Although the release date is not yet set for the new 2014 Kawasaki KX250F, some great new features including the Kawasaki Launch Control system are going to be added to this great Motocross bike. Launch Control maximizes traction giving the rider the ability to get better starts, this feature was previosuly only available on the Kawasaki KX450F.
Kawasaki announced a list of improvements for the 2014 KX250F that have reduced the weight of the bike, increase the smoothness of shifting and enhance the cooling system.
The 2014 Kawasaki KX250F upgrades are as follows:
o Front engine mount plates made with high-tensile steel, 29% thinner than the previous plates.
o Four dogs instead of three are on the transmission gears, which offer enhanced shift smoothness.
o More direct shift-fork grooves, enhancing the feel at the shift lever.
o To simplify sprocket swaps and maintain a more positive sprocket-to-countershaft interface, the counter-shaft and sprocket retainer design now uses a nut and washer instead of a clip.
o Enhanced cooing comes from the upgraded crankcase oil jet delivery system that delivers oil to the underside of the piston
o Throttle body tuning has been revised by improving airflow from a closed-throttle giving the bike a smoother idle while enhancing low-end response.
o Piston tuning in the left fork leg enhances damping performance through the initial and midstroke.
o Revised rear shock settings offer a comfortable “baseline” for a wide range of riders.
o The grips are now softer and feature a shorter barrel to enhance rider comfort.
July 2013 is when the 2014 Kawasaki KX250F will start arriving on showroom floors, no word is out on pricing at the time of this article.