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V Star 250
V Star 250

V Star 250



Light and nimble with smooth power and a low seat for easy handling makes it a stylish entry level V‑twin.


  1. Compact Custom
    Light weight and a seat just 27 inches from the pavement make the V Star 250® a great trainer as well as a great choice for riders who appreciate the fun that comes in small packages.
  2. Big Bike Style
    Dual exhausts, plenty of quality chrome and typical Star attention to detail—this is one sharp little cruiser.
  3. Strong Brakes
    Front disc brake provides highly controllable stopping power.
  4. Unique V- twin Performance
    The V Star 250 is the only V-twin in its class.
  5. Ultra- Efficient Engine
    Estimated 78 mpg* means almost 200 miles between fill-ups.



Uniquely Potent V-twin
Air-cooled, 249cc, 60-degree V-twin engine with a long 66mm stroke produces plenty of bottom-end torque and smooth roll-on power. And it’s the only V-twin engine in its class, too.

Smooth Running
Single 26mm Mikuni® downdraft carburetor ensures optimal fuel/air mixing and delivery with superb throttle response.

Flexible Gearing
Widely geared five-speed transmission makes the most of V Star 250’s powerband.

Electric Start
Easy, dependable electric starting.

Classic Exhaust Layout
Beautiful dual chrome exhaust pipes let the engine breathe and put out that classic V-twin rumble.

Low Maintenance Motor
Automatic cam chain tensioner virtually eliminates maintenance and helps extend engine life.


Agile Chassis
58.7-inch wheelbase creates a long, low package with great handling and maneuverability.

Strong Brakes
282mm single front disc brake and a rear drum brake provide plenty of stopping power.

Low Seat Height
Plush and low-stepped saddle keeps the rider sitting low and lets almost everybody flatfoot the pavement.

Plush Suspension
Telescopic front fork with 5.5 inches of travel provides a nice, smooth ride. Twin rear shocks feature 3.9 inches of travel and adjustable spring preload for versatility under various loads.


Open Riding Position
A custom style handlebar gives the V Star 250 a modern look and comfortable riding position.

Big Bike Style
Extensive chrome details accent engine and side covers for incomparable “big bike” fit and finish.

Generous Fuel Range
Stylishly sculpted teardrop fuel tank features 2.5-gallon capacity for excellent cruising range.

Forward Mount Controls
Forward-set foot pegs enhance rider comfort by creating added legroom.

Stylish Fenders
Wide rear fender and front and rear wire-spoked wheels add the perfect classic, retro touch to this stylish package.

Disclaimer: Vehicle shown may vary visually by market and may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Availability may vary by market, please see your local dealer for details.


Engine Type 15-cubic-inch (249cc) air-cooled, SOHC 60° V-twin, 2 valves
Bore x Stroke 49.0mm x 66.0mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery Mikuni® 26mm carburetor
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Suspension / Front 33mm fork; 5.5-in travel
Suspension / Rear Dual shocks, adjustable preload; 3.9-in travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 282mm
Brakes / Rear 130mm drum
Tires / Front 3.00-18 CHENG SHIN C-916
Tires / Rear 130/90-15 CHENG SHIN C-915
L x W x H 86.2 in x 28.0 in x 41.7 in
Seat Height 27.0 in
Wheelbase 58.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 32.0°
Trail 4.7 in
Maximum Ground Clearance 5.7 in
Fuel Capacity 2.5 gal / CA model 2.4 gal
Wet Weight 324 lb / CA Model 326 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)