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2006 Kawasaki KFX700

King of the hill
If looks could kill this machine would be locked up. The KFX700 is the Monster Truck of the Quad world. It looks like it could climb Everest with power to spare and out-gun all but the swiftest off-roader, four-wheel or two.

And those looks do not deceive. An impressive 697 cm³ V-twin power plant provides 49 ps driven through the purposeful and ever so wide rear tyres via an automatic transmission that’s been specially designed for the job.

Why bother changing gears when you could just be having fun. Along with the CVT, the long travel shock absorbers, swing arm rear suspension and powerful front disc brakes reveal this to be the ultimate off road adventurer.

Kawasaki KFX700

The KFX700’s power and performance begins with its engine. The liquid-cooled, 697cc, four-stroke, 90-degree V-twin is matched to a performance-tuned continuously variable automatic transmission. Combined, the powerful engine and automatic transmission eliminate rpm and shifting concerns because it’s in the optimum powerband at all times. This allows the rider to focus even more attention on choosing good lines, whether it’s on the race track or trail.

Other features include shaft drive, powerful dual front disc brakes and Kawasaki’s sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system. The KFX700 also features the industry’s first mass-produced ATV chassis with a racing-inspired single lower front frame tube – the design preferred by cross-country ATV racers.

Rear suspension duties are handled by a motocross-inspired swingarm with a piggy-back reservoir shock, and ITP® Holeshot® tires provide the KFX700 with maximum traction and maneuverability.

Rounding out the features list are sport-style serrated footpegs, a protective engine skid plate and a powerful 45-watt headlight.

Kawasaki KFX700

Kawasaki KFX 700 Specifications

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke V-twin, SOHC, four valves per cylinder with wet sump lubrication
  • Displacement: 697cc
  • Bore x stroke: 82 x 66mm
  • Carburetion: Dual Keihin CVKR-D32
  • Starting: Electric
  • Transmission: Continuously variable transmission with forward, reverse and neutral
  • Final drive: Shaft
  • Frame type: Double cradle, racing type, high-tensile tubular steel
  • Front suspension / wheel travel: Dual A-arms, coil-over shocks / 9.3 in.
  • Rear suspension / wheel travel: Linkless swingarm, piggy-back reservoir shock, dual-rate spring / 7.9 in.
  • Front tires: ITP® Holeshot® AT22x7-10
  • Rear tires: ITP® Holeshot® AT22x11-10
  • Front brakes: Dual discs with two-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
  • Overall length: 78.1 in.
  • Overall width: 47.0 in.
  • Overall height: 46.1 in.
  • Seat height: 33.5 in.
  • Wheelbase: 50.6 in.
  • Ground clearance: At center of chassis – 9.6 in, at rear axle – 6.3 in.
  • Lighting: Dual 45W halogen headlights, 5/21W taillight/brake light
  • Dry weight: 516 lbs.
  • Fuel capacity: 3.2 gal.
  • Footpegs: Sport-style serrated
  • Color choices: Lime Green
  • MSRP: $6,499

Features

  • 697cc V-twin engine with dual Keihin downdraft carburetors provide maximum torque while 90-degree cylinder offset produces perfect primary balance to minimize vibration
  • Super-responsive Kawasaki continuously variable transmission with special Kevlar reinforced drive belt enhances acceleration while maximizing durability
  • Forward-neutral-reverse grip-type shifter is positioned conveniently on the left handlebar to make gear selection quick and easy
  • Racing-style chassis with single-spar front frame tube for maximum A-arm length is the design of choice amongst Grand National Cross Country ATV racers
  • Dual A-arm front suspension features 9.3 inches of travel—the long, flat angle of the A-arms provide optimum handling by minimizing “tire scrub” during up-and-down suspension travel
  • Unitized alloy swingarm with large-capacity, piggyback reservoir shock and dual-rate spring features compression damping, pre-load adjustment and 7.9 inches of travel
  • Unitized swingarm also features integrated shaft drive and Kawasaki’s sealed multi-disc brake assembly for superior ground clearance and fade-free braking power
  • Low-mounted 3.2-gallon fuel tank helps keep the center of gravity low for enhanced handling
  • GNCC-proven ITP® Holeshot® tires provide maximum traction and stability
  • Aluminum alloy rims feature welded inserts for added strength and durability
  • 90 watts of halogen lighting power gives the nighttime rider exceptional visibility
  • Sport-style serrated footpegs allow maximum rider mobility and control


16 comments:

Banshees are like ghost I never seen them behind me on my KFX700, as proof one clipped me from behind in a drag race at mud nationals in 2006 at about 70 mph I was care flighted away. So it all depends on what you do to your ATV. What I figured out was build it faster and you want get clipped. Ride safe.

that a boy ( BANSHEE BOY) ANY! banshee would kill ANY! kawasaki ANY!day. banshees are wicked dune drag racers and they are quick and snappy they kill!! GO YAMAHA

By the way i have owned it for almost 3 years and i haven’t proke anything as hard as i ride it.

This thing is a beats. I own one and it lifts the front wheels like nothing.

Has anyone had the lower "A" arm mount break? Mine went this past weekend, just about killed me! Was hooking a good corner, it just snapped, front wheel dug in, spun me around and against some trees. The only other problems I’ve had are plastic related. I must say the plastic does seem to break very easy! Mine has been broke by sticks being tossed up from the tires. It is still a blast to ride.

Nobody on here can spell worth a ! Ride less, study more.

i have a kfx700 and i smoke any stock banshee and a few supped up ones i never lost to anything but a banshee no lie and they just beat me by a little bit i have 10000 in this thing and my friend did a 1 mile wheelie on it and smoked a raptor660 at the same time

Ha Ha your all ers buying one of theses junks although they are good for beginners. Want to ride a real wheeler ride a BANSHEE. hole and elbows is all you guys/girls see when you race a banshee. Good luck in last place.

In my opinion it’s the best bang for the buck.. Aftermarket parts are plentiful and reasonably priced.. I looked at the Raptor 700R and took the KFX over it .. For the $1100 differance I can get a lot of extras.. For all out racing I believe the Raptor will make the statement .. but for the average rider .. Like I said the KFX is more bang for the buck

Hey whoever wrote that on 8/8/2006 needs to learn how to spell and move out of the south I live in North Dakota and can spell just fine ps Kawasaki buy a Honda.

The KFX 700 is the biggest & badest bike that has ever been made it lifes up the front wheels like it was nothing. I would never buy any other bike ever. It was worth all the money i paid. Thank you KAWASAKI.

i have had two kfx 700’s a 04 and 05 and i never took it to the shop,or broke anything.i ride my kfx very hard. i ride in the rocks,i jump it i do everthing to kill it and i have never broke anything. so you guys must at riding you quads.

The plastics on the new kfx 700 are extremely brittle and if it rolls over say good bye to all the plastics... also the tie rods are cheap too.

Sorry to hear what Matthew had to say. I have a 2004 which I built to 800cc w/ high compression pistons, re-ground cams, mild head work, dual exhaust, works shocks, K&N,etc.. In three years of hard riding my KFX is the only bike which has never broke. I’m always the one who has to toe everyone back to camp who broke. Not only can I smoke a 450 up competition hill at Dumont CA; but I always have plenty of torque to toe their broken bikes back to camp. But in all honestly, the bike is very heavy and does need some attention (money) given to the engine and clutch to make it really come alive. The beauty is my 12 year old daughter can ride this bike. It’s that easy..

omg your a fagi hade my atv i neat the out of it fore that last year and the moste amazing atv ever get some t4 racing pips sounds amazing the thing weles fore ever no gears i can do 100k welalis it kicks rapter 660s i love rapters but it beats it but not the 700 u must have got a deftive 1 haha

The Kfx 700 is t the biggest peace of junk I have ever had the misfortune of owning. It’s Just a lemon in a fancy raper Of the two year’s I have had this thing I had nuthing but trouble. It has been in the shop 8 times and 9 Month’s in the shop all together and 3/12/06 My oil pump went out and now it’s going back to the shop thank you Kawasaki for wasting my time and money.

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