The Dirt Bike Guy: 2014 Kawasaki KLX250S
2014 Kawasaki KLX250S: Light On Power, Heavy On Design
Kawasaki is known for its top-of-the-line dirt bikes, and the
KLX250S doesn't look like it's any exception. As a dual-sport
motorcycle, it's designed for both paved roads and dirt trails,
making it an ideal choice for anyone who wants to break into the
world of motorsports while on a budget. This
particular model may also be solid for young kids or beginners who
need to learn the ropes of riding.
Engine And Suspension
A single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine
with a displacement of 250cc lies at the heart of the Kawasaki KLX. The
main goal of the motor is to provide excellent fuel economy and
better throttle response than in past models, all while also
offering plenty of low-end torque. Light materials and a special
compact design keep the size of the engine down without sacrificing
Although the power is not especially impressive, the dirt bike makes the most of what it's got thanks to a six-speed transmission, which allows a bike owner to customize the output depending on whether the machine is being used for off-roading or highway riding. You'll also be able to get solid riding on or off the roads with the bike's suspension. The Uni-Trak rear suspension can be adjusted to customize the riding experience to a rider's specifications, allowing you to find the best possible handling for any situation. This also works well with the diamond frame to provide enough ground clearance to succeed in almost any environment.
Chassis And Design
The bike may not be as powerful as some of its peers, but with its
small frame, you don't need much to keep you going. It has a curb
weight of only 297 pounds but is incredibly rigid, so you'll feel
secure at all times. The handlebars on the 250S have been relaxed,
and the footpegs have been moved for a more relaxed riding position
and increased ergonomics. To top it all off, the Kawasaki bike has
an exterior that's reminiscent of the official motocross bikes,
providing top-of-the-line design and instrumentation owners need
for an all-around fun riding experience.
Final Thoughts - Economic Entry-Level Machine
Motorsports enthusiasts will undoubtedly appreciate the price, as
the bike is set to sell for less than the average dual-sport
motorcycle. While you are getting below-average power, the low cost
and the light weight of the machine offset this to some degree.
Ultimately, the balance between performance and price may be too
good to pass up for some new riders.
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