Kawasaki KLX250S

Welcome to the Kawsaki KLX250S motorcycle specifications and showroom review for 2021. The Kawasaki KLX250S is motorbike that covers a number of different classes and I’ve covered this model many times. It’s a commuter, LAMS or Learner compliant and off road or trail motorcycle.

In terms of looks the KLS250S is clearly has the appearance of a traditional and typical motocross bike. It hasn’t changed noticeably in nearly 10 years and honestly doesn’t really need to considering the design of it’s competitors and by simply changing colors schemes seem to go a long way in refreshing the model’s good looks. True motocross bike styling has moved on so the KLS250S to me appears as one of the older models. I like the silver and green details which stand out in the crowd of exceedingly blackout engine parts.

In terms of engines an tech the KLS250s is a mix of contemporary for 2020 and older tech. The engine has been around of years so a known factor combined with a digital instrument panel, USD forks updated swing arm and frame changes. Unfortunately it is missing EFI which we think is a bit of a problem in 2021. Apart from that nothing out of the ordinary.

Is the Kawasaki KLX250S worth buying? To me it looks like a great bike for city commutes and trail rides although it is overpriced and still underspecified. As a result the Kawasaki KLX250S is 7th most popular and best selling trail motorcycle in Australia 2019 selling 137 units. This sales number is down from 227 in 2018.

Kawasaki KLX250S Key Specifications
Engine:   1 cylinder 4-stroke DOHC (Carbs)
Capacity:  249cc
Power/Torque:  Approx 18 Kw @ 10000 RPM 20 Nm @ 9000 RPM
Gearbox:   6 speed
Kerb Weight:  135kg
Performance:  0-100kph N/A seconds Approx
Max Speed N/A Kph Approx 
Fuel Economy:   7.7 litre fuel tank
Approx 4 litres per 100km
Seat height:  890mm
Dimensions: L2200 X W860 X H1250mm
Wheels: 80-100/21F  120-80-18R
 Recommended Retail Price:  Est $6399 AUD (2021)