2014 Kawasaki KX 65

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The smallest model in Kawasaki’s KX’s lineup was created especially for young, beginner riders, so it serves as a great platform for learning the secrets of off road riding.

It is powered by a compact 54cc, twin stroke engine with digital ignition. The engine transfers its power to the rear wheel through a smooth-shifting six-speed transmission and a manual clutch.

When building the KX65, Kawasaki’s engineers used a high tensile steel frame that helps the rider get first class handling performances thanks to its exceptional torsional rigidity. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine and chassis bolts feature rust-resistant coating for more durability.

The stiff frame is combined with an adjustable front fork and a Uni Trak rear suspension with a nitrogen charged shock.

The 2014 Kawasaki KX 65 is offered with a base price of $3.699.

Hit the jump for more information on the Kawasaki KX 65.

An Important Step on the Road to Glory

Kawasaki KX 65

For more than 30 years, Kawasaki’s smallest KX™ motocrosser has played a key role in the sport of motocross, providing a race-winning platform on which countless national and world champions have begun the journey to superstardom. Today, Kawasaki’s KX65 maintains the same successful attributes, including a powerful and reliable two-stroke engine, lightweight chassis, disc brakes and long travel suspension. Its reputation as the quintessential learning tool for young racers taking their first steps into the world of competitive riding is well deserved.

The KX65’s liquid-cooled, 64cc engine produces an amazing level of power for its small displacement, and its smooth-shifting six-speed transmission and manual clutch help transfer that power to the ground efficiently. Its semi-double-cradle steel frame is equipped with Kawasaki’s legendary Uni-Trak® linkage system, which alters leverage on the rear shock as the suspension is compressed, so that small bumps receive light damping and larger bumps receive progressively firmer damping for a smoother ride and better control. Both the shock and fork boast four-way adjustable rebound damping for optimal handling. Lightweight aluminum rims reduce unsprung weight to help improve suspension action, and offer the same aggressive look as the rims on the larger KX models. Both wheels feature hydraulic disc brakes that not only provide great stopping power but require little maintenance and simplify wheel removal.

Younger riders who race their KX65 at designated events are eligible to receive support from Team Green™, Kawasaki’s amateur racing support program. For more than three decades, Team Green has provided regional support vehicles and highly trained technicians at more than 100 events per year throughout the United States, offering technical information and assistance to those who race Kawasaki products. Kawasaki also offers a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events.

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At A Glance…

Kawasaki KX 65

• 64cc two-stroke engine with digital ignition offers ideal timing for better throttle response throughout the rev range
• An electrofusion-coated cylinder with advanced exhaust and transfer ports for increased power and performance at higher rpm
• Six-speed transmission offers positive action and rugged durability; hard chrome-finished shift fork ends resist wear
• High-tensile steel frame offers exceptional torsional rigidity for excellent handling with a reinforced down tube for increased strength and durability
• Uni-Trak® rear suspension offers progressively increasing spring and damping strength as the suspension compresses for a more controlled ride
• Front and rear disc brakes are light, powerful and resist fading
• Industry-leading amateur racing support through Team Green™

64cc Two-stroke Engine
• Digital ignition offers ideal timing for optimal throttle response throughout the rev range
• Ignition rotor features rare-earth magnets, making it smaller, lighter and more durable. Its low inertial moment improves low-rpm response
• High capacity ignition coil delivers a higher secondary voltage for a hotter spark, and the punchier response improves acceleration
• Connecting rod big-end bearing features a cage for added durability
• Primary gear is secured using a lock-nut to help reduce mechanical noise
• The oil seal of the left crankcase has a stopper for increased engine reliability
• Metafoam gaskets are used for the generator cover, water pump cover and water pump elbow for improved sealing
• Silver clutch and ignition covers resist the signs of boot rub to help keep the KX looking fresh, longer

Electrofusion Cylinder
• Advanced exhaust and transfer ports increase power and performance at higher rpm
• Bridge between exhaust ports is machined for increased reliability and resistance to wear and seizure
• Lightweight cylinder liner transfers heat efficiently for cooler running

Liquid Cooling
• Large radiator provides more consistent engine temperatures, keeping power output strong throughout the moto
• Cooling system offers greater reliability and less engine wear

24mm Mikuni Carburetor
• Feeds a four-petal reed valve for excellent throttle response
• Allows the engine to produce more power and torque at all rpm
Six-speed Transmission
• Positive action and rugged durability
• Hard chrome-finished shift-fork ends resist wear
• Manual clutch mechanism mirrors larger KX models
• Clutch cover gasket made of metal-carbon composite material

High-tensile Steel Frame
• Exceptional torsional rigidity for excellent handling
• Reinforced downtube adds strength and durability
• Engine and chassis bolts feature rust-resistant coating
Front Fork
• Four-position rebound-damping adjustment accommodates different riding styles and terrain
Uni-Trak® Rear Suspension
• Rising-rate action allows a more controlled ride as the suspension compresses

Nitrogen-charged Shock
• Four-way adjustable rebound damping offers a variety of settings for various track conditions
• External reservoir helps maintain consistent damping
• Rebuildable aluminum body

Swingarm
• Forged aluminum rocker arm reduces weight and improves durability

Front and Rear Disc Brakes
• Light and powerful
• Ergonomic front brake lever shape offers better feel
• Resist fading
• Require less lever pressure

Lightweight Aluminum Rims
• Black aluminum rims provide the same aggressive look as the rims on larger KX models
• Reduce unsprung weight for improved suspension action

Detachable Aluminum Silencer
• Silencer is removable, and packing is replaceable
• Oval shape mimics the styling of larger-displacement KX models

Specifications

Kawasaki KX 65
EngineTwo-stroke single
Displacement64.7cc
Bore x Stroke44.5 x 41.6mm
Cooling SystemLiquid
CarburetionMikuni VM24SS
InductionFour-petal reed valve
Compression ratio8.4:1
IgnitionDigital CDI
TransmissionSix-speed
Final driveChain
Frame TypeSemi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail27 degrees / 2.4 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel33mm leading axle conventional fork with four-way rebound damping / 8.3 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travelUni-Trak® single shock system with four-way rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload / 9.4 in.
Front Tire Size60/100x14
Rear Tire Size80/100x12
Front brakes / rear brakesHydraulic disc / Disc
Overall length62.6 in.
Overall width29.9 in.
Overall height37.6 in.
Ground clearance12.0 in.
Seat height29.9 in.
Curb weight132.2 lbs.
Fuel capacity1.0 gal.
Wheelbase44.1 in.
Color ChoicesLime Green

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