Kawasaki KLX250S

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Kawasaki KLX250S
Kawasaki KLX 250s 2009
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Production Since 2006
Predecessor KLR250
Class Dual-purpose
Engine 249 cc four-stroke single cylinder
Transmission 6 speed

The Kawasaki KLX250S is a dual-purpose motorcycle replacing the Kawasaki KLR250 in the US and the KLX250H in other markets. In 2009, Kawasaki released their supermoto inspired Klx 250SF.

First generation (2006-2007)[edit]

Specifications[edit]

Engine Type 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, 4-Valve Single
Displacement 249 cc
Bore & Stroke 72.0 x 61.2 mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Carburetor Keihin CVK34
Ignition Digital CDI
Transmission 6-Speed
Rake/Trail 26.5°/4.2 in.
Front Suspension 43mm Inverted Cartridge Fork with 16-Way Compression Damping Adjustment
Front suspension Travel 11.2 in.
Rear Suspension Uni-Trak with Adjustable Preload, 16-Way Compression and Rebound Damping Adjustment
Rear suspension Travel 11.0 in.
Front Tire Size 80/100-21
Rear Tire Size 100/100-18
Front Brake Type disc
Rear Brake Type disc
Wheelbase 56.5 in.
Ground Clearance 11.6 in.
Seat Height 34.8 in.
Dry Weight 262 lb.
Fuel Tank Capacity 1.9 gal.
Color Lime Green

Second generation (2009-present)[edit]

Specifications[edit]

Engine Type 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, 4-Valve Single
Displacement 249 cc
Bore & Stroke 72.0 x 61.2 mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Carburetor Keihin CVK34, EFI(UK, Asian spec)
Ignition Digital CDI
Transmission 6-Speed
Rake/Trail 27.5°/4.3 in.
Front Suspension 43mm Inverted Cartridge Fork with 16-Way Compression Damping Adjustment
Front suspension Travel 10.2 in.
Rear Suspension Uni-Trak with Adjustable Preload, 16-Way Compression and Rebound Damping Adjustment
Rear suspension Travel 9.1 in.
Front Tire Size (S) 80/100-21 (110/70-17 on the SF version)
Rear Tire Size (S) 100/100-18 (130/70-17 on the SF version)
Front Brake Type 250mm semi-floating petal disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
Rear Brake Type 240mm petal disc with single-piston hydraulic caliper
Wheelbase 56.7 in.
Ground Clearance 11.0 in.
Seat Height 34.8 in.
Dry Weight 278 lbs (curb weight)
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.7 litre (2.04 US Gal)
Color Lime Green, Sunbeam Red, Black

Differences from previous generation[edit]

  • All-digital instrument console
  • New, stiffer seat
  • New fender shape and headlight
  • Thicker spokes
  • Increased fuel capacity
  • New swing arm design
  • Supermoto inspired KLX 250SF version available for 2009 and 2010 model years

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