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Kawasaki’s India-bound 249cc motocross bike updated for 2023

04 May 2022, 03:08 PM Neil Nair
Kawasaki’s India-bound 249cc motocross bike updated for 2023

- 2023 Kawasaki KX250 unveiled

- Gets more power than before

- Could be launched in India

Kawasaki has unveiled the 2023 KX250 motocross bike with some substantial updates to its engine and performance. This is the same motorcycle used in the MX2 Championship by Mikkel Haarup and Kevin Horgmo. 

To begin with, the 2023 KX250 gets more power than before with changes to the internals of the 249cc engine. The pitch for the intake valves has been narrowed and the valves themselves are smaller. Even the valve seats have increased clearance for improved peak performance. 

Kawasaki KX250 Engine From Left

Further, Kawasaki has also focused on improving low-to-mid-range torque with a longer exhaust header pipe and added a new magneto motor for smoother power delivery. Adding to the updates is a longer first gear as well that has been brought about using the feedback from Kawasaki’s AMA Supercross riders. Meanwhile, feedback from the manufacturer’s All-Japan riders has resulted in firmer compression damping at both ends of the suspension. 

Kawasaki KX250 Right Side View

That said, the 2023 KX250 also gets a wider tyre, and wider foot pegs that now sit 3mm further back too. The 2023 KX250 will also feature a wider rear tyre, with Dunlop’s MX33 110/90-19 being used compared to the 100/90-19 that was used before. Its foot pegs are also different, with 5mm extra width, and they sit 3mm further back than before.

With everything said, the 2023 KX250 could make its way to India since Kawasaki already sells the previous model in the country for Rs 7.99 lakh, ex-showroom.

Kawasaki KX250

Kawasaki KX250

  • Displacement249 cc
  • Kerb Weight107.3 kg
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Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 8,04,057

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