Introducing the Kawasaki Stockman and KLX150BF SE
Kawasaki Stockman 250 & KLX150BF SE
Kawasaki offers a range of motorcycles specially designed for use on the farm. The KLX150BF SE is also a viable option for a new rider thanks to LAMS compliance, while the Stockman 250 is primarily aimed at working properties.
2021 Kawasaki Stockman 250
The Stockman 250 is the utility of the pair, not being road registered, so for use on private property only, with a 250cc air-cooled four-stroke engine which is a reliable and hassle-free powertrain. .
The standard inclusion of a front rack, ideal for securing items, makes the Stockman 250 especially ready for farm and work tasks. Hand guards protect the levers and rider numbers.
At the rear of the Stockman is a larger rear rack designed to carry a fairly heavy load of 20kg. A set of engine guards provide additional protection for the motorcycle, ensuring the rugged machine can easily withstand the rigors of farm life and does not need to be cradled.
The double side stands also provide the ability to leave the bike almost anywhere with ease. A nine-liter tank and excellent fuel efficiency offering generous autonomy.
The Stockman 250 comes equipped with a stainless steel exhaust, LCD display, disc brakes, 21 inch front and 18 inch rear with spiked tires and comes with a box tool mounted in front of the exhaust.
The forks are 36mm telescopic units and the rear shock offers stepless spring preload and 18-way rebound adjustment.
The Stockman 250 weighs 133 kg with a seat height of 830 mm and comes in lime green with a 12 month warranty. It is available for $ 6,299 RRP plus shipping and associated costs.
2021 Kawasaki KLX150BF SE
In comparison, the 2021 Kawasaki KLX150BF SE offers a road-registerable LAMS-compliant machine with higher specifications despite a smaller capacity 144cc air-cooled single cylinder engine.
The KLX150 BF comes equipped with 21 and 18-inch full-size front and rear wheels respectively, as well as petal disc brakes. Lightweight aluminum rims are used with a black alumite finish.
The inverted 35mm forks allow 175mm of travel and has a gold finish, while a gas rear shock allows five levels of preload and offers 192mm of travel.
The instrument panel is a simple analog design, with a halogen headlight, Fat bar handlebars, and MX-style throttle grips. The bars are also rubber mounted to minimize vibration, with a triple top clamp and separate handlebar clamps allowing for different bar mounting.
A flat seat design makes it easier to move around on the bike, but the height is higher at 870mm, while simple, single-mount hand guards are fitted, along with engine and frame guards.
The KLX150BF has a 6.9L fuel tank which, along with the bikes’ low fuel consumption, should provide significant range and is backed by a 24-month unlimited mileage warranty.
The bike weighs 118kg fully curb-fed, in neon green / ebony and is an ideal option for those looking for a LAMS machine for a new rider. Priced at $ 4,399 plus road charges, in Sydney that equates to $ 5,255 one way, making it an easy entry point into a registered constituency.
For more information see Kawasaki Australia website (link).