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Year
2006
Year
2024
Parent Company
Yamaha
Parent Company
Yamaha
Generic Type (Primary)
On-Off Road
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Make
Yamaha
Make
Yamaha
Display Name
XT 225
Display Name
V Star 250
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Photo Gallery
-
Photo Gallery
Standard
Representative Image
-
Representative Image
No
Price
Standard
Price
Standard
MSRP
$4,149
MSRP
$4,699
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Destination Charge
-
Destination Charge
550
Engine
Standard
Engine
Standard
Engine Type
Single-Cylinder
Engine Type
V Twin
Cylinders
1
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Cooling
Air
Cooling
Air
Valves
2
Valves
4
Valves Per Cylinder
2
Valves Per Cylinder
2
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Compression Ratio
10.0:1
Starter
Electric
Starter
Electric
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Carburetion
Standard
Carburetion
Standard
Carburetion Brand
Mikuni
Carburetion Brand
Mikuni
Fuel Injector
No
Fuel Injector
No
Carburetor
Yes
Carburetor
Yes
Number Of Carburetors
1
Number Of Carburetors
1
Carburetion Type
Carburetor
Carburetion Type
Carburetor
Bore (mm/in)
70 / 2.76
Bore (mm/in)
49 / 1.93
Stroke (in/mm)
2.29 / 58
Stroke (in/mm)
2.6 / 66
Displacement (cc/ci)
223 / 13.6
Displacement (cc/ci)
249 / 15
Carburetor Size (mm)
34
Carburetor Size (mm)
26
US Miles Per Gallon (Combined)
-
US Miles Per Gallon (Combined)
78
Transmission
Standard
Transmission
Standard
Transmission Type
Manual
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
6
Number Of Speeds
5
Overdrive
Yes
Overdrive
-
Reverse
No
Reverse
No
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Chain
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Chain
Dimensions
Standard
Dimensions
Standard
Weight
Standard
Weight
Standard
Capacities
Standard
Capacities
Standard
Performance
Standard
Performance
Standard
Length (in/mm)
81.5 / 2070.1
Length (in/mm)
86.2 / 2189.5
Width (in/mm)
31.7 / 805.2
Width (in/mm)
28 / 711.2
Height (in/mm)
45.7 / 1160.8
Height (in/mm)
41.7 / 1059.2
Wheelbase (in/mm)
53.1 / 1348.7
Wheelbase (in/mm)
58.7 / 1491
Turning Radius (ft)
6.2
Turning Radius (ft)
9.2
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
11.2 / 284.5
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.7 / 144.8
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
238 / 108
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
-
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
267 / 121
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
324 / 147
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)
404 / 183
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)
-
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
2.3 / 8.7
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
2.5 / 9.5
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)
0.53 / 2
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)
-
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
0.94
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
0.77
Construction
Standard
Construction
Standard
Frame
Steel
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Body Material
Plastic
Foot Pegs
Standard
Foot Pegs
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
-
Hand Grips
Standard
Hand Grips
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Exterior Guards
Standard
Exterior Guards
Standard
Belt Guard
No
Belt Guard
No
Brush Guard
No
Brush Guard
No
Chain Guard
Yes
Chain Guard
-
Chassis Protectors
Yes
Chassis Protectors
-
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Engine Case Guard
No
Engine Case Guard
-
Exhaust Guard
Yes
Exhaust Guard
-
Fork Guards
Yes
Fork Guards
No
Hand Guards
No
Hand Guards
No
Light Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Tank Guard
No
Tank Guard
No
Exterior Covers
Standard
Exterior Covers
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Stand
Standard
Stand
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Stand Type
Kick
Skid Plate
Standard
Skid Plate
-
Side Cover
-
Side Cover
Yes
Steering Control
Handlebar
Steering Control
Handlebar
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
No
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Air Adjustable
No
Air Adjustable
No
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.4 / 36
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.3 / 33
Front Travel (in/mm)
8.9 / 226.1
Front Travel (in/mm)
5.5 / 139.7
Rear Travel (in/mm)
7.5 / 190.5
Rear Travel (in/mm)
3.9 / 99.1
Wheels
Standard
Wheels
Standard
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Wheels Composition
Steel
Tube / Tubeless
Tubed
Tube / Tubeless
Tubed
Tires
Standard
Tires
Standard
Front Tire Width
2.75
Front Tire Width
3
Front Wheel Diameter
21
Front Wheel Diameter
18
Rear Tire Width
120
Rear Tire Width
130
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
80
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Rear Wheel Diameter
18
Rear Wheel Diameter
15
Front Wheel Width (in)
1.6
Front Wheel Width (in)
1.6
Rear Wheel Width (in)
2.15
Rear Wheel Width (in)
2.75
Front Tire (Full Spec)
2.75 X 21
Front Tire (Full Spec)
3 X 18 CHENG SHIN C-916
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
120/80 R18
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
130/90-15 CHENG SHIN C-915
Chromed
-
Chromed
Yes
Tire Brand
-
Tire Brand
Cheng Shin®
Brakes
Standard
Brakes
Standard
Front Brake Type
Disc
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Drum
Rear Brake Type
Drum
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
8.7 / 220
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.1 / 282
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
4.3 / 110
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
5.1 / 130
Seat Type
One-Piece
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Material
Vinyl
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
No
Folding
No
Folding
No
Seat Specifications
Standard
Seat Specifications
Standard
Number Of Seats
2
Number Of Seats
2
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Seat Height (in/mm)
31.9 / 810.3
Seat Height (in/mm)
27 / 685.8
Detachable Passenger Seat
-
Detachable Passenger Seat
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
-
Speedometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Lap Timer
Standard
Lap Timer
-
Type
Halogen
Type
Halogen
Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Windshield Lowers
No
Windshield Lowers
-
Paint
Standard
Paint
Standard
Metallic
No
Metallic
No
Underseat Storage
-
Underseat Storage
Standard
Lockable Storage
-
Lockable Storage
Standard