Kawasaki D-Tracker 250
Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 was first introduced in 1998 and is still in production today.
The first versions of the model were focused mainly on the domestic Japanese market, but at different times they were sold in some countries of the world, incl. European, North American (USA, Canada) and Oceania (Australia). Since 2003, production of the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 has been completely moved to Thailand, from where the motorcycle has been sold to many Asian countries.
The appearance of the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 was driven by Kawasaki's desire to introduce the factory motard to the market - a class of motorcycles based on converting enduro-cross models into full-fledged road models. It was based on the lightweight enduro Kawasaki KLX 250, which received road wheels, more powerful brakes and retuned suspensions. As a result, a new model Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 appeared on the market, which had a 249 cc engine. cc (30 hp, 25.5 Nm), 17 'road spoke wheels, steel frame and powerful disc brakes at a dry weight of only 118 kg.
Major generations of the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 :
- Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 (1998-2007) - first generation. Gives out 30 hp. power, is equipped with a carburetor and has a fuel tank of 8 liters. The model was also sold under the name - Suzuki SB250.
- Kawasaki D-Tracker X (2008-) - second generation. Known as “KLX250SF” in North America and Australia. The model has a more modern appearance, an injector (KLX250SF - carburetor), brake discs with an increased diameter, a 7.7 liter fuel tank and a power of 23 hp.
The modern Kawasaki D-Tracker X is actively sold in the Asian market, and is also available in some European countries. 2016 was the last year of sales of this model in the Japanese market.
"Little brothers" of the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250:
The main competitors of the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 in the class:
- Suzuki 250 SB - Identical to the 1st generation Kawasaki D-Tracker 250.
- Honda XR250 Motard
- Honda CRF250M
- Yamaha WR250X
Specifications Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 / D-Tracker X:
|Model||Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 (since 2008 - D-Tracker X)|
|Motorcycle type||supermoto (motard)|
|Engine type||1-cylinder, 4-stroke|
|Working volume||249 cc cm.|
|Bore / stroke||72 x 61.2 mm|
|Compression ratio||11.0: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||4 valves, DOHC|
|Fuel supply system|| carburetor, 1x Keihin CVK34 - 1998-2007, KLX250SF
injector, 1x Keihin 34 mm - 2008+ (D-Tracker X)
|Maximum power|| 30 h.p. at 8500 rpm - 1998-2007
23 h.p. at 8500 rpm - 2008+ (D-Tracker X)
|Maximum torque|| 25.5 Nm @ 7500 rpm - 1998-2007
21 Nm @ 6500 rpm - 2008+ (D-Tracker X)
|Front suspension||43mm inverted fork, 230mm travel|
|Rear suspension||linkage Uni-Trak with monoshock, stroke - 205 mm|
|Front tire size||110 / 70-17|
|Rear tire size||130 / 70-17|
|Front brakes||Single 260mm disc, 2-piston caliper (300mm - 2008+)|
|Rear brakes||Single 220mm disc, 1-piston caliper (240mm - 2008+)|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)|| 2065x790x1175 mm - 1998-2007
2130x795x1140 mm - 2008+ (D-Tracker X)
|Saddle height|| 865 mm - 1998-2007
860 mm - 2008+ (D-Tracker X)
|Wheelbase|| 1435 mm - 1998-2007
1420 mm - 2008+ (D-Tracker X)
|Fuel tank capacity|| 8.0 l (since 2008 - 7.7 l)
7.5 L - Japanese versions (1998-2007)
|Maximum speed||145 km / h|
|Acceleration to 100 km / h (0-100)||8 sec|
|Motorcycle weight (curb)|| 128 kg - 1998-2007
137 kg - 2008+ (D-Tracker X)
Kawasaki Off-Road Motorcycle Range
|85-150 см³||KX85 · KX125 · D-Tracker 125 · D-Tracker 150|
|200-250 см³||D-Tracker 250 · KDX250 · Super Sherpa · KLR250 · KLX250 · KX250 · KX250F|
|400-500 см³||KLX450 · KX450F · KX500|