FUEL EFFICIENT 2013 YAMAHA XT250
In a time of rising fuel prices, motorbikes that provide fuel consumption performance in the mid to high 70s (mpg) start to look very attractive. At home on the farm, running weekend trails or the daily commute to work, the new 2013 Yamaha XT250 has a long history as a durable, all around performer in the small dual sport market. Yamaha’s 249cc single overhead cam air-cooled engine is housed in a semi-double steel frame cradle, driving a 18-inch real wheel through a 5-speed gearbox. An accessible seat height of 81 cm (32 inches) puts the bike within reach of most riders. Sporting a new Mikuni fuel injection system, reworked engine internals and the necessary thumb start, the XT250 is idea for the budget conscious or learner motorcyclist. Overall, the XT250 looks like a great entry point into adventure riding, combing low running costs and small bike fun with a proven record.