Kawasaki Estrella

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Kawasaki Estrella
Kawasaki Estrella BJ250, Seoul, Korea, April 2011.jpg
ManufacturerKawasaki
Also calledKawasaki W250 (since 2017)[1]
Production1992–present
ClassStandard
Engine249 cc (15 cu in)
Power17 HP
Torque520N m (2.0kg-m) @ 6000 rpm
Transmissionchain
Wheelbase1400 mm (55.1 in)
DimensionsL: 2075 mm (81.7 in)
W: 775 mm (30.5 in)
H: 1035 mm (40.7 in)
Fuel capacity13 litres (3.4 US gallons)

The Kawasaki Estrella (called W250 since 2017[1]) is a 249 cc retro[2] standard motorcycle made by Kawasaki since 1992.[3] It has only been available in European and Asian markets. As of 2012, it is only available in Japan.[2] It is a smaller-engine version of the Kawasaki W series. It is popularly used as a bike for modifications and customizations due to its affordable price and classic cafe racer style.[citation needed]

The design of the single-seater model of Kawasaki Estrella is very similar to the Kawasaki model SG 250 1964.[4] This motorcycle was based on a 250-cc engine of the motorcycle manufacturer Meguro, which was taken over by Kawasaki and built including copies of British BSA engines. The design of the two-seater model Gold Star Clubman DBD34 recalls the BSA motorcycle from the 1960s.[5]

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Sources[edit]

  • Bacon, Roy (1998), Kawasaki, Kiel: Moby Dick Verlag, ISBN 3-89595-135-8
  • Wilson, Hugo (1999), Motorrad Total (Second ed.), Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag, ISBN 3-613-01595-1
  • Thompson, Jon F. (July 1992), "Kawasaki's neo-retrobike and sport-standard", Cycle World, p. 22

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