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Kawasaki Motor Corp.

Bayou® 250
A compact, fuel efficient workhorse

Bayou 250

Bayou 250

Whether it’s tasked with play or work, it’s a sure thing the tough and economical Kawasaki’s Bayou® 250 ATV will excel at the job. Its long-lasting, electric-start four-stroke engine, five-speed transmission and steel cargo racks make the Bayou 250 synonymous with four wheel value.

Affordable and easy to operate, the Bayou 250 features a trail ready independent A-arm front suspension and a semi-independent multi-link rear suspension. This design equals a smooth, compliant ride yet none of 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 to provide quick and easy power to your electrical accessories. Plus, the steel cargo racks can handle a combined weight of 110 pounds and it can tow 450 pounds. Owners can increase the versatility of their Bayou ATV via the extensive line of Authentic Kawasaki Accessories, available through Kawasaki dealers.

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
- Smooth and reliable
- Hassle-free electric starter and a recoil back-up

- Five-speed manual transmission keeps thing simple
- Shaft drive is reliable, quiet and very low maintenance

Chassis and Suspension
- Independent A-arm suspension up front offers stable and comfortable ride
- Only ATV in its class with semi-independent rear suspension
- Cargo racks can carry a combined weight of 110 pounds
- Triple drum brakes

Additional Features
- Easy-to-read fuel gauge allows the rider to check the fuel level at a glance
- 12-volt accessory connector to provide quick and easy power to your electrical accessories.
- 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 front / wheel travel: Single A-arm, independent / 4.5 in.
Suspension rear / wheel travel: Semi-independent Quad-Link with dual shocks / 4.9 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.
Curb weight: 425.6 lbs.
Instruments: Neutral indicator, reverse indicator
Color choices: Woodsman Green, Sunbeam Red and Polar White
MSRP: $3,099
Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 770-0400
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