Does Yamaha Still Make A V-Twin Motorcycle Engine? – SlashGear

The 2024 Yamaha V Star 250 ranks as one of the most affordable motorcycles on the market with its $4,699 MSRP. The V Star 250 features an air-cooled 249cc (15.2 cubic-inch) V-twin engine with 49.0mm (1.93-inch) diameter cylinders and a 66.0mm (2.60-inch) crankshaft stroke. The V Star 250 engine uses a 26mm Mikuni downdraft style carburetor 10.0:1 compression, and a transistor-controlled ignition (TCI) system for smooth power across the rpm range and predictable low-end throttle response. The V-twin’s characteristics not only inspire confidence at any skill level, its lightweight design affords a low 27-inch (685.8mm) seat height that’s perfect for smaller riders.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, everyone enjoys spending less money at the gas pump. In conjunction with the 324-pound (147 kg) 2024 V Star 250’s chain drive, 5-speed transmission, and dual exhaust, the 249cc 60-degree V-twin gets an estimated 78 mpg (33.2 km/l). Combine that efficiency with the bike’s 2.5-gallon (9.46-liter) fuel tank, and you could ride from Paris (Texas) to Bogata (also Texas) and back on a quarter tank of gas.

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