2009 Kawasaki KLX250S

  • Year: 2009
  • Color: Lime Green, Sunbeam Red
  • Location: MAUMEE, OH, US
  • Price: $3,999

Product description


A leaner, meaner and greener lightweight dual-sport machine.

The fun doesnt have to stop at pavement boundaries when riding Kawasakis street legal KLX™250S. This lightweight dual-purpose motorcycle is equally at home on the pavement or off-road and always ready for your next adventure. Now, thanks to significant updates that saw refinements made everywhere from its improved braking prowess to its aggressively styled bodywork, the KLX250S is more fun than ever.

Its compact, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder 249cc engine displaces and employs convenient electric-starting. The KLX250S engine is mounted beneath a lightweight, high-tensile steel perimeter frame to deliver a low center of gravity and enhanced maneuvering on tight trails.

A gear-driven engine balancer means reduced engine vibration for greater comfort and less fatigue on longer rides. The 34mm semi-flat slide Keihin CVK carburetor boosts throttle response and contributes to improved power. It also helps to provide increased fuel economy. The addition of a new evaporative emissions system allows it to meet strict CARB regulations, making the KLX250S eligible for sale in all 50 states.

Further refinements appear in the transmission. Closer ratios between 5th and 6th gear enhance the KLX250S high-speed off-road capabilities, while a reshaped shift cam offers a more positive shift feel and promotes firmer gear engagement.

The rigors of off-road motorcycling dictate additional protection for the exposed underside of most machines. The KLX250S comes standard with aluminum engine guards to protect its crankcase during off road adventures. Negotiating tight terrain also highlights another off-road reality heat. The incorporation of dual lightweight, high-capacity Denso radiators and a shallow-footprint cooling fan is an ample solution to potential heat issues.

Its straight-line stability is enhanced by the rigid square-section frame, yet thanks to its short wheelbase the 250S still has outstanding turning aptitude. Complementing the chassis is a new lightweight aluminum swingarm employs a highly-rigid D-shaped cross section and features new KX racing-type chain adjusters for precise chain adjustment.

The new KLX250S also received revised damping settings and reduced wheel travel at both ends, plus an all-new rear suspension linkage. These modifications help to increase straight-line stability, give a more planted feel in corners and make it easier for riders to reach the ground. The 43mm inverted cartridge-style front fork features 16-way adjustable compression damping and 10.0-inches of travel while the revised Uni-Trak® rear suspension has 16-way adjustable compression and rebound damping and offers 9.1-inches of travel.

New wheels feature 0.5mm thicker spokes for increased wheel rigidity and enhanced off-road durability. The KLX250S also offers upgraded stopping power from a twin-piston caliper and a 250mm semi-floating petal disc up front and a larger 240mm petal disc at the rear.

Finishing off this reworked package is a completely new set of aggressively styled bodywork, a re-shaped seat with firmer urethane, and a handlebar with a straighter profile.

Riders seeking enduro handling and modern engine performance in a dual-purpose motorcycle designed for effortless street riding will find it at their local Kawasaki dealership. The KLX250S offers serious capabilities in a fun, easy-to-ride package, regardless of where the adventure takes it.
Single-cylinder 249cc DOHC EngineCompact engine design is lightweight and high revving, with a broad torque curve
Good mass centralization for superior handling
Flat-top piston and pentroof combustion chamber deliver an 11:1 compression ratio
Lightweight piston, piston pin and connecting rod enable higher revs for maximum power
Aluminum cylinder features electrofusion coating, which allows a tight piston-cylinder clearance for greater horsepower and offers increased engine life thanks to superior heat transfer and lubrication retention properties
A gear-driven engine balancer provides smooth power delivery from idle to redline
Liquid CoolingDual high-capacity, vertical-flow Denso radiators provide reliable and efficient engine cooling
Radiators feature tightly packed cores and a fin design for excellent heat dispersion
More consistent engine temperatures allow tighter engine clearances for quieter running and sustained power, while promoting longer engine life
Cooling fan is powered by a shallow-footprint electric motor
Four Valve Cylinder HeadProvides maximum valve area for optimum flow to boost low end torque while providing improved high-rpm breathing efficiency for more power
Revised carburetor settings34mm semi-flat slide Keihin CVK carburetor delivers the optimum amount of fuel at all rpm, contributing to improved response and power, as well as good fuel economy
A new evaporative emissions system that meets strict CARB regulations means the KLX250S is now available in California
Electric StartingQuick and easy push-button starting
Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release (KACR) automatically lifts one of the exhaust valves at cranking rpm, for reduced starting effort
Exhaust systemSecondary air system helps provide clean emissions
USFS-approved spark arrester allows the KLX250S to access designated off-road public riding areas
Updated Six-speed TransmissionAllows engines full potential to be used
Provides excellent acceleration as well as relaxed highway cruising
Gear ratios amended to set 6th gear closer to 5th for improved performance
Revised shift cam offers better feeling and allows gears to click into place with more precision
Improved Inverted Front Forks43mm inverted cartridge fork offers excellent rigidity and consistent damping performance
Reduced travel to 10.0 in. for increased straight-line stability, improved handling in corners and a lower seat height
16-Way compression damping adjustment allows tuning for differences in rider weight or various terrain profiles
UNI-TRAK Rear SuspensionAll new linkage and revised damping settings reduce front-rear pitching motions
Rear wheel travel reduced to 9.1 in, for increased straight-line stability, improved handling in corners and a lower seat height
Progressive linkage rate provides a smooth ride and excellent bottoming resistance
The gas-charged shock features 16-way adjustable compression and rebound damping and remote reservoir
Diamond FrameLightweight, high-tensile steel for amazing rigidity
No down tubes for lower engine placement and lower center of gravity
Still has ample ground clearance
New lightweight, aluminum D-section swingarm is highly rigid and reduces unsprung weight
New KX racing-type chain adjusters allow precise adjustment to minimize drivetrain power losses
Enhanced ErgonomicsRevised handlebar is straighter and offers a more relaxed position and effortless control
Footpegs are positioned close to the bikes centerline
New seat shape and stiffer urethane makes it easier to change seating position
New BodyworkAggressive new look courtesy of a new headlight and front fender design
Two-piece radiator shrouds styled like the KX motocrossers
Rear fender is a two-piece unit featuring a sharp tail light design that offers increased visibility and further contributes to the KLXs aggressive styling
Narrow Fuel TankNarrow tank design gives riders maximum comfort and control without sacrificing capacity
Digital instrumentationAll-digital instrument console gives at-a-glance information that includes a digital bar-graph tachometer, digital speedometer, clock, and dual trip meters
Petal disc brakesFront and rear disc brakes offer impressive stopping performance
Twin-piston caliper grips a 250 mm petal disc up front
Increased rear brake control provided by a revised lever ratio, new pad material and different caliper
240mm rear petal disc is 20mm larger than the old model
Wheels/tiresNew 4.0mm spokes offer increased wheel rigidity for greater off-road durability
Tires feature smaller blocks for longer tire life and increased grip on asphalt
SpecificationsEngine: Four-stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, four-valve single
Displacement: 249cc
Bore x stroke: 72.0 x 61.2mm
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Cooling: Liquid
Carburetion: Keihin CVK34
Ignition: Digital CDI
Transmission: Six-speed
Final drive: Chain
Frame: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail: 26.5 degrees / 4.1 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 43mm Inverted Cartridge Fork with 16-Way Compression Damping Adjustment / 10.0 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Uni-Trak® with Adjustable Preload, 16-Way Compression and Rebound Damping Adjustment / 9.1 in.
Front tire: 80/100x21
Rear tire: 100/100x18
Front brake / rear brake: 250mm semi-floating petal disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper / 240mm petal disc with single-piston hydraulic caliper
Overall length: 86.6 in.
Overall width: 32.3 in.
Overall Height: 47.4 in.
Seat height: 35.0 in.
Wheelbase: 56.3 in.
Ground clearance: 11.2 in.
Fuel capacity: 2.0 gal.
Dry weight: 277.8 lbs.(280 lbs CA model)
Color: Lime Green, Sunbeam Red
Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24 or 36 months
Warranty: 12 Months
Specifications and pricing are subject to change.

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