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Kawasaki KL250D
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Production 85-05
Engine 250cc
Sparkplug DP9EA-9 '85-05
Battery YB4L-A '85-05
Front Tire 3.00-21 '85-05
Rear Tire 4.60-17 '85-05
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The Kawasaki KL250D is a motorcycle produced by Kawasaki from 1985 to 2005.

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Kawasaki KLR250

A '92 KLR 250

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. 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.

Somewhat similar in appearance to the larger KLR650 (sold in the same colors), the 250 is often described as being a better trail bike (due to lighter weight and reduced bulk) but less enjoyable on long stretches of highway. The user-friendly power delivery and light weight make it a popular bike for novice riders. Like the 650, the KLR250 has continued to sell well into the 21st century despite being questionably "state of the art" even at its introduction, and having no styling changes, except paint and the color of the plastic. You can tell approximately what year a KLR is (either size) by the color of the bodywork:

  • '85 White/Dark Blue
  • '85/'86 Lime Green/Dark Blue OR Red/Dark Blue (non-US)
  • '87 White/Red with Blue/Red Tank Decal (patriotic year)
  • '88/'89 half Blue/half White with Green Stripes
  • '90-'92 White/Light Blue
  • '94-'96 Teal/Purple (often referred to as "Barbie Years")
  • '95 Seafoam/Black (Spain only?)
  • ? Black/Black with Purple Tank Decal
  • ? Black/Dark Blue
  • '97-'99 Dark Blue "Forest Bluish Green"
  • '00 Olive/Black Tank Decal
  • '01/'02 "Galaxy Silver"/Olive
  • '03 Black/Olive
  • '04/'05 Black/"Aztec Red"

Unlike the 650, the 250 shares many engine parts with an ATV sold by Kawasaki, the KSF250 "Mojave". This has resulted in the availability of engine performance parts, though many owners prefer to use their bike relatively unmodified.

Owners report highway fuel economy figures ranging from 55-70mpg, and city fuel economy of 45-50mpg. The combination of excellent fuel economy, high reliability, light weight and easy handling have made it a favorite among dualsport riders as well as urban commuters and it remains popular even though production has ceased.

It is rumored that Kawasaki has discontinued the KLR250 at the end of the 2005 model run.

The base specifications have remained virtually unchanged through out the production period.

Engine:

  • Type: Four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve, single cylinder,
  • Displacement: 249cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 74.0 x 58.0mm
  • Carburetor: Keihin CVK34
  • Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
  • Output: 28 horsepower
  • Starting Method: Kick

Drivetrain:

  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final Drive: O-ring chain

Brakes:

  • Front: Hydraulic disc
  • Rear: Drum

Suspension:

  • Front: Air-adjustable hydraulic telescopic fork
  • Rear: UNI-TRAK® single-shock system

Wheels and Tires:

  • Front: 3.00 x 21 tire
  • Rear: 4.60 x 17 tire

Dimensions:

  • Length: 84.3
  • Seat Height: 33.7 in.
  • Rake and Trail: 28.5 degrees / 4.6 in.
  • Wheelbase: 55.7 in.
  • Weight: 258 lbs. dry
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.9 gals.


1985 KL250-D2

1985 Kawasaki KL250 D2

  • 249 mL
  • Four-stroke, 1 Cylinder, Dual Over Head Camshaft
  • 6-Speed, Return Shift
  • Color
  • Fuel Tank: Lime Green, Polar White
  • Front Fender: Same as Fuel Tank
  • Engine No: KL250DE000001 --
  • (G) KL250DG000001 -
  • Frame No: KL250D-000001 --.
  • (C)(U) JKAKLMD1()FA000001 -
  • Parts Catalogue No: 99961-O180 {Micro),
  • (E) 99917-1118-01 (Micro),
  • (O) 99917-1117-01 (Micro)
  • Service Manual No: 99924-1050-01 (KLR600)
  • plus 99924-1051-01
  • Owner's Manual No: 99922-1335-01
  • (C)(U) 99920-1284-01 (G) 99923-1131-01
  • Remarks: Dual purpose model. Liquid-cooled, 1 cylinder 4-valves, center up muffler. Air adjustable front fork, uni-trak rear suspension, box section swing arm, CDI system.


1986 KL250-D3

1986 Kawasaki KL250 D3
1986 Kawasaki KLR250 in White/Blue
1986 Kawasaki KLR250 in White/Blue
1986 Kawasaki KLR250 in White/Blue


  • 249 mL
  • Four-stroke, 1 Cylinder, Dual Over Head Camshaft
  • 6-Speed, Return Shift
  • Color: Lime Green, Polar White, Sunbeam Red
  • Beginning Engine No.: KL250DE009001
  • (G) KL250DG001401
  • Beginning Frame No.: KL250D-010201
  • JKAKLMD1()GA010201
  • PC NO.: 99917-1117-03, (E) 99917-1118-04
  • (G) 99918-1023-03, (I) 99959-1007-03
  • (C)(U) 99961-0180
  • OM No.:99922-1377-01, (C)(U) 99920-1321-01
  • (G) 99923-1163-02
  • SM No.: 99924-1051-01

1987 KL250-D4

1987 Kawasaki KL250 D4

  • Color: Lime Green, Polar White, Sunbeam Red
  • Beginning Engine No.: K L2500E016001
  • (G) K L250DG001952
  • Beginning Frame No.: KLZ50D-015001
  • JKAKLMD1()HA015001
  • PC NO.: 99917-7244-02, (E) 99917-1245-03
  • (G) 99918-1042-03, (I) 99959-7016-02
  • (C)(U) 99961-0236
  • OM NO.: 99922-1424-01, (C)(U) 99920-1 364-01
  • (G) 99923-1187-01
  • SM No.: 99924-1051-01

1988 KL250-D5

1988 Kawasaki KL250 D5

  • Color: Ebony, Polar White
  • Beginning Engine No.: KL250DE019501
  • (G ) KL250DG002501
  • Beginning Frame No.: KL250D-019001
  • JKAKLMD1()JA019001
  • PC NO.: 99917-1244-02, (El 99917-1245-03
  • (GI 99918-1042-03, (I) 99959-1016-02
  • (C)(U) 99961-0236
  • OM No.: 99922-1470-01, (C)(U) 99920-1427-01
  • (G) 99923-1212-01
  • SM No.: 99924-1051-01


1989 KL250-D6

1989 Kawasaki KL250 D6

  • 4-stroke, l-Cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color : Brilliant Blue/Polar White, Sunbeam Red/Polar Whlte
  • Beginning Engine No. : KL250DE022601
  • Beginning Frame No. : Kt250D-022301,
  • (A)(C)(U)JKAKLMD1( )KA022301
  • PC NO. : 99917-T245-04, (C)(U)99961-0236,
  • (U)S9917-1244-03
  • OM NO. : 99922-1 51 1 -01, (C)(U)99920-1447-01
  • (G)99923-125661
  • SM NO. : 99924-1051-04 & 99924-1050-01

1990 KL250-D7

1990 Kawasaki KL250 D7

  • Color : Same as KL250-D6
  • Beginning Engine No. : KL250DE022601
  • Beginning Frame No. : KL250D-026501,
  • (A)(C)(U)JKAKLMD1()LA026501
  • PC NO. : 99917-1404-01, (C)(U)99961-0288,
  • (J)99917-1181-01, (O)99917-1405-01
  • OM NO. : 99922-1556-01, (C)(U)99920-1486-01,
  • (G)99923-1362-01, (J)99921-1362-01
  • SM NO. : 99924-1051-04 & 99924-1050-01
  • (J)99925-1028-05

1991 KL250-D8

1991 Kawasaki KL250 D8

  • Color : Ebony, Polar White
  • Beginning Engine No. : KL250DE026601
  • Beginning Frame No. : KL250D-033001,
  • (A)(C)(U)JKAKLMD1( )MA033001
  • PC NO. : 9991 7-1404-02, (C)(U)99961-0288,
  • (0)99917-1405-02
  • OM No. : 99922-1592-01, (C)(U)99920-1542-01 ,
  • (G)99923-1307-01
  • SM NO. : 99924-1051-04 & 99924-1050-01

1992 KL250-D9

1992 Kawasaki KL250 D9

  • 4-stroke, 1 cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color : Polar White
  • Beginning Engine No. : KL250DE022601
  • Beginning Frame No. : KL250D-040001
  • (U)JIKAKLMDl( )NA040001
  • PC NO. : 99917-1405-03, (U)99917-1374-04,
  • (E)99917-1404-03
  • OM NO. : 99922-1 645-01, (U)99920-1592-01
  • SM NO. : 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1051-04

1993 KL250-D10

1993 Kawasaki KL250 D10
1993 Kawasaki KLR250
1993 Kawasaki KLR250



  • 4-stroke, 1 cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color : Polar White
  • Beginning Engine No. : Same as KL250-D9
  • Beginning Frame No. : JKAKLMD1()PA050001
  • PC No. : 99917-1538-02
  • OM No. : 99920-1 61341
  • SM NO. : 99924-7 050-01 & 99924-1 0511 -05

1994 KL250-D11

1994 Kawasaki KL250 D11
1994 Kawasaki in Green
1994 Kawasaki in Green
1994 Kawasaki in Green
1994 Kawasaki in Green
1994 Kawasaki in Green
1994 Kawasaki in Green
1994 Kawasaki in Green
1994 Kawasaki in Green


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color : Ebony , Green 15
  • Beginning Engine No. : Same as KD250-D9
  • Beginning Frame No. : KL250D-070001,
  • (U)JKAKlMD1()RA070001
  • PC No.: 99917-1593-01 , (U)99917-1538-02,
  • (E)99917-1592-01
  • OM No.: 99922-1706-01, (U)99920-1674-01
  • SM No.: 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1051-05


1995 KL250-D12

1995 Kawasaki KL250 D12

  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Green 15 (37)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLMD1vSA080001
  • E No. - KL250DE022601
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0350
  • OM No. - 99920-1728-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1051-10

1996 KL250-D13

1996 Kawasaki KL250 D13

  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Green 15 (37)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLMD1vTA085001
  • E No. - KL250DE022601
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0350
  • OM No. - 99920-1787-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1051-10

1997 KL250-D14

1997 Kawasaki KL250 D14
1997 Kawasaki KLR250 in Blue
1997 Kawasaki KLR250 in Blue
1997 Kawasaki KLR250 in Blue
1997 Kawasaki KLR250 in Blue


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Forest Bluish Green (5X)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLMD1vVA088001
  • E No. - KL250DE022601
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0350
  • OM No. - 99920-1827-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1051-10
  • Dimensions
    • Overall Length: 84.25 in
    • Overall Width: 33.7 in
    • Overall Height: 47.64
    • Wheelbase: 55.71 in
    • Road Clearance: 10.6 in
    • Dry Weight: 258 lb
  • Engine
    • Type: 4-stroke, DOHC single cylinder, liquid-cooled
    • Displacement: 249 mL
    • Bore x Stroke: 2.91 x 2.28 in
    • Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
    • Carburetor: KEIHIN CVK34
  • Transmission
    • Type: 6-speed, constant mesh, return shift, manual
    • Clutch: wet, multi disc
    • Driving System: chain drive

1998 KL250-D15

1998 Kawasaki KL250 D15

  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Forest Bluish Green (5X)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLMD1vWA090001
  • E No. - KL250DE022601
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0448
  • OM No. - 99920-1838-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1051-10

1999 KL250-D16

1999 Kawasaki KL250 D16

  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Forest Bluish Green (5X)
  • VIN No. - (AU) (CA) (US) JKAKLMD1vXA095001,
  • (EUR) JKAKL250DDA095001
  • E No. - KL250DE022601
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0448, (EUR) 99917-1592-03,
  • (AU) 99917-1593-08
  • OM No. - (CA) (US) 99920-1915-01,
  • (AU) (EUR) 99922-1957-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1051-10

2000 KL250-D17

2000 Kawasaki KL250 D17

  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Olive Green (HA)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLMD1vYA101001
  • E No. - KL250DE022601
  • PC No. - (US) 99961-0448, (AU) 99917-1593-08
  • OM No. - (US) 99920-1952-01, (AU) 99922-1991-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1051-10

2001 KL250-D18

2001 Kawasaki KL250 D18

  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Olive Green (HA)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLMD1v1A104001
  • F No. - KL250D-104001
  • E No. - KL250DE022601
  • PC No. - (US) 99961-0448, (AU) 99917-1593-08,
  • (MY) 99907-1011-01
  • OM No. - (US) 99987-1009-01, (AU) (MY) 99986-1037-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1051-10

2003

2003 Kawasaki KLR250 in Green
2003 Kawasaki KLR250 in Green
2003 Kawasaki KLR250 in Green
2003 Kawasaki KLR250 in Green
2003 Kawasaki KLR250 in Green



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