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Yamaha Motorsports

2008 Big Bear 250

A full-sized shifter ATV that's light on its feet and even lighter on the pocketbook.

Big Bear 250 Blue
Big Bear 250 Blue

Big Bear 250 Green
Big Bear 250 Green

Key Features:

  • Tough Grizzly-style bodywork with integrated floorboards keeps the trail where it belongs for long-lasting good looks.
  • Class-longest wheelbase and a big thick seat atop a full-size chassis mean transporting big loads and big people is not a problem.
  • Torquey, powerful and fuel-efficient engine working through a five-speed automatic-clutch gearbox provides more than enough power to get just about any mission accomplished.
  • Large-diameter ventilated hydraulic front disc brakes and a fully sealed rear drum provide sure stopping power in a variety of conditions.
  • Wrinkle finish front carry bar and cargo racks are super-durable and can pack a class-leading total of 165 pounds (66 front, 99 rear) of payload.
  • Standard trailer hitch can haul nearly 730 pounds of payload.


  • Smooth, torquey 230cc air-cooled SOHC four-stroke single produces superb low- and midrange power for both utility and recreational use.
  • Easy, pushbutton electric starting in any gear is backed up by an auxiliary recoil starter.
  • Smooth-shifting five-speed transmission with automatic clutch, easy-to-reach reverse lever and super-low stump-pulling first gear.
  • DC-CDI ignition system ensures dependable starting and puts out consistent spark at all rpm for optimal engine performance.
  • 33mm Mikuni BSR carburetor ensures great throttle response and engine performance.
  • Automatic cam chain tensioner reduces engine maintenance and helps extend engine life.


  • Full-size chassis design provides ample space and all-day comfort for a variety of riders.
  • Lightweight chassis setup combines low-effort steering with a tight turning radius for sharp, responsive handling in a wide range of conditions.
  • Class-longest wheelbase, at 46.1 inches, creates ample legroom to further enhance rider comfort.
  • McPherson strut front suspension serves up 4.9 inches of wheel travel.
  • Sturdy steel swingarm uses a single rear shock producing 5.3 inches of wheel travel and five-way preload adjustment.
  • 5.9 inches of ground clearance and a smooth undercarriage thwart most trail obstacles.
  • Full-size 22x7-10 front and 22x10-10 rear tires boost ground clearance and provide great traction and terrainability.
  • Reliable, low-maintenance shaft drive.
  • Heavy-duty front carry bar, skid plate and bodywork enhance overall durability by protecting against rock and debris damage.
  • Two-step powder-coating process used on frame creates a flawless finish and helps protect further against nature’s harshest elements.

Additional Features:

  • Rugged fenders are extra wide, for outstanding mud and splash protection.
  • Specially designed, thickly padded seat is wide and contoured for incomparable rider comfort.
  • Rugged, serrated footrests and full floorboards provide excellent grip and rider comfort with superb durability.
  • Easy-to-use, handlebar-mounted choke and parking brake.
  • Rear brake light.
  • Dual 30-watt Krypton multi-reflector headlights help maximize low-light and nighttime visibility.
  • Built in Newnan, GA, USA.



  • Type 230cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled single; SOHC
  • Bore x Stroke 71.0mm x 58.0mm
  • Compression Ratio 8.7:1
  • Carburetion Mikuni 33mm BSR
  • Ignition DC - CDI
  • Starting System Electric w/auxiliary pull
  • Transmission 5-speed w/reverse; automatic clutch
  • Engine Braking Rear wheel
  • Drive Train 2WD; shaft drive


  • Suspension/Front McPherson strut, 4.9-in travel
  • Suspension/Rear Swingarm; 5-way preload adjustment, 5.3-in travel
  • Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic discs
  • Brakes/Rear Fully sealed drum
  • Tire/Front AT22x7-10
  • Tire/Rear AT22x10-10


  • L x W x H 75.4 x 40.9 x 44.0 in
  • Seat Height 30.7 in
  • Wheelbase 46.1 in
  • Turning Radius 114 in
  • Ground Clearance 5.9 in
  • Fuel Capacity 3.2 gal
  • Dry Weight 456 lb
  • Rack Capacity 66 lb Fr./99 lb Rr.
  • Towing Capacity 728 lb


  • Instrumentation None
  • Lighting Dual 30W Krypton multi-reflector headlights & 21W/5W brakelight

MSRP* $3,499 (Steel Blue) Available from September 2007
$3,499 (Hunter Green) Available from September 2007

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