The serious Japanese dual-sport market began a half-century ago using two-stroke technology, and Kawasaki built its first “dual-purpose” thumper, the KL250, in 1978. Decades of advancements brings us to the current KLX250. And, oh, how different it is. Unlike its doggish predecessor, the 2018 KLX250 now features fuel injection, liquid-cooling, disc brakes, and long-travel suspension that your Uncle Ernie from Poughkeepsie could only dream about. Street legal yet reasonably light (304 pounds wet) and nice and tractable off-road, the KLX250 is a do-it-all machine.