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.
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:
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.
A choice of six positions allows riders to tailor their riding position.
Rigid, high-tensile steel perimeter frame
Sturdy perimeter frame enables young riders to push hard on the track.
More powerful 2-stroke Single
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
Revised fork offers improved damping and bottoming resistance, enabling higher-paced riding and contributing to increased ride comfort.
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
Revisions to the rear shock contribute to a more stable ride feel, and offer increased adjustability and lighter weight.
All-new minimalist bodywork, flatter tank and slimmer, flatter seat were designed to make it easier for racers to go fast.
Two available sizes
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 type||Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke Single with KIPS|
|Bore x stroke||48.5 x 45.8 mm|
|Compression ratio||10.9:1 (low speed); 9.0:1 (high speed)|
|Valve/Induction system||Piston Reed valve|
|Fuel system||Carburettor: Keihin PWK 28|
|Primary reduction ratio||3.400 (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 ratio||3.571 (50/14)|
|Clutch||Wet Multi Disc, manual|
|Frame type||Perimeter, high-tensile steel|
|Rake/Trail||29° / 97 mm|
|Wheel travel, front||275 mm|
|Wheel travel, rear||275 mm|
|Tyre, front||70/100-17 40M|
|Tyre, rear||90/100-14 49M|
|Steering angle, left / right||45° / 45°|
|Brakes, front||Single 220 mm disc with dual-piston caliper|
|Brakes, rear||Single 184 mm disc with single-piston caliper|
|Suspension, front||36 mm inverted telescopic fork with 20-way compression damping|
|Suspension, rear||Uni-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|
|Fuel capacity||5 litres|
|Seat height||830 mm|
|Curb Mass||75 kg|