It’s an old refrain: The factory guys get all the good stuff. Their bikes are faster, lighter and just plain tricker than the motocrossers you can buy off the showroom floor. There’s some truth there. But that’s changing. The gap between production and factory-prepped motocrossers has never been narrower. And with the introduction of Kawasaki’s massively reworked 2011 KX™250F, that gap just shrank a little more
Engine: Four-stroke single with DOHC and four valves
Bore x stroke: 77.0 x 53.6mm
Cooling System: Liquid
Fuel injection: 43mm Keihin throttle body
Compression ratio: 13.5: 1
Ignition: Digital DC-CDI
Transmission: Five-speed with wet multi-disc manual clutch
Final drive: Chain
Frame Type: Aluminum perimeter
Rake/Trail: 28.2 degrees / 4.7 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 47mm inverted Showa SFF telescopic fork with spring preload adjustability and 22 position compression and 20 position rebound damping adjustability/ 12.4 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Uni-Trak® linkage system and Showa shock with 19 position low-speed and stepless high-speed compression damping, 22 position rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload / 12.2 in.
Front Tire Size: 80/100-21
Rear Tire Size: 100/90-19
Front brakes: Single semi-floating 250mm petal disc with dual piston caliper
Rear Brakes: Single 240mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
Overall length: 85.4 in.
Overall width: 32.3 in.
Overall height: 50.0 in.
Wheelbase: 58.1 in.
Ground Clearance: 13.0 in.
Seat height: 37.2 in.
Curb weight: 232.7 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 1.9 gal.
Color Choices: Lime Green