Kawasaki KLX250S

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Kawasaki KLX250S
KLX250S 2009.jpg
2009 KLX 250s
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. In 2009, Kawasaki released their supermoto inspired Klx 250SF. It is a lighter bike, and is great for on and off road use. Its 249cc engine is more than enough for the streets, and has a top speed of 138kph.

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.[citation needed]
Fuel Tank Capacity 1.9 gal.

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)[citation needed]
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.7 litre (2.04 US Gal)

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
  • Less front and rear suspension travel
  • Slightly less ground clearance
  • Supermoto inspired KLX 250SF version available for 2009 and 2010 model years

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