• 2006 Yamaha Virago 250
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    60° V-twin
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
  • Displacement:
    249 L
  • Top Speed:
    124 mph
  • Price:


  • Air-cooled, 249cc, 60° V-twin engine with a long, 66mm stroke produces plenty of bottom-end torque and smooth roll-on power.
  • Single 26mm Mikuni downdraft carburetor ensures optimal fuel/air mixing and delivery with superb throttle response.
  • Widely geared 5-speed transmission makes the most of Virago 250’s powerband.
  • Easy, dependable electric starting.
  • Beautiful dual chrome exhaust pipes let the engine breathe and put out that classic V-twin rumble.
  • Automatic cam chain tensioner virtually eliminates maintenance and helps extend engine life.


  • Longish, 58.7-inch wheelbase creates a long, low package with great handling and maneuverability.
  • 282mm single front disc brake and a rear drum brake provide plenty of stopping power.
  • Plush and low stepped saddle keeps the center of gravity low and lets almost everybody flatfoot the pavement.
  • Telescopic front fork with 5.5 inches of travel provides a nice, smooth ride.
  • Twin rear shocks feature 3.9 inches of travel and adjustable spring preload for versatility under various loads.

Additional Features:

  • Extensive chrome details accent engine and side covers for incomparable, “big bike” fit and finish.
  • Stylishly sculpted teardrop fuel tank features 2.5-gallon capacity for excellent cruising range.
  • Chrome pullback handlebars are easy to reach and great looking.
  • Forward-set footpegs enhance rider comfort by creating added legroom.
  • Wide rear fender and front and rear wire-spoked wheels add the perfect classic, retro touch to this stylish package.
What do you think?
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  (6023) posted on 03.17.2008

hmmm 120 Mph ... dont think so .. 85 is more like it Im sure.. 120 is right .. but then it is Kmph (kilometers per hour) witch is about 85 Mph .. and yes the weight of the person and also the wind plays a big factor with a bike this small .. so do hills and loads ..

I know Ppl who got em up on +130 KMPH (like +90 MPH) but that was also alone down hill and with the wind in the back ..

if your going like 2 grown Ppl. up hill I dont think you will be able to press it over the 100 Kmph (like 80 Mph)

in short .. dont go long distance on this bike..it is made to cruse on .. down town playing around evry day funn .. get you from work and home agin .. dont go further then lets say 100 milles or it will become a pain in the @ss literly smiley

use it as it is meant to be .. a funn ride for small evry day trips .. not a cost to cost ride or for rasing ..

  (6023) posted on 11.14.2006

I’ve got an 1100 and had a 535 and neither of them got over 120mph

  (6023) posted on 10.6.2006

This is clearly an error, as even the Ninja 250R tops out at 105m.p.h. and the motor mags would go on about this amazing 124m.p.h. 250 cruiser.
85 is closer to what has been reported.
The Rebel would not out sell this bike if it went that fast. Nice bike though!

  (6023) posted on 07.29.2006

The weight of the person riding will change the top speed.

  (6023) posted on 07.22.2006

Learn to ride better.

  (6023) posted on 04.16.2006

Where did these figures of 124 mph top speed come from? I rode a friends and could not get it any higher than about 85.

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