The 2011 Kawasaki KLX 250S Built to get you a relax, with compact and powerful four-stroke single-cylinder engine fires right up through the miracle of electric starting, and it mounts nice and low beneath a lightweight, high-tensile steel perimeter frame to provide a low center of gravity and enhanced maneuvering on tight trails. With a gear-driven engine balancer keeps it nice and smooth for greater comfort and less fatigue on longer rides. The 34mm semi-flat slide Keihin CVK carburetor provides great throttle response and broad, smooth power not to mention fantastic fuel economy.
A highly refined six-speed transmission contains the right gear for everything from first-gear offroad crawling through top-gear highway cruising, with an advanced shift cam for positive shift.
The rigors of off-road motorcycling dictate additional protection for the exposed underside of the machine: The 2011 Kawasaki KLX 250S comes standard with an aluminum engine guard to protect its crankcase during off road adventures. Negotiating tight terrain also highlights another off-road reality heat. Dual lightweight, high-capacity Denso radiators and an electric fan provide ample cooling.
The 2011 Kawasaki KLX 250S straight-line stability is enhanced by use of a rigid square-section main frame, yet its short wheelbase gives it outstanding turning aptitude. Complementing the chassis is a lightweight aluminum swingarm employing a highly-rigid D-shaped cross section. KX™ racing-type chain adjusters allow for precise chain adjustments.
The KLX250S’s custom spring and damping settings, with slightly less wheel travel than a dedicated off-road machine, 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; the Uni-Trak® linkage-type rear suspension has 16-way adjustable compression and rebound damping, and provides 9.1-inches of wheel travel.
Strong, 4mm-thick spokes in the 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels provide for excellent wheel rigidity for enhanced off-road durability. The KLX250S also stops hard, thanks to twin-piston calipers squeezing a 250mm semi-floating petal disc up front and a 240mm petal disc at the rear.
Aggressively styled bodywork finishes off this powerful and rugged package, and a custom seat stuffed with firm urethane and a carefully chosen handlebar pull it all together for long, comfortable days on the road and off it.
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.
2011 Kawasaki KLX 250S - Specifications
Type 4-stroke, Single
Displacement 249 cc
Bore & Stroke 72.0 x 61.2 mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Valve system DOHC, 4 valves, shim under bucket actuation
Carburetor Keihin CVK34
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Cooling Liquid, twin radiators
Lubrication Forced lubrication, Semi-dry sump
Final Drive Chain
Transmission 6-speed, return
Primary Drive Gear
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.800 (84/30)
Gear Ratios: 1st 3.000 (30/10)
2nd 2.000 (30/15)
3rd 1.500 (27/18)
4th 1.250 (25/20)
5th 1.050 (21/20)
6th 0.952 (20/21)
Final Reduction Ratio 3.000 (42/14)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual, cable operation
Type Perimeter High-tensile steel
Wheel Travel: Front 260 mm
Wheel Travel: Rear 230 mm
Tires: Front 3.00-21 (51P)
Tires: Rear 4.60-18 (63P)
Caster (Rake) 27.5°
Trail 110 mm
Steering Angle (Left/Right) 41° / 41°
Suspension, Front 43 mm inverted, cartridge-type, 16-click compression and 16-click rebound damping
Suspension, Rear Uni-Trak with fully adjustable spring preload, 16-click compression damping, 16-click rebound damping
Front: Type 250 mm semi-floating petal disc
Rear: Type 240 mm petal disc
Front: Caliper Dual-piston
Rear: Caliper Single-piston
Overall Length 2,222 mm
Overall Width 815 mm
Overall Height 1,195 mm
Wheelbase 1,440 mm
Ground Clearance 280 mm
Seat Height 885 mm
Curb Mass 135 kg
Fuel Capacity 7 litres
Fuel Consumption 3.3 L/100 km (85 MPG)
Colours Lime Green, Bright White
Warranty 12 months
ADDITIONAL COST OPTIONS
Good Times Protection Plan 24 or 36 months (Kawasaki GTPP coverage begins after the standard limited warranty expires)
* The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.