yamaha rd250

Specifications RD250 (1973-1985)

SpecificationsRD250 (1973-1985)
EngineAir-cooled 2-stroke twin
Displacement249 cc (15.2 cu in)
Bore and stroke54 mm (2.13 in) x 54 mm (2.13 in)
Compression ratio7.0:1
Power35 hp (26 kW) at 9,500 rpm
Torque24 lb⋅ft (33 N⋅m) at 7,500 rpm
CarburetionMikuni VM26
ClutchWet multi-plate
Final driveChain
FrameDouble cradle
SuspensionFront: Telescopic fork, 35 mm (1.4 in) travel
Rear: Twin shocks, 80 mm (3.1 in) travel
BrakesFront: Disc
Rear: Drum
WheelsFront: 18 inches
Rear: 18 inches
TiresFront: 3.50-18
Rear: 4.00-18
Seat height30.3 inches (770 mm)
Wheelbase54.3 inches (1,380 mm)
Rake and trail26° / 3.9 inches (99 mm)
Dry weight298 lb (135 kg)
Fuel capacity3.2 US gal (12.1 L)
Oil capacity4.0 US qt (3.8 L)
Gear ratios1st: 2.38
2nd: 1.88
3rd: 1.50
4th: 1.25
5th: 1.00
6th: 0.86
0-60 mph8.5 seconds
Top speed100 mph (161 km/h)
Fuel economy45 mpg (19 kmpl)
Oil Details
| Type | SAE 30 |
| Capacity | 4.0 US qt (3.8 L) |

RD250 (1973-1985)
Yamaha RD250 motorcycle
Yamaha RD250 motorcycle

The RD250 was a high-performance motorcycle that was popular with racers and enthusiasts. It was powered by a 250cc liquid-cooled engine that produced 35 horsepower. The RD250 was a fast and agile bike, but it was also difficult to control and required a lot of skill to ride safely.


Fast and agile
High-performance motorcycle
Reliable and durable

Difficult to control
Requires a lot of skill to ride safely
Not a good choice for beginners

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