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KAWASAKI BAYOU® 250 UTILITY ATV Simple, durable, cost-effective work machine

Kawasaki Motor Corp.The Kawasaki Bayou® 250 is the smallest work-oriented all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in Kawasaki’s 2005 lineup, but its durable design, convenience features and low operating cost makes it one of the best-selling models in the industry.

The Bayou 250 features an electric start, four-stroke engine matched to a fivespeed-plus-reverse semi-automatic transmission, dependable shaft drive, and sturdy front and fear cargo racks.

The Bayou 250 utilizes independent A-arm front suspension and it is the only ATV in its class to feature a semi-independent multi-link rear suspension. This design provides a smooth, compliant ride without the complexity and maintenance requirements of a fully independent design.

Bayou 250Additional features include triple drum brakes, hitch bracket, easy-to-read fuel gauge and a molded-pin accessory connector that makes hooking up electrical accessories quick and easy. Plus, its steel cargo racks can carry a combined weight of 110 pounds.

Features and Benefits

  • 228cc air-cooled four-stroke engine is smooth and reliable
  • Only ATV in its class with semi-independent rear suspension
  • Shaft drive is reliable, quiet and very low maintenance
  • Fuel gauge allows the rider to check the fuel level at a glance
  • Electric starter is hassle-free and has recoil back-up
  • Cargo racks can carry a combined weight of 110 pounds
  • With an optional Kawasaki towing hitch, it can tow 450 pounds


  • Engine: Air-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder
  • Displacement: 228cc
  • Bore x stroke: 69.0 x 61.0mm
  • Compression ratio: 8.9:1
  • Carburetion: Mikuni VM24SS
  • Ignition: Solid state with electronic ignition backup
  • Transmission: Five-speed-plus reverse with automatic clutch
  • Final drive: Shaft
  • Frame: Double cradle, steel
  • Suspension
    Wheel travel Single A-arm, independent/4.5 in.
         Rear: Wheel travel Semi-independent Quad-Link with dual shocks/4.5 in.
  • Tires
    AT21 x 8-9 tubeless
         Rear: AT22 x 10-10 tubeless
  • Brakes:
    Dual drums
         Rear: Drum
  • Overall length: 70.1 in.
  • Overall width: 40.2 in.
  • Wheelbase: 43.9 in.
  • Ground clearance:
         Center of chassis:
    7.5 in.
         Rear axle:
    6.1 in.
  • Seat height: 28.7 in.
  • Lighting: 25W x 2
  • Rack capacity:
    44 Ibs.
         Rear: 66 lbs.
  • Towing capacity: 450 lbs.
  • Fuel capacity: 2.6 gal.
  • Dry weight: 404 lbs.
  • Instruments: Neutral indicator, reverse indicator
  • Colors: Hunter Green, Aztec Red

*Specifications are subject to change. Please visit for most current specifications.

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