2022 Kawasaki KX 250
2022 Kawasaki KX 250

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2022
2022
Model
KX 250
KX 250
Model Code
KX252CNFNN
KX252CNFNN
Color
Lime Green
Lime Green

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Single semi-floating 270 mm Braking® petal disc with dual-piston caliper

Rear - Single 240mm Braking® petal disc with single-piston caliper

Front - Single semi-floating 270 mm Braking® petal disc with dual-piston caliper

Rear - Single 240mm Braking® petal disc with single-piston caliper

Tires

Front - 80 / 100-21

Rear - 100 / 90-19

Front - 80 / 100-21

Rear - 100 / 90-19

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 85.8 in.
Overall - 85.8 in.
Height
Overall - 49.8 in.
Overall - 49.8 in.
Width
Overall - 32.3 in.
Overall - 32.3 in.
Weight

Curb without fuel - 226.4 lb.

Curb - 236.5 lb. (Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied))

Curb without fuel - 226.4 lb.

Curb - 236.5 lb. (Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied))

Ground Clearance
13.2 in.
13.2 in.
Wheelbase
58.5 in.
58.5 in.
Seat Height
37.4 in.
37.4 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
5-speed, return shift, with wet multi-disc manual clutch
5-speed, return shift, with wet multi-disc manual clutch
Final Drive
Chain
Chain

Electrical

Advanced Electronics
KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode)
KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode)

Engine

Engine
4-stroke single, DOHC
4-stroke single, DOHC
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
249 cc
249 cc
Bore x Stroke
78 x 52.2 mm
78 x 52.2 mm
Compression Ratio
14.1:1
14.1:1
Clutch
Coned disc-spring hydraulic
Coned disc-spring hydraulic
Fuel System
DFI® with 44 mm Keihin throttle body and dual injectors
DFI® with 44 mm Keihin throttle body and dual injectors
Ignition
Digital CDI
Digital CDI
Starting
Electric
Electric
Fuel Capacity
1.64 gal.
1.64 gal.

Operational

Frame
Aluminum perimeter
Aluminum perimeter
Front Suspension

48 mm inverted telescopic coil spring fork with 23-way compression damping and 20-way rebound damping

Travel - 12.4 in.

48 mm inverted telescopic coil spring fork with 23-way compression damping and 20-way rebound damping

Travel - 12.4 in.

Rear Suspension

New Uni-Trak® with dual-range (2.25 turns high speed / 21-way low-speed) compression damping, 38-way rebound damping and adjustable preload

Travel - 12.4 in.

New Uni-Trak® with dual-range (2.25 turns high speed / 21-way low-speed) compression damping, 38-way rebound damping and adjustable preload

Travel - 12.4 in.

Rake
28°
28°
Trail
4.6 in.
4.6 in.
Handlebars
Renthal® Fatbar®
Renthal® Fatbar®

Other

Includes
DFI® couplers
DFI® couplers

Features

Agile Handling

  • BUILT FOR AGILITY: The KX™250 motorcycle features an evolution of the KX™450 motorcycle's lightweight aluminum perimeter frame and swingarm, race-ready suspension, and powerful brakes.
  • LIGHT & NIMBLE: The lightweight aluminum perimeter frame contributes to the KX™250's quick handling, confidence inspiring stability, and slim ergonomics.
  • SOAK IT UP: High-performance KYB 48mm inverted coil-spring fork handles suspension duties up front. Large diameter inner tubes and large 25mm damping pistons deliver smooth action and firm damping.
  • REAL STOPPING POWER: Oversized 270mm front disc contributes to strong front brake force and high level of control. The 240mm diameter rear disc offers performance for controllability and total riding confidence.

Chassis Management Technology

  • ERGO-FIT®: Proper fit is key for rider comfort and control. However, the ideal fit varies from rider to rider, depending on their physical dimensions and riding style. ERGO-FIT® is an interface system designed to allow riders to find their ideal riding position. Various points of the chassis interface (the handlebar, footpegs and seat, etc.) can be adjusted through a combination of interchangeable parts and parts with adjustable positions. This enables a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. Feeling at one with their machine, they will be able to experience how Kawasaki machines are fun and rewarding to ride. *Adjustable parts and their range of adjustability vary by model.

Engine Management Technology

  • DUAL INJECTORS: The Kawasaki KX™️250F was the first mass-production motocross bike to feature Dual Injectors. One injector is located downstream of the throttle valve, where injectors are located on standard FI systems, and a second is located upstream of the throttle valve, close to the airbox. The two injectors split their roles: operating at different rpm ranges, they ensure both smooth, instant response at low-rpm and high peak power at high-rpm. For cases that call for low-rpm operation like instantaneous acceleration off the start and precise control when cornering, primary operation falls to the downstream injector. Because it is positioned close to the combustion chamber, sprayed fuel can be supplied to the engine quickly, resulting in sharp response. Conversely, when high power is the priority, primary operation switches to the upstream injector, which focuses on high-rpm applications. Its location farther away from the combustion chamber means that the fuel has a longer travel time. This allows more time for the fuel particles and air to mix, as well as allowing the mixture to cool and condense. This means that when more power is needed, the cylinder can be filled with a greater quantity of high-quality mixture.
  • KLCM (KAWASAKI LAUNCH CONTROL MODE): Designed to assist riders by optimizing acceleration from a stop, KLCM electronically manages engine output to minimize wheel spin when moving off. With the clutch lever pulled in and the system activated, engine speed is limited to a determined speed while the rider holds the throttle open. Once the rider releases the clutch lever to engage the clutch, engine speed is allowed to increase, but power is regulated to minimize wheel spin and help keep the front wheel on the ground. The system disengages automatically once a predetermined speed has been reached, or when the rider shifts into third gear. Depending on the model, riders can choose from multiple modes, each offering a progressively greater level of intrusion.

Features

  • Team Green contingency race rewards.

More Power

  • POWER TO PERFORM: The KX™250 motorcycle is propelled by a 249cc 4-stroke engine that offers a high rev limit and ample power across the entire rev range. Low- to mid-range power and high-rpm capability give you the edge to ride ahead.
  • A STATE OF FLOW: Optimized intake/exhaust port shape and exhaust cam timing contribute to impressive engine performance.
  • SPRING INTO ACTION: The valve springs feature a high spring rate to match the high rev limit.
  • SERIOUS PRESSURE: High-performance bridged-box bottom piston contributes to strong performance at all rpm. A dry film lubricant coating on the piston skirts reduces friction at low rpm and helps with the bedding-in process.
  • WIN FROM WITHIN: A long connecting rod decreases the lateral force on the cylinder walls as the piston moves. The result is minimal mechanical loss for optimal efficiency and performance.

Racing Ergonomics

  • THE ERGONOMIC EDGE: An optimized riding position and unhindered rider movement help connect the rider with the performance potential of the bike.
  • PERFECTED POSITION: A factory-style aluminum Renthal® Fatbar® handlebar comes standard. With grips positioned low and close to the body, riders can shift weight forward more easily to improve front-wheel traction and increase front traction feel, to ride more confidently at the limit.
  • RIDE WITH CONFIDENCE: Slim radiator shrouds are positioned close to the frame to facilitate grip for the rider's legs.
  • TOTAL FREEDOM: The top of the fuel tank features a design that allows a flat progression from the seat to the tank. The result is great freedom of movement when changing riding position. The seat features a slip-resistant top surface and smooth sides for an excellent balance of grip and mobility.
  • FIND YOUR FIT: Class-leading ERGO-FIT® adjustability allows riders to tailor the motorcycle to their body size, riding style and preference with four-way adjustable handlebar positions and two footpeg positions to choose from.

Signature Design

  • SIGNATURE FACTORY STYLING: Sleek bodywork and factory-style graphics exude an aggressive appearance and further reflect the highly-tuned performance of the Kawasaki KX™250 motorcycle.
  • THE KAWASAKI LOOK: Gold finish on the oil cap and generator cover plugs tell a premium story. Black alumite rims mean business. For a distinctive Kawasaki image, the fork and rear shock adjusters feature a high-quality green alumite finish.
  • BREAK THE MOLD: In-mold graphics on the shrouds result in an ultra-smooth surface, greatly extending the life of the race-style graphics.

Track Tech

  • DESIGNED TO WIN: Taking the lead on the track calls for a machine built with the tech to make it happen.
  • SMOOTH & CONSISTENT: A coned disc-spring hydraulic clutch offers direct feel and light lever action while reducing play as the clutch heats up. Coned-disc springs make for light clutch actuation and a wide clutch engagement range. The KX™250 motorcycle features the same championship-proven hydraulic master cylinder as the KX™450 motorcycle.
  • PRESS & GO: Electric start makes for quick and easy engine starting at the push of a button.

Agile Handling

  • BUILT FOR AGILITY: The KX™250 motorcycle features an evolution of the KX™450 motorcycle's lightweight aluminum perimeter frame and swingarm, race-ready suspension, and powerful brakes.
  • LIGHT & NIMBLE: The lightweight aluminum perimeter frame contributes to the KX™250's quick handling, confidence inspiring stability, and slim ergonomics.
  • SOAK IT UP: High-performance KYB 48mm inverted coil-spring fork handles suspension duties up front. Large diameter inner tubes and large 25mm damping pistons deliver smooth action and firm damping.
  • REAL STOPPING POWER: Oversized 270mm front disc contributes to strong front brake force and high level of control. The 240mm diameter rear disc offers performance for controllability and total riding confidence.

Chassis Management Technology

  • ERGO-FIT®: Proper fit is key for rider comfort and control. However, the ideal fit varies from rider to rider, depending on their physical dimensions and riding style. ERGO-FIT® is an interface system designed to allow riders to find their ideal riding position. Various points of the chassis interface (the handlebar, footpegs and seat, etc.) can be adjusted through a combination of interchangeable parts and parts with adjustable positions. This enables a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. Feeling at one with their machine, they will be able to experience how Kawasaki machines are fun and rewarding to ride. *Adjustable parts and their range of adjustability vary by model.

Engine Management Technology

  • DUAL INJECTORS: The Kawasaki KX™️250F was the first mass-production motocross bike to feature Dual Injectors. One injector is located downstream of the throttle valve, where injectors are located on standard FI systems, and a second is located upstream of the throttle valve, close to the airbox. The two injectors split their roles: operating at different rpm ranges, they ensure both smooth, instant response at low-rpm and high peak power at high-rpm. For cases that call for low-rpm operation like instantaneous acceleration off the start and precise control when cornering, primary operation falls to the downstream injector. Because it is positioned close to the combustion chamber, sprayed fuel can be supplied to the engine quickly, resulting in sharp response. Conversely, when high power is the priority, primary operation switches to the upstream injector, which focuses on high-rpm applications. Its location farther away from the combustion chamber means that the fuel has a longer travel time. This allows more time for the fuel particles and air to mix, as well as allowing the mixture to cool and condense. This means that when more power is needed, the cylinder can be filled with a greater quantity of high-quality mixture.
  • KLCM (KAWASAKI LAUNCH CONTROL MODE): Designed to assist riders by optimizing acceleration from a stop, KLCM electronically manages engine output to minimize wheel spin when moving off. With the clutch lever pulled in and the system activated, engine speed is limited to a determined speed while the rider holds the throttle open. Once the rider releases the clutch lever to engage the clutch, engine speed is allowed to increase, but power is regulated to minimize wheel spin and help keep the front wheel on the ground. The system disengages automatically once a predetermined speed has been reached, or when the rider shifts into third gear. Depending on the model, riders can choose from multiple modes, each offering a progressively greater level of intrusion.

Features

  • Team Green contingency race rewards.

More Power

  • POWER TO PERFORM: The KX™250 motorcycle is propelled by a 249cc 4-stroke engine that offers a high rev limit and ample power across the entire rev range. Low- to mid-range power and high-rpm capability give you the edge to ride ahead.
  • A STATE OF FLOW: Optimized intake/exhaust port shape and exhaust cam timing contribute to impressive engine performance.
  • SPRING INTO ACTION: The valve springs feature a high spring rate to match the high rev limit.
  • SERIOUS PRESSURE: High-performance bridged-box bottom piston contributes to strong performance at all rpm. A dry film lubricant coating on the piston skirts reduces friction at low rpm and helps with the bedding-in process.
  • WIN FROM WITHIN: A long connecting rod decreases the lateral force on the cylinder walls as the piston moves. The result is minimal mechanical loss for optimal efficiency and performance.

Racing Ergonomics

  • THE ERGONOMIC EDGE: An optimized riding position and unhindered rider movement help connect the rider with the performance potential of the bike.
  • PERFECTED POSITION: A factory-style aluminum Renthal® Fatbar® handlebar comes standard. With grips positioned low and close to the body, riders can shift weight forward more easily to improve front-wheel traction and increase front traction feel, to ride more confidently at the limit.
  • RIDE WITH CONFIDENCE: Slim radiator shrouds are positioned close to the frame to facilitate grip for the rider's legs.
  • TOTAL FREEDOM: The top of the fuel tank features a design that allows a flat progression from the seat to the tank. The result is great freedom of movement when changing riding position. The seat features a slip-resistant top surface and smooth sides for an excellent balance of grip and mobility.
  • FIND YOUR FIT: Class-leading ERGO-FIT® adjustability allows riders to tailor the motorcycle to their body size, riding style and preference with four-way adjustable handlebar positions and two footpeg positions to choose from.

Signature Design

  • SIGNATURE FACTORY STYLING: Sleek bodywork and factory-style graphics exude an aggressive appearance and further reflect the highly-tuned performance of the Kawasaki KX™250 motorcycle.
  • THE KAWASAKI LOOK: Gold finish on the oil cap and generator cover plugs tell a premium story. Black alumite rims mean business. For a distinctive Kawasaki image, the fork and rear shock adjusters feature a high-quality green alumite finish.
  • BREAK THE MOLD: In-mold graphics on the shrouds result in an ultra-smooth surface, greatly extending the life of the race-style graphics.

Track Tech

  • DESIGNED TO WIN: Taking the lead on the track calls for a machine built with the tech to make it happen.
  • SMOOTH & CONSISTENT: A coned disc-spring hydraulic clutch offers direct feel and light lever action while reducing play as the clutch heats up. Coned-disc springs make for light clutch actuation and a wide clutch engagement range. The KX™250 motorcycle features the same championship-proven hydraulic master cylinder as the KX™450 motorcycle.
  • PRESS & GO: Electric start makes for quick and easy engine starting at the push of a button.