Kawasaki KL 250 Super Sherpa


Make Model

Kawasaki KL 250 Super Sherpa


2007 - 10


Four stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves


249 cc / 15.2 cu-in
Bore x Stroke

71 x 34.2 mm

Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.3:1


Mikuni BST34 carburetor


Digital CDI 
Starting Elctric

Max Power

30 hp  / 22.3 kW @ 8500 rpm  ( rear tyre 23.5 hp @ 8200 rpm )

Max Torque

2.6 kgf-m / 18.8 lb-ft @ 7500 rpm

Transmission  /  Drive

6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

36mm Telescopic forks,
Front Wheel Travel 230 mm / 9.1 in

Rear Suspension

Uni- track/truck and swing arm
Rear Wheel Travel 185 mm / 7.3 in

Front Brakes

Single 250mm disc 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 200mm disc  1 piston caliper

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre


Seat Height 828 mm / 32.6 in
Ground Clearance 270 mm / 10.6 in

Dry Weight

111 kg / 244.7  lbs

Wet Weight

128 kg / 282.1 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

9 Litres / 2.3 US gal

The Kawasaki Super Sherpa® motorcycle is built to tackle a wide range of terrain and appeal to a broad spectrum of riders. Its light weight, maneuverability, low seat height, electric starting, ease of operation and outstanding fuel economy help make the Super Sherpa especially appealing to novice riders who are developing their riding skills. The classic European styling, responsive handling and easily modulated power from its 249cc four-stroke engine let more experienced riders enjoy it on the street, backroads or even in the dirt.
The Super Sherpa’s air-cooled, dual overhead cam, four-valve single-cylinder engine is specifically tuned to produce a wide range of power to make it suitable for around-town commuting, running errands or trail riding. Its Mikuni carburetor provides good throttle response, but also delivers fuel sparingly – endowing the Super Sherpa with spectacular fuel economy.
Cooling fins on the cam covers and specially designed air passageways help to provide efficient engine cooling. Additional cooling capacity is offered by fins on the inside of the cam chain tunnel and on both the inside and outside surfaces of the clutch cover.
Narrow valve angles and a short connecting rod help reduce the overall size of the Super Sherpa engine so that it fits neatly into the compact, lightweight high-tensile steel frame. The comfortable seat is a low 32.7 inches, and its frame provides a narrow mid-section, so the reach to the ground is surprisingly-easy. That frame also features compact geometry to provide responsive handling and the ability to negotiate the tightest of trails.
Low-speed maneuverability is enhanced with a full 51 degree lock-to-lock steering angle for a great turning radius that’s usable anywhere from campsite to campus. Rigid 36mm front fork stanchions also contribute to the Sherpa’s responsive steering. Aluminum triple clamps help reduce overall weight, and 9.1 inches of front wheel travel helps to deliver a smoother ride than most street-only machines.
The box section extruded aluminum swingarm acts through Kawasaki’s UNI-TRAK® system, to progressively increase the effective damping and spring rate from the single rear shock as the rear wheel arcs through its 7.3 inches of travel.
Powerful single disc brakes, front and rear, provide sure stopping power with responsive feel. Universal tires provide usable traction on the street or dirt.
The Super Sherpa’s lightweight, compact multi-function digital instruments feature an electronic digital speedometer, dual tripmeters, an odometer and a clock. A compact, bright headlight also helps to save weight.
Other features include a quiet stainless steel exhaust system with spark arrestor, rear grab rails that help improve passenger comfort, as well as providing cargo tie-down and lifting points, and a 2.4-gallon fuel tank that maintains the machine’s slim profile while giving the Super Sherpa a surprisingly-long cruising range.
Authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available through Kawasaki dealers.

249cc Four-Stroke Single Cylinder Engine

- Strong performance in an economical package
- DOHC engine features four valves for efficient breathing
- Narrow valve angle for a compact combustion chamber and small cylinder head
- Specially-designed cooling fins and passageways route air for more efficient cooling
- Crankcase sight window for quick and easy oil level checks
Gear-Driven Engine Balancer
- Helps to counter-act primary vibration pulses
- Reduced vibration enhances rider comfort and lowers fatigue

- Looks good and resists corrosion
- U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrestor/muffler only emits 80 decibels
34mm Mikuni Constant Velocity Carburetor
- Provides excellent fuel economy and quick throttle response
- Choke lever within easy reach on upper triple clamp

Electric Starting
- Provides quick, easy starting
- Uses a sealed, maintenance-free battery
- Ignition switch and fork lock combination
36mm Front Fork
- Aluminum upper and lower triple clamps reduce weight and provide optimum rigidity
- 36mm fork tubes provide a good balance between light weight and responsive steering
- 51 degrees of steering lock radius for easy maneuverability at low speeds
UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension System
- Progressively increases the damping and spring rates as the suspension is compressed
- Swingarm is extruded box-section aluminum for rigidity and light weight
Disc brakes
- Front and rear isc brakes provide sure stopping power with minimal effort
Aluminum Rims
- Durable aluminum rims reduce unsprung weight for better suspension action
- Attractive gold finish
Digital Multi-function Meter
- Contains speedometer, dual trip meters, clock and odometer
Convenience Features
- Easy-to-use snail-type chain adjusters
- Durable O-ring chain
- Easy-to-service guillotine-style air filter
- Polished aluminum frame guards
- Chrome handlebars with brushed alloy clamps for an attractive appearance
- Engine case guard helps protect the engine from rocks and other collisions