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2014 Yamaha XT250

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The 2014 Yamaha XT250 has a lot to love. It is versatile and comfortable and at the same time tough and agile.

At its heart sits a 249cc, air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, engine which is mated to a 5-speed; multiple-disc transmission with wet clutch. The engine cranks out more than enough power to help you deal great with dirty tracks and feels pretty comfortable on the city streets too.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept in leach by a set of 245mm front and 203mm rear disc brakes which deliver a strong stopping power regardless of what type of road lies under your wheels.

You also get a semi-double-cradle steel frame, electric start, a multifunction digital LCD instrument panel and retractable brake and shift pedals.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the 2014 Yamaha XT 250 is equipped with a front fork that offers 8.9 inches of travel and a rear shock that provides 7.1 inches of wheel travel.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Yamaha XT 250.

Key Features:

Yamaha XT250
  • Long-travel suspension and more than 11.2 inches of ground clearance live under a seat only 31.9 inches from the ground.
  • The XT250 has fuel injection for smooth throttle response and easy starting in nearly all conditions.
  • Electric start makes firing up the 249cc four-stroke effortless.
  • 245mm front disc and 203mm rear disc brakes combine to deliver superb stopping power on both paved and unpaved surfaces.

Engine:

  • 249cc air-cooled four-stroke with 9.5:1 compression makes for great on- and off-road performance.
  • The XT250 has fuel injection for smooth throttle response and easy starting in nearly all conditions.
  • A light-and-strong forged piston inside a plated cylinder helps dissipate heat more efficiently, increasing both performance and durability.
  • A light crankshaft helps provide quick responsive power.
  • Wide-ratio five-speed transmission for maximum power and performance in a wide range of terrain and conditions.
  • Straighter intake tract for improved performance.
  • Hassle-free pushbutton electric starting adds extra convenience and reliability.
  • Engine is mounted high in the frame to provide an incredible 11.2 inches of ground clearance.
  • Automatic cam chain tensioner means minimal maintenance and longer engine life.

Chassis/Suspension:

  • A semi-double-cradle steel frame achieves a lighter, nimbler feel through greater mass centralization. Greater lateral and torsional rigidity and reduced weight of the lower frame parts help produce light, stable handling.
  • The front fork has 8.9 inches of travel to soak up the rough stuff, both on-road and off. An aluminum lower triple clamp keeps the weight down.
  • Maximum turning angle of the handlebar is 51 degrees—almost like a trials machine. Combined with a short wheelbase of only 53.5 inches, the XT250 has a super-tight turning radius for excellent maneuverability.
  • A rear shock provides 7.1 inches of wheel travel through a progressive, Monocross®-style linkage system for a smooth ride.
  • 21-inch front and 18-inch rear aluminum wheels are extremely durable and reduce unsprung weight for enhanced suspension performance and handling.
  • 245mm front disc and 203mm rear disc brakes combine to deliver superb stopping power on both paved and unpaved surfaces.
  • 11.2 inches of ground clearance means you’ve got serious off-road capability.

Additional Features:

  • Multifunction digital LCD instrument panel with cool green background lighting is easily visible day or night. It also removes a lot of weight from the handlebar for light, precise handling.
  • The stylish gas tank holds a full 2.6 gallons for long-range riding.
  • Long, thick seat creates a balanced riding position for optimal rider movement and comfort.
  • Durable and wide front fender is designed to keep mud and dirt off the rider when exploring off-road.
  • Frame-mounted passenger footpegs provide two-up riding capability.
  • Enduro-style, 60/55-watt halogen headlight features a cool 133mm lens for excellent visibility at night.
  • Flex-mounted turn indicators offer great durability against breakage.
  • Retractable brake and shift pedals deal with tough trail obstacles.
  • Durable fork boots help prevent rocks and debris from damaging fork sliders.
  • Standard dual rearview mirrors.
  • A spark arrestor makes the XT trail ready.
  • Dependable, low-maintenance battery.

Specifications

Yamaha XT250
MSRP*$5,190 (Team Yamaha Blue) Available from June 2013
Engine Type249cc air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke single
Bore x Stroke74.0 x 58.0mm
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Fuel DeliveryFuel Injection
IgnitionTCI
Transmission5-speed; multiple-disc wet clutch
Final DriveChain
Suspension / Front35mm telescopic fork; 8.9-in travel
Suspension / RearSwingarm w/rebound-adjustable single shock; 7.1-in travel
Brakes / Front245mm disc
Brakes / Rear203mm disc
Tires / Front2.75-21
Tires / Rear120/80-18
Length84.6 in
Width31.7 in
Height45.7 in
Seat Height31.9 in
Wheelbase53.5 in
Ground Clearance11.2 in
Fuel Capacity2.6 gal / California model 2.4 gal
Fuel Economy**76mpg
Wet Weight***291 lb


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