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2005 Kawasaki KX250F Motocross Model

Postby 4Strokes » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:54 am

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2005 Kawasaki KX250F Motocross Model

The Kawasaki KX250F competition motorcycle returns for 2005 with several engine and chassis updates, making this championship-winning motocross bike the envy of the competition.

And the KX250F is indeed worthy of such envy: in its first year of competition, Team Pro Circuit/Kawasaki/Chevy Trucks racer Ivan Tedesco rode this four-stroke Kawasaki to victory, clinching the 2004 AMA THQ Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Championship.

To help keep the KX250F on the leading-edge of such exhilarating power and performance, Kawasaki engineers began by making refinements to the engine. The liquid-cooled 249cc four-stroke engine has improved low and mid-range response courtesy of a modified intake port, a straightened exhaust port, and revised ignition timing for improved top-end and over-rev performance.

To help maintain an optimal performance temperature, the radiators are 40mm longer for improved cooling efficiency, and the throttle cable is revised for smoother operation to enhance rider control of the broad four-stroke powerband.

The KX250F’s quick-shifting five-speed transmission is improved with stronger third and fourth input gears, and the clutch friction plates now have fewer friction elements to provide the rider with a more direct feel. The stainless steel clutch cable and cable liner are changed for smoother operation, and a new clutch adjuster is added to the lever perch, making rider adjustments on the track quick and easy.

KX250F chassis and suspension are also improved. The head pipe wall thickness is increased for improved handling and the 48mm inverted Kayaba forks have new, low-friction seals for smoother action. The fork mounting bolts have also been moved on the top triple clamp for easier maintenance.

The KX250F’s high-performance disc brakes are stronger than ever and feature new front brake pad material for enhanced performance, while a new front brake lever provides the rider with better feedback.

Changes to rider accommodations include new foot-pegs that are wider and offer better grip; a new seat cover with high-grip top for sitting while cornering and smooth sides for transitioning from sitting to standing; and wider handlebar mounts to help prevent bending.

Those who race their KX250F at designated events are eligible to receive support from Team Green™, Kawasaki’s amateur racing support program. Each year, Team Green provides regional support vehicles and highly trained technicians at more than 100 events, offering technical information and assistance to those who race Kawasaki products. Kawasaki also offers a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events. Suggested Retail: $5,599 USD.

Specifications
Engine: Four-stroke DOHC four-valve single, liquid cooled
Displacement: 249cc | Bore x stroke: 77.0 x 53.6mm | Compression ratio: 12.6:1
Carburetion: Keihin FCR37 with hot start circuit
Ignition: Digital AC-CDI
Transmission: Five-speed, wet multi-disc manual clutch
Frame: Perimeter style, high-tensile steel with D-section upper frame rails
Rake: 26.5 degrees | trail: 4.3 in.
Suspension, front: 48mm inverted, cartridge-type telescopic fork, 16 comp. & rebound damping
Suspension, rear: UNI-TRAK single shock, 16 comp damping & rebound damping, spring preload adj.
Wheel travel, front: 11.8 in. | rear: 12.2 in.
Tire, front: 80/100x21 51M | rear: 100/90x19 57M
Brakes, front: Single semi-floating 250mm disc, dual-piston | rear: single 240mm disc, single-piston
Dims: L 85.4", W 33.1", H 50", Wheelbase: 58.1", Ground clearance: 13.4", Seat height: 37.8"
Dry weight: 203.9 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 2.0 gal.
Color: Kawasaki Lime Green

Related Article: 2005 Kawasaki KX250F Manufacturer Release Article

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