2020 Kawasaki KX250 Dyno Test

How much power does Kawasaki’s 250 four-stroke motocross bike make in 2020?

Video By: Bert Beltran

The 2020 Kawasaki KX250 has a starting suggested retail price of $7,799 and is available in green. Powering this Japanese motorcycle is a liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve, 249cc four-stroke engine.

We ran the KX250 on our rear-wheel dyno to determine peak output from Kawasaki’s 250 four-stroke motocross bike. We documented 39.6 hp at 12,500 rpm and 18.9 pound-feet of torque at 9,600 rpm.

2020 Kawasaki KX250 Dyno Chart
2020 Kawasaki KX250 Dyno ChartRobert Martin

“You jump further than expected when pulling up the faces of jumps on the 2020 Kawasaki KX250, which tells me the motor is pulling well. It just takes a few laps for the engine to give you that confident feeling.” —Allan Brown

2020 Kawasaki KX250 Engine Specifications

Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-stroke single-cylinder; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke 78.0 x 52.2mm
Displacement 249cc
Compression Ratio 14.2:1
Fuel Delivery Electronic fuel injection