All new 2021 Kawasaki KLX230R S Full detailed review and 20 strong facts about it.

All new 2021 Kawasaki KLX230R S Full detailed review and 20 strong facts. 

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All new 2021 Kawasaki KLX230R S Full detailed review and 20 strong facts. 
The key to having fun on a dirt bike is confidence. You gain confidence when you can touch your boots down securely in the dirt. The trail bikes I've ridden range from smaller displacement bikes with not-quite-adult ergonomics to leggy 450cc cross-country bikes that are race-ready. In the end, measuring smiles may be the best marker for bike selection, and that brings us to the new 2021 Kawasaki KLX230R S.

In 2020, Kawasaki introduced the KLX230R, a welcome addition to the KLX lineup, as it filled the gap between the KLX140R and the full-sized KLX300R. Kawasaki gives the new KLX230R S a critical feature for 2021. Let's find out what this KLX230R variant has to offer.

  1. The seat height of the 2021 Kawasaki KLX230R S is one inch lower than the standard KLX230R. One inch may seem like a small unit of measurement, but it can mean the difference between security and intimidation. With my 30.5-inch inseam and Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro boots, I can just graze both feet flat on the ground when seated on the KLX230R S with its 35.4-inch unladen seat height. Nice.
  1. On the KLX230R S, the ergonomics remain full-size. The shorter seat height does not impact small-adult ergonomics. On the S version, the wheel travel is just over an inch shorter than on the standard KLX230R. This is key. Since the rider triangle has not changed, the seating position does not feel cramped. While the 230R is not as spacious as the KLX300R, it does not feel like a kid's bike. It is easy to move around on the bike because the seat is firm, yet comfortable. If you need more room, the handlebar clamps are multi-positional, with the stock in the rearward position.
  1. The seat height of the KLX230R S is over a half-inch higher than the Honda CRF250F, which has about the same suspension travel as the KLX230R S. It is 11 pounds heavier and $300 more expensive than the Honda CRF250F. A comparison test is clearly needed.
  1. Although the suspension is shortened from the standard KLX230R, the S still offers nearly nine inches of wheel travel on both ends. On rugged single-track trails, up rocky hillclimbs, across harsh desertscape scattered with volcanic rock, and through sand washes, we rode the KLX230R S. It handled it all with surprising composure. Although it's far from plush-there's not enough space for that in the travel range-it's still quite capable.
  1. Only the shock spring preload can be adjusted, and that is fine. In various conditions, the suspension balance is well-matched to the motor's power and intended use.
  1. For a trail bike of this type, trading away an inch of ground clearance to touch your boots down when needed is a good exchange. It is possible to ride the S over the rough terrain one would expect a rider to encounter on this motorcycle. A skid plate is always a good idea if you consume a lot of big rocks on your dirt bike-punching a hole in the case is expensive. Consider handguards while you're at it. For a total of less than $100, Kawasaki offers both from its accessories arm.
  1. The chassis' low center of gravity makes the KLX230R S quite agile. It shows up in a number of ways, from the ease with which you slaloming through the chaparral as you fly across the desert floor On Any Sunday style to surfing through a deep sand wash and working through a rock garden. Even picking up the bike after it's tipped over is less of a hassle than with a taller steed, since the shorter height causes it to feel lighter than it is. It's quite different picking up the leggy Yamaha WR250F and the KLX230R S, despite them both tipping the scales at the same exact 254 pounds-leverage matters.
  1. Standing or seated, you can easily control the narrow chassis with your legs. The KLX230R S is simply willing and able; there is nothing nervous about it. Should you fall on a rock mid-trail, you don't need a lot of body language to change directions. Minor wandering will occur with the throttle (almost) pinned, but once you realize it's not about to crash, it's a predictable looseness.
  1. The 233cc air-cooled single has enough power to reliably pull 6th gear. KLX230R S's gearing is well spaced, so you can ride at high speeds without feeling tapped out. My 115-pound frame was fine with the transmission as is, but heavier riders might want to gear the transmission down a bit.
  1. The KLX 230 is easy to handle because of its focus on low- and mid-range torque. The power delivery is smooth and composed, so you can navigate technical sections confidently with the rear tire never losing traction. A healthy twist of your right wrist will start the engine and deliver faster acceleration. You can steer a bit with the rear end on friendly dirt roads if you rev it up enough.
  1. Managing more power than you need does not waste energy. The KLX230R S is easy to handle at all speeds, and that's one of its best features. On a trail you can ride at a moderate pace, and if you come across a steep climb ahead, you don't need to worry - just accelerate. It will carry you up and over the rough stretch without getting out of shape. With the extra power you've unleashed, you won't struggle to control it. Rather, you'll enjoy riding aggressively and feeling the bike respond to your commands.
  1. You will notice that the motor is not snappy when lifting the front wheel over obstacles. Smooth power delivery is a feature most of the time. Nonetheless, you won't be able to easily loft the front wheel over a rock, log, or dip by blipping the throttle. You can do it with medium-to-high levels of effort, however-throttle and body positioning.
  1. The 2021 Kawasaki KLX230R S's stock Dunlop Sports D952 tires will need to be replaced if you plan to ride aggressively. The rear tire is fine, but the flimsy front tire isn't inspiring confidence. It can give way when turning. Even at relatively low speeds, the KLX230R S lacks consistent stability and bite. A pair of Dunlop Geomax MX53s will fit right on and do the bike a lot of good. 
  1. Braking is also compromised by the choice of rubber. It’s not the 240mm front disc’s fault that there’s a lack of security when braking on slippery downhill trails. The D952 doesn’t provide a tacky enough contact patch. I quickly found that I needed to supplement the front brake with the rear disc and engine compression braking to feel secure when slowing my downhill momentum. Feel at the lever and pedal is good, so the pair of disc brakes do a fine job of slowing the bike in less demanding circumstances.
  1. The motor is not snappy when you lift the front wheel over obstacles. Generally, the power delivery is smooth. It has a tendency to idle high unpredictably, possibly a result of the motor being eligible for a California Green sticker. Dynajet will set you up with a Power Commander V if it's worth $400 to you to fix the problem. It never hiccupped, sputtered, or flamed out, whether it was in the high desert at 2400 feet above sea level or in the local mountains (over a mile high).
  1. If you fall, be sure to turn the bike off and on again before restarting it; otherwise, it won't start. Also, if you don't remember to shut the KLX off at the end of the day, the battery will be drained.
  1. I don't like the red power light. When I look down while riding, I see a red light, usually a bad sign. Kawasaki green lights would be less distracting and more accurate. A low-fuel light comes on when the 1.7-gallon tank needs refilling; it takes a lot of riding to turn it on.
  1. Kawasaki's KLX230R S is inexpensive, and sometimes obvious about it. KLX230R S has quite a few extraneous brackets and mounts, which tells you the parts are repurposed from other motorcycles. A prominent feature is the mirror-mount on the clutch perch, which is not something you'd want to bump into in a tumble. In addition, the fork legs have mounting tabs for an ABS sensor and a reflector, which are not on the S. Those with larger feet than mine felt the footpegs could be larger. Its styling is excellent, however--it's a great-looking trail bike.
  1. If you plan to use the KLX230R S as a campground motorcycle, most of the above recommendations and observations are irrelevant. As is, it's perfect. It's all about the low seat height and adult ergonomics.
  1. Kawasaki's 2021 KLX230R S is a pleasant surprise. This reminds me how satisfying it can be to ride at full throttle, wringing all the power out of a bike, rather than to ride at half throttle, managing a powerful engine. My test rides on the KLX230R S resulted in me suggesting "one more ride" at the end of each ride since it is so much fun to ride, and its lower seat height makes it more accessible than its taller near-identical twin.
All new 2021 Kawasaki KLX230R S Full detailed review and 20 strong facts. 

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