2009 Kawasaki Super Sherpa motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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The fact the small dual-purpose Kawi can be for half the money that owners pay for accessories doesn’t that the bike misses goodies such as electric and multi-function digital instrumentation the fit and finish is excellent, like on any motorcycle.

But let’s not drift from the main subject which is the 249cc, four-…, four-valve single powering the This is built to deliver low and midrange torque, immediate response while being economic. The fact that it that while the bike both on and off the road is Sherpa’s quality.

The quarter-liter motor is by a 34mm Mikuni BST carburetor, CDI ignition and vibrations should be undetectable due to the presence of a gear-driven

The 63 mpg that Kawi claims the is capable of are, if it is to go on the manufacturer’s here, definitely achieved by the of a sixth gear. This the bike’s ability to commute and the maximum speed that it as well 80 mph.

Now, because it is supposed to go the ’09 Sherpa comes decently sized multi-spoke (21 inches front and 18 inches but there’s plenty more those units. A 36mm fork offers 9.1 inches of wheel travel while at the the Uni-Trak single shock is adjustable and capable of 7.3 inches of travel so there’s no doubt it will deal with riding situations properly.

a skidplate protecting the air cooled but at a ground clearance of 10.6 there aren’t many for the small thumper to suffer hits. The seat is 32.7 high. Oups! Where did came from?

Isn’t aware of the fact that people will want to this thing? I mean, it is user-friendly so why shouldn’t they? I the seat height was just a for the more than decent clearance.

Also taking in consideration the that the ’09 Kawasaki Sherpa has a total weight of lbs (with all the fluids included), it for great representative of the starting of the dual-sport class.


The Yamaha XT250 stands as an more economic motorcycle fuel economy is 73 mpg) a smooth pass from to tarmac and even offering much needed lower (31.9 inches), although not much. Powered by a carbureted air-cooled, SOHC, four-… this thing only five gears in order to as a commuter, but long travel are definitely a must for those incursions.

The 11.2 inches clearance of the XT shows that no has to be made between it and the low seat so most riders feel off with the Yamaha rather the Kawasaki. We certainly understand especially because of the $4,690 MSRP.

Honda offers a rather refined alternative, the CRF230L, a destined for the trails and which to be street legal too. It start at $4,999, but is a consecrated in this business. The engine in case is a 223cc, air-cooled, four-…; SOHC, two-valve and the gearbox does feature a gear so I guess the bike’s on the streets too.

Seat is 31.9 inches.

Most the Super Sherpa goes the 2009 Suzuki DR200SE. As the name indicates, this a smaller (199cc) engine is as well air-cooled and carbureted. featuring a five-speed gearbox, a 32 seat and nothing special in concerns the chassis, the 278 lbs heavy DR is to keep benefiting of its share of the pie the Sherpa gets back in

Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250

MSRP for the DR200SE starts at


Kawasaki made no of material when designing the new and so the bike ended up looking slim and simple, just as the of the bikes in its category do. The bodywork is much composed from the 2.4 tank, the seat and the rear while up front this features a square headlight and a sticking as close as possible to grippy front tire. Now a first for the class as dual-sports feature a high front

The wheels do look like a too big for this KLR in miniature, but the bike is compact and very well put We appreciate the quality fit and finish despite the low price. Those mirrors look nice two though we reckon the headlight have did so too if it would have inspired by XT’s rather DR’s.

As for 2009, the Olive Green / color scheme is precisely the bike needs in order to out from the crowd and blend in the woods.


The Kawasaki Sherpa has a lot of catching up to do until its former glory and a low suggested price sounds like the solution for riders to get into it So for 2009, the smallest Kawi model starts at $4,499.

With this new model Kawasaki ads to their dual lineup, they simply in a gap which would have restrained buyers from on a Kawi. The Super Sherpa like a good alternative for the three bikes mentioned as and the fact that it is cheaper (if we the smaller DR) helps a lot. It the power to commute/exploit/tour on virtually all of surfaces and it wears the Kawasaki on it.

Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250
Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250
Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250
Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250
Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250
Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250

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