AMA Supercross and Motocross are two similar type of sports and their popularity among fans is just huge. Fans witness some of the best riders with their motorcycles on the track who ride with all their heart to entertain them. Kawasaki is a big name in the motocross and supercross races and one of the bikes that has made it so popular is the KX250F. The bike has spent more time on the podiums than any other machine and Kawasaki has recently unveiled the 2013 KX250F.
The 2012 model was good enough but Kawasaki though of making it even better and the result is the improved KX250F in its 2013 avatar. Major improvements include all new plug and play adjustable ECU, narrower new frame, upgraded Separate Function Fork(SFF) fork and better ergonomics.
Kawasaki believes that to perform better on the track the bike has to be narrow and therefore they have narrowed the frame of the 2013 model by another 4 mm. This little change will impart better speed and improved handling characteristics. A lot of other changes have been brought which include smaller and slimmer radiator shrouds, smaller side covers, redesigned air box, a flatter seat and tank design letting the rider sit on the farthest forward position.
Performance of the motorcycle has also been enhanced by an all new exhaust system. The header of the exhaust is 30 mm shorter for increased performance and also comes with a resonator chamber for enhanced low end power. A new lightweight and stronger piston is there that is extra durable. Being the only production model to feature Showa’s SFF fork, it has proven itself over and over again. The system is capable of separating damping and shock absorption job to individual forks and this year’s upgraded version delivers even better suspension performance.
Finishing touches on the exterior include a new fender and front number plate designs, the black rear fender, new black muffler end caps and silver engine covers. The overall package also includes renthal aluminium handlebar and black anodized aluminium wheels. Optional parts include lighter and heavier flywheels, solid brake discs, stiffer or softer fork shock springs, front and rear sprockets etc.
Official Track Test KX250F
2013 Kawasaki KX250F Technical Specifications
- Engine: Four-stroke single with DOHC and four valves
- Displacemen:t: 249cc
- Bore x Stroke: 77.0 x 53.6mm
- Cooling System: Liquid
- Carburetion: Keihin FCR37 and hot start circuit
- Compression ratio: 13.2:1
- Ignition: Digital CDI with K-TRIC throttle position sensor
- Transmission: Five-speed with wet multi-disc manual clutch
- Final drive: Chain
- Frame Type: Aluminum perimeter
- Rake/Trail: 27.4 degrees / 4.7 in.
- Front suspension / wheel travel: 47mm inverted Showa twin-chamber telescopic fork with 16-way compression and rebound damping / 12.4 in.
- Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® linkage system and Showa shock with 13-way low-speed and stepless high-speed compression damping, 17-way rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload / 12.2 in.
- Front Tire Size: 80/100-21
- Rear Tire Size: 100/90-19
- Front brakes: Single semi-floating 250mm petal disc with dual piston caliper
- Rear Brakes: Single 240mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
- Overall length: 85.4 in.
- Overall width: 32.3 in.
- Overall height: 50.0 in.
- Wheelbase: 57.9 in.
- Ground Clearance: 13.4 in.
- Seat height: 37.6 in.
- Curb weight: 231.4 lbs.
- Fuel capacity: 2.1 gal.
- Color Choices: Lime Green
2013 Kawasaki KX250F Price
The bike is priced at US $6,999. Sign up for our free email newsletter for latest updates.