2014 Kawasaki KX85

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The Kawasaki KX is a race ready motorcycle equipped with all it needs to be a winner. At its heart sits an 84 cc, liquid-cooled, 2-stroke single engine with KIPS. The unit transfers its power to the ground by means of a six speed transmission.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the Kawasaki KX85 is equipped with a revised fork which offers improved damping and bottoming resistance and a fresh Uni-Trak rear suspension which comes revisions to the shock absorber.

Apart from the upgraded suspensions, the new Kawasaki KX85-I also features a fresh bodywork, flatter tank and a slimmer, flatter seat.

The Kawasaki KX855-I is available with two wheel sizes namely 19” front and 16” rear wheels, and 17” front and 14” rear.

The motorcycle is offered with a base price of €4.631.

Hit the jump for more information on the Kawasaki KX85-I.


Kawasaki KX85

KX - The bike that builds champions

From their first ride to lifting the trophy, legends choose KX - Created to dominate and built for winners, the KX65 and new KX85 are competition ready machines designed to encourage the green shoots of youth talent allowing it to blossom into full-blown race wins.

2014 Kawasaki KX85-I Key Features:

Kawasaki KX85

Petal disc brakes

Disc brakes front and rear ensure strong stopping power with excellent control. Now with petal discs, just like the larger KX models.

6-position handlebar

Kawasaki KX85

A choice of six positions allows riders to tailor their riding position.

Rigid, high-tensile steel perimeter frame

Kawasaki KX85

Sturdy perimeter frame enables young riders to push hard on the track.

More powerful 2-stroke Single

Kawasaki KX85

A low-friction piston, new KIPS valve and numerous other updates give these liquid-cooled, 2-stroke racing engines increased power and torque across the rev range. Peak power is almost 20% greater compared to the MY13 KX85.

36 mm inverted fork

Kawasaki KX85

Revised fork offers improved damping and bottoming resistance, enabling higher-paced riding and contributing to increased ride comfort.

Factory styling

Kawasaki KX85

All-new bodywork and racy graphics ensure the new bikes will look good in the winners’ circle. Black alumite1 rims, black fork guards, and blue alumite1 finish on the suspension adjusters further strengthen their factory image.

Uni-Trak rear suspension

Kawasaki KX85

Revisions to the rear shock contribute to a more stable ride feel, and offer increased adjustability and lighter weight.

Slim ergonomics

Kawasaki KX85

All-new minimalist bodywork, flatter tank and slimmer, flatter seat were designed to make it easier for racers to go fast.

Two available sizes

Kawasaki KX85

Riders can choose from two available sizes: the KX85-II feature 19” front and 16” rear wheels; the KX85-I is equipped with a 17” front and 14” rear.


Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 2-stroke Single with KIPS
Displacement84 cm³
Bore x stroke48.5 x 45.8 mm
Compression ratio10.9:1 (low speed); 9.0:1 (high speed)
Valve/Induction systemPiston Reed valve
Fuel systemCarburettor: Keihin PWK 28
IgnitionDigital CDI
StartingPrimary kick
LubricationPre-mix (32:1)
Transmission6-speed, return
Final DriveChain
Primary reduction ratio3.400 (68/20)
Gear ratios:1st 2.538 (33/13)
Gear ratios:2nd 1.875 (30/16)
Gear ratios:3rd 1.500 (27/18)
Gear ratios:4th 1.250 (25/20)
Gear ratios:5th 1.090 (24/22)
Gear ratios:6th 0.956 (22/23)
Final reduction ratio3.571 (50/14)
ClutchWet Multi Disc, manual
Frame typePerimeter, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail29° / 97 mm
Wheel travel, front275 mm
Wheel travel, rear275 mm
Tyre, front70/100-17 40M
Tyre, rear90/100-14 49M
Steering angle, left / right45° / 45°
Brakes, frontSingle 220 mm disc with dual-piston caliper
Brakes, rearSingle 184 mm disc with single-piston caliper
Suspension, front36 mm inverted telescopic fork with 20-way compression damping
Suspension, rearUni-Trak with adjustable preload, 24-way compression and 21-way rebound damping
Dimensions (L x W x H)1,830 mm x 765 mm x 1,100 mm
Wheelbase1,255 mm
Fuel capacity5 litres
Seat height830 mm
Curb Mass75 kg

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