Honda Magna 250

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Honda Magna 250

The Honda Magna 250 cruiser model was first presented at the 30th Tokyo Motor Show in 1993, and official sales began in 1994. The model was focused primarily on the domestic Japanese market, but was also supplied to Australia. In the Japanese market, the Magna 250 model gained immense popularity and even took the 1st place in sales of motorcycles with an engine capacity of 250 cc.

The motorcycle is also known by the following names:

  • Honda V-Twin Magna - this is what Honda called this model in the Japanese market.
  • Honda Magna 250 - the model was not officially called that, however, it is sold under this name at Japanese auctions.
  • Honda VT250C V-Twin Custom is the name for overseas markets, in particular for the Australian market.

The model was based on a 2-cylinder V-shaped liquid-cooled engine from the Honda VT250 Spada, which was slightly reconfigured and received different carburetors. This significantly reduced the maximum power (to 27 hp), but increased the torque characteristic, making it fully available at 7500 rpm (from Spada - at 9000 rpm).

In 1996, a replenishment of the Magna 250 line appears - '' Honda Magna 250S . The official model name is Honda V-Twin Magna S. The modification is distinguished by an almost monolithic front wheel, rear shock absorbers with chrome pads and the presence of an alarm button. This model was produced in 1996 and 1997, after which it was discontinued and was no longer offered.

2006 was the last year for the Magna 250, after which it was dropped from Honda's line of motorcycles. The removal from the production line was due to the release in 2007 of updated environmental standards, which the motorcycle engine did not comply with. Currently, the model is present in large quantities at Japanese auctions and is in certain demand in Russia as the first motorcycle for novice drivers and girls.

The "big brother" of the model is Honda Magna 750 (V45).

The main competitors of the Honda Magna 250 in the class:


Honda Magna 250S
Honda Magna 250S
Honda Magna 250S


Specifications Honda Magna 250:

ModelHonda Magna 250 (Honda V-Twin Magna)
Motorcycle typecruiser
Release year1994-2006
Framesteel tubular
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume245 cm³
Bore / stroke60.0 x 44.1 mm
Compression ratio11.0: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 2x Keihin 32 mm (VDD2)
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power27.0 h.p. (20.0 kW) at 10,000 rpm
Maximum torque22.0 Nm (2.3 kg-m) @ 7500 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size120 / 80-17 (61S)
Rear tire size150 / 80-15 M / C (70S)
Front brakes1 disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakesdrum, 160 mm
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork, 150mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum with two shock absorbers
Motorcycle length2315 mm
Motorcycle width880 mm
Motorcycle height1065 mm
Wheelbase1620 mm
Saddle height690 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h
Maximum speed140 km / h
Fuel tank capacity11.0 l
Motorcycle weight (dry)171 kg
Motorcycle weight (curb)183 kg

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption of the Honda Magna 250 is 2.94 liters per 100 kilometers (when driving at a constant speed of 60 km / h). The exact value depends on the riding style.