The XT250 name dates back to 1980, and while the 2022 Yamaha XT250 is a more sophisticated dual-sport bike, it retains the simplicity of its ancestor. Like the original XT250, the current model features a twin-valve, air-cooled SOHC powerplant. However, these third-generation XT250s have electric start, fuel injection, disc brakes, an LCD instrument panel and shock absorber arms.The 2022 XT250 is capable of city streets as well as everyday commuting. The non-adjustable fork has nearly nine inches of travel, while the rear wheel has just over seven inches of travel, with a shock that offers spring preload adjustment to compensate for the rider. This medium wheel travel provides a seat height just under 32 inches, which will be within the reach of most riders with a curb weight of less than 300 pounds.Offering over 11 inches of ground clearance and smooth power delivery, patient riders can have fun off-pavement – ​​just keep in mind that street-friendly Bridgestone Trail Wing tires are not designed for serious off-road riding. You can take the quiet, unassuming XT250 almost anywhere in town without attracting unwanted attention. This means having fun on city trails without having to worry about curbs stopping you. Parking a compact motorcycle couldn’t be easier.A 2.6-gallon fuel tank and roughly 76 miles per gallon give the XT250 a range of nearly 200 miles. A five-speed gearbox and a modest output of about 16 horsepower limit its highway capabilities, although it will operate on roads with a 55 mph speed limit. The 2022 Yamaha XT250 is a fun and versatile beginner-friendly motorcycle with an MSRP of just $5,199. .We have tested a Yamaha XT250.2022 Yamaha XT250 SpecificationsENGINE

  • Type: Single cylinder
  • Displacement: 249cc
  • Bore diameter x stroke: 74 x 58 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Valve mechanism: SOHC; 2 valves
  • Refueling: EFI
  • Cooling: air
  • Start: electric
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Final drive: chain


  • Front suspension; travel: 35 mm non-adjustable fork; 8.9 inches
  • Rear suspension; stroke: adjustable shock absorber with spring preload; 7.1 inches
  • Wheels: Wire spokes with aluminum rims
  • Front Tire: 2.75 x 21: Bridgestone Trail Wing TW-301
  • Rear tire: 120/80 x 18; Bridgestone Trail Wing TW-302
  • Front brake: 245mm disc
  • Rear brake: 203mm disc
  • ABS: None


  • Wheelbase: 53.5 inches
  • Rake: 26.4 degrees
  • Travel: 4.2 inches
  • Seat height: 31.9 inches
  • Ground clearance: 11.2 inches
  • Fuel tank capacity: 2.5 gallons
  • Estimated fuel economy: 76 mpg
  • Cured weight: 291 lbs
  • Color: Radical gray

2022 Yamaha XT250 Price: $5,199 MSRP

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