2020 Yamaha XT250

Yamaha’s mid-level dual sport motorcycle.

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Of Yamaha’s three dual sport bikes, and one of those is the simplistic XT250. Although it is designed more for the casual rider, the XT250 packs a reliable punch. It is powered by a 249cc, air-cooled, four-stroke engine. The suspension duties are handled by a nonadjustable 35mm conventional fork, while the shock is adjustable for preload and rebound damping. With its estimated fuel mileage of 76 mpg and its 2.6-gallon fuel tank (2.4-gallon for the California model), the XT250 can cover a decent amount of ground on a single fill-up.

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2020 Yamaha XT250 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Some competitors for the Yamaha XT250 would include the Kawasaki KLX230, Honda CRF250L, and Kawasaki KLX250. At $5,199, the XT250 is $600 more than the KLX230, the same price as the CRF250L, and $200 less than the KLX250.

Yamaha XT250 Updates For 2020

If you liked everything about the 2019 Yamaha XT250, you’re in luck because the 2020 model is exactly the same.

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2020 Yamaha XT250 Claimed Specifications

Price: $5,199
Engine: Air-cooled SOHC single-cylinder
Displacement: 249cc
Bore x Stroke: 74.0 x 58.0mm
Horsepower: N/A
Torque: N/A
Transmission: 5-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Seat Height: 31.9 in.
Rake: 26.4°
Trail: 4.2 in.
Front Suspension: 35mm conventional fork, nonadjustable; 8.9-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Preload and rebound damping adjustable; 7.1-in. travel
Front Tire: 2.75-21
Rear Tire: 120/80-18
Wheelbase: 53.5 in.
Fuel Capacity: 2.6 gal., 2.4 gal. (CA model)
Claimed Wet Weight: 291 lb.