A Fun Solution to $3.57 Gas

At 60+ miles per gallon this will be my new transportation for awhile.

General information
Model: Yamaha SR 250 Special
Year: 1981
Category: Allround
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 240.00 ccm (14.64 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder
Stroke: 4
Power: 20.00 HP (14.6 kW)) @ 7900 RPM
Compression: 9.2:1
Bore x Stroke: 73.5 x 56.5 mm (2.9 x 2.2 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 2
Fuel control: OHC
Cooling system: Air
Gearbox: 5-speed
Transmission type
final drive: Chain
Physical measurements
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 135.0 kg (297.6 pounds)
Chassis and dimensions
Front tyre dimensions: 3.00-19
Rear tyre dimensions: 120/90-16
Front brakes: Expanding brake
Rear brakes: Expanding brake
Speed and acceleration
Top speed: 120.0 km/h (74.6 mph)
Other specifications
Fuel capacity: 10.00 litres (2.64 gallons)


Z said...

A VERY fun solution!
I've got a goofy one at my place right now....check it out, Frank Family!


nanc said...

i've been seriously thinking about a scooter for myself, but we're waiting for the children to go off to college before we get a harley...and a tattoo! j/k!



Americaneocon said...

That does look fun!!

Yehudi01 said...

This seems like it may be a little too much bike for you, Jason. Maybe you should try this out first:


The Frank Family said...

Go ahead and laugh, Daniel. I'll be able to still fill the tank for a $10 bill and go 150 miles. My jeep does that same 150 miles and takes $40 to fill. Pack light when you come out because I'll come pick you up at the airport with my new toy! :)

Yehudi01 said...

Hahahahaha! Karen can sit behind you and I'll sit on the handlebars...

Anonymous said...

Jason....BE CAREFUL!!!!

nanc said...

at least you'll HAVE to wear a helmet!


Anonymous said...

Reminds me of my old sailing days. The 1st Engineer would buy year old Yamaha's in their crates in Yokohama and we'd put them together on the way home.

The fun part was getting them to run... and them racing on the walkways below decks in the container holds.

The Merry Widow said...

My 2 neighbors, who work at the Cape, gave up and bought motorcycles. It's 33 miles to the front gate from the neighborhood!
Drive safely, but enjoy yourself too.
What do the twins think of "Biker" Daddy?
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!