The 2018 KLX250S is a capable off-road performer and a reliable, fun road bike. The Kawasaki KLX heritage making it an awesome on or off road machine. Whether you are tearing it up on the weekends with your mates or hauling to work and back through the week, enjoy the best of both worlds with the 2018 KLX250S.
Giant engines and a heap of gadgetry are not necessary to have a great time on two wheels. On the paved road the KLX250S is a well mannered and easy to ride motorcycle that can easliy keep pace with traffic on the open road. When the seal road ends and the off-road country begins the light and nimble KLX250S’ torquey liquid cooled engine and adjustable suspension help you tackle all of the trails. All that capability is also paired with outstanding efficiency, making the 2018 KLX250S a superbly practical motorbike.
16-way adjustable 43mm upside down cartridge forks combined with the New Uni-Trak® mono-shock rear suspension provide superb road-holding and outstanding shock-absorption for excellent off-road performance. The on-road and off-road abilities of the KLX250S add to the joy of riding.
Relaxed Seating Position
The new handlebar is straighter and moves the hand position up and in. This relaxed position makes the bike easier to ride and control. The footpegs are positioned close to the bike’s centreline for a slim riding position conducive to both on and off road riding. Narrow tank design gives riders maximum comfort and control without sacrificing capacity.
Performance Frame and Rear Suspension
All digital instrument console gives at a glance information featuring a digital bar graph tachometer, digital speedometer, clock, and dual trip meters.
Wheels and Brakes
Front and rear petal disc brakes offer impressive stopping performance. A twin piston calliper grips a 250 mm disc up front. At the rear, a single piston calliper operates a large 240 mm disc.
The compact 249cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine features a four-valve, dual overhead cam head atop an electrofusion coated aluminium cylinder producing impressive power and torque delivering smooth, tractable acceleration.
The KLX250S’s box and tubular section high tensile steel perimeter frame creates a slim, lightweight package. The 26.5° caster angle and short wheelbase contribute to quick handling, while the high rigidity of the frame ensures straight line stability.
Easy Electric Starting
Enjoy easy, trouble-free starting thanks to a reliable, electric starter facilitated by Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release (KACR), which automatically opens an exhaust valve to lower compression and enable easy cranking.
Aggressive headlight and front fender design. Two-piece radiator shrouds styled like the KX motocross line. Rear fender is a two-piece unit featuring a sharp tail light design that offers great visibility and further contributes to the KLX250S’ aggressive styling
KLX-spec handlebar for a more relaxed position and effortless control. Footpegs are positioned close to the bike’s centerline for rider control. KLX-spec seat shape and foam make it easier to change seating position.
43mm inverted cartridge fork offers excellent rigidity and consistent damping performance. Long front wheel travel means straight-line stability, great handling and a low seat height. 16-way compression damping adjustment allows tuning for differences in rider weight and terrain.