Kawasaki 250 A1 Samurai

Kawasaki A1 250 Samurai

The Kawasaki 250 A1 Samurai, produced from 1966 to 1968, is a distinctive motorcycle that reflects the era’s design and engineering ethos. Powered by a two-stroke, parallel-twin engine featuring 2 rotary inlet valves, this bike boasts a displacement of 247 cc (15.1 cu-in) with a bore and stroke measuring 53 x 56.0 mm.

Ensuring efficient cooling through an air-cooled system, the Samurai has a compression ratio of 7.0:1 and relies on a carburetor for induction. The ignition is managed by a capacitor discharge ignition system, and the bike is kick-started for a classic riding experience.

Generating a maximum power output of 31 horsepower (22.6 kW) at 8000 rpm, the Samurai delivers a spirited performance. Its transmission system comprises 5 speeds, providing versatility across various riding conditions. The final drive is executed through a chain mechanism.

The Kawasaki 250 A1 Samurai features a front suspension system with an inner-spring telescopic fork, while the rear suspension incorporates a shock absorber and swing arm for enhanced stability and comfort. The braking system consists of drum brakes both at the front and rear.

The motorcycle rolls on a set of tires, with a 3.00 -18 tire at the front and a 3.25 -18 tire at the rear. Weighing in at 154 kg (339.5 lbs) and equipped with a 13.5-liter (3.57 US gal) fuel tank, the Kawasaki 250 A1 Samurai represents a blend of style, power, and classic engineering from the late 1960s.

Model250 A1 Samurai
EngineTwo-stroke, parallel twin, 2 rotary inlet valves
Capacity247 cc / 15.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke53 x 56.0 mm
Cooling SystemAir cooled
Compression Ratio7.0:1
IgnitionCapacitor discharge ignition
Max Power31 hp / 22.6 kW @ 8000 rpm
Transmission5 Speed
Final DriveChain
Front SuspensionInner-spring telescopic fork
Rear SuspensionShock absorber and swing arm
Front BrakesDrum
Rear BrakesDrum
Front Tyre3.00 -18
Rear Tyre3.25 -18
Wet Weight154 kg / 339.5 lbs
Fuel Capacity13.5 Litres / 3.57 US US gal
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