Team Green's New Iron! SUPER SHERPA

2003 Dirt Bikes From Kawasaki

Feb. 01, 2006 By ORC STAFF
New Offerings And Old Friends
SUPER SHERPA - MSRP: $3,999.00

With its maneuverability, low seat height, electric start function and ease of operation, the lightweight Kawasaki Super Sherpa motorcycle is fun, easy to ride and appeals to a wide range of riders. It's built to tackle a broad spectrum of terrain, and can be enjoyed on-or-off-road by novice riders who are developing their riding skills. The smart styling, responsive handling and brisk power of the 250cc four-stroke engine agree with more experienced riders as well.

Kawasaki engineers tuned the air-cooled, dual overhead cam, four-valve single-cylinder engine to produce a wide range of power, so the Super Sherpa is as good for around-town commuting as it is for trail riding. Fins on the cam covers and specially designed air passageways help ensure efficient engine cooling, and narrow valve angles and a short connecting rod help reduce the overall size of the Super Sherpa engine so that it fits neatly into the compact, lightweight high-tensile steel frame.

Suspension duties are handled by a rigid 36mm front fork with 9.1 inches of front wheel travel, and Kawasaki's UNI-TRAK® system for 7.3 inches of travel in the rear. Powerful single disc brakes at the front and rear wheels provide sure stopping power with responsive feel, while universal tires promote excellent traction on the street or dirt.

Other Super Sherpa features include a quiet stainless-steel exhaust system with spark arrestor, rear grab rails that improve passenger comfort as well as provide cargo tie-down and lifting points, and a 2.4-gallon fuel tank that maintains the machine's slim profile while giving it extensive cruising range.


Dual-overhead Cam Four-stroke Engine

  • Four valves for efficient breathing
  • Narrow valve angle for a compact combustion chamber and small cylinder head
  • Specially designed cooling fins and passageways route air for more efficient cooling

Gear-driven Engine Balancer

  • Smoothes engine vibration for rider comfort

Stainless Steel Exhaust System

  • Looks good and resists corrosion
  • U.S. Forestry Service-approved spark arrestor/muffler only emits 80 decibels

34mm Mikuni Constant Velocity Carburetor

  • Provides excellent fuel economy and quick response

Electric Starter

  • Provides quick, easy starts

36mm Front Fork

  • Aluminum upper and lower triple clamps reduce weight
  • 51 degrees of steering lock radius for easy maneuverability at low speeds

UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension System

  • Progressively increases the damping and spring rates as the suspension is compressed
  • Swingarm is extruded box-section aluminum for rigidity and light weight

Front and Rear Disc Brakes

  • Provides sure stopping power with minimal effort

Aluminum Rims

  • Reduce unsprung weight for better suspension action

Digital Multi-function Meter

  • Contains speedometer, dual trip meters, clock and odometer

Convenience Features

  • Ignition switch and fork lock combination
  • Choke lever within easy reach on upper triple clamp
  • Oil sight window for quick and easy oil checks
  • Push-to-cancel turn signal switch
  • Snail-type chain adjusters
  • Durable O-ring chain
  • Easy-to-service guillotine-style air filter
  • Polished aluminum frame guards
  • Chrome handlebars with brushed alloy clamps for an attractive appearance
  • Engine case guard
  • Electric speedometer means no cable hassles
  • Twin trip meters for fuel range and total trip distance
  • Digital clock
  • Super-slim 2.4-gallon fuel tank with locking cap and reserve petcock
Engine 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve single cylinder
Displacement 249cc
Starting Electric
Bore x Stroke 72.0 x 61.2mm
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Cooling Air
Carburetion Mikuni BST34
Ignition CDI
Transmission 6-speed
Frame Semi-double cradle steel
Rake/trail 28 degrees/4.2 in.
Suspension, front 36mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Uni-Trak® single shock system
Wheel travel, front 9.1 in.
Wheel travel, rear 7.3 in.
Tire, front 2.75 x 21
Tire, rear 4.10 x 18
Brakes, front/rear Single hydraulic disc/Disc
Overall length 81.9 in.
Overall width 30.7 in.
Overall height 46.9 in.
Ground clearance 10.6 in.
Seat height 32.7 in.
Dry weight 249 lbs.
Fuel capacity 2.4 gal.
Wheelbase 54.1 in.
Color Olive Green/Galaxy Silver

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