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2010 Star V Star 250 Review Photo Gallery

The entry-level V Star 250 cruiser proves you don't need 2000cc and triple-digit horsepower to enjoy the ride. Read the full report in our 2010 Star V Star 250 Review.

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The V Star 250 is notable as the lone V-Twin 250 from the major players in the entry-level market.
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A single 26mm Mikuni carb feeds fuel to the air-cooled V Star engine, and liberal use of the choke lever, located on the left hand controls, is a must on cold starts.
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The V Star’s diminutive size and ergonomics tailor to the smaller statured, a big potential selling point.
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Dyno runs for the V Star 250 show a modest peak of 18 horsepower and 13.8 lb-ft of torque.
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It may not win many drag races, but the little V Star will still get you out on your favorite backroads - in our case up in the woods here in scenic Southern Oregon.
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The V Star 250's five-speed transmission gets the job done, though the clutch engages at the very end of the lever, an odd trait for a beginner mount.
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The V Star 250's low 27-inch seat height is unintimidating.
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The 2010 Star V Star 250 sources two-valve heads atop cylinders with a 49mm bore by 66mm stroke, the compression ratio an even 10:1.
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The Star’s little motor can rattle up to 55mph without trouble. After that climbing up to 70-ish and beyond is possible, making it freeway capable in a pinch.
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The V Star 250 lines up well with riders looking a easy-to-ride bike that's lightweight with an easy reach to the ground.
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Lightweight at 327lbs fully-fueled the V Star 250 is quite easy to ride.
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It packs a little punch with its 249cc engine, but the V Star 250's V-Twin configuration helps it stand out in the 250 class.