News 2012 Kawasaki KLX 250 S | Quick Look

2012 Kawasaki KLX 250 S | Quick Look

2012 Kawasaki Motorcycle

Slim and trim at at under 300 pounds gassed up, the KLX250S is the most serious street-legal off-road bike offered by Kawasaki.

With 10 inches of rear wheel travel (adjustable for damping and spring preload) and nine inches of 43mm USD fork travel (adjustable for compression damping), the KLX is only a tire change away from serious off-roading.

Ground clearance is plentiful and the seat height not unreasonably high, so technical terrain can be ridden successfully.

The two-gallon fuel capacity limits the range of the capable motor, so plan your excursions with gas-stops in mind.

2012 Kawasaki KLX 250 S Quick Stats:

  • ENGINE TYPE: DOHC single
  • SEAT HEIGHT: 35.0 inches
  • BORE x STROKE: 72.0mm x 61.2mm
  • GND. CLEARANCE: 11.2 inches
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • CURB WEIGHT: 298 pounds
  • WHL. TRAVEL F/R: 10.0″/9.1″
  • PRICE: $4999

For a preview of the 2012 Kawasaki KLX 250 S, click here. For a look into the entire 2011 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.

Also, if you want stay up to date on the latest in motorcycle news, “Like” Ultimate MotorCycling on Facebook.

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

2021 Indian Challenger Lineup First Look: Photos, Prices, and Colors

The performance-oriented Challenger bagger lineup from Indian returns for 2021, with three models to choose from. All three 2021 Indian Challenger models get the...

2021 GasGas Motocross Lineup First Look (Specs and Photos)

When under Spanish ownership, GasGas was never known as a motocross brand. However, under the guidance of Pierer Mobility AG and Bajaj Auto—the owners...

2021 Indian Chieftain Lineup First Look: 3 Big-Inch Baggers

There are three baggers in the 2021 Indian Chieftain lineup, with just a few changes to the motorcycles this year. There are new colors,...

2021 GasGas Trial Lineup First Look (8 Fast Facts: 3 TXT Racing Models)

The first GasGas motorcycles of the Pierer Mobility AG and Bajaj Auto era have arrived. Those who were expecting wholesale redesigns of the line...

Lieback’s Lounge: This Will All Pass [Thoughts on Simic and Motorcycles]

There is a menace in the air Of tragedies in the making. These lines are from "Late September," written by the American minimalist poet Charles Simic....

Racing Classic Motorcycles: First You Have to Finish by Andy Reynolds [Review]

Author Andy Reynolds’ new book, Racing Classic Motorcycles: First You Have to Finish, is about a man livin’ the classic motorcycle racing dream—with some...