2013 Kawasaki KFX50

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If your kid is as passionate about ATVs as you are, then you can make him a huge surprise and buy one that fits its size.

Among the numerous options available on the market you’ll find the 2013 Kawasaki KFX50 a compact ATV designed for youth riders age six years and older.

This small ATV is propelled by an air-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder engine with a displacement of 49.5cc. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and its power is sent to the wheels through a Continuously Variable Automatic transmission.

The stopping power is handled by a simple braking system that includes two front drum brakes and a rear disc brake. The brakes can be activated using the handlebar-mounted brake levers to simplify operation.

The 2013 Kawasaki KFX50 is offered with a starting price of $1,999.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Kawasaki KFX50.

Overview

Kawasaki KFX50

Kid-Sized ATV is Back!

For youth ATV riders age six years and older, proper learning starts with the Kawasaki KFX®50. Featuring a wide 27.6-inch stance, full floorboards and environmentally friendly air-cooled, four-stroke engine, the KFX50 makes a good foundation for young learners, thanks to its intelligent parental control features, easy electric starting, and beginner friendly performance.

An adjustable throttle stop, CVT transmission, speed limiter and lanyard safety switch allow parental control while the rider’s ATV confidence and skill levels increase. Once riders are confident enough to operate the KFX50 on their own, parents can still retain control over its operation, thanks to the keyed ignition which help prevent unauthorized use.

The KFX50 has styling like that of the larger KFX models and boasts features such as electric starting, single-shock swingarm rear suspension, A-arm front suspension, dual front drum and single rear disc brakes. This compact entry-level ATV also incorporates full floorboards, which provide extra comfort and safety for the rider.

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.

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49cc air-cooled, OHC, four-stroke single

Kawasaki KFX50
  • Reliable 49cc air-cooled, overhead-camshaft, four-stroke engine produces user-friendly power
  • Electric push-button starting with kick-start backup
  • Electrically-operated fuel enrichener automatically opens fuel passage during cranking for easy starting
  • Equipped with an USFS-approved spark arrestor

Transmission

  • Continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)
  • Centrifugal clutch on the transmission allows engine braking under certain conditions for added slowing power
  • Chain drive

Stable Chassis

  • Aggressive sport ATV design similar to larger KFX models
  • Wide stance for stable handling
  • Steel chassis for durability
  • Full floorboards

Capable Suspension

Kawasaki KFX50
  • A-arm front suspension
  • Swingarm rear suspension
  • 3.4 in. ground clearance at the rear axle

Simple Brakes

  • Two front drum brakes and a rear disc brake slow things down in a hurry
  • All three brakes are activated by the handlebar-mounted brake levers to simplify operation

Easy Parental Controls

  • Keyed ignition switch prevents starting without a key
  • Screw-type throttle limiter and collar in the CVT allow parents to set speed and power limits to suit their youngster’s skill and experience
  • Ignition-cutoff tether allows an adult to immediately stop engine operation by pulling the tether line

Specifications

Kawasaki KFX50
EngineAir-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder
Displacement49.5cc
Bore x Stroke39.0 x 41.4mm
Compression Ratio10.8:1
CarburetionKeihin PTE 16
IgnitionSolid state CDI
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionContinuously Variable Automatic
Final DriveChain
Frame TypeDouble cradle, steel
Front Suspension / Wheel TravelSingle A-arm with twin shock absorbers / 2.8 in.
Rear Suspension / Wheel TravelSwingarm with single shock absorber / 2.9 in.
Front Tire SizeAT16x8-7 tubeless
Rear Tire SizeAT16x8-7 tubeless
Front BrakesDual mechanical drums
Rear BrakesHydraulic disc
Overall Length55.1 in.
Overall Width34.7 in.
Overall Height35.8 in.
Seat Height25.0 in.
Wheelbase38.0 in.
Ground ClearanceAt rear axle – 3.4 in.
Track Front/Rear27.2 / 27.6 in.
Fuel Capacity1.5 gal.
Foot RestsFull Floor Boards
LightingN/A
Curb Weight245 lbs.
Color ChoicesLime Green
Good Times™Protection Plan 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
Warranty12 Months
MSRP$1,999

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