2004 Kawasaki KDX220R Review

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2004 Kawasaki KDX220R
2004 Kawasaki KDX220R

2004 Kawasaki KDX220R
2004 Kawasaki KDX220R

2004 Kawasaki KDX220R Review

2004 Kawasaki KDX220R

Built for the discriminating dirtbike rider.

The 2004 Kawasaki KDX220R off-road motorcycle is built for the discriminating dirtbike rider who wants the handling and lightweight feel of Kawasaki’s acclaimed KDX200 combined with the torque of more displacement.

Power is spread over a wide rpm range, thanks to the Kawasaki Integrated Power Valve System (KIPS) guillotine exhaust valve. Power delivery is focused toward the low to middle part of the rev range since this machine is intended to compete with larger-displacement 250cc machines. As a result, the KDX220R produces 250-like torque.

By increasing the bore by 3mm, engineers gave the KDX220R’s liquid-cooled two-stroke engine an extra 18cc more than the KDX200. This allows the 220R to build power more quickly and pull harder in the low- to mid-range of the powerband.

To maintain the smooth power delivery that defines the KDX line, the 33mm Keihin carburetor on the 220R is 2mm smaller than that of its sibling. High-speed compression is also slightly reduced, while porting differences help give the 220R its highly tractable power characteristics.

2004 Kawasaki KDX220R Key Features




2004 Kawasaki KDX220R – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $4,399 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 83.5 in.

Height 48.4 in.

Width 35.0 in.

Weight 222.6 lbs.

Ground Clearance 13.4 in.

Wheelbase 56.5 in.

Seat Height 36.2 in.

Engine Two-stroke single with KIPS®, Liquid-cooled

Displacement 216cc

Bore x Stroke 69.0 x 58.0mm

Compression Ratio 7.2:1 (high speed) – 9.3:1 (low speed)

Carburetion Keihin PWK33, six-petal reed valve

Fuel Capacity 2.9 gal.

Ignition Electronic CDI

Transmission Six-speed

Brakes Hydraulic disc / Disc

Tires Front: 80/100 x 21
Rear: 100/100 x 18

Frame High-tensile steel perimeter design

Suspension Front: 43mm conventional cartridge fork, 20-way compression damping, 11.4 in. travel
Rear: UNI-TRAK® single-shock system, adjustable preload, 20-way compression and 18-way rebound damping, 11.8 in. travel

Colors Kawasaki Lime Green

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.


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