2012 Kawasaki KX 250 F
Kawasaki has been unstoppable in the 250 motocross class since the inception of the KX 250 in 2004, achieving multiple podiums.
And the Japanese marquee wants to continue this trend with the 2012 KX250F; the quarter-liter dirtbike was redesigned with more usable power, better handling and increased durability.
Following is a thorough official history of Kawasaki Team Green, a program that began in 1981. Back in ’81, Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s primary objective was to provide on-site race support to anyone riding a Kawasaki.
AMA Hare & Hound, Ridgecrest
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Destry Abbott earned his second-consecutive podium finish at the second round of the AMA National Hare & Hound series at the Spangler Hills OHV in Ridgecrest, Calif.
Kawasaki has taken a subtle but very effective approach to improvements for the 2010 KX250F. Given the success of the green machine it’s a smart move; refining what has proven to be a lethal weapon on a motocross track. The KX’s 249cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke single-cylinder powerplant has received minor internal upgrades focused more on increasing durability than trying to boost power.
2010 KLX250SF Preview
Based on Kawasaki’s KLX250S on/off-road bike, the new 2010 Kawasaki KLX250SF dials-up some on-road supermoto fun. It’s just a 250, but its fairly light weight 302-pounds means the Kawasaki KLX250SF may pack the sort of performance you’d expect from something bigger and more expensive. Few motorcycles – of any size or price – are capable of out-cornering a supermoto in this range.
All-Wheel Drive Motocross
When I tested the Christini AWD Honda CRF250X two years ago in the rugged mountains of Pennsylvania, it was nothing short of a complete revelation. The Christini mechanical all-wheel-drive system upped my off-road game to a level I never thought possible, taking me on trails that I consider to be absolutely impassible and unconquerable on a standard rear-wheel-drive motorcycle. I was stunned.