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 Yamaha Trail 250
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A dirt bike built for serious off-road riding, the Trail 250 was equipped with wide-radius block-pattern tires on a light and slim body, and stood high off the ground. The elegant and functional design sealed its popularity, putting it at the vanguard of off-road models.
It featured a 5-port engine with primary kick start, and Ceriani-type front suspension.
The engine was newly designed for mass production and based on a motocross design for single-cylinder racing. Although it was a 250 cc engine, the design concept achieved a size and weight on a par with the 125 cc engine one class below it.
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Storage location:YAMAHA COMMUNICATION PLAZA (2500, Shingai, Iwata-shi, Shizuoka-ken 438-8501)
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Year manufactured:1968
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Manufacturer:Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On public display: static
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Yamaha Trail 250
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Model:DT-1
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Company name:Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Trail bike
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Communication Plaza
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Year manufactured:1968
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Designed by:Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
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Model / Weight
Style:Trail racing
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Passenger capacity:2
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Weight:123 kg
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Front axle weight:55 kg
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Rear axle weight:68 kg
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Points of interest, topicality:Yamaha's first no-compromize off-road model.
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Body / Size
Overall length:2060 mm
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Overall width:890 mm
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Overall height:1130 mm
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Headlamp type:6 V, 35 W
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Tire size (front):3.25-19-4PR
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Tire size (rear):4.00-18-4PR
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Double cradle
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Suspension type (front):Telescopic fork
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Suspension type (rear):Swing arm
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Wheelbase:1360 mm
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Brakes (front):Wire internal expanding brake
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Brakes (rear):Rod internal expanding brake
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Damper (front):Coil spring, oil damper
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Damper (rear):Coil spring, oil damper
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Engine/ Size / Power
Type:Air-cooled 2-stroke gasoline
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Cylinder arrangement:Single cylinder
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Carburetor:VM26SH
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Bore x stroke:70×64
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Displacement:246 cc
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Ignition system:Magnet ignition
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Max. power/r.p.m.:18.5 ps/6000 rpm
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Lubrication method:Separate lubrication
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Start method:Kick type scooter
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Fuel tank capacity:9.5 L
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Drive-train
Transmission:Constant-mesh type 5 forward speeds
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Power transmission method:Gear/chain
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Clutch type:Wet multiple disc type
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Performance
Fuel economy rating:40 km/L (at 40 km/h)
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