2009 Kawasaki KX™ 250F Wins Another Dirt Rider 250F Motocross Shootout!

May 15, 2009

A slimmer chassis, refined ergonomics and lighter handling, matched with a rip-roaring engine gave the 2009 Kawasaki KX™ 250F the competitive edge to win the Dirt Rider 250F MX Shootout for a second year in a row. The all-new ’09 KX250F awed the DR test riders with its serious race bike abilities; big power and stability at speed. Here’s what the editors at Dirt Rider had to say about the 2009 Kawasaki KX250F:

“Kawasaki completely redesigned its 2008 Dirt Rider shootout winner and came out with something more serious.”

“The Kawi never really did anything wrong . . . the Kawasaki’s power advantage can’t be ignored, and it is our Dirt Rider 2009 MX Shootout winner.”

“The power picks up in the bottom and doesn’t just pull, it yanks from there like no quarter-liter thumper before it—all the way into a screaming fast top and an overrev that doesn’t fall too flat. Many riders commented it felt as if they were riding a heavily modified engine, not a stocker.”

“The transmission only helps with each gear picking up the meaty pull. All that juice, yet it remains easy to manage for slower guys.”

“Power. No need to mod it, this thing rips bone stock!”

“The suspension is balanced and the overall handling was almost unanimously rated as excellent.”

“. . . the Kawasaki was considered a great package by nearly every tester who threw a leg over it.”

You can read the complete shootout in the March, 2009 issue of Dirt Rider magazine. Shootout victory winner documents maybe viewed, downloaded and printed on in the “Awards and Reviews” section under the “News and Events” tab.

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