2011 Kawasaki KLX 250SF

Put the phrase “big fun in a small package” in Google and there’s a good chance that the Kawasaki KLX 250SF supermoto bike will pop up right in front of your eyes.

Based on the company’s critically-acclaimed KLX250S dual sport on/off-road bike, the 250SF dials it up with an aggressively style bodywork finishes that features a comfortable seat, a KLX-specific handlebar, an elaborate instrument panel, and a set of sticky street radials mounted on 17" wheels.

More than that, the KLX250SF also offers serious capabilities in a fun, easy-to-ride package, regardless of where the adventure takes it. The bike is powered by a 249cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve engine mated to a six-speed transmission, providing the kind of entry-level power that allows you to get introduced to the world of bikes. Compared to the KLX250S dual sport, the KLX250SF has also reduced wheel travel at both ends, placing the center of gravity lower for improved on-road handling and enhanced straight-line stability. At the same time, the suspension is still supple enough to soak up most road surface irregularities and offer a smooth ride. The KLX250SF comes with a fully-adjustable suspension that features a 16-way adjustable compression and rebound damping on both the 43mm inverted cartridge-style front fork and the UNI-TRAK rear suspension. A 300mm semi-floating petal disc with a two-piston hydraulic caliper is used as the front brake while the rear brake features a 240mm petal disc with single-piston hydraulic caliper.

Find out more about the Kawasaki KLX 250SF’s specs after the jump.


Kawasaki KLX 250SF
EngineFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve single
Bore x stroke72.0 x 61.2mm
Compression ratio11.0:1
CarburetionKeihin CVK34
IgnitionDigital CDI
Final driveChain
FrameSemi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail25.5 degrees / 2.9 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel43mm Inverted Cartridge Fork with 16-Way Compression and Rebound Damping Adjustment / 9.1 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travelUNI-TRAK® with Adjustable Preload, 16-Way Compression and Rebound Damping Adjustment / 8.1 in.
Front tire110/70x17
Rear tire130/70x17
Front brake300mm semi-floating petal disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
Rear brake240mm petal disc with single-piston hydraulic caliper
Overall length83.9 in.
Overall width31.3 in.
Overall height44.9 in.
Ground clearance8.9 in.
Seat height33.9 in.
Curb weight302.1 lbs.
Fuel capacity2.0 gal.
Wheelbase55.9 in.
ColorOriental Blue
Warranty12 months
Warranty12 Months

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