2020 Kawasaki KX250 Guide

2020 Kawasaki KX250

2020 Kawasaki KX250 2020 Kawasaki KX250 2020 Kawasaki KX250 2020 Kawasaki KX250


2020 Kawasaki KX250:

When you ride KX™, you ride in the company of legends. Be the next hero. Be the next moto prodigy. Be the next trailblazer for an entire generation of greatness. The time is now. Welcome to the podium.

Introducing the new 2020 KX™250 motorcycle. Be next.


Designed to continue its history of winning, the new 2020 KX250 features a number of updates, including:

– NEW ENGINE with finger-follower valve actuation, increased power, even more potent high-rpm range, and a higher rev limit

– Stronger BRAKES

– NEW Large-Diameter Coil-Spring FORK

See the “Gallery” above for more information.



2020 Kawasaki KX250 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Revised bore and stroke for high rpm focused engine character
  • New finger-follower valve train designed by Kawasaki’s World Superbike engineers
  • New slim aluminum perimeter frame with revised rigidity
  • New front brake pads, new rear brake disc and rear master cylinder
  • ERGO-FIT® adjustable handlebar and footpeg technology
  • Factory-inspired green number plates, black rims and colored accents




2020 Kawasaki KX250 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


The Best Gets Better

New 249cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke single is the most powerful four-stroke KX™250 to date. Increased peak power helps you take the lead and stay in front with quicker lap times as you power towards the finish line.



Strong Force & Control

In the front, an oversized semi-floating 270mm Braking® petal disc and dual-piston caliper with new brake pad materials offer solid control.


A Superior Stop

In the rear, a new larger-diameter 250mm Braking® petal disc and new lighter-weight master cylinder give you the stopping power to get ahead.

Consistency & Control

Stunning high-rpm power calls for superior stopping power to match, and the KX™250 features its most powerful and highest feedback brakes yet. As champions can attest, power and control help bring home titles.




Attack the Track

A new larger diameter coil-spring 48mm KYB front fork offers improved action at the initial part of the stroke. The large-diameter inner tubes enable the use of large 25mm damping pistons for smooth action and firm damping.



Push With Confidence

Uni-Trak® rear suspension with a new KYB shock featuring dual compression (high-speed and low-speed damping) adjustability helps soak up whatever the track throws your way.

Your Ride Awaits

Decades of championship-winning experience stand behind the suspension of the KX™250 motorcycle.



Optimized Frame Rigidity

Optimized frame rigidity with a new front engine mount contributes to smoother rear suspension performance for maximum bump absorption and increased traction. The center of gravity and key frame dimensions are optimized for maximum forward drive from the rear wheel.


Find Your Fit

Kawasaki class-leading ERGO-FIT® adjustability allows riders to find their optimal fit and comfort with four-way adjustable handlebar positions and two footpeg positions to choose from.


Slim and Lightweight

Slim aluminum perimeter frame is a lightweight construction composed of forged, extruded and cast parts contributing to light, nimble handling.




2020 Kawasaki KX250 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7799 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £7099 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)



4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled



Bore x Stroke

78.0 x 52.2mm

Compression Ratio


Fuel System

DFI® with 44mm Keihin throttle body and dual injectors


Digital CDI


5-speed, return shift

Final Drive



Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

48mm inverted coil spring/12.4 in

Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

Uni-Trak® linkage system and low-speed and high-speed compression damping, fully adjustable spring preload/12.2 in

Front Tire


Rear Tire


Front Brakes

Single semi-floating 270mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 250mm petal disc with single-piston caliper


Frame Type

Aluminum perimeter


28.6°/5.1 in

Overall Length

85.5 in

Overall Width

32.3 in

Overall Height

50.0 in

Ground Clearance

13.1 in

Seat Height

37.3 in

Curb Weight

221.1 lb without fuel / 231.4 lb**

Fuel Capacity

1.69 gal


58.3 in

Color Choices

Lime Green


Not Available

Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)

Not Available





2020 Kawasaki KX250 – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details


Displacement 249cc
Type 4-stroke, Single
Bore and stroke 78.0 x 52.2 mm
Cooling Liquid
Compression ratio 14.2:1
Valve system DOHC, 4 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø43 mm x 1 (Keihin) with dual injection
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Lubrication Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump)
Starting Primary Kick


Front: type Single semi-floating 270 mm petal disc
Front: calipers Dual-piston caliper
Rear: type Single 250 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper


Overall length 2,172 mm (85.5 in.)
Overall width 820 mm (32.3 in.)
Overall height 1,269 mm (50 in.)
Wheelbase 1,480 mm (58.3 in.)
Ground clearance 333 mm (13.1 in.)
Seat height 948 mm (37.3 in.)
Curb mass** 105 kg (231.5 lbs.)
Fuel capacity 6.4 litres


Transmission 5-speed, constant mesh, return shift
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 3.350 (67/20)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.142 (30/14)
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.750 (28/16)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.444 (26/18)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.235 (21/17)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.045 (23/22)
Final reduction ratio 3.846 (50/13)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


Type Perimeter, aluminum
Wheel travel: front 314 mm (12.4 in.)
Tire: front 80/100-21 51M
Wheel travel: rear 310 mm (12.2 in.)
Tire: rear 100/90-19 57M
Caster (rake) 28.6°
Trail 123 mm (4.8 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 42° / 42°


Suspension, front 48 mm inverted telescopic fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Suspension, rear New Uni Trak with adjustable dual-range (high/low speed) compression damping, adjustable rebound damping and adjustable preload



2020 Kawasaki KX250 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details


Engine type

Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single


249 cm3

Bore x stroke

78.0 x 52.2 mm

Compression ratio


Valve system

DOHC, 4 valves

Fuel system

44 mm x 1 (Keihin) with dual injection


Digital DC-CDI

Starting System

Primary Kick


Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump



5-speed, return

Final drive


Primary Reduction Ratio

3.350 (67/20)

Gear Ratios 1st

2.142 (30/14)

Gear Ratios 2nd

1.750 (28/16)

Gear Ratios 3rd

1.444 (26/18)

Gear Ratios 4th

1.235 (21/17)

Gear Ratios 5th

1.045 (23/22)

Final reduction ratio

3.846 (50/13)


Wet multi-disc, manual

Brakes & Suspension

Brakes, front

Single semi-floating 270 mm petal disc. Caliper: Dual-piston

Brakes, rear

Single 250 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single-piston

Suspension, front

48 mm inverted telescopic fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping

Suspension, rear

New Uni Trak with adjustable dual-range (high/lowspeed) compression damping, adjustable rebound damping and adjustable preload

Frame & Dimensions

Frame type

Perimeter, aluminium


130 mm

Wheel travel front

314 mm

Wheel travel rear

310 mm

Tyre, front

80/100-21 51M

Tyre, rear

100/90-19 57M

Steering angle, left / right

42° / 42°

L x W x H

2,172 x 820 x 1,269 mm


1,480 mm

Ground clearance

333 mm

Fuel capacity

6.4 litres

Seat height

948 mm

Curb mass

105.2 kg




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