When it comes to good honest on/off road capability and good times that last …and last, you can’t beat a Yamaha XT250. The new evolution of Yamaha’s cult classic has been completely updated to reach the highest level ever for this category – all without compromising the simple, rock-solid dependability for which Yamaha XTs are famous. The new, larger capacity 249cc engine is stronger and more responsive, and comes mounted to an all new chassis with a whole new level or braking, handling and suspension performance. Fuel-efficient all-road expertise doesn’t get more useable nor affordable than this. Meet the new category king.
Fuel injected 249cc air-cooled four-stroke for smooth throttle response and easy starting in nearly all conditions. 9.5:1 compression makes for great on- and off-road performance.
A light-and-strong forged piston inside a plated cylinder helps dissipate heat more efficiently, increasing both performance and durability.
A semi-double-cradle steel frame achieves a lighter, nimbler feel through greater mass centralisation. Greater lateral and torsional rigidity and reduced weight of the lower frame parts help produce light, stable handling.
New front suspension features improved damping and rigidity balance for better comfort and feel. Lightweight aluminium under-bracket and meter assembly significantly lighten front end to improve handling.
The front fork has 226mm of travel to soak up the rough stuff, both on-road and off. An aluminium lower triple clamp keeps the weight down.
|Engine Type||249cc air cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke single|
|Bore x Stroke||74.0 x 58.0 mm|
|Compression Ratio||9.5 : 1|
|Lubrication System||Wet sump|
|Fuel Management||Fuel Injection|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||10 L|
|Oil Capacity||1.4 L|
|Final Transmission||Chain drive|
|Seat Height||810 mm|
|Ground Clearance||285 mm|
|Dry Weight||125 kg|
|Wet Weight||133 kg with 10 litres of fuel|
|Frame Type||Steel double cradle|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic fork|
|Brakes Front||Single disc|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc|
|Tyres Front||2.75 x 21in|
|Tyres Rear||120/80 x 18in|