Classic Kawasaki middleweights of the 80’s

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With an engine derived from the 200cc single, the KL250 series was Kawasaki’s range of four stroke off-road, trail and farm bikes. It coupled frame and suspension experience gained from their small 2-stroke range with a bored and stroked version of  the Z200 motor ( minus electric start to save weight )

Click on the cover to download Road Bike’s 4 page profile of the KL250 from 1979

Lean and Mean’ is how Which Bike described the KLX250 in this 1980 shoot out with the KDX175. Click on the cover to download the 6 page road test.

The KLX was a slightly tweaked KL250 in a 125 moto cross chassis derived from Kawasaki’s A5 series scramblers.

Which Bike did another 3 way off road test in July 1980 featuring the KL250. Click on the image above to download the 6 page article in PDF form