The Yamaha XT250 dual sport is getting a fuel injection system for the 2013 model year, replacing the previous model’s 33mm Teikei carburetor.
Apart from fuel injection and new graphics, the only other changes are a new TCI ignition system in place of the 2012 model’s CDI ignition, and a slightly larger gas tank (2.6 gallons versus 2.4 gallons on last year’s model). The 249cc air-cooled SOHC engine and five-speed transmission remains unchanged.
Suspension is still provided by a 35mm telescopic fork with 8.9-inches of travel and a swingarm with rebound-adjustable monoshock with 7.1-inches of travel. Braking is provided by 245mm front and 203mm rear disc brakes.
The new fuel injection system adds a slight boost to fuel economy with Yamaha claiming the 2013 XT250 gets 76 mpg compared to the 2012 model’s 73 mpg claim. Continue Reading »