Kawasaki Military KLR 250

Kawasaki KLR-250 Military Motorcycles are used by the U.S. Marine Corps, Special Operations and USAF as an alternative means of transporting messages, documents, or light cargo and conducting reconnaissance in the field. The 1991 model KLR 250-D8 replaced the 1984 KLR 250.

Kawasaki KLR 650 motorcycles, designated M1030 B1 or M1 Dual Purpose Military Motorcycles, were introduced to replace the Kawasaki KLR 250 models.

Marine training on Kawasaki KLR 250-D8 motorcycle, Kin Blue Training Area, Japan, April 1998
Marine training on Kawasaki KLR 250-D8 motorcycle, Kin Blue Training Area, Japan, April 1998.

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Kawasaki KLR 250 Military Motorcycles

1984 Kawasaki KLR 250
1984 Kawasaki KLR 250.

Marines training on Kawasaki KLR 250-D8 motorcycles, Kin Blue Training Area, Japan, April 1998.  The Marines were students in the Military Motorcycle Operators Course (MMOC) sponsored by the Marine Corps Base Safety Office
Marines training on Kawasaki KLR 250-D8 motorcycles, Kin Blue Training Area, Japan, April 1998. The Marines were students in the Military Motorcycle Operators Course (MMOC) sponsored by the Marine Corps Base Safety Office.

Kawasaki KLR 250-D8, Operation Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia, February 1991
Kawasaki KLR 250-D8, Operation Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia, February 1991.