The 2021 Kawasaki KX250/KX250X: Motocross & Cross Country Power
The KX250 and KX250X are two versions of the same model by Kawasaki Motorcycles in the 2021 model lineup. The KX250 is designed from the get-go to be a fully competition ready, strong motocross bike, while the KX250X is oriented towards cross-country and scrambling competitions. Both bikes use a 249cc liquid-cooled four-stroke single, developing just under 40 HP and just over 18 lb-ft of torque.
The Japanese company has made sure that the motorcycle comes ready for either form of competition, with fully-adjustable front and rear suspension, competition grade petal-disc style brakes, massive 13.2 inch ground clearance, and the exhaust routed up and under the tail to keep it safe from impacts. The KX250X also has a thicker bash plate under the engine, and a slightly wider rear tire to provide better grip in cases of doing hill scrambles or rock crawls.
The 2021 Kawasaki KX250 starts at $8,299 USD / $9,699 CAD, with the KX250X version coming in $100 more expensive respectively, in both markets.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Kawasaki KX250/KX250X in one place.
- Price: $8,299 USD / $9,699 CAD
- Key Features:
- Five speed speed manual transmission
- Competition ready straight from the dealer floor
- Electric starter
- Engine Type: 249cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 4-valve single
- Horsepower: Approx 40 HP
- Torque: 18 lb-ft
- Wet Weight: 237 lbs (107 kg)
- Seat Height: 37.4 inches (950 mm)
2021 Kawasaki KX250/KX250X Specifications
|Engine||249cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 4-valve single|
|Power||Approx 40 HP|
|Bore x Stroke||78.0 x 52.2mm|
|Fuel System||DFI® with 44mm Keihin throttle body and dual injectors|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc manual clutch|
|Transmission||5-speed, return shift|
|Suspension Front||48mm inverted telescopic coil spring fork with 23-way compression damping and 20-way rebound damping/12.4 in|
|Suspension Rear||New Uni-Trak® with dual-range (2.25 turns high speed/21-way low-speed) compression damping, 38-way rebound damping and adjustable preload/12.4 in|
|Brakes Front||Single semi-floating 270mm Braking® petal disc with dual-piston caliper|
Single 240mm Braking® petal disc with single-piston caliper
|Fuel Tank Capacity||1.64 gal|
|Overall Length||85.8 in|
|Overall Width||32.3 in|
|Overall Height||49.8 in|
|Ground Clearance||13.2 in|
|Seat Height||37.4 in|
|Curb Weight||226.4 lb without fuel / 236.5 lb|
|Kawasaki Protection Plus||Not Available|
2021 Kawasaki KX250/KX250X Features
KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode)
ERGO-FIT® is an interface system designed to allow riders to find their ideal riding position. Various points of the chassis interface (the handlebar, footpegs and seat, etc.) can be adjusted through a combination of interchangeable parts and parts with adjustable positions. This enables a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. Feeling at one with their machine, they will be able to experience how Kawasaki machines are fun and rewarding to ride.
*Adjustable parts and their range of adjustability vary by model.
2021 Kawasaki KX250/KX250X Photos
2021 Kawasaki KX250/KX250X Videos