Kawasaki BJ250 Estrella

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Kawasaki BJ250 Estrella
Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Also called BJ 250 Estrella
Production 1991 - 95
Engine
Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHV , 2 valves
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Ignition CDI
Transmission 5 Speed
Suspension Front: Telescopic forks
Rear: Dual shocks
Brakes Front: Single 300mm disc
Rear: Single 230mm disc
Front Tire 90/90-18 51 P
Rear Tire 110/90-17 60 P
Wheelbase 1400 mm / 55.1 in
Seat Height 745 mm / 29.3 in - 775 mm / 30.5 in adjustable
Weight 142 kg / 313 lbs (dry), 156 kg / 344 lbs (wet)
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 14 Liters / 3.7 US gal
Manuals Service Manual



Engine[edit]

The engine was a Air cooled cooled Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHV , 2 valves. The engine featured a 9.0:1 compression ratio.

Drive[edit]

Power was moderated via the Wet, multiple discs, cable operated.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 90/90-18 51 P front tire and a 110/90-17 60 P rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single 300mm disc in the front and a Single 230mm disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a Dual shocks. The BJ250 Estrella was fitted with a 14 Liters / 3.7 US gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 142 kg / 313 lbs. The wheelbase was 1400 mm / 55.1 in long.

Photos[edit]

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Overview[edit]

Kawasaki BJ 250 Estrella










Overview In 1991 Kawasaki decided to start building a nostalgic looking motorcycle for the Japanese market, described as »New Classic Sports Model«.

The market launch in Japan took place in 1992. In 2016 the Kawasaki Estrella still belongs to the motorcycles delivered by Kawasaki - unfortunately not on the european market.

In Germany, the Estrella was available in two versions - and three variants - from 1994 to 1999. It is said that selling the Estrella in Germany and some other european countries happened more or less by mistake by Kawasaki! The total amount of Estrellas ever sold in the whole of Central Europe may be less than 5,000! There were less than 1,500 Estrellas in Germany in 2005.

In Japan, the Estrella has been available in eight versions and numerous variants from 1992 until today. In contrast to Central Europe (with less obstacles to get the driving licence for big bikes) the Estrella has been a big success in Japan. More than 100,000 Estrellas have been produced so far.

Make Model Kawasaki BJ 250 Estrella
Year 1991 - 95
Engine Type Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHV , 2 valves
Displacement 249 cc / 15.2 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 66 X 63 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression 9.0:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Induction Carburetor
Ignition CDI
Starting Electric
Max Power 20 hp / 14.9 kW @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque 21 Nm / 15.5 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated
Transmission 5 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Front Suspension Telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in
Rear Suspension Dual shocks
Rear Wheel Travel 75 mm / 3.0 in
Front Brakes Single 300mm disc
Rear Brakes Single 230mm disc
Front Tire 90/90-18 51 P
Rear Tire 110/90-17 60 P
Dimensions Length 2090 mm / 82.2 in Width 780 mm / 30.7 in Height 1035 mm / 40.7 in
Wheelbase 1400 mm / 55.1 in
Seat Height 745 mm / 29.3 in - 775 mm / 30.5 in adjustable
Dry Weight 142 kg / 313 lbs
Wet Weight 156 kg / 344 lbs
Fuel Capacity 14 Liters / 3.7 US gal
Model History kawasaki-estrella.com

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