Paul Lorenzini: If you park the Kawasaki at the top of a hill every night, you'll whip Honda's ass all day long. Cheers!
Charlie Football: No Yamaha WR250R
Luis Lazcano: crf 250 es una moto muy potente y cómoda de conducir..
Sean Van Vaerenbergh: lol :p here in belgium the klx gets efi to and is 1000 euro cheaper :p
Tim Henry: carb vs fuel injection Honda wins. Lol.
I'll keep looking
NegruVodka: klx also has fuel injection
Frank: What about vs klr250?
zootsuitriot: Would I have trouble on this bike in regards to height? im 5'7
Nolan Gormley: How is a fresh motor good? it means that there is less parts out there for it when it breaks..
NicheRiding: Has Kawi even updated this bike since then? I don't even think they make it anymore do they?
Freddy Troche: im thinking on buying a klr 650 or a crf250, what its your advice?
Velanthor: I HATE finicky little bitches! They're just so hard to turn on in the morning, but when they're finally up and going, they ride well!
69adrummer: Unless you are 165 pounds, do NOT even think about the Honda!
Poul Hansen: which should i choose crf 250 l or klx250s? I live in Denmark where the klx250s got efi
bravojonas: in europe the klx is with efi 2009 and up
stef25ify: That finicky little bitch!
Coffee X Machina GR: I am the owner of a humble 1998 Yamaha XT225 serow. Νο liquid-cooling , (not even oil-cooling), telescopic fork, rear shock has air assistance (and preload if i can recall) 1 carb that can be adjusted easily unlike injection, 20 hp and 115 KG OF WET WEIGHT! Why do 250 dualsports have to be almost 150 kg with same power and worst performance? Where is the point of 35 extra kg of ''technology'' when 80's technology does it better(especially off-road). I am not against innovation but i feel we are being fooled for paying around 5000+Euros (or 5500 usd if you prefer) for these anemic bikes. Give them technology but make them lighter or at least more power full...seriously 22 hp at the engine from a liquid-cooled-4 valve/cylinder 250cc 4-stroke? Why even bother with the liquid-cooling? :D At least the WR250 has 30hp and with 15kg less...I may sound like a yamaha fun but just thing about it and correct me if im so wrong!
ebuff57: I wish they'd make these dual purpose motorcycles shorter. Like a 32" seat height would be nice.
More Bad Ideas: bout time the Honda won something on theses shoot outs lol
Mark Lee: Most would say the Kawi is a better off-road bike due to better suspension. The more I see this review the more I think it's a poor comparison that misses the mark.
I think Kawi is treating this bike as a cash cow. They don't want to retool for the US to pass CARB standards. If they could simply bring the EFI bike from Europe they would. Take note that Kawi USA has not released a 2015 or 2016 KLX250S. What I have heard is that they can't pass emissions. And yes, it's also possible that the KLX250S is not a profitable line for them. They soldier on with the KLR650 though.
2013 Honda CRF250L vs. 2013 Kawasaki KLX250S - Lightweight Dual Sport Comparison5
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