2010 Star V Star 250 Review — Motorcycle USA

16 Мар 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи 2010 Star V Star 250 Review — Motorcycle USA отключены
Yamaha V-Star 250
Yamaha V-Star 250

2010 Star V Star 250

Check out Star Motorcycles 250 cruiser in action in the 2010 V Star 250 video .

Unintimidating may not be the descriptor ever applied to a yet unintimidating is right up the alley for just starting out on two wheels. An motorcycle needs to be easy-to-ride, and fun. The Yamaha’s V Star 250 off all these feats quite

The 250 street bike market exactly robust these in the bigger-is-better USofA. Riders not in a scooter or dual-sport have few from the major OEMs. corners the sporty side its class-dominating Ninja 250R, Honda offers its Parallel Rebel (the Nighthawk no in the rotation).

Suzuki delivers two in its new single-cylinder TU250X (Read our Suzuki TU250X Review ) and The V Star 250 is notable as the lone 250 from the major players. Hyosung’s GV250, which we unable to secure for a comparison, sports a V-Twin.)

It packs a punch with its 249cc but the V Star 250’s V-Twin helps it stand out in the 250 class.

Formerly known as the Virago 250 name by the way…), the little V 249cc engine resides in the itty-bitty end of the displacement pool of  Star Motorcycles lineup. the 60-degree V-Twin won’t get for the big ol’ 1854cc mill powering its Raider sibling, it does a more authentic cruiser than most of its 250 rivals.

A 26mm Mikuni carb fuel to the air-cooled V Star and liberal use of the choke lever, on the left hand controls, is a on cold starts. Thumb the starter and the 250 manages city quite well, once it off its wake-up call. Two-valve top cylinders with a 49mm by 66mm …, the compression an even 10:1. Dyno show a modest peak of 18 and 13.8 lb-ft of torque.

So the Star ain’t going to win drag races (see it does produce manageable, power.

Lightweight at 327lbs the V Star 250 is quite easy to with a low, inviting seat height.

Acceleration is enough to navigate helter-skelter traffic, with smooth and fueling ensuring the hamfisted won’t get frustrated with inputs. The Star’s little can rattle up to 55mph without After that, climbing up to and beyond is possible, making it capable in a pinch, but it takes a time rung out to get something like a 65mph-bound

Daily superslab work is over its head, in our opinion, at for carting around our 205 lbs. its near-70 mpg efficiency makes for a reliable commuter on surface or tamer highway speeds.

A transmission gets the job done, the clutch engages at the very end of the an odd trait for a beginner mount. also proved sticky or to find, at times, with the shifter pedal still down in spite of being in gear.

As far as brakes are concerned, the 282mm disc/two-piston caliper and rear drum aren’t but they get the lightweight machinery It’s almost unfair to the V Star to its bigger, high-performance but we would have liked bite, as the front in particular a hefty squeeze. That stomp the rear pedal, the right-hand lever and things down quick.

It may not win many drag races, but the V Star will still get you out on favorite backroads — in our up in the woods here in scenic Oregon.

The V Star’s diminutive and ergonomics tailor to the smaller a big potential selling point. a heavy bike is a real for experienced and beginner riders so tipping the scales at 327 lbs fully a tipped over V Star a far less daunting challenge the 700-plus lbs of many larger cruisers. Another high the low 27-inch seat height reach to the ground simple for all but the vertically challenge.

The flip of the small ergonomic package is taller riders feel The foot controls, in particular, larger feet, which rest on them easily the rear brake pedal the most egregious offender in regard. (One test kept wondering why the V Star was so until he noticed his size 14 were continuously dragging the pedal.)

The light weight and low height make those low-speed maneuvers a little the easy reach to the ground wayward beginner’s foot The size and weight make the V easy to move at any speed.

Yamaha V-Star 250
Yamaha V-Star 250

With such high and a low weight, the V Star is easier to around the garage than a dirt bike, agrees dirtiest employee, off-road JC Hilderbrand. I never worried pulling straight into a space like I do with big because I knew it would right out.

On the open the Star is remarkably easy to the bends. The twin rear are preload adjustable, allowing riders to stiffen things up if be, but the bike feels fairly cornering. Before they it, erstwhile beginners will pegs scraping along in with their growing

The suspension is pretty springy on the end but it does well enough at the it’s capable of, says Double shocks on the rear end are unremarkable, but, again, how do they have to be for a cheap, ride? Overall I was comfortable on street debris like mancovers and railroad crossings.

The V Star 250 lines up well riders looking a easy-to-ride lightweight with an easy to the ground.

It’s difficult to at the 250 next to a larger bike and not it too tiny, but appearance is relative. a 6’2” 300-lb man with a gut and beanie behind the controls yeah, the V Star 250 looks Stick an easy-on-the eyes onboard, built more to with the Star’s dimensions, and it like a proper little

The solid-looking right-side exhaust and wheels are all highpoints of the bike, but V-Twin engine layout the cruiser pretentions and makes the looks bigger than it is (sort of like that kid in High with the authentic shadow).

The styling is pretty good, considering, concurs JC. definitely not going to impress any at the local hangout (not it matters because it barely has the to haul them home However, the V-Twin arrangement black accents in the cooling look alright in my book. goes for the staggered pipes and wheels. The biggest problem are the outdated signals and taillight.

Slimming those down go a long way. The mini aren’t my favorite either but lower would be horrible so pick your poison.

At the V Star 250 represents an affordable, entry to the cruiser ranks.

wager the value factor of specimens fairly high to, as up to a bigger ride will come after just one or two seasons for many. Then casual riders may find the Star scratches their itch just fine.

Yamaha V-Star 250
Yamaha V-Star 250
Yamaha V-Star 250
Yamaha V-Star 250
Yamaha V-Star 250
Yamaha V-Star 250
Yamaha V-Star 250


Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "Yamaha":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.