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Review Kawasaki KLX 250

250cc entry-level enduro

It can also be done cheaply. After the success of the sporty Ninja 250 R, Kawasaki offers a second alternative in the long neglected 250 class with the revival of the KLX 250.

Stock market crashes and fuel price shocks also have their good points: Values ​​are changing. Even with the motorcycle. After all, since the economic crisis at the latest, low-displacement motorcycles have been attractive again on this side of scooters and entry-level bikes. Even more: A small fan base has already emerged around the pioneers of this species, the supermoto and enduro models WR 250 X and WR 250 R from Yamaha and the tiny super sports car from Kawasaki, the Ninja 250 R. The motivation for the change of heart is understandable: a mature-looking, attractive appearance, moderate prices, low fuel consumption. And with that, the Kawasaki KLX 250 should now also score.

Review Kawasaki KLX 250

250cc entry-level enduro

Technical data Kawasaki KLX 250

Water-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine, a balance shaft, two overhead, chain-driven camshafts, four valves, bucket tappets, wet sump lubrication, injection, Ø 34 mm, regulated catalytic converter, alternator, mechanically operated multi-plate oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, chain, secondary ratio 42:14.

Bore x stroke 72.0 x 61.2 mm
Cubic capacity 249 cm3
Compression ratio 11: 1
Rated output 16.0 kW (22 hp) at 7500 rpm
Max. Torque 21 Nm at 7000 rpm

landing gear
Double loop frame made of steel, upside-down fork, Ø 43 mm, adjustable compression damping, two-arm swing arm made of aluminum, central spring strut with lever system, adjustable spring base, rebound and compression damping, front disc brake, Ø 250 mm, double-piston floating caliper, rear disc brake, Ø 240 mm, Single-piston floating caliper.

Spoked wheels with aluminum rims 21 x 1.60; 18 x 2.15
Tires 3.00-21; 4.60-18
Dunlop D 605 tires tested

Dimensions + weights
Wheelbase 1430 mm, steering head angle 63.5 degrees, caster 105 mm, spring travel f / h 255/230 mm, seat height * 900 mm, weight with a full tank * 138 kg, load * 181 kg, tank capacity 7.7 liters.

Two year guarantee
Color green
Price 4565 euros
Additional costs around 180 euros

Top speed 105 km / h

0 100 km / h 17.6 sec

60 ?? 100 km / h 17.5 sec

Speedometer deviation
Effective (display 50/100) 46/92 km / h

Country road 3.4 liters / 100 km
Normal fuel type
Theor. Range of the country road 226 km


+ Moderate price
+ Equipment is okay
+ Proven technology
+ Consumption moderate

– Driving performance moderate
– Enduro-typical seat height

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