2018 Yamaha V Star 250


2018 Yamaha V Star 250


Great things come in small packages: light and nimble, plenty of torque, smooth power, huge MPGs and a low seat for confident handling.

Additional Features

  • OPEN RIDING POSITION: A custom style handlebar gives the V Star 250 a modern look and comfortable riding position.
  • BIG BIKE STYLE: Extensive chrome details accent engine and side covers for incomparable “big bike” fit and finish.
  • GENEROUS FUEL RANGE: Stylishly sculpted teardrop fuel tank features 2.5-gallon capacity for excellent cruising range.
  • FORWARD MOUNT CONTROLS: Forward-set foot pegs enhance rider comfort by creating added legroom.
  • STYLISH FENDERS: Wide rear fender and front and rear wire-spoked wheels add the perfect classic, retro touch to this stylish package.

Chassis / Suspension

  • AGILE CHASSIS: 58.7 inch wheelbase creates a long, low package with great handling and maneuverability.
  • STRONG BRAKES: 282 mm single front disc brake and a rear drum brake provide plenty of stopping power.
  • LOW SEAT HEIGHT: Plush and low-stepped saddle keeps the rider sitting low and lets almost everybody flatfoot the pavement.
  • PLUSH SUSPENSION: 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.


  • UNIQUELY POTENT V-TWIN: Air-cooled, 249 cc, 60-degree V-twin engine with a long 66 mm stroke produces plenty of bottom-end torque and smooth roll-on power. And it’s the only V-twin engine in its class, too.
  • SMOOTH RUNNING: Single 26 mm Mikuni® downdraft carburetor ensures optimal fuel/air mixing and delivery with superb throttle response.
  • FLEXIBLE GEARING: Widely geared five-speed transmission makes the most of V Star 250’s powerband.
  • ELECTRIC START: Easy, dependable electric starting.
  • CLASSIC EXHAUST LAYOUT: Beautiful dual chrome exhaust pipes let the engine breathe and put out that classic V-twin rumble.
  • LOW MAINTENANCE MOTOR: Automatic cam chain tensioner virtually eliminates maintenance and helps extend engine life.

Top Features

  • COMPACT CUSTOM: Light weight and a seat just 27 inches from the pavement make the V Star 250® a great trainer as well as a great choice for riders who appreciate the fun that comes in small packages.
  • BIG BIKE STYLE: Dual exhausts, plenty of quality chrome and typical Star attention to detail—this is one sharp little cruiser.
  • STRONG BRAKES: Front disc brake provides highly controllable stopping power.
  • UNIQUE V-TWIN PERFORMANCE: The V Star 250 is the only V-twin in its class.
  • ULTRA-EFFICIENT ENGINE: Estimated 78 mpg* means almost 200 miles between fill-ups.

General Information

Manufacturer Yamaha
Model Year 2018
Model V Star 250
Model Code XV250JCB
Color Raven



Front - Hydraulic disc, 282 mm

Rear - Drum, 130 mm


Front - 3.00-18

Rear - 130/90-15


Length 86.2 in.
Height 41.7 in.
Width 28 in.
Weight Wet - 326 lb.
Ground Clearance Maximum - 5.7 in.
Wheelbase 58.7 in.
Seat Height 27 in.


Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Chain


Engine SOHC 60° V-twin, 4 valves
Displacement 249 cc (15 cu. in.)
Bore x Stroke 49 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Carburetion Mikuni® 26 mm
Fuel Capacity 2.4 gal.
MPG Rating 78 mpg
Ignition TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Clutch Multi-plate wet
Cooling Air



Front - 33 mm fork; 5.5 in. travel

Rear - Dual shocks, adjustable preload; 3.9 in. travel

Rake 32°
Trail 4.7 in.


Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)