The smallest star in the universe has introduced thousands of newcomers to the world of cruising. Its bulletproof 250cc V-twin engine can withstand the kind of abuse that only newcomers can hand out and sips fuel at a reassuringly low rate.
With all the style of its bigger brothers, XV250 is fitted with a flat type handlebar mounted on bar risers to improve the comfort and aid handling characteristics of the smallest Star cruiser.
With a long, 66mm stroke, Virago's air-cooled, 60˚ V-twin engine has a smooth, torquey character that boasts plenty of bottom-end and smooth roll-on power, as well as the legs to comfortably attain highway speed.
The impressive 282mm front disc brake and sturdy rear drum brake provide strong, highly controllable stopping power.
Relaxed cockpit layout includes forward-mounted footpegs and low seat height. A plush, yet compact rear cushion means you can share your Virago experience with a significant other, all in relaxed comfort and style.
Timelessly styled bodywork abounds on the XV250 Virago. Virago has turned more riders onto the wonderful world of cruising than almost anything else.
The link-type Monocross rear suspension system features a horizontal shock that is mounted directly to the engine's crankcase to save space and enhance chassis performance. And for a more enjoyable feeling when accelerating, the XSR700 is fitted with a short 530mm swing arm that enhances the connected feeling between the rider and bike.
The colour schemes were influenced from iconic motorcycles of Yamaha's rich history. The famous 2-stroke RD350LC from the early eighties provided the inspiration for the modern interpretation of the colour schemes, resulting in the a crisp Heritage White and a more elegant Heritage Black combination.
QSS, CRUISE CONTROL, A&S CLUTCH
The XSR900 comes with a high specification as standard and includes a Quick Shift System for clutchless upshifts and downshifts, as well as an Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch for increased chassis controllability when slowing down. The Cruise Control is ideal for when you're in a relaxed mood.
The MT-03's ergonomic handlebar / seat / footrest layout is designed to give an upright riding position that makes this one of the most comfortable and versatile bikes in its class.
QUICK SHIFT SYSTEM
For ultimate acceleration the MT-09 gets a Quick Shift System (QSS) that ensures seamless and clutchless full-throttle upshifts and smooth downshifts. Together with the A&S clutch, this electronic aid transforms the riding experience and enables the rider to optimise the increased torque levels for more thrilling acceleration as well as higher levels of chassis stability and control when downshifting.
Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, V-twin
Bore x Stroke (mm)
49.0 x 66.0
10.0 : 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
Constant mesh 5-speed
Steel double cradle
Telescopic forks, 140mm travel
Twin shocks, adjustable spring preload, 100mm travel
Hydraulic single disc, 282mm
3.00-18 47P Tube type
130/90-15 M/C 66P Tube type
Seat Height (mm)
Ground Clearance (mm)
Wet Weight (kg)