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2008 Yamaha XT 250

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2008 Yamaha XT 250

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Identification
Model Type  On-Off Road
BASE MSRP(US)  $4,399.00
Dealers Yamaha Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  Single-Cylinder
Cylinders  1
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Horsepower RPM  7500
Torque RPM  6500
Cooling  Air
Valves  2
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  74 / 2.92
Stroke (mm/in)  58 / 2.29
Displacement (cc/ci)  249 / 15.2
Compression Ratio  9.5:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  33
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Front Wheel Width (in)  2.75
Front Wheel Diameter  21
Rear Tire Width  120
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Wheel Diameter  18
Front Tire (Full Spec)  2.75 X 21
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  120/80 R18
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  9.7 / 245
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  8 / 203
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.4 / 36
Front Travel (in/mm)  8.9 / 226.1
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)  7.1 / 180.3
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  No
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.05
Width (in/mm)  31.7 / 805.2
Height (in/mm)  45.7 / 1160.8
Wheelbase (in)  53.5
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  11.2 / 284.5
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  0.6
Weight  Standard
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  2.6 / 9.8
Performance  Standard
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  31.9 / 810.3
Number Of Seats  2
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  Yes
Chassis Protectors  Yes
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  No
Fork Guards  Yes
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Tank Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  No
Exhaust Guard  Yes
Light Guard  No
Radiator Cover  No
Fuel Tank Cover  No
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Skid Plate  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  On-Off Road
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Introduction Year  2008
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Yamaha
Display Name  XT250
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No

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a good bang for the buck
By capt gary(Owner), Sep. 28, 2008
I have not owned a bike for more than 30 years when I owned a yamaha dealership in Plainville,CT. Then we were riding the 250 and 360 enduros. These bikes have come a long long way since then. The power of a 4 stroker is wonderful and quite unexpected. There is not a dual sport on the market at a... Read Full Review

 

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Very Practical Bike for the Money
By Jeff Gilleran(Owner), Sep. 19, 2008
When shopping for a Dualsport bike, you look at several things.

How good is it in the dirt? On the street?

Is the handling good?

How is the performance?

Fuel economy?

Ride height?

Features?

I can sum this bike up as an excellent machine for the money.

It starts of being well built with quali... Read Full Review

 

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A New Zealand Experiance
By Andrew Major(Owner), Sep. 29, 2008
I live in a rural area of New Zealand and ride 90 kilometers each day to and from work - travelling over unsealed gravel roads as well as small stretches of sealed high way.. The XT 250 is very light and manouverable ...fun to ride on the gravel and feels very safe (the front wheel does tend to sle... Read Full Review

 

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Amazing bike for its purpose and price!
By ahilis(Owner), Jul. 2, 2009
The new XT250 is like a motorized mountain bike with its turn angle and weight, which specs at around 250 lbs. The displacement is small, but it performs much better than any 250 4-stroke I've ever ridden, including other Yamahas. I was hesitant to buy it because of it's engine size, but I was pleas... Read Full Review

 

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Worth every penny.
By aaron hachenberg(Owner), Mar. 2, 2009
I bought the '08 almost a year ago, and love it. It is suprisingly quick, and will cruise comfortably at 55mph. It gets between 65-71mpg if I ride it at highway speeds, or closer to 90mpg when I average 35mph or less. So it really sips gas while trail riding.

I have about 2500 miles on the bike(m... Read Full Review

 

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