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Ranchers, farmers and outdoor enthusiasts looking for a simple yet rugged and affordable all-terrain vehicle (ATV) that can work hard and play hard can look to the Kawasaki Bayou® 250. With its durable four-stroke engine, electric start, five-speed transmission and steel cargo racks, it’s one of the best values on four wheels.

The Bayou 250 ATV utilizes independent A-arm front suspension and 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.

Additional features include triple drum brakes, hitch bracket, easy-to-read fuel gauge and a 12-volt accessory connector that makes hooking up electrical accessories quick and easy. Plus, its steel cargo racks can carry a combined weight of 110 pounds.

Authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available through Kawasaki dealers or they can be purchased on the Internet at

As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages ATV riders to ride responsibly and to respect the environment. Kawasaki will pay first-time buyers of a new Kawasaki ATV $100 for completing an ATV rider safety course conducted by the ATV Safety Institute (ASI). Interested consumers can call ASI toll-free at 800-887-2887.


  • 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
  • It can tow 450 pounds with an optional Kawasaki tow hitch


  • 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 front / wheel travel: Single A-arm, independent / 4.5 in.
  • Suspension rear / wheel travel: Semi-independent Quad-Link with dual shocks / 4.5 in.
  • Front tire: AT21x8-9 tubeless
  • Rear tire: AT22x10-10 tubeless
  • Front brakes / rear brake: Dual drums / Drum
  • Overall length: 70.1 in.
  • Overall width: 40.2 in.
  • Wheelbase: 43.9 in.
  • Ground clearance: Center of chassis – 7.5 in., at rear axle – 6.1 in.
  • Seat height: 28.7 in.
  • Lighting: 25W x 2
  • Rack capacity, front / rear: 44 / 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
  • Wholesale distributor:
    Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
    9950 Jeronimo Road
    Irvine, California 92618
    (949) 770-0400

*Specifications are subject to change.

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