Feb. 01, 2006 By ORC STAFF

2002 Kawasaki Dirt Bikes

KLR 250

Team Green's Latest

By ORC Staff


2002 KAWASAKI KLR250 The Kawasaki KLR250 dual-purpose motorcycle is designed with variety in mind. On city streets, it's comfortable and capable. And when riders venture off the pavement, the bike's long-travel suspension and ample ground clearance more than accommodate the unexplored paths.
Powering this do-it-all motorcycle is 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 smoothly from idle to redline, and an automatic cam chain tensioner keeps engine cam timing spot-on without maintenance. The KLR250's frame is made of the same high-tech, high-tensile steel used in Kawasaki's KX motocrossers. A detachable, lightweight aluminum rear sub-frame simplifies maintenance by providing access to the airbox, carburetor and rear shock. For bump absorption, the KLR250 has more than nine inches of travel at both ends via an air adjustable front fork and Kawasaki's UNI-TRAK® rear suspension system. 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 stops.
FEATURES: 249cc Four-Stroke Single Cylinder Engine
  • A smooth, reliable and proven design with Forestry Service-approved spark arrester
  • Incorporates many state-of-the-art features
  • Silent cam chain runs quietly, reliably
  • Automatic cam chain tensioner keeps cam timing "spot on" without maintenance
  • Oil-level window provided
  • Six-speed transmission
Liquid Cooling
  • Even-running temperatures mean no "power fade" on hot days and longer engine life
  • Allows tighter engine clearances for quieter running and more power
  • Automatic fan keeps things cool even in traffic
  • Includes a temperature gauge
Four Valves per Cylinder
  • Boosts low-end torque and provides better breathing for more power at high rpm
  • Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation on today's gasolines
  • Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow
Double Engine Balancers
  • Engine runs smoothly from idle to redline for rider comfort and less fatigue on long rides
  • Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release helps to ensure quick, easy starts
Capacitor Discharge Ignition with Electronic Advance
  • Delivers a hot spark at the right time no matter what the rpm
  • Fewer moving parts for long, trouble-free life
  • Requires no adjustment or maintenance
Semi-Flat Slide CVK Carburetor
  • Precisely meters fuel for good economy
  • Provides quick throttle response
  • Handlebar-mounted choke makes starting and warm-up easier
Long Travel Suspension
  • Designed to provide a smooth ride
Universal Tires
  • Provide good traction on and off the road
Semi-Double Cradle Frame
  • Made of hi-tech, round-section high-tensile steel, the same strong yet lightweight metal used in their motocross bikes
Aluminum Skid Plate
  • So you don't have to worry about the engine when the going gets interesting
Detachable Aluminum Rear Sub-Frame
  • Helps keep weight to a minimum and simplifies maintenance by providing better access to the rear shock, air box and carb
Bottom-Link UNI-TRAK@ Rear Suspension
  • Lowers the center of gravity for better handling
  • Progressive rate provides a smoother, more controlled ride
  • Features adjustable preload shock absorber with four-way rebound damping
Ignition Switch Incorporates Steering Lock
  • Easier to secure when parking or storing
Rear Fender Tool Pouch
  • Extra space for riding accessories

KLR 250
Engine: 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve single
Displacement: 249cc
Bore x Stroke: 74.0 x 58.0mm
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Cooling: Liquid
Carburetion: Keihin CVK34
Ignition: CDI
Transmission: 6-speed
Frame: Semi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/trail: 28.5 degrees/4.6 in.
Suspension type, front: 36mm leading-axle fork
Suspension adjustments, front: Air-adjustable hydraulic telescopic fork
Suspension type, rear: Air-adjustable hydraulic telescopic fork
Suspension adjustments, rear: adjustable preload and 4-way rebound damping
Wheel travel, front: 9.1 in.
Wheel travel, rear: 9.1 in.
Tire, front: 3.00 x 21
Tire, rear: 4.60 x 17
Brakes, front/rear: Hydraulic disc/drum
Overall length: 84.3 in.
Overall width: 33.7 in.
Overall height: 47.6 in.
Ground clearance: 10.6 in.
Seat height: 33.7 in.
Dry weight: 258 lb.
Fuel capacity: 2.9 gal.
Wheelbase: 55.7 in.
Color: Olive Green w/ Galaxy Silver

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