Kawasaki KL250G Super Sherpa: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki KL250 Super Sherpa
Manufacturer
Also called KL 250 Super Sherpa
Production 1997 - 2010
Class Dual-sport
Predecessor Kawasaki KL250D
Engine
Air cooled, four stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 70.9mm x 70.9mm
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Top Speed 82 mph
Horsepower 30.04 HP (22.4 KW) @ 8500RPM
Torque 19.18 ft/lbs (26.0 Nm) @ 7500RPM
Fuel System Mikuni BST34 Carburetor
Spark Plug NGK CR8E `00-04[1]
Battery YUASA YXT7L-BS `00-04[1]
Transmission Gear box: 6-Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Final Drive Chain: 520 `00-04[1]
Suspension Front: Telescopic forks
Rear: Swingarm
Brakes Front: Single 250mm disc 2 piston caliper
Rear: Single 200mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tire 7.75-21
Rear Tire 4.10-18
Wheelbase 54.09 inches (1374 mm)
Seat Height 32.72 inches (831 mm)
Weight 113.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Manuals Service Manual


The Kawasaki KL 250 Super Sherpa was a Air cooled, four stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Enduro motorcycle produced by Kawasaki in 1999. Max torque was 19.18 ft/lbs (26.0 Nm) @ 7500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 30.04 HP (22.4 KW) @ 8500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 70.9mm bore x 70.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 249.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 7.75-21 front tire and a 4.10-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single 250mm disc 2 piston caliper in the front and a Single 200mm disc 1 piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a Swingarm. The wheelbase was 54.09 inches (1374 mm) long.

1999 - 2010 Kawasaki KL 250 Super Sherpa[edit]

1999 - 2010 Kawasaki KL 250 Super Sherpa 1999 - 2010 Kawasaki KL 250 Super Sherpa


This is an excellent dual purpose motorcycle, aimed more towards road use but the low seat height and center of gravity make it excellent for steep off road work. Very soft suspension from the factory, but rear shock is fully adjustable for preload and rebound (although rebound adjustments unfortunately require removal of the shock). I'd suggest new fork springs and heavier fork oil would improve dive in the front under brakes.

1997 KL250-G1[edit]

1997 Kawasaki Super Sherpa KL250-G1



  • 249 mL
  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Air-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Pearl Royal Blue (32), Galaxy Silver (F2), Candy Sungod Orange (RK)
  • F No. - KL250G-000001
  • Engine No. - KL250GE000001
  • Parts Catalog No. - 99911-1311-02 & 99911-1311-51
  • Owner's Manual No. - 99921-1623-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99925-1154-01

1997 KL250-G1A[edit]

1997 Kawasaki Super Sherpa KL250-G1A


  • 249 mL
  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Air-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Pearl Royal Blue (32)
  • F No. - KL250G-000001
  • Engine No. - KL250GE000001
  • Parts Catalog No. - 99911-1311-02 & 99911-1311-51
  • Owner's Manual No. - 99921-1623-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99925-1154-01

2000[edit]

2000 Kawasaki Super Sherpa KL250-G4



  • 249 mL
  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Air-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Galaxy Silver (F2)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLMG1vYA018001
  • Engine No. - L250GE000001
  • Parts Catalog No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0485
  • Owner's Manual No. - 99920-1948-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1250-01


2001[edit]

2001 Kawasaki Super Sherpa KL250-G5



  • 249 mL
  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Air-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Galaxy Silver (F2)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLMG1v1A024001
  • Engine No. - KL250GE000001
  • Parts Catalog No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0485
  • Owner's Manual No. - (US) 99987-1010-01, (CA) 99929-1382-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1250-01


2003[edit]





In Media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.