When it comes to racebikes, faster almost always is better, and that’s especially true with 250cc motocrossers. Since they don’t have nearly the sheer power of the big 450s, Lites-class machines can gain some serious advantages with even small improvements in engine performance. Although Kawasaki’s KX250F has traditionally had one of the strongest engines in [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
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After Ryan Villopoto won back-to-back Supercross championships and last year’s outdoor motocross title, Kawasaki could be excused if it sat on its hands and left the KX450F unchanged. Unfortunately for the competition, Kawi couldn’t leave well enough alone. On the $8699 2013 KX450F, the big news is the KYB Pneumatic Spring Fork (PSF), which saves [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Kawasaki isn’t afraid to grab existing technology from other market segments and throw it at its dirtbikes, even when that may mean being a class pioneer. The most recent example of this methodology was Launch Control on the 2012 KX450F. Now, Kawasaki has introduced dual fuel injectors on its latest KX250F. Additionally, the Lites-class KX [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Is it time to say goodbye to carburetors forever? If the excellent performance of the fuel-injection system on Kawasaki’s new KX250F is any indication, the answer is yes. But even though the bike’s Keihin EFI may steal the headlines, its new Showa Separate Function Fork (with spring and damping functions in separate chambers) comes in [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2011 Kawasaki KX250F and KX450F Motocross Bikes – First Look KX250F gets fuel injection and updated chassis, KX450F fine-tuned.
It should come as no surprise that Kawasaki joins Lites-class rivals Honda, Suzuki and KTM by adding fuel injection to its 2011 KX250F. After securing both the 2010 AMA East- and West-coast Lites Supercross titles with riders Christophe Pourcel and Jake Weimer at the helm of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki-backed KXs, you would think that the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
First Ride: 2009 Kawasaki KX250F Less weight, improved handling and more cojones turn this green 250F into a lean, mean, fighting machine.
Photography by Jeff Allen It’s no surprise that Kawasaki’s brand-new, fuel-injected KX450F has grabbed lots of headlines. It is, after all, the high-profile replacement for the bike that carried James Stewart to his first outdoor national championship in the big-boy class via a perfect 24-for-24 moto season. But dig a bit deeper into Kawi’s lineup [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photography by Jeff Allen Comfort was no problem on Kawasaki’s KX250F, a bike more suited to our group. Suspension on the little KX-F works well and its balanced setup along with comfy ergos made it easy to ride. Rick Doughty of Vintage Iron, who at 51 has 38 years of moto-experience, listed the suspension as [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)