'93 KX 250 - What are your thoughts?

Hello All,

I'm getting back into riding and I'm looking for a light weight bike, something in the 250cc range.

I would prefer a 2 stroke but my main concern is having a 2 stroke that will need to be run at high rpm's often.

I understand the KX 250 has good low end power as well as a good kick to it. Would that be the case for a '93?

Will I have to run it hard to keep from fouling plugs?

What problem might I encounter with a "93 KX 250?

What are your thoughts of the bike I have listed below?

Thanks for your help.


See details below:

Original owner of this '93 KX. 250 The bike has one 3 hour ride since being totally restored. New black excel wheels, New spokes, New tires and tubes, New chain, New sprockets, New FMF Pipe, New FMF Silencer, New Tapered Bars, New Throttle, New Plastic, New Seat cover, New seat foam, New Top end, Power Coated frame, Polished swing arm and sub frame. Works connection frame guards. I spent over $1400.00 on the restoration. My son was going to ride it, but he found another bike. By the way its a 1993 but you would never know it. It is water cooled and has a green sticker.



Looks good, but it's still a 15-16 year old bike. What's the asking price? You can find a newer model with updated suspension for $13-1500. Most KX's with stock components will give you the torque you want. I tried a Pro Circuit Works pipe on one of mine and hated it. Now it just sits on a shelf until I get out to Cali one day and rip on those dunes.

Looks good and well taken care of but parts are becoming harder to find and the suspension is way outdated.

Thats a clean KX..... 93' they changed the engine and had a new chassis. i would go for it if the price is right..... If you go look at it, check for frame cracks, there were frame breakage on the 93s.....

Thats a clean KX..... 93' they changed the engine and had a new chassis. i would go for it if the price is right..... If you go look at it, check for frame cracks, there were frame breakage on the 93s.....

x2. Check the frame around the linkage to frame mounts. Those needed to be gusseted for them to not crack at some point.

The '93 had a really strong motor. It was a night and day improvement over the previous 250cc motors. However it was only the 2nd gen perimeter frame. Okay, but not great. The '93 did NOT have a new frame. First gen frame was '90-91, second gen was '92-'93, third gen stared in '94. The '94s had the same motor with the aforementioned new frame and suspension that was a much better bike.

I kind of liked the Roadrunner cartoon graphics that were on the '93s. I kind of miss the acid induced flashback graphics of the early '90s. Well, maybe not the god awful RM stuff, but the CR/KX/YZ stuff wasn't too bad if you were into neon colors, cartoons, and lightning bolts.

that kid looks like ryan villapoto...lmao!!! but damn that thing is pretty sweet looking !! all depends what you want i guess, im sure he is asking way more than what its worth, due to all the stuff he did to it , wich in my oppinion is a waste of money...but hey it sure looks awesome! and im not knocking older bikes , hell i own one, but you can indeed find a newer one for 1500 -2000 bucs that would be 10 years newer or maybe even newer than that

I had a 93 up until a few yrs ago. It was a bottom end MONSTER That bike just ripped around tight tracks and turned really well.

Man, That is a clean bike!!! I had a 92 Kx 250, same as the 93 except different grafics. As stated above the bike had lots of low end and nice mid. Good handling and suspension, but I also had mine in 94. :busted:

Ya, I forgot, the asking price was $1175.00.

The owners intention was to get it in perfect condition for his son to ride. It was a father / son project that he spared nothing on.

But because he son has a hard time starting it and he did not quite fit the bike he decided on another bike for the son. He did everything possible to make the bike fully Kawi ready.

Being the original owner and an older rider the bike was not ridden hard or raced. But it was meticulously maintained. :busted:

Not sure about any cracks in the frame; he did powder coat the frame and I'm sure if he found a crack or problems he would have fixed them properly.

With that said I bought the bike. I guess time will tell if it was a bad decisions. :moon:

At any rate it is a rocket and will do more than I can expect. :p

Thanks for your input. I will let you know how it goes.


For $1175, at that condition, i would defenatly check it out, especially how clean it is, good luck.

ya i figured he would want like $2000 or?? then i would say screw that ...but damn chew him down to a cool grand and youll have a sweet bike..im sure youll get some attention with that thing in the back of your truck...;-)

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