India Kawasaki Motors has added yet another motorcycle to their product lineup in India, however, this one is not the usual motorcycle that you can take for a spin. The 2018 KX250F is a purely off-road machine. The Motocross motorcycle is the third of its kind in India by the brand after the KLX 110 and the KLX 140. A major update that the motorcycle has been given is the engine. The 249cc unit now produces more power and increased torque delivery throughout the rev range. Among other accessories, such as t-shirts and Kawasaki branded hats, there will also be a hand-held KX FI Calibration Kit which enables riders to adjust engine characteristics, by rewriting actual data maps, to suit their preference. The 2018 KX250F also comes with a launch control system that can be activated with a push of a button and helps optimise traction, minimising slippage.
The KX 250F is a lightweight off-roader and has had several Supercross and Pro Motocross wins in its name. It is powered by a 249cc 4-stroke, single-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled engine. It gets a 43mm lightweight throttle body that delivers improved response.
The new KX 250F comes with advanced separate function fork that separates spring and damping functions for lightweight and fully adjustable performance. It comes fitted with an ERGO-FIT handlebar that has four choices of positions (35mm range of adjustment) to best suit the rider. The foot-pegs can also be adjustable to help reduce or increase knee angle.
2018 KX 250F is now available for sale in India at a hefty price tag of Rs 7.52 lakh, while there is no on-road price for this motorcycle. It is a Motocross, specifically designed to take on a dirt track and is not road legal, so there are no registration charges or insurance.
It is sad that motorsports aren't very big in India, but we sure do hope that the scenario will change and we would see affordable race tracks that can be accessed by enthusiasts for a spin on weekends or even host championships. But until then, the KX 250F is only limited to those who aspire to be a Motocross champion and have the money to train for it or if they have a dirt track in their backyard!