The Kawasaki Super Sherpa is a dual-purpose sport bike with an inclination toward being ridden off-road. The 2009 Kawasaki Super Sherpa is a compactly sized, affordably priced, and even more affordable to run and maintain. With an impressive EPA estimated fuel economy of 63 mpg, the Super Sherpa will definitely help you save at the pump. It’s also ergonomic, light, versatile, and easy to handle on or off the road. But don’t let the 2009 Super Sherpa’s price fool you. Despite being available for about what it would cost to accessorize a Harley, the Super Sherpa comes replete with modern technological features, such as an electric starter and multi-functional digital instrumentation. Meanwhile, the bike’s fit and finish are excellent, as you would expect from any bike manufactured by Kawasaki. The 2009 Super Sherpa is powered by a 249cc, four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve single-cylinder engine that provides excellent low and midrange torque. Despite the engine’s excellent fuel economy, performance is reasonably good and throttle response is excellent, both on and off-road. Fuel is inducted through a 34mm BST carburetor and the engine starts easily thanks to CDI ignition. A gear-driven balancer helps minimize vibrations. The bike owes its extreme fuel economy to a sixth gear that enables it to burn less gas while on commuter rides but limits top speed to around 80 mph. Since it was designed with the idea of being able to go off-road in mind, the Super Sherpa is outfitted with big, multi-spoke wheels. It also has a 36mm telescopic fork in front and a Uni-Trak single shock in the rear. The air-cooled motor is protected by a skidplate even though, with a ground clearance of 10.6 inches, there’s little danger of the bike scraping the ground at any point. Seat height is 32.7 inches, which makes the 2009 Kawasaki Super Sherpa something of a tall bike. But with a total weight of just 282.1 lbs., the lightweight Sherpa remains agile and easy to handle.
The 2009 Kawasaki Super Sherpa features a design that’s slim and simple for the most part. Bodywork basically consists of the bike’s 2.4-gallon tank, the seat, and the rear fender. There’s a square headlight up front as well as a fender that’s practically fixed to the front tire. This is a marked contrast to the high front fender most dual-sport bikes come equipped with. The bike’s wheels have the look of being slightly too big for the Sherpa. However overall, the Super Sherpa is compact, well put together, and features a quality fit and finish. The 2009 Kawasaki Super Sherpa is available in an Olive Green/Ebony color scheme that seems to suit its rather Spartan functionality.
With a price that’s generally lower than what you’d pay competing models in its class, the 2009 Kawasaki Super Sherpa is a great bike for riders who are just starting out or anyone who’s looking for a reliable and affordable means of tackling their daily commute. Designed to appeal to wide range of riders and to conquer a wide range of terrains, the Super Sherpa is light, maneuverable, and fun to ride. A great bike to serve as a platform for building riding skills on, the Super Sherpa boasts European styling, handles responsively, and generates accessible power, thanks to its efficient 249cc, four-stroke engine. Its digital instrument panel features an electronic digital speedometer, dual trip meters, odometer, and a clock. The bike’s headlight is bright but compact, helping to minimize front-end weight. Among the other features you’ll find on the 2009 Kawasaki Super Sherpa are a quiet stainless steel exhaust system, rear grab rails for passenger comfort, and a 2.4 gallon fuel tank that with the bike’s excellent fuel economy, gives it a respectable cruising range. Built to tackle an array of terrain and accommodate just as wide an array of riders, the 2009 Kawasaki Super Sherpa arguably provides some of the best value in its class.