2022 Kawasaki KX250X: GET THE OFF-ROAD EDGE.
Introducing the 2022 Kawasaki KX250X…
Kawasaki introduced all-new off-road cross country competition models last year with the KX450X and KX250X models, featuring the same championship-proven technology found on KX race machines and purposely tuned them for off-road competition. Kawasaki’s rich history in off-road racing consists of more than 25 championships in WORCS, National Hare & Hound, GNCC, and Endurocross over the past 20 years.
The KX450X and KX250X share many winning traits with their motocross counterparts including the engine, frame, chassis, and styling. That successful base is paired with unique cross-country tuning and settings such as softer suspension settings, shorter gearing, off-road 21”/18” wheel combination, Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires, brake components, skid plate, and kickstand. The softer suspension settings and shorter gear ratio help create the optimal handling package for the race-ready off-road KX lineup.
With a rich history in off-road racing, Kawasaki’s KX250X cross-country racer retains all of the championship-winning performance and factory-style features of the KX250 motocross racer but adds X-specific engine tuning and suspension settings, 21/18-inch wheels fitted with enduro-type tires, and convenient standard features like a side stand and skid plate to make it ready for off-road competition.
2022 Kawasaki KX250X Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
- POWERFUL, HIGH-REVVING 249cc ENGINE
- OFF-ROAD READY SUSPENSION
- POWERFUL KX250 ENGINE TUNED FOR OFF-ROAD COMPETITION
- CROSS COUNTRY RACING SPECIFIC SUSPENSION SETTINGS
- OFF-ROAD SPECIFIC 18-INCH REAR WHEEL
- STANDARD SIDE STAND
- STANDARD SKID PLATE AND ENGINE GUARDS
The Bike That Builds Champions
The Kawasaki KX motorcycle range returns stronger than ever for 2022 with its championship-winning packages, including its recently introduced off-road competition models.
Leading the way as the flagship model in the Kawasaki KX range is the KX450 with a powerful 449cc engine, electric start, Showa A-KIT technology suspension, and a coned disc-spring hydraulic clutch that have proven to capture awards, accolades, and race wins.
All-new in 2021, the 2022 KX250 remains the most powerful KX250 to date and features a slim aluminum perimeter frame, electric start, and coned disc-spring hydraulic clutch. The KX250 has more AMA motocross and supercross championships combined than any other manufacturer in its class, truly making it the bike that builds champions.
Powered by technology that hails from a legacy of champions, Kawasaki’s KX motorcycle range saw the addition of the KX450X and KX250X cross country models in 2021, bringing purposely tuned off-road competition models to the KX lineup. Developed to dominate off-road racecourses in both the woods and the desert, the cross-country KX lineup offers riders the required components for off-road competition straight from Kawasaki along with the dominant engine and chassis performance found on its KX counterparts right off the showroom floor.
2022 Kawasaki KX250X Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The Kawasaki KX™️250F was the first mass-production motocross bike to feature Dual Injectors. One injector is located downstream of the throttle valve, where injectors are located on standard FI systems, and a second is located upstream of the throttle valve, close to the airbox. The two injectors split their roles: operating at different rpm ranges, they ensure both smooth, instant response at low-rpm and high peak power at high-rpm. For cases that call for low-rpm operation like instantaneous acceleration off the start and precise control when cornering, primary operation falls to the downstream injector. Because it is positioned close to the combustion chamber, sprayed fuel can be supplied to the engine quickly, resulting in sharp response. Conversely, when high power is the priority, primary operation switches to the upstream injector, which focuses on high-rpm applications. Its location farther away from the combustion chamber means that the fuel has a longer travel time. This allows more time for the fuel particles and air to mix, as well as allowing the mixture to cool and condense. This means that when more power is needed, the cylinder can be filled with a greater quantity of high-quality mixture.
KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode)
Designed to assist riders by optimizing acceleration from a stop, KLCM electronically manages engine output to minimize wheel spin when moving off. With the clutch lever pulled in and the system activated, engine speed is limited to a determined speed while the rider holds the throttle open. Once the rider releases the clutch lever to engage the clutch, engine speed is allowed to increase, but power is regulated to minimize wheel spin and help keep the front wheel on the ground. The system disengages automatically once a predetermined speed has been reached, or when the rider shifts into third gear. Depending on the model, riders can choose from multiple modes, each offering a progressively greater level of intrusion.
Proper fit is key for rider comfort and control. However, the ideal fit varies from rider to rider, depending on their physical dimensions and riding style.
ERGO-FIT is an interface system designed to allow riders to find their ideal riding position. Various points of the chassis interface (the handlebar, footpegs and seat, etc.) can be adjusted through a combination of interchangeable parts and parts with adjustable positions. This enables a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. Feeling at one with their machine, they will be able to experience how Kawasaki machines are fun and rewarding to ride. *Adjustable parts and their range of adjustability vary by model.
2022 Kawasaki KX250X – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $9949 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine 4-stroke single, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Bore x Stroke 78.0 x 52.2mm
Compression Ratio 14.1:1
Fuel System DFI® with 44mm Keihin throttle body and dual injectors
Ignition Digital CDI
Transmission 5-speed, return shift, with wet multi-disc manual clutch
Final Drive Chain
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 48mm inverted telescopic coil spring fork with 23-way compression damping and 20-way rebound damping /12.4 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel New Uni-Trak® with dual-range (2.25 turns high speed/21-way low-speed) compression damping, 38-way rebound damping and adjustable preload/12.4 in
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 110/100-18
Front Brakes Single semi-floating 270mm Braking® petal disc with dual-piston caliper
Rear Brakes Single 240mm Braking® petal disc with single-piston caliper
Frame Type Aluminum perimeter
Rake/Trail 27.8°/4.8 in
Overall Length 85.4 in
Overall Width 32.3 in
Overall Height 49.6 in
Ground Clearance 13.0 in
Seat Height 37.2 in
Curb Weight 230.2 lb without fuel/240.2 lb*
Fuel Capacity 1.64 gal
Wheelbase 58.3 in
Color Choices Lime Green
Warranty Not Available
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) Not Available
2022 Kawasaki KX250X – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Engine 249cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 4-valve single
Bore x Stroke 78.0 x 52.2 mm
Compression Ratio 14.1:1
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø44 mm x 1, with dual injectors
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission 5-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain
Frame Perimeter, aluminum
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel ø48 mm inverted fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping / 314 mm (12.4 in)
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel New Uni Trak with adjustable dual-range (high/low-speed) compression damping, adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload / 316 mm (12.4 in)
Rake / Trail 27.8° / 123 mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 42° / 42°
Front Tire 80/100-21 51M
Rear Tire 110/100-18 64M
Front Brake Single semi-floating ø270 mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper
Rear Brake ø240 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,170 x 820 x 1,260 mm (85.4 x 32.3 x 49.6 in)
Wheelbase 1,480 mm (58.3 in)
Road Clearance 330 mm (13.0 in)
Seat Height 945 mm (37.2 in)
Curb Mass** 109.0 kg (240 lb)
Mass Without Fuel 104.4 kg (230 lb)
Fuel Capacity 6.2 litres
2022 Kawasaki KX250X – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
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