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2003 Kawasaki KLR250 Dual Purpose Model

Postby 4Strokes » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:29 am

2003 Kawasaki KLR250 Dual Purpose Model
The Kawasaki KLR250 dual-purpose motorcycle is designed with variety in mind. On or off the highway, the smallest KLR comes through in a pinch. 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 gnarliest of 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 timing spot-on without maintenance.

The KLR250’s frame 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.

For optimum 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 smooth, powerful stops.

With off-road prowess and a powerful engine, the Kawasaki KLR250 gives dual-purpose enthusiasts a variety of uses. Suggested retail price: $3,999.

Engine Specifications
Type: 249cc, liquid cooled, 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve single
Bore / Stroke: 74 mm / 58 mm
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Carburetor: Keihin CVK34
Ignition type: CDI

Transmission Specifications
Transmission: 6-speed

Chassis Specifications
Frame: Semi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Front suspension: 36mm leading-axle fork, Air-adjustable hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear suspension: UNI-TRAK® single shock system, adjustable preload and 4-way rebound damping
Wheel travel, front / rear: 9.1 in. / 9.1 in.
Rake/ Trail: 28.5 degrees / 4.6 in.
Brake, front / rear: Hydraulic disc/drum
Tire size, front / rear: 3.00 x 21 / 4.60 x 17

Fuel tank: 2.9 gal.

Dimension and Dry Mass
Overall length: 84.3 in.
Overall width: 33.7 in.
Overall height: 47.6 in.
Wheelbase: 55.7 in.
Ground clearance: 10.6 in.
Seat height: 33.7 in.
Dry mass: 258 lbs.

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