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By • Mar 1st, 2011 • Category: Vehicles



The Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 is another attraction from Kawasaki. The 250cc offroad type motor is an affordable motorcycle that have good reputation and performance. The dual pupose rides is very easy to maintain and has its own class. The Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 is joyous, if you can choose where you ride. If you need swift and fast transport, the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 will just exhaust and frustrate. But for short commutes and leisure rides, the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 is surprisingly practical. The mirrors are good, the seat’s comfortable, and it’s a great pillion motorcycle.

 Kawasaki small bikes lower than 150cc previously are hard to find in Malaysia since they have collaboration with Modenas to make the small bikes. With the adjustable Uni-Trak suspension and compression Inverted Cartridge Fork at the front (preload, rebound and 16-way compression damping front and back), the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 gives you the potential to completely mess it up with just a few minute’s screwdriver work.


Bedded in, the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250’s chassis was a riot -soft, scare-free and stupid fun on tight lanes. Yes it weaved at 110km/h (crosswind could bring it on at 90 or 100km/h) but every ride was frantic, involving and memorable. The Kawasaki D-Tracker is cheap for such a wildly entertaining motorcycle but it’s still it’s more than most Thai riders got to spend. But if get into buying a motorcycle and decided to embark on the glorious journey that is motorcycling, in which case I recommend the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 as a first ride.

The 4-valve, liquid-cooled 250cc single doesn’t pushes the limits of performance. But we where told that some simple budget modifications would unleash the true power of the Kawasaki engine. With the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 you can keep up with regular traffic on the road, it’ll hit an indicated 120km/h and it takes daily abuse – you can’t go easy until it’s heated up. The Kawasaki 6-speed gearbox is beautifully swift and accurate, the clutch lovely.
Even with that kind of price, the specification of the D-Tracker X are good. You’ll get a dual purpose bike with 17″ wheels, large front and rear disc brake, fuel injected engines and great motocross styling from Kawasaki design house.

 One more reason for bikers to consider the off-road motocross bike is because there can be flash flood in just few minutes of rain especially in Shah Alam and Kuala Lumpur. When it happens, the normal moped tends to stall since the carburetor is placed lower than the one in off-road motocross bikes.

This 2011 Kawasaki D-Tracker X with 250cc and fuel injection has now come to Malaysia in CKD (completely knocked down). This should lowers the price but at RM23,799.00 for a single cylinder engine, that is not cheap. For comparison, Kawasaki Ninja 250R with parallel twin engine is at RM23,500.00. If you could afford, the 2011 Kawasaki D-Tracker X CASH PRICE is around RM 21888.


  2011 Kawasaki D-Tracker X specs
 Type:   Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, Single cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves 
 Displacement:   249 cm³ 
 Bore and Stroke:   72.0 mm X 61.2 mm 
 Compression ratio:   11.0:1 
 Overall length:   2,130 mm 
 Overall width :  795 mm 
 Overall height:   1,125 mm 
 Wheelbase:   1,420 mm 
 Ground clearance :  225 mm 
 Seat height:   860 mm 
 Curb mass:   138 kg 
 Fuel capacity:   7.7 litres  
 Maximum power:   18.0 kW {24.0 PS} @ 9,000 rpm 
 Maximum torque:   21.0 N∙m {2.1 kgf∙m} @ 7,000 rpm  
 Fuel system:   Digital Fuel Injection system, KEIHIN single barrel ø34 
 Starting :  Electric starter motor 
 Ignition:   CDI 
 Lubrication:   Forced lubrication (wet sump)  
 Transmission:   6-speed, Constant mesh, Return shift 
 Gear ratios:    
 1st :  3.000 (30/10) 
 2nd :  2.000 (30/15) 
 3rd :  1.500 (27/18) 
 4th :  1.190 (25/21) 
 5th :  1.050 (21/20) 
 6th :  0.952 (20/21) 
 Final reduction ratio:  2.786 (39/14) 
 Clutch:   Wet multi disc  
 Frame type:   Tubular, Semi-double cradle  
 Caster (rake):   25.5º  
  front Tyre:   110/70-17 M/C 54S Tube type  
  rear Tyre:   130/70-17 M/C 62S Tube type 
 Front SUSPENSION: Type   Telescopic fork 
 Rear SUSPENSION: Type   Swingarm (Uni-trak)  
 Front BRAKES: Type   Single disc brake 
 Rear BRAKES: Type   Single disc brake

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