Description
Specs
Standard Features
Additional Features
Color

Description

The Kawasaki KX250F competition motorcycle returns for 2005 with several engine and chassis updates, making this championship-winning motocross bike the envy of the competition.

And the KX250F is indeed worthy of such envy: in its first year of competition, Team Pro Circuit/Kawasaki/Chevy Trucks racer Ivan Tedesco rode this four-stroke Kawasaki to victory, clinching the 2004 AMA THQ Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Championship.

To help keep the KX250F on the leading-edge of such exhilarating power and performance, Kawasaki engineers began by making refinements to the engine. The liquid-cooled 249cc four-stroke engine has improved low and mid-range response courtesy of a modified intake port, a straightened exhaust port, and revised ignition timing for improved top-end and over-rev performance.

Specs

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model Year
2005
Model
KX250F
Starting at MSRP
 $5,599.00*

Dimensions

Length
85.4 in.
Height
50.0 in.
Width
33.1 in.
Weight
203.9 lbs.
Ground Clearance
13. 4 in.
Wheelbase
58.1 in.
Seat Height
37.8 in.

Engine

Engine
Four-stroke single cylinder with DOHC, four valves, Liquid cooled
Displacement
249cc
Bore x Stroke
77.0 x 53.6
Compression Ratio
12.6:1
Fuel System
Keihin FCR37 with hot start circuit
Fuel Tank Capacity
2.0 gal.
Ignition
Digital AC-CDI
Clutch
Wet multi-disc manual

Drivetrain

Transmission
Five-speed
Final Drive
n/a

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front: Single semi-floating 250mm disc, dual-piston
Rear: single 240mm disc, single-piston
Tires
Front: 80/100-21 51M
Rear: 100/90-19 57M

Operational

Frame
Perimeter style, high-tensile steel with D-section upper frame rails
Suspension
Front: 48mm inverted, cartridge-type telescopic fork, 16-way compression and rebound damping; 11.8 in. travel
Rear: UNI-TRAKŪ single shock system, 16-way compression and rebound damping, spring preload; 12.2 in. travel

Body

Colors
Kawasaki Lime Green

Standard Features

Engine
 Straighter exhaust port, and extended ribs in both the intake and exhaust ports improve low to mid-range response  
 Throttle barrel utilizes new low-friction design for improved rider control and performance feedback  
 Revised ignition system timing improves top-end and over-rev performance  
 Rev-limiter changed to spark drop out control for smooth power drop-off and excellent over-rev characteristics  
 Radiators are 40mm longer for improved cooling efficiency  
 Water pump cover and oil filter cap are now separate for simplified maintenance  
 Muffler features new packing and construction for longer service and increased durability  
Transmission
 Third and fourth input gears are shotpeened for improved reliability and durability  
 New clutch friction plates have fewer contact pads to provide the rider with a more direct clutch feel  
 Clutch springs are made from new, more durable material to resist sagging  
 Clutch adjuster makes adjustments on the track quick and easy  
 Clutch cable outer liner now made of Teflon for smoother clutch action  
Chassis
 Head pipe wall thickness has been increased from 2.6 to 3.2mm for improved handling  
 Footpegs are wider and offer better grip  
 Chain guide roller now uses two bearings for greater durability  
Front Suspension
 Kayaba semi-sealed, 48mm inverted cartridge forks have new low-friction seals for smoother action through the stroke range  
 Fork mounting bolts have been relocated on the top triple clamp for easier maintenance and stronger mounting  
 Lighter fork and rear shock mounting bolts contribute to reduced overall weight  
 Width of handlebar mounts have been increased from 90 to 98mm to help prevent bending  
Brakes
 Dual-piston 250mm front disc brake uses new pad material for improved performance and rider feel  
 New front brake lever provides rider with better feedback  
Bodywork
 New seat cover uses high-grip top for good grip when cornering and smoother sides for transitioning from sitting to standing  
 More durable urethane foam improves comfort and durability  
Kawasaki Options (Available Through Kawasaki Dealers)
 Aluminum and steel sprockets  
 Carburetor setting parts  
 Front fork and rear shock springs  
 Flywheel rotors for altering the amount of engine inertia to suit riding style and track conditions  
 Right handlebar-mounted lever allows manual operation of engine decompression, making it easier to clear a flooded engine  
 20-inch front wheel  

Additional Features

Engine

- Straighter exhaust port, and extended ribs in both the intake and exhaust ports improve low to mid-range response

- Throttle barrel utilizes new low-friction design for improved rider control and performance feedback

- Revised ignition system timing improves top-end and over-rev performance

- Rev-limiter changed to spark drop out control for smooth power drop-off and excellent over-rev characteristics

- Radiators are 40mm longer for improved cooling efficiency

- Water pump cover and oil filter cap are now separate for simplified maintenance.

- Muffler features new packing and construction for longer service and increased durability

Transmission

- Third and fourth input gears are shotpeened for improved reliability and durability

- New clutch friction plates have fewer contact pads to provide the rider with a more direct clutch feel

- Clutch springs are made from new, more durable material to resist sagging

- Clutch adjuster makes adjustments on the track quick and easy

- Clutch cable outer liner now made of Teflon for smoother clutch action

Chassis

- Head pipe wall thickness has been increased from 2.6 to 3.2mm for improved handling

- Footpegs are wider and offer better grip

- Chain guide roller now uses two bearings for greater durability

Front Suspension

- Kayaba semi-sealed, 48mm inverted cartridge forks have new low-friction seals for smoother action through the stroke range

- Fork mounting bolts have been relocated on the top triple clamp for easier maintenance and stronger mounting

- Lighter fork and rear shock mounting bolts contribute to reduced overall weight

- Width of handlebar mounts have been increased from 90 to 98mm to help prevent bending

Brakes

- Dual-piston 250mm front disc brake uses new pad material for improved performance and rider feel

- New front brake lever provides rider with better feedback

Bodywork

- New seat cover uses high-grip top for good grip when cornering and smoother sides for transitioning from sitting to standing

- MOre durable urethane foam improves comfort and durability

Kawasaki Options (Available Through Kawasaki Dealers)

- Aluminum and steel sprockets

- Carburetor setting parts

- Front fork and rear shock springs

- Flywheel rotors for altering the amount of engine inertia to suit riding style and track conditions

- Right handlebar-mounted lever allows manual operation of engine decompression, making it easier to clear a flooded engine

- 20-inch front wheel

Color


Kawasaki Lime Green
*Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable).
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