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.
Off-Road, On-Road Motorcycle.
Designing a bike for the dual-sport market is a balancing act. Some riders will spend most of their time on the street, with the occasional off-payment foray on friendly dirt roads; others will use the street simply as a means to get to the dirt. Once there, challenging primitive roads and single-track trails become the adventure.
Manufacturers generally select premium locations and luxury accommodations when it comes time to introduce their newest addition to their line. We may travel to Monza in Italy, the Baviaanskloof in South Africa, the rain forest of Costa Rica, which is all well and good. Imagine my surprise when Kawasaki took me to the mile marker 11.5 on desolate Arizona state highway 74 in the Sonora Desert, up against the foothills of the Hieroglyphic Mountains. There, circled well-worn travel trailers awaited, which would be home for the duration.