Of Yamaha’s three dual sport bikes, and one of those is the simplistic XT250. Although it is designed more for the casual rider, the XT250 packs a reliable punch. It is powered by a 249cc, air-cooled, four-stroke engine. The suspension duties are handled by a nonadjustable 35mm conventional fork, while the shock is adjustable for preload and rebound damping. With its estimated fuel mileage of 76 mpg and its 2.6-gallon fuel tank (2.4-gallon for the California model), the XT250 can cover a decent amount of ground on a single fill-up.
Some competitors for the Yamaha XT250 would include the Kawasaki KLX230, Honda CRF250L, and Kawasaki KLX250. At $5,199, the XT250 is $600 more than the KLX230, the same price as the CRF250L, and $200 less than the KLX250.
If you liked everything about the 2019 Yamaha XT250, you’re in luck because the 2020 model is exactly the same.