Exciting Updates for Kawasaki’s 2025 Models

Jun 4, 2024 at 9:00am ET 3 min read

Kawasaki is making waves in the dirt bike world with the announcement of updates to its 2025 KX250, KX250X, and KLX230R models. These updates cover a range of components, from engines to frames to suspensions and more.

Starting with the competition models, the 2025 KX250 and KX250X have received a significant redesign. The new engines feature a molybdenum-coated piston and a finger-follower valve train developed by Kawasaki’s own championship-winning engineers. Riders can now choose between Normal and Aggressive engine maps using a Mode button on the handlebar, with the ability to customize maps via the Kawasaki Rideology app.

Both bikes also boast a new center-port exhaust and updated frames for improved rigidity and front-end feel. The suspensions have been fine-tuned for MX and cross-country competition, with new features like Showa inverted coil-spring front forks and kashima-coated outer fork tubes. The KX250 and KX250X come equipped with Dunlop MX34 tires and quick-release side covers for enhanced usability.

For riders looking for a more accessible option, the 2025 KLX230R and KLX230R S offer a lowered seat height on the S model. Other updates include a narrower intake port, a new keyed ignition system, and revised ergonomics for improved handling. Kawasaki continues to prioritize rider comfort and performance in its latest lineup of dirt bikes.