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Kawasaki KX250—The Improved Version 2023

Key Highlights

  • Displacement
    249 cc
  • Mileage
    70-80 MPG
  • Top Speed
    120 mph
  • Curb Weight
    226.4 lb
  • Fuel Capacity (approx)
    1.64 gal
  • Seat Height
    58.5 in
Base MSRP: $8,499*

*Prices & Specifications subject to change without notice. MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, destination charge and dealer installed options and accessories. Dealer prices may vary.

Latest on Kawasaki KX250

  • Kawasaki Motors have improved performance across the rev range.
  • Kawasaki Motors have refined thor BS6 model of the Kawasaki KX250’s engine and its suspension and exhaust.
  • The updated Kawasaki KX250 will have premium, lighter, wider footpegs and advanced ignition timing.

Introduction of Kawasaki KX250

The all new model of Kawasaki KX250 is expected to be launched in the US markets at mid of the year 2023.

One of the most famous and well-liked Kawasaki goods is Kawasaki KX250. The 249 cc-power delivers improved performance across the rev range. The KX250, previously known as the KX-F250, sports a four-stroke engine.

This bike is only for track use. With the charm in design, the Kawasaki KX250 brings attention to detail works to add more to its looks, and the specs are enough to make a long-lasting impression.

Team Green expects the KX250 to deliver significantly greater power than the 2022 model with these improvements. Additionally modified to enhance performance and handling and the suspension.

The KX 250 motorcycle’s Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM) technology is a significant benefit, and a favorite for riders focused on reaching the first turn before their rivals.

What's New in the Latest Model of Kawasaki KX250?

  • The Kawasaki Motors provides the bike with a hydraulic clutch which helps the rider to shift the gear very easily while off-roading.
  • The updated version of the Kawasaki KX250 has fine-tuned brake and suspension parts to help the riders ride the bike without discomfort.
  • The bike gets a lightweight aluminum perimeter frame which helps the bike to have good traction on the rear wheel and helps in good handling of the bike.
  • The Kawasaki KX250 has a Slim, streamlined bodywork which is very attractive in look and beneficial for off-roaders.

Highlights of Kawasaki KX250

Design of Kawasaki KX250

The strong design aesthetic of the 2023 Kawasaki KX250 is typical of motocross equipment.

It has a Lime Green color scheme, a 6.2-liter fuel tank that slopes, a noticeable beak design, wide handlebars, a sizable radiator, a long single-piece seat, a tapered tail section, and a long upswept exhaust.

An updated combustion chamber architecture and an aluminum perimeter frame support the off-road motorcycle.

Colour and Variant of Kawasaki KX250

Kawasaki KX250 will be available in single color variants:

  • Lime Green Colour

Kawasaki KX250 will be available in one variant:

  • The Kawasaki KX250 STD

Engine of the Kawasaki KX250

The redesigned 249cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that powers the 2023 Kawasaki KX250 is connected to a 5-speed transmission. The Japanese manufacturer has not released the horsepower and torque numbers.

Features of Kawasaki KX250

The Kawasaki KX250 has an electronic start that may be used to start the engine quickly and easily by pushing a button on the handlebar close to the right grip. Weight reduction is aided by a small, lightweight Li-ion battery and an automatic centrifugal decompression mechanism installed on the exhaust cam that raises one exhaust valve during startup.

The Kawasaki motors have added a short, tapered intake funnel built inside the airbox to improve high-rpm performance.

The KX250 was the first motocross bike in production to have dual injectors. A second upstream injector situated near the airbox significantly contributes to engine production at high rpm. In contrast, an injector downstream of the throttle valve is responsible for producing a smooth, rapid response.

For 2023, the upstream injector has been moved from above to below the duct, and the downdraft-style intake duct has been straightened. The KX250’s peak performance is boosted by these modifications, which also increase the efficiency with which cylinders are filled.

Transmission, Suspension, and Brakes of Kawasaki KX250

The Kawasaki KX250 will be available with a 5-speed gearbox.

48mm inverted front forks accompanied by adjustable compression and rebound damping and a “Uni Trak” monoshock unit with adjustable dual-range compression, rebound, and preload handle the motorcycle’s suspension functions.

The 2023 Kawasaki KX250 features petal-type disc brakes on the front and rear wheels for improved braking capability on dirt tracks, enhancing rider safety.

Pros and Cons of Kawasaki KX250

Pros

  • Excellent Peak Power
  • Broader Powerband
  • Hydraulic Clutch
  • Electric Start
  • Adjustable Ergonomics
  • Excellent Suspension

Cons

  • Loud
  • Busy Handling
  • Hard Grips

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Displacement
    249 cc
  • Engine Type
    4-stroke single, DOHC, liquid-cooled
  • Bore
    78.0 x 52.2mm
  • Stroke
    4-stroke
  • Compression Ratio
    14.1:1
  • Ignition
    Digital CDI
  • Transmission
    5-speed, return shift, with wet multi-disc manual clutch
  • Chain
    Chain
  • Clutch
    --
  • EMS
    Dual Injectors, KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode)
  • Fuel Capacity (approx)
    1.64 gal
  • Mileage
    70-80 MPG
  • Top Speed
    120 mph
  • Fuel Delivery
    DFI® with 44mm Keihin throttle body and dual injectors
  • Horsepower
    39.5 hp
  • Torque
    18 lb-ft

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Rear Tire Size
    100/90-19
  • Rear Suspension
    New Uni-Trak® with dual-range (2.25 turns high speed/21-way low-speed) compression damping, 38-way rebound damping and adjustable preload/12.4 in
  • Front Brake
    Single semi-floating 270mm Braking® petal disc with dual-piston caliper
  • Rear Brake
    Single 240mm Braking® petal disc with single-piston caliper
  • Front Tire Size
    80/100-21
  • Front Suspension
    48mm inverted telescopic coil spring fork with 23-way compression damping and 20-way rebound damping/12.4 in
  • Frame Design
    --
  • Frame Type
    Aluminum perimeter
  • Suspension Travel (Front)
    --
  • Suspension Travel (Rear)
    --

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Wheelbase
    32.3 in
  • Seat Height
    58.5 in
  • Overall Width
    49.8 in
  • Overall Length
    85.8 in
  • Overall Height
    49.8 in
  • Ground Clearance
    13.2 in
  • Curb Weight
    226.4 lb
  • Steering Head Angle
    --
  • Rake
    28.0°
  • Trail
    4.6 in
  • Frame Type
    Aluminum perimeter

Others

  • Warranty
    Not Available
  • Color Choices
    Lime Green
  • Starter
    --

Top 3 Competitors of Kawasaki KX250

Kawasaki KX250 vs. Yamaha YZ 250

The starting price of the Kawasaki KX250 will be $8300 and comes in a single variant, whereas the Yamaha YZ 250 is priced at $7799 and is available in a single variant.

The engine size of the Kawasaki KX250 is 249cc. In contrast, the Yamaha YZ 250 is a 249 cc, liquid-cooled, two-stroke, reed valve-induced engine that is not as compatible with KX 250. The KX 250 has a 4-stroke-induced engine that is more refined and pocket-friendly to maintain and get the engine parts.

The fuel tank capacity of the Kawasaki KX250 is 6.2 liters, whereas the Yamaha YZ 250 has 6.8 liters.

Kawasaki KX250 vs. Honda CRF 250

The starting price of the Kawasaki KX250 will be $8,300 and comes in a single variant, whereas the Honda CRF 250 is priced at $8,199 and is only available in a single variant.

The engine size of the Kawasaki KX250 is 249 cc which will help the bikers to accelerate the bike in the hilly areas at a constant rate, whereas the engine size of the Honda CRF 250 is 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke.

Talking about the torque and the horsepower, the Kawasaki motors have not yet revealed the RPM as well the PS of the bike. In contrast, the Honda CRF 250 engine produces a maximum peak output power of 22.80 HP @ 8500 RPM and a maximum torque of 22.00 Nm @ 7000 RPM.

The fuel tank capacity of the Kawasaki KX250 is 6.2 liters, whereas the Honda CRF 250 has a 7.7-liter of fuel tank capacity.

Kawasaki KX250 vs. KTM SX 250

The starting price of the Kawasaki KX250 will be 8300 USD and comes in a single variant, whereas the KTM SX 250 is priced at 8500 USD and is also available in a single variant.

The engine size of the Kawasaki KX250 is 249 cc, which is very decent for dirt bikers, whereas the KTM SX 250 is a 250 ccs liquid-cooled engine.

The transmission on the Kawasaki KX250 is a 5-speed gearbox whereas the KTM SX 250 also has a 5-speed displacement gearbox which is as same as the Kawasaki KX250, but on the other hand, the Kawasaki Motors have a high displacement in the shift, which provides the riders with a hydraulic clutch which is way better than the KTM motors offering the slipper clutch.

Both the bikes come with an electrical start button, but on one side, the Kawasaki KX250 is way ahead of the KTM SX 250 as the brakes and looks offered by the Kawasaki motos to their dirt bike are more attractive than the KTM bike SX 250.

The fuel tank capacity of the Kawasaki KX250 is 6.2 liters, whereas the KTM SX 250 has a fuel tank capacity of 7.2 liters.

Compare of Kawasaki KX250

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Yamaha YZ250F
Model Kawasaki KX250 Yamaha YZ250F Kawasaki KX250
Price $8,499* $8,599* $8,499*
Displacement 249 cc 250cc 249 cc
Stroke 4-stroke 4-stroke 4-stroke
Bore 78.0 x 52.2mm 77.0mm × 53.6mm 78.0 x 52.2mm
Top Speed 120 mph 75 mph 120 mph
Fuel Capacity (approx) 1.64 gal 1.6 gal 1.64 gal
Rake 28.0° 26.8° 28.0°
Trail 4.6 in 4.7 in 4.6 in
Curb Weight 226.4 lb 234 lb 226.4 lb
Front Tyre Size 80/100-21 80/100-21 80/100-21
Rear Tyre Size 100/90-19 110/90-19 100/90-19
Mileage 70-80 MPG - 70-80 MPG
Front Brake Single semi-floating 270mm Braking® petal disc with dual-piston caliper Hydraulic disc, 270mm Single semi-floating 270mm Braking® petal disc with dual-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single 240mm Braking® petal disc with single-piston caliper Hydraulic disc, 240mm Single 240mm Braking® petal disc with single-piston caliper
Engine Type 4-stroke single, DOHC, liquid-cooled liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke 4-stroke single, DOHC, liquid-cooled
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Conclusion

The KX250 is an excellent bike all around. It performs well in all of the power rankings and has no obvious weak links, much like its bigger brother, the KX450. Kawasaki used this solid basis for 2023 and made a few adjustments to align it more with rival models. At Perris Raceway, riding the 2023 Kawasaki KX250.

The Japanese manufacturer first concentrated on improving the engine’s performance by installing new cylinder heads, exhaust headers, intake boots, and fuel injectors.

Kawasaki specified Dunlop Geomax MX33 tires and increased the stock rear tire size to 110/90-19 to transmit this additional power to the ground.

FAQs

How much is Kawasaki KX250 worth?

The Kawasaki KX250 is priced at $8,399.

How fast is Kawasaki KX250?

The top speed of the Kawasaki KX250 is 103 kmph.

Is the Kawasaki KX250 a good bike?

Yes, Kawasaki KX250 is a good dirt bike that is pocket friendly and loaded with features that allow the bikers to go off-road with more ease and comfort.

Is the KX 250 a 2-stroke engine bike?

No, the Kawasaki KX250 is a 4-stroke engine bike.

How much HP does the Kawasaki KX250 make?

As of today, there is no specification or updates about the Kawasaki KX250 2023 regarding the HP of the bike.