Kawasaki KDX250 (KDX250R, KDX250SR): review, history, specs


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Class: enduro

Production: 1980-1995

Models
Kawasaki KDX250

(KDX250-A)

1980

(North America)

Kawasaki KDX250

(KDX250-B)

1981-1984

(North America)

Kawasaki KDX250R, KDX250

(KDX250-D, KDX250-E)

1991-1995

(North America, Europe, Australia, Japan)

Kawasaki KDX250SR

(KDX250-F)

1991-1994

(Japan)

Kawasaki KDX250 (KDX250A) 1980
Kawasaki KDX250 (KDX250B) 1981-1984
Kawasaki KDX250 / KDX250R (KDX250E / KDX250D) 1991-1995
Kawasaki KDX250SR (KDX250F) 1991-1994

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1980 North America Name: Kawasaki KDX250

Code: KDX250-A1

1981 North America Name: Kawasaki KDX250

Code: KDX250-B1

1982 North America Name: Kawasaki KDX250

Code: KDX250-B2

1983 North America Name: Kawasaki KDX250

Code: KDX250-B3

1984 North America Name: Kawasaki KDX250

Code: KDX250-B4

1991 North America, Europe, Australia, Japan Name: Kawasaki KDX250; Kawasaki KDX250R; Kawasaki KDX250SR

Code: KDX250-E1; KDX250-D1; KDX250-F1

1992 North America, Europe, Australia, Japan Name: Kawasaki KDX250; Kawasaki KDX250R; Kawasaki KDX250SR

Code: KDX250-E2; KDX250-D2; KDX250-F2

1993 North America, Europe, Japan Name: Kawasaki KDX250R; Kawasaki KDX250SR

Code: KDX250-D3; KDX250-F3

1994 North America, Europe, Japan Name: Kawasaki KDX250R; Kawasaki KDX250SR

Code: KDX250-D4; KDX250-F4

1995 Europe Name: Kawasaki KDX250R

Code: KDX250-D5

Specifications

Kawasaki KDX250R / KDX250SR: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2165 mm / 85,2 in – KDX250R

2185 mm / 86,0 in – KDX250SR

Overall width 850 mm / 33,5 in
Overall height 1250 mm / 49,2 in – KDX250R

1220 mm / 48,0 in – KDX250SR

Seat height 955 mm / 37,6 in – KDX250R
Wheelbase 1475 mm / 58,1 in – KDX250R

1455 mm / 57,3 in – KDX250SR

Ground clearance 340 mm / 13,4 in – KDX250R

300 mm / 11,8 in – KDX250SR

Dry weight 107 kg / 236 lbs – KDX250R

116 kg / 256 lbs – KDX250SR

Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Semi double-cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Inverted telescopic fork, 300 mm / 11,8 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Uni-Trak with mono-shock, 310 mm / 12,2 in
Front tire size 80/100-21 51M – KDX250R

80/100-21 51P – KDX250SR

Rear tire size 110/100-18 64M – KDX250R

4.60-18 63P – KDX250SR

Front brake Single disc, 220 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Single disc, 190 mm, 1-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 12,5 l / 3,3 US gal – KDX250R

11,0 l / 2,9 US gal – KDX250SR

Trail 116 mm / 4,5 in – KDX250R

108 mm / 4,2 in – KDX250SR

Fuel economy
ENGINE Type Water-cooled 2-stroke
Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder
Bore & Stroke 67,4 x 70,0 mm
Displacement 249 cm³ (15,25 cu-in)
Compression ratio 8.7:1
Valve train Piston reed valve
Max. power 40,0 hp (29,4 kW) / 7000 rpm – KDX250R

39,0 hp (28,7 kW) / 7500 rpm – KDX250SR

Max. torque 40,2 Nm (4,1 kg*m) / 6500 rpm – KDX250R

38,2 Nm (3,9 kg*m) / 7000 rpm – KDX250SR

0 to 100 km/h
Top speed
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 1x Keihin PWK38 – KDX250R

Carburetor, 1x Keihin PWK35 – KDX250SR

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.750 – KDX250R

2.739 – KDX250SR

Final reduction 3.428 – KDX250R

3.000 – KDX250SR

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.384 – KDX250R; 2.666 – KDX250SR

1.764

1.388 – KDX250R; 1.333 – KDX250SR

1.100 – KDX250R; 1.000 – KDX250SR

0.928 – KDX250R; 0.814 – KDX250SR

ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI
Alternator
Battery capacity

Images

Kawasaki KDX250: images, gallery.

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Videos

Kawasaki KDX250: video.

Kawasaki KDX 250 SR, 1993

Manuals

Kawasaki KDX250: manuals, parts, microfiches.