A tough worker, with user friendly size, price and performance
Rugged and economical, Kawasakis Bayou 250 ATV personifies the old adage, great things come in small packages. Equipped with a long-lasting, electric-start four-stroke engine, five-speed transmission with reverse and steel cargo racks, the Bayou 250 is synonymous with four wheel value.
Affordable and easy to operate, the Bayou 250 utilizes a trail ready independent A-arm front suspension and a semi-independent multi-link rear suspension. This design equals a smooth, compliant ride without any of the complexity or maintenance required by a fully independent design.
Its features include triple drum brakes, tow hitch bracket, easy-to-read fuel gauge and a 12-volt accessory connector to provide quick and easy power to your electronic devices. The steel cargo racks on the Bayou 250 can handle a combined weight of 110 pounds and it can tow 450 pounds. Owners can increase the versatility of their Bayou ATV, by utilizing an extensive line of Authentic Kawasaki Accessories, available from their local Kawasaki dealer.
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.
SpecificationsEngine: Air-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder
Bore x stroke: 69.0 x 61.0mm
Compression ratio: 8.9:1
Carburetion: Single 24mm 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: 427.8 lbs.
Instruments: Neutral indicator, reverse indicator
Color choices: Smoky Blue, Dark Royal Red
OverviewGreat value and utility at a down-to-earth price
Dependable air-cooled four stroke powerplant
Compact and nimble, excellent for tight trails or open farmland
228cc air-cooled four-stroke engineSmooth and reliable
Hassle-free electric starter and a recoil back-up
TransmissionFive-speed manual transmission with reverse is durable and easy to operate
Shaft drive is reliable, quiet and very low maintenance
Environmentally friendly emissionsQuiet muffler is equipped with a catalytic converter
Complies with EPA and CARB regulations
Main jet changed to match jetting requirements of the catalytic converter additions
ChassisSteel cargo racks can carry a combined weight of 110 pounds
Triple drum brakes offer progressive stopping power
450 pound towing capacity
Molded bodywork is tough and easy to clean
SuspensionIndependent A-arm front suspension offers comfortable ride
Only ATV in its class with semi-independent rear suspension
Additional FeaturesEasy-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