Here's what we like about Yamaha's V Star 250: it's got a bonafide V-twin, even if it's a small one. In fact, the V Star 250 is the only bike in its class with a V-twin engine. And while looks shouldn't be (very) important for new riders, there's just something cool about tooling around town on a V-twin bike for those who are looking to embrace the cruiser lifestyle. The V Star 250, as the name implies, sports a 249cc engine that is very inviting for the newest rider (and more experienced riders won't be embarrassed being seen on one). The bike's 27-inch seat height is a confidence-booster as well.