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This & That: 2018 Kawasaki (Digital Camo Edition)

Chaparral Motorsports
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March 19, 2018

If You Ride This: 2018 Kawasaki (Digital camo edition)


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After missing from its lineup for several years Kawasaki has re-released the KLX 250 into the wild of the dual sport world-this time sporting modern technology in the form of Kawi's Digital Fuel Injection (DFI). Gone is the Keihin CVK34 carb and in its place is a 34mm throttle body that delivers a fine mist of go juice via a 10-hole injector and precise engine mapping. The addition of the DFI system result is instant throttle response, no more cold starting hassles or dealing with a choke, and miles of smiles no matter what elevation you climb to.

The 249cc four stroke single won't break any land speed records but will provide power that is easy to handle and manage in offroad situations which could be a real positive for those new to the dirt. The relatively tall seat height of 35" and 11" of ground clearance may look intimidating to riders of shorter stature, however, weighing in at 304 pound soaking wet and its narrow mid-section makes for relatively easy balancing and maneuverability.
18_KLX250SJFA_001081.medThe digital camo color scheme has been borrowed from it big brother the KLR 650 and is a nice departure from the typical green and white.

Suspension is handled by a 43mm cartridge fork with compression damping adjustments. The rear is outfitted with a Uni-Trak shock with compression, rebound, and preload adjustments.

The new DFI makes the KLX a pretty decent fuel sipper that gets about 60mpgs. That means you can get 120 miles out of the two gallon gas tank.

The 21" and 18" black powdercoated spoke wheels not only aid in ground clearance but fit perfectly with the stealthy look of the camo design.

 

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