The enduro model Kawasaki KDX250 dates back to 1980, when the first generation of a motorcycle was introduced to the market, which was only available in the United States. That generation, by today's standards, was pretty archaic - an air-cooled 2-stroke engine, drum brakes, and crude forms of plastics. The factory model code is KDX250-A.
The 1981 Kawasaki KDX250 undergoes minor revisions with turn signals and a new plastic design. The factory model code is KDX250-B. 1984 was the last year of production.
In 1991, Kawasaki resumed production of the KDX250, seriously updating it both externally and technically - a new liquid-cooled engine, disc brakes, an inverted fork. From this year, the model became available not only in the North American market, but also in Europe, Australia and Japan. Now 3 modifications of the motorcycle were offered:
- Kawasaki KDX250R (KDX250-D) - "hard-enduro" modification. It does not have turn signals and a speedometer (it is equipped with a simple trip meter with daily and total mileage). It was available from 1991 to 1995. in Europe, North America and Japan.
- Kawasaki KDX250 (KDX250-E) - identical to the previous modification, but with the ability to use on DOPs. Equipped with turn signals and a full speedometer. It existed from 1991 to 1992. in the markets of Europe and Australia.
- Kawasaki KDX250SR (KDX250-F) - "soft enduro" modification. It was available from 1991 to 1994. only in the domestic Japanese market. It is a previous modification with a number of changes: the presence of mirrors, other suspension and geometry settings, a reduced fuel tank (from 12.5 to 11.0 liters), a reduced carburetor (PWK35 instead of PWK38), other gearbox settings, a dry weight increased by 9 kg ...
1995 was the last year of production of the Kawasaki KDX 250, after which it finally left the market and did not receive further development.
The main competitors of the Kawasaki KDX 250 in the class:
- Honda CRM 250
- Suzuku RMX 250 S
Specifications Kawasaki KDX250R / KDX250SR:
|Engine type||1-cylinder, 2-stroke|
|Working volume||249 cm³|
|Bore / Stroke||67.4 x 70.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||8.7: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||Power Valve System (KIPS)|
|Fuel supply system||Carburetor, 1x Keihin PWK38 - KDX250R|
Carburetor, 1x Keihin PWK35 - KDX250SR
|Maximum power||40.0 h.p. (29.4 kW) @ 7000 rpm - KDX250R|
39.0 h.p. (28.7 kW) @ 7500 rpm - KDX250SR
|Maximum torque||40.2 Nm (4.1 kg * m) @ 6500 rpm - KDX250R|
38.2 Nm (3.9 kg * m) @ 7000 rpm - KDX250SR
|Front tire size||80 / 100-21 51M - KDX250R|
80 / 100-21 51P - KDX250SR
|Rear tire size||110 / 100-18 64M - KDX250R|
4.60-18 63P - KDX250SR
|Front brakes||1 disc, 220 mm, 2-piston caliper|
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 190 mm, 1-piston caliper|
|Front suspension||Inverted Fork, 300mm Travel|
|Rear suspension||Pendulum progressive Uni-Trak with monoshock, stroke - 310 mm|
|Motorcycle length||2165 mm - KDX250R|
2185 mm - KDX250SR
|Motorcycle width||850 mm|
|Motorcycle height||1250 mm - KDX250R|
1220 mm - KDX250SR
|Wheelbase||1475 mm - KDX250R|
1455 mm - KDX250SR
|Saddle height||955 mm - KDX250R|
|Minimum ground clearance||340 mm - KDX250R|
300 mm - KDX250SR
|Acceleration to 100 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||12.5 L - KDX250R|
11.0 L - KDX250SR
|Motorcycle weight (dry)||107 kg - KDX250R|
116 kg - KDX250SR
Kawasaki Off-Road Motorcycles
|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|