We can consider the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 one of Kawasaki well kept secrets this one, being one of the first smaller international known bikes official available from Kawasaki in Thailand. The Kawasaki D-tracker 250 comes from a rich motocross and trail-enduro history that can do it all, without the fuss. Key to the Kawasaki D-tracker 250's success is the magnificent 4-stroke, 249cc, liquid cooled, DOHC single cylinder which puts out great power without constant recourse to a factory mechanics to keep it running. Yep, proper off-road performance combined with street bike maintenance schedules means it's an ideal first bike for the not-so-mechanically minded.
The Kawasaki long, one piece seat means passengers aren't high up behind you as they are on a sport bike, bobbing back and forth with every change of speed and making the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 feel like gremlins have reversed the steering.
On the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 person-mass is concentrated in one lump and there's no need to ride with the kid-glove smoothness you have to when passengers have nothing more than a strap to hold.
As ever, though, the key to a successful ride on the Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 is picking your roads. We tend to head into the undiscovered roads, with loads unexpected challenges, of this land, picking lanes at random and stumbling across the kind of out-of-the-way, bucolic beauty that makes you wish the industrial revolution that makes you wish the industrial revolution had never happened.
The only problem we can find, riding the Kawasaki D-tracker 250 is that you forget about time as ridding is one enjoyable event.