• 2015 Kawasaki KFX 50

When young riders age 6 years and older are looking to start riding ATVs with the rest of the family, they need look no further than the 2015 KFX® 50. With an environmentally friendly, air-cooled, four-stroke engine balanced on a wide 27.6” stance, Kawasaki’s introductory ATV helps young riders build a solid foundation for years of safe riding.

And Kawasaki engineers also included intelligent parental control features, full floorboards to protect feet, easy electric starting and beginner-friendly performance.

Continue reading for more information on the Kawasaki KFX 50.

  • 2015 Kawasaki KFX 50
  • Year:
  • Engine:
    Air-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic
  • Energy:
  • Displacement:
    49 cc
  • Price:


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A Perfect First ATV for New Riders

For those long afternoons when the kids just want to lap the campground or peewee track, the KFX50 features an adjustable throttle stop, CVT transmission with centrifugal clutch, speed limiter and lanyard safety switch for increased parental control. Once riders are confident enough to operate the KFX50 on their own, parents can still retain control over its operation, since the keyed ignition helps prevent any unauthorized use before the chores are done.

Sharing the family resemblance, the KFX50 takes its Lime Green styling from the larger KFX90 and offers simple electric starting for smaller hands. A-arm suspension up front and single-shock swingarm suspension in the rear help riders get over bumps with ease, while dual front drum and single rear disc brakes allow for quick stopping to avoid obstacles. This compact, entry-level ATV also incorporates full floorboards, which provide extra comfort and safety for the rider.

2015 Kawasaki KFX 50 Features and Benefits:

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

• 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


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• 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

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• A-arm front suspension
• Swingarm rear suspension
• 3.3” 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

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• 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


Engine Air-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder
Displacement 49.5cc
Bore x Stroke 39 x 41.4mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Carburetion Keihin PTE 16
Ignition Solid state CDI
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic
Final Drive Chain
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel Single A-arm with twin shock absorbers / 2.8"
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Swingarm with single shock absorber / 2.9"
Front Tires AT16x8-7 tubeless
Rear Tires AT16x8-7 tubeless
Front Brakes Dual mechanical drums
Rear Brake Hydraulic disc
Ground Clearance At rear axle – 3.3"
Fuel Capacity 1.5 gallons
Frame Double cradle, steel
Overall Length 55.1"
Overall Width 34.7"
Curb Weight 240 lb
Wheelbase 38"
Color Choices Lime Green
Warranty 12 Months
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36, or 48 months
Price $1,999


“An introductory quad for the little ones to learn on the Kawasaki KFX 50 is perfect for them to follow the adults around on trails. The parental controls include the keyed ignition switch so there’s no sneaking a ride without supervision, the screw type throttle limiter and collar allows the parent to set the speed and power so the racer in your child won’t take over, and the ignition cutoff tether kills the engine immediately when pulled.” ----- Motorcycle USA

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