Starting at $9,849 MSRP
The KX250 motorcycle is the championship-proven machine we built so you can be next. Be the next champion. Be the next hero. Be the next legend. Be the next trailblazer for an entire generation of greatness. On the KX250, your time is now.
The 2021 engine boasts an increase in peak power of approximately 1.0 kW (1.4 PS), and the rev limit increases a further 350 rpm to 14,500 rpm. A significantly more robust low-mid range is complemented by strong high-rpm performance that gives riders an advantage on the straights, and, when combined with a higher rev limit, makes it easier to tie corners together for quicker lap times.
Being able to restart an engine quickly during a race can mean the difference between keeping your lead, or having to fight your way back through the pack. Electric start makes restarting the engine as easy as pushing a button.
Like the KX450, a hydraulic clutch offers direct feel and light lever action. Less play as the clutch heats up during heavy use results in more consistent feeling. The use of coned-disc springs contributes to lighter clutch actuation when the lever has been pulled in, and a wider clutch engagement range, which facilitates control (especially when half-clutching).
Lightweight and designed for the rigours of off-road riding, the ECU contains multiple programmable engine maps to offer riders an advantage on the race course. Using the provided DFI couplers, riders are able to easily switch from one to another of the three engine maps to suit riding conditions. The plug-and-play style system is quick, easy and stress-free. Each of the three maps can be reprogrammed using the optional KX FI Calibration Kit.
Factory racer-style launch control system increases the chance of getting a good start by helping riders maximise grip when starting on a low-traction surface.
The KX250’s engine has long been one of its greatest strengths. Already benefitting from finger-follower valve actuation like the KX450, plus dual injectors, downdraft-style intake, and race-inspired performance, further changes in 2021 see the highly acclaimed KX250 engine become even more powerful. Electric start and a hydraulic clutch complete the KX450-style updates, ensuring the KX250 engine will continue to be a benchmark for its class.
The KX450-based frame (an evolution of the current design) and KX450 swingarm offer improved handling and increased rear wheel traction, while contributing to the KX250’s slim ergonomics.
Updated suspension settings complemented by a new lower triple-clamp and revised linkage ratios contribute to increased bump absorption and traction.
Oversized semi-floating ø270 mm front disc contributes to strong front brake force, as well as superb controllability. The KX450-type front master cylinder adds to the high level of control and overall feedback from front brake.
KX450-style bodywork features long, smooth surfaces and a flatter tank-seat line designed to facilitate rider movement and control.
A choice of four handlebar positions and two footpeg positions allows riders to tailor their riding position to suit body size and preference. Factory-style ø28.6 mm (1-1/8”) Renthal aluminum Fatbar helps reduce vibration and shocks transmitted to the rider, while a lower, closer grip position helps put the rider in a position that makes it easier to weight the front wheel.
Following the suspension and other chassis updates made for 2020, the new KX250 benefits from a new KX450-based frame that delivers improved handling – a key update that will help riders turn quicker lap times. All-new KX450-style bodywork designed to facilitate rider movement and control, and fine-tuned suspension and brake components further contribute to the KX250’s light, agile handling.