Yamaha XT250
Yamaha XT250

Welcome to the Yamaha XT250 motorcycle specifications and showroom review for 2021. The XT250 is the road legal version of Yamaha’s entry level trail or dual purpose motorbike range. I’ve never written about the XT250 before which was surprising given that is has been on sale in various specs for 30 years. The XT250 is also LAMS or learner approved.

In terms of looks the XT250 is arguably one of the best looking trail bikes in 2021. Why because it looks slightly retro with the round headlight and yet contemporary motor-cross plastics and seat design. Yamaha have tided the swing arm and exhaust nicely along with the coloured frame and engine.  The XT250 is not a big bike so should appeal to those who are of normal body dimensions.

In terms of engine and tech the XT250 comes with an upgrade from 225cc along with EFI in a 2014 update along with other bits and pieces including digital instruments. It meets current emission rules so has managed to stay in production despite having quite aged basic design.

Is the Yamaha XT250 worth buying? To me it looks like a great bike for city commutes and trail rides although it priced quite high. As a result the Yamaha XT250 is the 8th most popular and best selling trail motorcycle in Australia 2019 selling 151 units. This sales number is the same as in 2018.

Yamaha XT250 Key Specifications
Engine:   1 cylinder SOHC Air EFI
Capacity:  249cc
Power/Torque:  Approx 17 Kw@10000 RPM 20 Nm@9000 RPM
Gearbox:   5 speed
Kerb Weight:  133kg 
Performance:  0-100kph N/A seconds Approx
Max Speed N/A Kph Approx 
Fuel Economy:   10.5 litre fuel tank
Approx 3.5 litres per 100km  ??????
Seat height:  810mm
Dimensions: L2160 X W805 X H1160 mm
Wheels: 80-100-21F  100-90-18R
Recommended Retail Price:  Est $7849 AUD (2021 Ride away price)