29 May 2012 New KX250F: Championship winning performance

Kawasaki takes proven race-winning technology straight from the race track, and puts it right into your new KX250F. For 2013 – to name just a few of the improvements – the KX250F boasts an all-new 2nd generation Separate Function front Fork, a stronger engine, and changeable FI mapping as standard equipment!
HOOFDDORP, May 23, 2012 - With race-proven pedigree, the KX250F is a true weapon in the hands of mid-level to expert riders. In race trim, in the United States, the current KX250F has proven itself time and time again, last year taking the AMA SX Lites West crown, as well as capturing 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the AMA MX Lites Championship. In MXGP, the KX250F took Kawasaki to 2nd in the manufacturer’s standings and 3rd in the rider standings in 2011.
Now, in 2012, expectations are even higher after several strong race wins in the MX2 class.

A winning machine, in the hands of just about everyone!

Key features:

- Advanced suspension technology: Separate Function front Fork (SFF) Type 2
- increased rigidity offers more planted feel from the front
- larger damping components contribute to firmer damping performance and increased
ride quality
The type 2 construction (inverted joint-rod comp) has a more progressive character, enabling firm bottoming resistance without compromising ride quality.
The new internal construction is the same as used by Team Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki factory racers!

Easy engine tuning: DFI Setting Data Selection
Plug-and-play DFI couplers give riders easy access to 3 engine maps: Standard, Soft and Hard conditions. Each of the maps can be reprogrammed using the KX FI Calibration Kit.

- Dual Injectors
Contribute to performance at all rpm, especially high-rpm.

- Straighter intake for even more high-rpm power
Intake approaches the cylinder at a steeper angle, allowing air a more direct route to the combustion chamber. Along with a higher combustion ratio and other engine updates, this offers increased high-rpm performance.

- Slimmer ergonomics
Slimmer (by 4 mm) new frame, flatter tank-seat line, and seamlessly integrated bodywork & frame make it easier to move around.

- Petal brake discs
Front and rear petal brake discs are complemented by a new front brake master cylinder and front brake pads, for stronger braking performance and enhanced control.

- Updated Factory styling
Factory-style graphics, black alumite* rims, black fork guards and rear fender, blue alumite* finish on the suspension adjusters, and a blue finish on some of the engine trim give the KX250F the looks to match its highly tuned performance.

* Alumite: an anodic oxidation finishing treatment for aluminium resulting in a coloured, corrosion/scratch-resistant film coating.