Entrants into motorcycling desiring the sound and feel of a V-twin-powered cruiser might be intimidated by the beefier two-cylindered machines on the market, but Yamaha has a beginner-friendly bike to fulfill that niche. Enter the 2020 Yamaha V Star 250. This cruiser is one of the only 2020 models in the beginner cruiser class to be powered by the 249cc air-cooled V-twin engine. In addition to its smaller displacement, its low 27-inch seat height, light 326 pounds (claimed), and sub-$5K MSRP all round it out to be a beginner-friendly model that most riders can feel confident flat footing at stoplights while still keeping wallets (or the significant other) happy.
2020 Yamaha V Star 250 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition