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Yamaha XT250 Specs, Manuals, & Info


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If you’ve got a XT250 that you’re working on, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re doing a full rebuild or restoration motorcycle project or you just need to complete some routine maintenance, we’ve got all the information and links to what you need to do the job right.

On this page you’ll find:

  • Links to the motorcycle service manual for your XT250.
  • Where you can find used XT250s for sale to start a new motorcycle project or get a parts bike.
  • Specs, details, and information about the history of the XT250. may earn an affiliate commission when you make a purchase through the links on this page.

XT250 Specs & Details

The Yamaha XT250 is a dual-sport motorcycle that’s gone through a few phases. The first production spanned from 1980 to 1990, and the second was reintroduced in 2008.

The first iteration of the XT250 is a popular choice in rural areas, backroads, and for farm work, but serves as a fun bike just about anywhere.

Changes throughout the first generations included stricter emissions controls and a more compact gas tank.

The reintroduction of the XT250 in 2008 replaced the XT225 model. In 2013, the intake system was updated to fuel-injection.

Specs for the Yamaha XT250 include:

  • Top Speed: 76 mph.
  • Engine Displacement: 249cc
  • Cylinders/Engine Type: Single cylinder SOHC 4 stroke.
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Transmission: 5 speed
  • Wet Weight: 291 lbs.

XT250 Years & Variations

Main variations of the XT250 include:

  • 1980-83 XT250
  • 1984-1991 XT250
  • 2008 to 2012 XT250
  • 2013 to 2020 XT250.

The XT250 will be discontinued after model year 2021.

Find a XT250 for Sale Near You

If you’re looking for a XT250 of your own or need a donor parts bike for your current motorcycle project, you can use the used bike search tool to find what you’re looking for.

Click your state below to find used XT250s near you.

These motorcycle search engines search Craigslist listing for the entire state so you don’t have to individually search each specific region.

Once you’ve got the bike up and running, be sure to check back to our motorcycle registration and title guides if you need help getting plates (Especially if you’ve bought the XT250 without a title).

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