2020 Yamaha XT250 (Learner Approved)

When it comes to good honest on/off road capability and good times that last, you can’t beat a Yamaha XT250. Yamaha's cult classic is based on simple, rock-solid dependability with a fuel injected 249cc air-cooled donk at its core.

The easy-to-ride four-stroke single produces strong torque and smooth response across the entire rpm range – and will get you over 30kms on a litre of fuel.

No frills where none are needed.


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Air-cooled 250cc four-stroke

Fuel injected 249cc air-cooled four-stroke for smooth throttle response and easy starting in nearly all conditions. 9.5:1 compression makes for great on- and off-road performance.

Forged piston

A light-and-strong forged piston inside a plated cylinder helps dissipate heat more efficiently, increasing both performance and durability.

Lightweight steel frame

A semi-double-cradle steel frame achieves a lighter, nimbler feel through greater mass centralisation. Greater lateral and torsional rigidity and reduced weight of the lower frame parts help produce light, stable handling.

Mass centralisation

The front fork has 226mm of travel to soak up the rough stuff, both on-road and off. An aluminium lower triple clamp keeps the weight down.

Nimble handling

New front suspension features improved damping and rigidity balance for better comfort and feel. Lightweight aluminium under-bracket and meter assembly significantly lighten front end to improve handling.


  • Engine
  • Chassis
  • Dimensions
Engine Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC 2-valve, single cylinder
Displacement (cc) 249.0
Bore x Stroke (mm) 74.0 x 58.0
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Lubrication System Wet sump
Fuel Management Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI
Starter System Electric
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 10.0
Final Transmission Chain
Transmission Constant mesh 5-speed
Frame Type Semi double cradle
Suspension Front Telescopic forks, 225mm travel
Suspension Rear Swingarm (link suspension), 180mm travel
Brakes Front Hydraulic single disc, 245mm
Brakes Rear Hydraulic single disc, 203mm
Tyres Front 2.75-21 45P Tube type
Tyres Rear 120/80-18M/C 62P Tubeless
Length (mm) 2160
Width (mm) 805
Height (mm) 1160
Seat Height (mm) 810
Wheelbase (mm) 1360
Ground Clearance (mm) 285
Wet Weight (kg) 133