The 2023 Kawasaki KX250 motocross rider boasts a wide range of upgrades, just in time for the 2022 AMA National Motocross Championship Series. There are changes in the chassis and engine, so there is something to talk about. So let’s take a closer look first.
- Kawasaki has focused on the 2023 DOHC KX250 engine intake and exhaust systems. The inlet channel was straightened, and one of the two injectors moved further along the inlet channel. The air-fuel mixture is sent through new 1 mm narrower inlet valves with a revised pitch that is 1.5 mm smaller than last year. In addition, the piston crown has been redesigned for compatibility with the new intake valve arrangement. After the fuel is burned – the ignition time is exceeded compared to last year – the spent charge leaves the new motorcycle 100 mm longer. The result is a claimed increase in horsepower at the top of the rev range.
- The first and second gears are higher on the 2023 KX250. This boosts the gear ratio to improve acceleration.
- Reliability is ensured by a new connecting rod bearing with a large end. Kawasaki increased it.
- The KYB suspension has been modified to improve entry and exit from the corner. The fork has new settings and oil height to make the rider feel better in front and delivers the feeling of being planted. For faster acceleration due to rotation, the shock absorber gets a firmer compression damping. As always, KYB units have fully adjustable damping and pre-spring tension. Also, new settings increase seat height and ground clearance by 0.4 inches.
- To cope with the increased power and new suspension settings, the KX250 has a wider rear tire. The Dunlop The Geomax MX33 on the back now has a width of 110mm – by 10mm – while the front hasn’t changed.
- Aluminum helps save weight on the 2023 Kawasaki KX250. The mounting bolts of the fork cover, rear clamp and bracket brackets have been changed from steel to aluminum. In addition, the solid bolts in the shock absorber collar have been replaced with hollow fasteners. With a wider rear tire the final weight of the 23rd year is just over a pound more than last year.
- The KX250 got new footrests that became wider and modified. The new pegs have 5 mm front to back and moved 3 mm behind.
- The Kawasaki KX250 of 2023 has grown by $ 100. This is not bad considering the updates and the inflation rate. You have one color – green. If you run to your Kawasaki dealer, you can probably check it out in person.
Specifications Kawasaki KX250 2023
- Type: Single-cylinder four-stroke
- Working volume: 249 cubic meters
- Diameter x stroke: 78.0 x 52.2 mm
- Compression ratio: 14.1: 1
- Running: electric
- Gas station: EFI with 44 mm Keihin double throttle body
- Transmission: 5-speed
- Coupling: hydraulically driven with cone spring
- Channel transmission: circuit
- Frame: aluminum perimeter
- Steering wheel: conical aluminum Renthal Fatbar
- Front suspension; stroke: inverted fork KYB 48 mm with adjustable damping compression and rebound; 12.4 inches
- Rear suspension; travel: fully adjustable KYB shock absorber via ties; 12.4 inches
- Tires: Dunlop Geomax AT81
- Front tire: 80/100 x 21
- Rear tire: 110/90 x 19
- Front brake: semi-floating 270 mm brake petal disc with 2-piston caliper Nissin
- Rear brake: 240 mm single brake petal disc with Nissin single-piston caliper
DIMENSIONS AND THERE ARE
- Wheelbase: 58.5 inches
- Rake: 27.1 degrees
- Path: 4.6 inches
- Seat height: 37.8 inches
- Ground clearance: 13.6 inches
- Fuel capacity: 1.6 gallons
- Wet weight: 238 pounds
- Color: Lime green
2023 Kawasaki KX250 Price: 8499 $ MSRP
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