2002 Yamaha Virago 250 from United States of America
Great bike, awesome gas mileage!
Nothing at all.
I have owned dozens of motorcycles over the past 40 years. I currently own three - A Harley Nightster 1200, Honda 750 Shadow, and this Yamaha 250 Virago.
I LOVE this small bike. In fact, I enjoy riding it almost as much as the bigger bikes - especially for short trips to the store. It's a blast to ride, as long as you keep it in the 55-65 mph range. If you don't need to cruise faster than 65, this bike is perfect.
The best thing about this bike is the gas mileage. Over the past 3,000 miles, my REAL WORLD gas mileage computed by me is 78 MPG! Yes, the bike gets 78 MPG! As comparison, my Nightster averages 47 mpg and my Honda gets 56, so this rocks.
Great bike if you want something that is fun, easy to ride, and gets incredible gas mileage. The only negative on the bike is having a chain drive, which for me means I adjust and oil it every 300 miles. Nice not to have to do that on my Honda or Harley. Otherwise, awesome bike. And for those of you thinking of getting a moped, consider this bike because you will get close to the same mpg, but have the ability to go 70 mph, if needed. And FYI, the fastest I have had this bike up to is 79 mph BTW.
Love this bike!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th November, 2011
30th Dec 2004, 15:08
Hi, I've hired the 250 Virago several times whilst on holiday in the Greek Islands... they seem well suited to the small twisty roads and pulled myself (15 stone) and 10 stone wifey up all the hills...
A great bike for short distance sightseeing and relaxed cruising... if I fancied a small commuter bike with attitude & style I think be tempted by the 250 Virago (or 250 Dragstar), but too small/slow for serious use in the UK.