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.
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.
The impressive 282mm front disc brake and sturdy rear drum brake provide strong, highly controllable stopping power.
Timelessly styled bodywork abounds on the XV250 Virago. Virago has turned more riders onto the wonderful world of cruising than almost anything else.
|Engine Type||Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, V-twin|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||49.0 x 66.0|
|Compression Ratio||10.0 : 1|
|Lubrication System||Wet sump|
|Fuel Management||26mm Mikuni|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||9.5|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 5-speed|
|Frame Type||Steel double cradle|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic forks, 140mm travel|
|Suspension Rear||Twin shocks, adjustable spring preload, 100mm travel|
|Brakes Front||Hydraulic single disc, 282mm|
|Tyres Front||3.00-18 47P Tube type|
|Tyres Rear||130/90-15 M/C 66P Tube type|
|Seat Height (mm)||685|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||145|
|Wet Weight (kg)||147|