2012 Yamaha V Star 250

2012 Yamaha V Star 250 pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$4,190
Type
Cruiser
Insurance
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Model Type
Cruiser
MSRP
$4,190
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Parent Company
Yamaha
Display Name
V Star 250
Year
2012
Make
Yamaha
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
US Miles Per Gallon (Combined)
78
Fuel Type
Gas
Turbocharged
No
Supercharged
No
Carburetion Brand
Mikuni
Fuel Injector
No
Carburetor
Yes
Number Of Carburetors
1
Carburetor Size (mm)
26
Carburetion Type
Carburetor
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 Composition
Steel
Tube / Tubeless
Tubed
Front Wheel Width (in)
1.6
Rear Wheel Width (in)
2.75
Chromed
Yes
Front Tire Width
3
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
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.1 / 282
Rear Brake Type
Drum
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
5.1 / 130
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.3 / 33
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 Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
7.18
Width (in/mm)
28 / 711.2
Height (in/mm)
41.7 / 1059.2
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)
2.2
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
323 / 146.5
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
2.5 / 9.5
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)
0.69 / 2.6
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
0.77
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
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Fork Guards
No
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Tank Guard
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
License Plate
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Metallic
No
Handlebar Lock
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Underseat Storage
Standard
Lockable Storage
Standard
Helmet Locks
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
User Reviews
4 reviews
  • Great Bike
    By  (I am an Owner) on Feb 02, 2013

    I bought the V-Star 250 in Dec. 12. I have only run it 500 miles,but the performance and economy is great. I soon could tell the RPM's were a little high at around 60 mph, so I solved that with a combo sprocket change. It really runs with the flow of traffic much easier and better fuel mileage. Its ...

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  • not happy
    By  (I am an Owner) on Aug 22, 2012

    I would like to let buyers beware, the oil change is not cheap or simple . this particular motorcycle requires valve adjustments with every oil change which is very costly 279.00$ up to 300.00$ depending on your dealer. If I knew this before hand I would not have purchased a V star.

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  • Best Starter Bike Period
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jun 08, 2012

    This is a tried and true model made for many years because it is such a great bike. Mine is a 2005 and I have driven 7600 miles on it. Back then they were called a Virago 250. It rarely goes out on the highway but that is not what I bought it for. I use mine as a daily commuter and I can laugh at ...

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  • AMAZING
    By  (I am an Owner) on Mar 12, 2012

    Well for someone who has never owned or really drove a bike i wanted to start off cheap and easy. Wow. I have put 252 miles on this bike in about 2 weeks. It is so fun to drive and easy also. I started out just trying it in the neighborhood before i went into traffic, it is so easy to drive the ...

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