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 December 21, 2010 - 02:31 PM
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.
Posted July 31, 2016 - 05:06 AM
I just recently bought a 09 xt250 for my work comute (25 kilometres each way).
In my opinion the 250 is superior. The engine runs smoother has chromed bore and revs higher so the 5 speed gearbox has wider ratios so almost the same overall ratio but higher rpm. Oh and better breaks front and rear and all in a more modern stylish package. I haven't had the bike long enough to give a fair comparison off road. But on road the 250 wins easily. Shave some unnecessary weight some decent tyres and I'm sure it would be just as capable off road.
I'll keep you posted.
Posted August 13, 2016 - 10:57 AM
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