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More Information on the Kawasaki KLR Models
The Kawasaki KLR250 was a motorcycle produced from 1984 to 2005, with only minor changes during the model run. This lightweight dualsport motorcycle was used for several years by the US military for a variety of tasks, including messenger duty and reconnaissance.
Development & Design
It was produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan and exported to many parts of the world, including the U.S. and Canada, Europe and Australia. The Chilean national police ("Carabineros de Chile") made extensive use of the KLR250. It is similar in appearance to the larger KLR650. The KLR250 shares many engine parts with an ATV sold by Kawasaki, the KSF250 "Mojave".
In the USA the KLR250 was discontinued at the end of the 2005 model run and was replaced by the KLX250S in 2006. In other markets the KLX250 was introduced in 2001 and has been sold to the current day.
The base specifications have remained virtually unchanged throughout the production period.
Type: Four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve, single cylinder
Displacement: 249 cc
Bore and Stroke: 74.0 x 58.0 mm
Carburetor: Keihin CVK34
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
28 horsepower 1985–1989
23 horsepower 1990–2005 @ 9,000 rpm, (U.S. model due to change in cam profile)