New 250 Supermoto


KLX250SF Supermoto

Another new Kawasaki shown in the U.S. last weekend is a 250 supermoto model based on the KLX250S dual sport.

The KLX250SF wears road-worthy 17-inch radial tires and sits on lower suspension than the dually, however, and reduced wheel-travel front and back lowers the centre of gravity for better on-road handling and stability.

The 249 cc liquid-cooled four-stroke single uses a gear-driven counter balancer to reduce vibration, and is fed by a 24 mm Keihin carb. It drives the rear wheel through a six speed transmission.

Suspension is fully adjustable front and rear, and the 43 mm USD fork offers 231 mm (9.1 in) of movement. Dry weight is a claimed 137 kg (302 lb). A single large petal-type disc is fitted up front.

Hard to say at this point if we’ll see it in Canada.

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