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2004 Kawasaki KLR250 Review
2004 Kawasaki KLR250
Modern, fuel-efficient engine and a lightweight chassis…
Dual-purpose motorcycles were introduced in the United States nearly 30 years ago, quickly becoming popular because of their light weight, simplicity and ability to travel off the beaten path. For motorcyclists who are explorers at heart, the 2004 Kawasaki KLR250 still offers those same attributes today.
The KLR250 features an air adjustable front fork and Kawasaki’s UNI-TRAK rear suspension, providing more than nine inches of travel at both ends to smooth the ride. The latter features adjustable spring preload and rebound damping. Helping to maintain good traction on pavement or dirt roads, the KLR250’s wheels are shod with universal tires, while a single front disc brake and rear drum brake help to ensure smooth, powerful stops.
The 2004 Kawasaki KLR250 is powered by a four-stroke, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with dual overhead cams operating four valves for superior performance. Double engine counterbalancers keep the powerplant running smooth from idle to redline, and an automatic cam chain tensioner keeps precise timing without maintenance.
The frame for the KLR250 is made of the same high-tech, high-tensile steel used in Kawasaki’s world-class KX motocross machines. A detachable, lightweight aluminum rear subframe simplifies maintenance by providing access to the airbox, carburetor and rear shock.
2004 Kawasaki KLR250 Key Features
2004 Kawasaki KLR250 – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $3,999 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN
Length 84.3 in.
Height 47.6 in.
Width 33.7 in.
Weight 258 lbs.
Ground Clearance 10.6 in.
Wheelbase 55.7 in.
Seat Height 33.7 in.
Engine Four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve single, Liquid-cooled
Bore x Stroke 74.0 x 58.0mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Carburetion Keihin CVK34
Fuel Capacity 2.9 gal.
Final Drive Chain
Brakes Hydraulic disc / Drum
Tires Front: 3.00 x 21
Rear: 4.60 x 17
Frame Semi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Suspension Front: 36mm leading-axle fork, suspension adjustments, air-adjustable hydraulic telescopic fork, 9.1 in. travel
Rear: UNI-TRAK® single-shock system, adjustable preload with 4-way rebound damping, 9.1 in. travel
Colors Aztec Red
Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.