The KFXÂ®700 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) continues to be popular with cross-country racers and off-roaders alike. That’s because Kawasaki bolted a powerful V-twin engine and automatic transmission into its racing-style chassis, making aggressive riding on the KFX700 fun and easy, from morning to sunset.
And for 2006, the KFX700 comes in a cool Meteor Blue or stunning Galaxy Silver, in addition to Kawasaki’s trademark Lime Green.
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.
As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages ATV riders to ride responsibly and to respect the environment. Kawasaki will pay first-time buyers of a new Kawasaki ATV $100 for completing an ATV rider safety course conducted by the ATV Safety Institute (ASI). Interested consumers can call ASI toll-free at 800-887-2887.
Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke V-twin, SOHC, four valves per cylinder with wet sump lubrication
Bore x stroke: 82 x 66mm
Carburetion: Dual Keihin CVKR-D32
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
Colors: Kawasaki Lime Green / Black
*Specifications are subject to change.
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