2009 Kawasaki KLX250S

Getting Dirty Without Going Broke

Photography by Kinney Jones

Tech Spec
First the earth cooled, then there was the KLR250, followed by the first KLX250 and now this.

Husqvarna TE250, Suzuki DR200SE, Yamaha WR250R.

Price $4899
Engine type l-c single
Valve train DOHC, 4v
Displacement 249cc
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque na
Frame steel semi-double cradle
Front suspension 43mm Kayaba inverted fork with adjustable compression damping
Rear suspension Single Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Two-piston caliper, 250mm disc
Rear brake Single-piston caliper, 240mm disc
Seat height 35.0 in.
Wheelbase 56.3 in.
Fuel capacity 2.0 gal.
Claimed dry weight 278 lbs.


Verdict 4/5 stars
A blissfully stingy way to go down the trail and to it.

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