2018 Yamaha XT250


Light, nimble, easy-to-use and ultra-reliable make it the perfect on and off-road machine.

Additional Features

  • EXTENDED FUEL RANGE: The stylish gas tank holds a full 2.6 gallons (2.4 for California models) for long-range riding.
  • ADVANCED LCD INSTRUMENTS: Multifunction digital LCD instrument panel with cool green background lighting is easily visible day or night. It also removes unnecessary weight from the handlebar for light, precise handling.
  • COMFORTABLE SADDLE: Long, thick seat creates a balanced riding position for optimal rider movement and comfort.
  • PROTECTIVE FENDERS: Durable and wide front fender is designed to keep mud and dirt off the rider when exploring off-road.
  • PASSENGER-READY: Frame-mounted passenger foot pegs provide two-up riding capability.
  • BRIGHT ILLUMINATION: Enduro-style, 60/55-watt halogen headlight features a cool 133mm lens for excellent visibility at night.
  • DUAL SPORT LIGHTING: Flex-mounted turn indicators offer great durability against breakage.
  • FORK PROTECTION: Durable fork boots help prevent rocks and debris from damaging fork sliders.
  • FORESTRY-FRIENDLY EXHAUST: A spark arrestor makes the XT trail ready.
  • MODERN BATTERY: Dependable, low-maintenance battery.

Chassis / Suspension

  • STRONG, COMPACT FRAME: A semi-double-cradle steel frame achieves a lighter, nimbler feel through greater mass centralization. Greater lateral and torsional rigidity and reduced weight of the lower frame parts help produce light, stable handling.
  • ADVANCED LONG-TRAVEL SUSPENSION: The front fork has 8.9 inches of travel to soak up the rough stuff, both on road and off. An aluminum lower triple clamp keeps the weight down.
  • NIMBLE STEERING: Maximum turning angle of the handlebar is 51 degrees—almost like a trials machine. Combined with a short wheelbase of only 53.5 inches, the XT250 has a super-tight turning radius for excellent maneuverability.
  • LINKAGE-STYLE SHOCK: A rear shock provides 7.1 inches of wheel travel through a progressive, Monocross® linkage system for a smooth ride.
  • DIRT-READY WHEELS: 21-inch front and 18-inch rear aluminum wheels are extremely durable and reduce unsprung weight for enhanced suspension performance and handling.
  • GENEROUS GROUND CLEARANCE: 11.2 inches of ground clearance means you’ve got serious off-road capability.


  • RELIABLE FOUR-STROKE MOTOR: 249 cc air-cooled four-stroke with 9.5:1 compression makes for great on-and off-road performance.
  • MODERN FUEL INJECTION: The XT250 has fuel injection for smooth throttle response and easy starting in nearly all conditions.
  • ADVANCED CYLINDER DESIGN: A light-and-strong forged piston inside a plated cylinder helps dissipate heat more efficiently, increasing both performance and durability.
  • RESPONSIVE POWER: A light crankshaft helps provide quick responsive power.
  • 5-SPEED TRANSMISSION: Wide-ratio five-speed transmission for maximum power and performance in a wide range of terrain and conditions.
  • EFFICIENT INTAKE DESIGN: Straighter intake tract for improved performance.
  • CONVENIENT ELECTRIC START: Hassle-free push-button electric starting adds extra convenience and reliability.
  • TRAIL-READY CHASSIS: Engine is mounted high in the frame to provide an incredible 11.2 inches of ground clearance.
  • LOW MAINTENANCE ENGINE: Automatic cam chain tensioner means minimal maintenance and longer engine life.

Top Features

  • ADVANCED LONG-TRAVEL SUSPENSION: Long-travel suspension and more than 11.2 inches of ground clearance live under a seat only 31.9 inches from the ground.
  • MODERN FUEL INJECTION: The XT250 has fuel injection for smooth throttle response and easy starting in nearly all conditions.
  • CONVENIENT ELECTRIC START: Electric start makes firing up the 249cc four-stroke effortless.
  • DUAL DISC BRAKES: 245 mm front disc and 203 mm rear disc brakes combine to deliver superb stopping power on both paved and unpaved surfaces.

General Information

Manufacturer Yamaha
Model Year 2018
Model XT250
Model Code XT250J1C
Color Sandy Beige



Front - 245 mm single disc

Rear - 203 mm single disc


Front - 2.75-21

Rear - 120/80-18


Length 84.6 in.
Height 45.7 in.
Width 31.7 in.
Weight Wet - 291 lb.
Ground Clearance Maximum - 11.2 in.
Wheelbase 53.5 in.
Seat Height 31.9 in.


Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Chain


Engine SOHC 4-stroke single, 2 valves
Displacement 249 cc
Bore x Stroke 74 x 58 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel System Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI)
Fuel Capacity 2.6 gal.
MPG Rating 76 mpg
Ignition TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Clutch Multi-plate wet
Cooling Air



Front - 35 mm telescopic fork; 8.9 in. travel

Rear - Single shock, adjustable preload and rebound damping; 7.1 in. travel

Rake 26.4°
Trail 4.2 in.


Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)