The 2012 Kawasaki KLX250S is built for both on and off-road use and an ideal ride for dual-sporting fun. The 34mm semi-flat slide Keihin CVK carburetor provides great throttle response and broad, smooth power, fantastic fuel economy. Not to be outdone by Yamaha which has many variants of light-weight dual-purpose motorcyle, such as Yamaha XT250, Yamaha TW200 and Yamaha WR250R, the Kawasaki released KLX250S in year 2012 with its big brother Kawasaki KLR 650. The 34mm semi-flat slide Keihin CVK carburetor provides great throttle response and broad, smooth power, not to mention fantastic fuel economy. Custom spring and damping settings, with slightly less wheel travel than a dedicated off-road machine, give a more planted feel in corners and make it easier for riders to reach the ground. Additional protection for the exposed underside of the machine, so the KLX250S comes standard with an aluminum engine guard to protect its crankcase during off-road adventures. Find more about detail specification and new features on 2012 Kawasaki KLX250S.
2012 Kawasaki KLX250S Specification
Engine Type – Four-stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, four-valve single
Displacement – 249cc
Bore x Stroke – 72.0 x 61.2mm
Compression ratio – 11.0:1
Cooling System – Liquid
Carburetion – Keihin CVK34
Ignition – Digital CDI
Transmission – Six-speed
Final drive – Chain
Chassis and Dimension
Available Colors – Lime Green, Red
Frame Type – Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail – 26.5 degrees/4.1 in.
Front suspension/wheel travel – 43mm Inverted Cartridge Fork with 16-Way Compression Damping Adjustment/10.0 in.
Rear suspension/wheel travel – Uni-Trak® with Adjustable Preload, 16-Way Compression and Rebound Damping Adjustment/9.1 in.
Front Tire Size – 80/100×21
Rear Tire Size – 100/100×18
Front brakes/rear brakes – 250mm semi-floating petal disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper/240mm petal disc with single-piston hydraulic caliper
Overall length – 86.6 in.
Overall width – 32.3 in.
Overall Height – 47.4 in.
Seat height – 35.0 in.
Wheelbase – 56.3 in.
Ground clearance – 11.2 in.
Fuel capacity – 2.0 gal.
Curb weight – 297.7 lbs.
2012 Kawasaki KLX250S Features
Engine and Transmission – Compact engine design is lightweight and high revving, with a broad torque curve. Lightweight piston, piston pin and connecting rod enable higher revs for maximum power. Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow, to boost low-end torque while providing improved high-rpm breathing efficiency for more power. 34mm semi-flat slide Keihin CVK carburetor delivers the optimum amount of fuel at all rpm, resulting in improved throttle response, greater power and excellent fuel economy. A highly refined six-speed transmission contains the right gear for everything from off-road crawling to highway cruising, with an advanced shift cam for positive shift feel and firm engagement.
Chassis and Suspension – The 2012 Kawasaki KLX250S is lightweight, high-tensile steel for amazing rigidity, no downtubes, for lower engine placement and lower center of gravity as well as ample ground clearance. Lightweight, aluminum D-section swingarm is highly rigid and reduces unsprung weight. 43mm inverted cartridge fork offers excellent rigidity and consistent damping performance, 10.0-inch 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. 9.1-inches of rear wheel travel for straight-line stability, great handling and a low seat height of 2012 Kawasaki KLX250S.