XT225 vs. new XT250
Posted December 06, 2010 - 06:09 PM
Which model do you guys think is better however? And why?
Second, why is the XT250 60# heavier than the XT225? I know the XT250 is of course larger displacement and has the rear disc vs. drum, but it also has a 5spd and I keep reading that the XT225 had a 6spd. (Is this true for all years, I thought the 92' I road only had 5 spds?) Thanks
Posted December 07, 2010 - 04:22 AM
What has you confused is that, starting in 2009, Yamaha started listing the weights as wet weights (with oil, gas, etc.).
Dry weight on the 2007 XT-225 is about 238 lbs.
Dry weight on a 2008-and-later XT-250 is 271 lbs.
You can still go to www.yamaha-motor.com and compare the specs.
Posted December 07, 2010 - 07:51 AM
Posted December 07, 2010 - 12:46 PM
Posted December 07, 2010 - 02:19 PM
There have been several owners who converted to disc---not easy. The rear drum is OK and hardly worth the effort to convert to disc. The 250 will have a little more torque because of displacement, but as I mentioned before, the 225 has jets readily available therefore has some more hop up potential. On mine, I went from#125 to #130 main, #40 to #42.5 pilot, turned the fuel screw out 3 turns (speeds up warm up) did the Z1 exhaust mod, UNI filter with modified snorkel and I feel I picked up 2-3 HP.
Posted December 07, 2010 - 04:54 PM
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Posted October 12, 2015 - 09:08 AM
I "Adopted" an 07 XT225 6 months ago, and once I got the carb off and cleaned multiple times, it is nice a welcome addition to my garage. It is a good alternative to the "PIG" GS1150 for short commutes or chasing the grandkids around the trails.
As usual, the "need for speed" emotion kicked in and I have been looking for an XT250.
I am glad I surfed in here before purchasing. I hate weight, and not having a 6 speed really would suck.