Kawasaki KLX250: review, history, specs


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Class: enduro

Production: 1979+

Models
Kawasaki KLX250

(KLX250-A)

1979-1980

(North America)

Kawasaki KLX250R

(KLX250-D)

1993-1996

(North America, Europe, Japan)

Kawasaki KLX250SR

(KLX250-E)

1993-1997

(Europe, Japan)

Kawasaki KLX250

(KLX250-G)

1994-1995

(Europe)

Kawasaki KLX250 (KLX250-A) 1979-1980
Kawasaki KLX250R (KLX250-D) 1993-1996
Kawasaki KLX250SR (KLX250-E) 1993-1997
Kawasaki KLX250 (KLX250-G) 1994-1995
Models
Kawasaki KLX250ES

(KLX250-F)

1994-1997

(Japan)

Kawasaki KLX250

(KLX250-H)

1998-2007

(Europe, Japan)

Kawasaki KLX250

(KLX250-S)

2008+

(Europe, Japan)

Kawasaki KLX250S

(KLX250-T)

2009+

(North America, Australia)

Kawasaki KLX250ES (KLX250-F) 1994-1997
Kawasaki KLX250 (KLX250-H) 1998-2007
Kawasaki KLX250 (KLX250-S) 2008+
Kawasaki KLX250S (KLX250-T) 2009+
Model
Kawasaki KLX250 D-Tracker

1998+

Class: motard

See more: Kawasaki KLX250 D-Tracker

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1979 North America Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-A1

1980 North America Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-A2

1993 Europe, Japan Name: Kawasaki KLX250R; Kawasaki KLX250SR

Code: KLX250-D1; KLX250-E1

1994 Europe, Japan Name: Kawasaki KLX250; Kawasaki KLX250R; Kawasaki KLX250SR; Kawasaki KLX250ES

Code: KLX250-G1; KLX250-D2; KLX250-E2; KLX250-F1

1995 Europe, Japan, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX250; Kawasaki KLX250R; Kawasaki KLX250SR; Kawasaki KLX250ES

Code: KLX250-G2; KLX250-D3; KLX250-E3; KLX250-F2

1996 Europe, Japan, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX250R; Kawasaki KLX250SR; Kawasaki KLX250ES

Code: KLX250-D4; KLX250-E4; KLX250-F3

1997 Japan Name: Kawasaki KLX250SR; Kawasaki KLX250ES

Code: KLX250-E5; KLX250-F4

1998 Japan Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-H1

1999 Japan Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-H2

2001 Japan Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-H3

2002 Japan Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-H4

2003 Japan Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-H5

2004 Japan Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-H6

2005 Japan Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-H7

2006 Japan, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-H6F

2007 Japan, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-H7F

2008 Japan Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-S8F

2009 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX250; Kawasaki KLX250S

Code: KLX250-S9F; KLX250-T9F

2010 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX250; Kawasaki KLX250S

Code: KLX250-SAF; KLX250-TAF

2011 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX250; Kawasaki KLX250S

Code: KLX250-SBF; KLX250-TBF

2012 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX250; Kawasaki KLX250S

Code: KLX250-SCF; KLX250-TCF

2013 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX250; Kawasaki KLX250S

Code: KLX250-SDF; KLX250-TDF

2014 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX250; Kawasaki KLX250S

Code: KLX250-SEF; KLX250-TEF

2015 Japan, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-SFF

2016 Japan, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-SGF

2017 Japan, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLX250

Code: KLX250-SHF

2018 North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki KLX250; Kawasaki KLX250S

Code: KLX250-SJF; KLX250-TJF

2019 North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki KLX250; Kawasaki KLX250S

Code: KLX250-SKF; KLX250-TKF

2020 North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki KLX250; Kawasaki KLX250S

Code: KLX250-SLF; KLX250-TLF

Specifications

Kawasaki KLX250 (KLX250-D, E, F, H, S, T): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2115 mm / 83,3 in – KLX250-D

2135 mm / 84,0 in – KLX250-E,F,H

2200 mm / 86,6 in – KLX250-S,T

Overall width 910 mm / 35,8 in – KLX250-D

870 mm / 34,2 in – KLX250-E

885 mm / 34,8 in – KLX250-F,H

820 mm / 32,3 in – KLX250-S,T

Overall height 1220 mm / 48,0 in – KLX250-D

1210 mm / 47,6 in – KLX250-E,F,H

1190 mm / 46,8 in – KLX250-S

1205 mm / 47,4 in – KLX250-T

Seat height 925 mm / 36,4 in – KLX250-D

890 mm / 35,0 in – KLX250-E,S,T

885 mm / 34,8 in – KLX250-F,H

Wheelbase 1435 mm / 56,5 in – KLX250-D,F,H

1440 mm / 56,7 in – KLX250-E

1430 mm / 56,3 in – KLX250-S,T

Ground clearance 320 mm / 12,6 in – KLX250-D

300 mm / 11,8 in – KLX250-E

295 mm / 11,6 in – KLX250-F,H

285 mm / 11,2 in – KLX250-S,T

Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 112 kg / 247 lbs – KLX250-D

129 kg / 284 lbs – KLX250-E

119 kg / 262 lbs – KLX250-F

117 kg / 258 lbs – KLX250-H

136 kg / 300 lbs – KLX250-S

135 kg / 297 lbs – KLX250-T

FRAME Type Tubular, semi double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Inverted telescopic fork (adjustable) , 285 mm / 11,2 in – KLX250-D,E,F,H

Telescopic fork (adjustable) , 290 mm / 11,4 in – KLX250-D,H (Europe)

43 mm inverted telescopic fork (adjustable), 255 mm / 10,0 in – KLX250-S,T

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Uni-Trak with mono-shock (adjustable), 280 mm / 11,0 in – KLX250-D,E,F,H

Swingarm Uni-Trak with mono-shock (adjustable), 230 mm / 9,0 in – KLX250-S,T

Front tire size 80/100-21 51M – KLX250-D,E

3.00-21 51P – KLX250-F,H,S,T

Rear tire size 100/100-18 59M – KLX250-D,E

4.60-18 63P – KLX250- F,H,S,T

Front brake Single disc, 250 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Single disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 8,0 l / 2,1 US gal – KLX250-D,E,F

7,2 l / 1,9 US gal – KLX250-H

7,7 l / 2,0 US gal – KLX250-S,T

Trail 107 mm / 4,2 in – KLX250-D,F,H

109 mm / 4,3 in – KLX250-E

105 mm / 4,1 in – KLX250-S,T

Fuel economy
ENGINE Type Water-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder
Bore & Stroke 72,0 x 61,2 mm
Displacement 249 cm³ (15,2 cu-in)
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves
Max. power 32,0 hp (23,5 kW) / 8500 rpm – KLX250-D

25,0 hp (18,4 kW) / 8000 rpm – KLX250-E

30,0 hp (22,0 kW) / 8500 rpm – KLX250-F

29,0 hp (21,0 kW) / 9000 rpm – KLX250-H

24,0 hp (18,0 kW) / 9000 rpm – KLX250-S

23,0 hp (17,0 kW) / 8500 rpm – KLX250-T

Max. torque 26,5 Nm (2,7 kg*m) / 7500 rpm – KLX250-D

22,5 Nm (2,3 kg*m) / 7500 rpm – KLX250-E

25,0 Nm (2,6 kg*m) / 7500 rpm – KLX250-F

25,0 Nm (2,6 kg*m) / 7000 rpm – KLX250-H

21,0 Nm (2,1 kg*m) / 7000 rpm – KLX250-S

21,0 Nm (2,1 kg*m) / 6500 rpm – KLX250-T

0 to 100 km/h
Top speed
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 1x Keihin CVK32 – KLX250-D

Carburetor, 1x Keihin CVK34 – KLX250-E,F,H,T

Fuel Injection, 1x – KLX250-S

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.863

2.800 – KLX250-S,T

Final reduction 3.000

3.571 – KLX250-D

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


3.000

2.000

1.500

1.250

1.050

0.904; 0.952 – KLX250-S,T

ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI
Alternator
Battery capacity 12V-6Ah

KLX250-D,E – no battery (kick-start)

Images

Kawasaki KLX250: images, gallery.

Kawasaki KLX250/KLX250S
Kawasaki KLX250/KLX250S
Kawasaki KLX250/KLX250S
Kawasaki KLX250/KLX250S

Videos

Kawasaki KLX250: video.

2018 Kawasaki KLX250 First Test Review Video

Manuals

Kawasaki KLX250: manuals, parts, microfiches.