire Width  130
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Rear Tire Speed Rating  V
Rear Wheel Diameter  15
Front Tire (Full Spec)  3 X 18
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  130/90 VR15
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.1 / 282
Rear Brake Type  Drum
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  5.1 / 130
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Travel (in/mm)  5.5 / 139.7
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  3.9 / 99.1
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.18
Width (in/mm)  32.1 / 813.3
Height (in/mm)  44.9 / 1140.5
Wheelbase (in/mm)  58.7 / 1491
Turning Radius (ft)  9.2
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  5.7 / 144.8
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  2
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  302 / 137
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  324 / 147
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)  432 / 196
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  2.5 / 9.5
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  0.69 / 2.6
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  0.82
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  27 / 685.8
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Fork Guards  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
NADATrimID  20384
Display Name  Virago 250
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Storage:  
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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Great starter bike
By Erin Cardinal(Owner), Nov. 14, 2008
This little Yamaha is fantastic for what it is - a 250. So don't think you're going to take it out on the highway and keep up with 70 mph traffic, unless you weigh 90 lbs. and the road is all downhill. But this is the best choice if you're looking for a first bike to build confidence and learn rid... Read Full Review

 

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Woderful ride
By Robert Francis(Owner), Jan. 3, 2012
I own two Yamaha Virago 250's and one Lifan LF-250.



All are great rides. My Lifan is a 2006 and has just over 75000 miles, both Yamaha's are also well ridden.



No major problems with any of them!



Unlike the other review, I've had great results with the Lifan.



All three bikes will travel a... Read Full Review

 

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Yamaha Good American Lifan Bad
By Ben(Owner), Sep. 16, 2008
This is a good daily rider bike and Yamaha make a great bike for being a 250cc. Beware there is a Chinese copy, Lifan, VIN starts with "LF" that is a piece of S**T! The Lifan LF250 turns into a rust bucket in about 2 to 3 years. Everything on mine has rust pitting and the gas tank is rus... Read Full Review

 

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Most, if not all bikes out there are built in China
By S. Birnbaum(Owner), Aug. 9, 2012
I recently bought a Kawasaki Vulcan 500 (2009 - last year it was made). My partner purchased the 2005 Yamaha Virago. When I looked at the 250s at our local dealer and asked who's the maker behind the curtain, I was told they're all pretty much the same these days. They sure seem to be except the ... Read Full Review

 

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Perfect Commuter and Trainer
By Kari(Owner), Sep. 26, 2013
I've owned my Virago 250 for about one year and put over 1500 miles on it. I bought it to teach two of our children (son and daughter) how to ride (I've been riding for over 35 years). It is light and nimble. The throttle and brakes are progressive, the suspension forgiving, and the clutch pull i... Read Full Review

 

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