2006 Kawasaki KLX250S | Dirt Rider

2006 Kawasaki KLX250S

  • 2006 Kawasaki KLX250S



Displacement (CC)


Seat Height (in)


Dry Weight (lbs)


The world is yours to explore, and Kawasaki's 2006 KLX250S may be the bike to do it on. Weighing in at 262 pounds dry, the KLX250S's 34.8-inch seat height may prove to be a perfect fit depending on your inseam. The KLX250S boasts a 249cc powerplant to help you explore the planet in street-legal style. If you think this is the adventure machine for you, gather that $4,699, compare it to other adventure bikes, and be sure to take plenty of pictures as you hit the open road - although, you'll probably be spending more time riding the KLX250S on the beaten path.

Go to any online adventure riding message board and you're likely to find at least a handful of enthusiasts who will tell you that the 2006 KLX250S is the best bike ever built. This machine's popularity is the result of its common sense design, proven dependability, and most likely a healthy dose of good old nostalgia-as well as the $4,699 price tag. What can you expect? Well, the 249cc engine will likely pull you to where you need to go without any issues, and the inverted fork suspension won't knock your socks off, but it will get the job done. And remember: You can always go to any message board and ask for modification advice for a 2006 KLX250S if you want to start customizing things for your individual needs.



  • Bore (MM)72
  • Compression Ratio11:1
  • CoolingLiquid
  • Displacement in CC249
  • Displacement in CI15.2
  • Engine TypeSingle-Cylinder
  • StarterElectric / Kick
  • Stroke61.2
  • Valve ConfigurationDOHC


  • Numer Of Speeds6
  • Transmission TypeManual


  • Front Tire80/100 R21
  • Rear Tire100/100 R18


  • Front Brake Diameter250
  • Front Brake TypeDisc
  • Rear Brake Diameter8.7
  • Rear Brake TypeDisc

Suspension & Steering

  • Air AdjustableNo
  • Front Suspension TypeInverted Fork
  • Rear Adjustable Rebound DampingYes
  • Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-LoadYes
  • Rear Suspension Brand NameUNI-TRAK®
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)34.8


  • Fuel Capacity (gal)1.9
  • Manufacturer CountryJapan
  • Manufacturer TypeDual Purpose
  • Dry Weight (lbs)262
  • Wheelbase (in)56.5

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