2021 Kawasaki KLX300 Dyno Test

Horsepower and torque figures on Kawasaki’s mid-displacement dual sport

Kawasaki has upped the ante with its dual sport offerings for 2021. Taking cues from the KLX300R off-road model that was introduced the year prior, the KLX300 replaces the outgoing KLX250 and sits between the KLX230 and KLR650 in Team Green’s dual sport lineup. Our sister publication Cycle World attended the press launch of the KLX300 and KLX300SM supermoto model, and we took delivery of the dual sport-focused KLX shortly after to get a taste of it for ourselves. Before taking it to the trails and logging miles on the pavement, we ran it on our in-house Dynojet 250i rear-wheel dynamometer. How much power did the KLX300 churn out? We documented peak figures of 23.4 hp at 8,100 rpm and 15.4 pound-feet at 8,000 rpm.

2021 Kawasaki KLX300 Dyno ChartRobert Martin

2021 Kawasaki KLX300 Engine Specifications

Type: DOHC, liquid-cooled, four-stroke single-cylinder; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 78.0 x 61.2mm
Displacement: 292cc
Compression Ratio: 11.1:1
Fuel Delivery: Electronic fuel injection w/ 34mm throttle body