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Bayou® 250
Rugged simplicity that’s hard to beat

Bayou 250With its durable four-stroke engine, electric starting, five-speed transmission and steel cargo racks, Kawasaki’s Bayou® 250 is one of the best values on four wheels. From playing games in the field to working around the ranch, the rugged and affordable Bayou 250 is ready for anything thrown its way.

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.

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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


  • Bayou 250Engine: 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
  • Color choices: Hunter Green, Polar White or Aztec Red
  • MSRP: $2,999

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