Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki will launch KX250 and KX100 motocross motorcycle on 18 December. Both KX250 and KX100 are track only motorcycle and cannot be registered for plying on public roads.
The motorcycles come with no headlights, turn indicators, licence plates in order to shed weight for motocross. KX250 is powered by a four-stroke, single cylinder, water-cooled, 249cc engine mated to a five-speed transmission. The motorcycle employs 48mm Showa telescopic fork with 40-way spring preload adjustability and 22-position compression and 20-position rebound damping adjustable suspension at front. The rear gets Showa monoshock with 19-position low speed and 4-turns high-speed compression damping and 22 position rebound damping. The long travel suspensions are spot on off-road rides.
The KX250 comes with single semi-floating 270mm braking petal disc with a dual-piston caliper at the front and single 240mm braking petal disc with a single-piston caliper at the rear. The motorcycle will be sold only in Lime Green shade and it weighs just 105 kg. The motorcycle is expected to be priced at Rs 5 lakh.
On the other hand, the KX100 comes with a smaller capacity 99cc two-stroke, single cylinder, water cooled engine mated to a six-speed transmission. The motorcycle is fitted with 36mm inverted telescopic cartridge fork with 20-way compression damping at the front and Uni-Trak single shock system at the rear with 24-way compression and 21-way rebound damping at the rear. The motorcycle weighs just 77kg and it is expected to be priced around Rs 3 lakh. Both motorcycles will be brought to India as completely built units (CBU).
Kawasaki India already sells KLX 110 dirt motorcycle priced at Rs 2.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is powered by a single cylinder, air-cooled 112cc engine mated to a four-speed transmission.