2011 Yamaha V Star 250 Now Available
“There are a whole bunch of reasons to check out the 2011 Yamaha V-Star 250, but the most intriguing is it's authentic V-twin powerplant, which means that you are getting full sized rumble and styling in an easy to ride, lightweight bike,” Yamaha says.
The bike is capable of going for about 200 miles (322 km) with its 2.5-gallon (9.5-liter) tank between fill-ups. while delivering a claimed 78 mpg (3.02 l/100km).
The suspension is comprised of a telescopic front fork with 5.5 inches of travel with twin rear shocks that feature 3.9 inches of travel and adjustable spring preload for versatility under various loads.
The 58.7-inch wheelbase creates a long, low package with great handling and maneuverability, while the 282mm single front disc brake and a rear drum brake provide plenty of stopping power.
The small V Star, tipping the scales at 324 lbs (147kg), uses chrome details accent engine and side covers for that "big" motorcycle fit and finish. Also, the plush and low-stepped saddle keeps the center of gravity low.
Other features include chrome pullback handlebars, forward-set footpegs, wide rear fender and front and rear wire-spoked wheels that add a retro touch to the beginner rider’s package.
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