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2018 Kawasaki KLX250S

2018 Kawasaki KLX250S
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  • Kawasaki KLX250S
  • Year:
    2018
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  • Engine:
    single cylinder
  • Displacement:
    249 cc
  • Price:
    5349
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Revamped And Reintroduced To The US Market

Kawasaki pulled the KLX250 out of the mothballs, updated it and released back into the domestic market for 2018. This comes on the heels of a three-year break, over which the KLX250 became kind of like the Loch Ness Monster, much discussed but rarely seen. Among the improvements are updated looks, revised suspension components and electronic fuel-injection that replaces the old Keihin carb from the previous generation. So, better looks, better ride and better performance in a market that hasn’t been glutted with KLX250 models for a few years. It looks like it could be a grand slam for Kawi here, but we won’t know for sure until the Spring sales numbers roll in, so meanwhile, I’m going to take a good first look at the new KLX250s and see how it stacks up against the now-entrenched competition.

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2018 Kawasaki KLX250S

2018 Kawasaki KLX250S

Revamped And Reintroduced To The US Market

Kawasaki pulled the KLX250 out of the mothballs, updated it and released back into the domestic market for 2018. This comes on the heels of a three-year break, over which the KLX250 became kind of like the Loch Ness Monster, much discussed but rarely seen. Among the improvements are updated looks, revised suspension components and electronic fuel-injection that replaces the old Keihin carb from the previous generation. So, better looks, better ride and better performance in a market that hasn’t been glutted with KLX250 models for a few years. It looks like it could be a grand slam for Kawi here, but we won’t know for sure until the Spring sales numbers roll in, so meanwhile, I’m going to take a good first look at the new KLX250s and see how it stacks up against the now-entrenched competition.

Continue reading for my look at the Kawasaki KLX250S.

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2014 Kawasaki KLX 110

2014 Kawasaki KLX 110

Kawasaki showed its 2014 KLX 110, a simple, accessible and agile off roader designed for the beginner riders. The motorcycle comes with a handful of nifty features to offer its rider a safe and pleasurable experience.

Featuring a low seat height rated at only 26.8 in. the KLX 110 is a non-intimidating machine that has all it needs to inspire confidence to the young riders being the perfect platform for learning.

As far as power is concerned, the Kawasaki KLX 110 is equipped with a 111cc, four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single engine that breaths through a Mikuni PB18 carburetor. Mated to an easy shifting four-speed transmission with automatic clutch, the power plant offers all the power and torque needed to help you tackle off road trails with ease.

In terms of suspensions the 2014 Kawasaki KLX110 rides on a single shock with 4.3 inches of travel and a beefy, 30mm telescopic fork offering 4.3 inches of wheel.

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2014 Kawasaki KLX 110L

2014 Kawasaki KLX 110L

Kawasaki released the 2014 KLX 110L. The motorcycle is technically a more mature version of the KLX 110L, featuring a series of features that make it better suited for larger and more experienced riders.

Its seat height measures 28.7 inches thanks to a 2.4-inch longer fork that delivers 5.5 inches of travel up front and a longer shock that offers 5.2 inches of wheel travel out back. The bike sits on 14 inch front and 12 inch rear knobby tires that are mounted on tough, steel rims.

The 2014 model year continues to be propelled by the same 111cc, four stroke, SOHC, two-valve single engine. The unit is brought to life by an electric starter and is linked to a four speed transmission with manual clutch.

The 2014 Kawasaki KLXL is offered with a starting price of $2.499.

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2014 Kawasaki KLX 140

2014 Kawasaki KLX 140

Inspiring confidence and agility, the 2014 Kawaski KLX 140 is here to tackle any terrain with poise. Like its predecessors, the 2014 model year was carefully designed to be a perfect match for the beginner riders who want to learn the secrets of off-road riding.

It is propelled by a 144c, four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single engine which breaths through a Keihin PB20 carburetor and is kept in leash by a five-speed transmission with wet multi-disc manual clutch.

The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and is linked to a compact 1.5 gallons fuel tank.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a light yet rigid high tensile steel perimeter frame which sits on a 33mm telescopic fork and a rear Uni-Trak linkage-equipped shock absorber that features 5-way preload adjustability.

The 2014 Kawasaki KLX 140 is offered with a base price of $3.099.

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2014 Kawasaki KLX 140L

2014 Kawasaki KLX 140L

The Kawasaki KLX 140L is a tough off roader that can tackle any terrain with poise. The 2014 model year comes with a comprehensive list of modern features that help you get maximum performances in terms of traction, maneuverability and reliability.

The 2014 Kawasaki KLX 140L sports a 144cc, four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single engine that sends its power to the rear wheel through a five speed transmission with wet, multidisc manual clutch. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and is fed by a compact 1.5 gallons fuel tank.

The high-revving engine is mounted on a high-tensile steel perimeter frame wrapped in a sharp looking body.

The ride is kept in check by a 33mm telescopic fork which is paired with a rear Uni-Trak linkage-equipped shock absorber that features 5-way preload adjustability and a remote reservoir.

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2014 Kawasaki KLX 140

2014 Kawasaki KLX 140

The 2014 Kawasaki KLX 140 is a versatile dirt bike with a sophisticated character. It is propelled by a four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve, single cylinder engine with a displacement of 144cc. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and sends its power to the ground through a five-speed transmission with wet multi-disc manual clutch.

The engine is mounted on a high-tensile steel perimeter frame which sits on 33 mm telescopic front forks and a rear single shock with 5 way preload adjustability. You also get a pair of RK EXCEL aluminum rims wrapped in 70/100-17 front and 90/100-14 rear tires.

Once on board, you are greeted by a narrow seat, comfortable foot pegs and a sporty handlebar. The motorcycle comes with a moderate 30.7 seat height which makes it perfectly suited for short riders too.

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2013 Kawasaki KLX140

2013 Kawasaki KLX140

Once you jump on the back of the Kawasaki KLX140 you’ll be rewarded with a great riding experience regardless of your age.

This compact dirt bike has anything it needs to help you deal great with the tough tracks and has also more than enough punch to make your heart start beating faster than usual.

At its heart lies a compact four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single engine with a displacement of 144cc. The engine’s power can be controlled fairly easy thanks to the five speeds, close ratio transmission. It can be brought to life very easy pressing the power switch and thumbing the start button.

The engine is mounted on a high tensile steel perimeter frame which sits on a front telescopic fork and a single shock with 5-way preload adjustability.

The Kawasaki KLX140 is offered with a starting price of $2,999.

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2013 Kawasaki KLX 110L

2013 Kawasaki KLX 110L

The Kawasaki KLX 110L was especially designed to be used by the kids who dream of becoming famous dirt racers.

The Kawasaki KLX 110L is technically the taller version of the standard KLX 110. The taller height is given by the longer 2.4 inch fork that offers 5.5 inches of wheel travel and the longer rear shock which offers 5.2 inches of wheel travel.

This 2013 Kawasaki KLX 110L is powered by a four-stroke engine mated on a four speed gearbox. The bike can be started very easy by means of a convenient Push-button electric start, while a reshaped kickstarter is included as a back-up.

The bike’s fuel tank, seat, side panels, shrouds and fenders are borrowed from the race winning KX450F. The Kawasaki KLX 110L can be personalized with Authentic Kawasaki Accessories that are accessible at Kawasaki dealers.

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2013 Kawasaki KLX 250S

2013 Kawasaki KLX 250S

When it was introduced for the first time, the Kawasaki KLX 250S has manage to set new standards in the dual purpose bikes segment and since then it started to be considered a benchmark in its class.

For 2013, the bike received only style upgrades featuring new color and graphic schemes. Unfortunately, the technical specifications remained unchanged, so don’t expect to any power upgrades. Thankfully nobody had any significant complains on the old 249cc liquid cooled engine, so it’s not such a bad news after all. The engine features a 34mm semi-flat slide Keihin CVK carburetor, an aluminum guard, an electric fan and dual lightweight, Denso radiators.

Like the previous generation, the 2013 model continues to be built on a lightweight, high-tensile steel frame, designed to keep the bike’s center of gravity to as low as possible to increase performance. The low center of gravity is combined with a short wheelbase which provides an extra tight turning radius helping you to move with agility even on the tightest tracks.

The stopping power is assured by twin-piston calipers which bite a 250mm semi-floating petal-shaped disc up front and a 240mm petal-shaped disc at the rear.

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2013 Kawasaki KLX 140L

2013 Kawasaki KLX 140L

The Kawasaki KLX 140 was developed with the direct help of some of the best motocross riders. Fortunately the result was even better than expected and the KLX 140 won its place among the best play bikes in its class. Moreover thanks to its versatile character the Kawasaki KLX 140 can be used without problems by both yang and old riders.

Featuring an attractive design with big footpegs, rubber mounted handle bars and a set of tasty KX-Style wheels the Kawasaki KLX 140 is ready to deal with any type of terrain with poise.

The bike is powered by a 144cc Four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve engine which can be started by means of an (keyless) electric starter button mounted conveniently on the handlebar.

Power is sent to the wheel using a close ratio transmission helped by a progressive manual clutch. Up front the bike is fitted with a 33mm telescopic fork featuring custom-tuned spring rate and damping settings handles suspension, while at the back, you’ll find a rear shock equipped with Uni-Trak linkage.

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2012 Kawasaki KLX 140L

2012 Kawasaki KLX 140L

Dirtbikes need not be built on the most expensive of materials. After all, it’s main purpose is to get down and dirty, right?

In essence, that’s what the Kawasaki KLX 140L provides you; a fun and exciting bike that allows kids and adults alike to enjoy the thrills of off-road riding. More specifically, the KLX 140L will appeal greatly to taller riders because it incorporates all of the virtues of the standard 140, including an engine that provides a steady flow of power that new and seasoned riders will enjoy. The 140L model is equipped with a more performance-oriented, reservoir-equipped shock, because it’s popular with a larger, more experienced crowd. The main difference between the 140L and the 140 is that the former features taller wheels - 19" on the front and 16" on the back - as compared to the specs - 17"/14" - of the 140.

Other unique features of the KLX 140L include an internal LED to remind riders when the ignition is on and prevent dead batteries. The KLX 140L also features a powerful 144cc engine that’s both easy to manage via a manual clutch and a five-speed, close ratio transmission. It is also powerful enough to let younger and beginning riders get the hang of shifting and clutch use without having to worry about any sophisticated machinery. The bike’s progressive nature also means half-clutch can be used at extremely low speeds.

The KLX 140L is a bike that’s been built for use at a quicker pace. That’s why it features a rear shock with a piggyback reservoir fully adjustable spring preload, 4-way compression damping and 22-way rebound damping. It also has a 33mm telescopic fork assembly with spring rates and damping settings specific to the 140L, making for a seamless and easy-to-handle bike that kids and adults will come to enjoy.

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2012 Kawasaki KX 250S

2012 Kawasaki KX 250S

When you need a nimble and versatile bike that can also pose as an effective commuter, look no further than the Kawasaki KX 250S.

The bike is built to be a double-duty machine, capable of traveling on any surface with the kind of all-world versatility that Kawasaki bikes are known for. The KX 250S blends excellent craftsmanship with performance capabilities few other bikes in its class can match. As a bike that’s suited for the rigors of off-road riding, the KX 250S boasts of additional protection for the exposed underside of the machine in the form of an aluminum engine guard. Dual lightweight, high-capacity Denso radiators and an electric fan are also part of the set-up, providing ample cooling, especially when the bike is exposed to the radiant heat of the sun.

The KX 250S is powered by an efficient 249cc single-cylinder engine that’s best suited for maneuvering through urban traffic or exploring the trails. The engine is mounted in a light, high-tensile steel perimeter frame, providing a low center of gravity that then translates into superior maneuvering on tight trails. A highly refined six-speed transmission is then mated to the bike, boasting of the right gears that can take on any terrain it travels on, be it the dirty trail or paved open road. The engine set-up also boasts of a 34mm semi-flat slide Keihin CVK carburetor that gives great throttle response and broad, smooth power across a wide rpm range.

Some bikes are built for a single purpose while others are built to become everyday rides. The Kawasaki KX 250S is a card-carrying member of the latter group, and for all of its qualities, it’s definitely deserving of your attention.

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2012 Kawasaki KLX 140

2012 Kawasaki KLX 140

Enjoying the thrills of motocross riding doesn’t have to involve using a high-powered bike. Sometimes, you’re actually better off with a simpler and easier to handle bike like the Kawasaki KLX140.

As a multi-talented ride that provides a steady flow of power, the KLX140 is the kind of bike that riders of all shapes and sizes will come to enjoy. Whether you’re a novice in the game or a seasoned veteran, the accessibility and usability of the KLX140 is a true hallmark of this compact, straightforward dirt bike.

The KLX boasts of a high-revving, smooth and surprisingly quiet 144cc engine that’s remarkably simple to use, thanks to a manual clutch and a five-speed, close ratio transmission. Combine that with a high-tensile steel perimeter frame covered by KX-like shrouds, a two-tone seat cover, and sharp, aggressive body work, and you have a bike that’s built for any and all occasions. The KLX140 also boasts of a roomy cockpit, overall control layout, and a narrow footpeg/frame relationship – including wide and comfortable footpegs – making it easy for riders to move around without worrying about losing their way.

Handling the suspension duties for the KLX140 is a 33mm telescopic fork featuring custom-tuned spring rate and damping settings. In the back, a UNI-TRAK linkage equipped rear shock featuring 5-way preload adjustability provides a smooth and controlled ride while lightweight RK EXCEL aluminum rims and advanced braking components make for a completely versatile bike. A large 220mm front disc and 27mm twin-piston caliper at the front and 186mm rear disc provide serious stopping power. Both utilize petal shaped rotors, which help clean the brakes and reduce unsprung weight for better wheel control.

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2012 Kawasaki KLX 110

2012 Kawasaki KLX 110

When you a have a kid that has shown an inclination to riding bikes, at some point, they’re going to start clamoring for something with a little more edge than just bells and pedals.

Fortunately, Kawasaki has the KLX110, a bike that was designed to get young ones acclimated to a two-wheeled ride with an engine on it. The KLX110 is not overly complicated; it’s a bike that features plenty of grin-inducing properties, including its confidence-inspiring performance and accessibility to young people and grownups alike.

Inspired with KX-style bodywork, the 2012 KLX110 comes with a design that includes a gas tank, an MX-style seat, side panels, shrouds and fenders, and a comfortable handlebar, all which look as if they came straight off the race winning KX450F.

The KLX110 is also the picture of versatility, thanks in part to an easy-to-ride 111cc four-stroke engine that offers plenty of torque and push-button electric that makes for comfortable riding. To make the KLX110 even more beginner-friendly, it’s equipped with Kawasaki’s automatic centrifugal clutch system, allowing easy no-clutch shifting while a semi-automatic gearbox boasts four speeds to access the KLX’s full spread of torque.

Optimum wheel and chassis control is also another highlight of the KLX110. A single shock offers 4.3" of travel and plenty of bottoming resistance while a beefy, 30mm telescopic fork offering 4.3" of wheel travel tames the bumps up front. Tapered roller bearings at the bottom of the steering stem add durability to what is essentially one of the best value bikes on the market.

Whether you’re a young kid or an elder kid-at-heart, the Kawasaki KLX110 is the right kind of ’fun’ bike for you.

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2012 Kawasaki KLX 110L

2012 Kawasaki KLX 110L

Everybody should have the opportunity to enjoy the thrills of riding a dirt bike. Yes, that includes the young kids that enjoy the trails and don’t mind getting their hands and feet dirty.

For these adventurous little ones - and some adults too - Kawasaki has their new KLX110L. Similar to the KLX110, the 110L version sports a
reliable four-stroke engine, automatic-clutch drivetrain and easy to use push-button starter. It’s the kind of bike that anybody in the family would love to ride, whether its the kids or the adults.

What makes the KLX110L different from the 110 is that it takes all the features of the latter and brings it up another level. The L-model incorporates several key features that make it even more accessible to an even wider range of riders, allowing those slightly larger, slightly more experienced riders to climb aboard and enjoy the thrills and excitement these little green thumpers can provide.

The L-model is slightly taller than the standard 110, due to its 2.4"longer fork that has 5.5" of travel and a longer shock out back, which offers 5.2" of wheel travel. The result is a seat height that measures 28.7," which is nearly 2" taller than that of the KLX110 version. As a result, the suspension comes with optimal spring and damping settings, giving those slightly larger riders the ability to push the KLX110L as hard as they choose.

In terms of performance, the KLX110 is powered by the same 111cc four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single engine as the KLX110. Combined with the engine, Kawasaki also fitted the KLX110 with a manual clutch and a four-speed gearbox, giving more aggressive riders the opportunity to enjoy every ounce of performance from the engine.

When it comes to introductory motocross bikes, no other of its kind has the clout of the Kawasaki KLX110L. The proof is very much in the bike itself.

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2011 Kawasaki KLX 250SF

2011 Kawasaki KLX 250SF

Put the phrase “big fun in a small package” in Google and there’s a good chance that the Kawasaki KLX 250SF supermoto bike will pop up right in front of your eyes.

Based on the company’s critically-acclaimed KLX250S dual sport on/off-road bike, the 250SF dials it up with an aggressively style bodywork finishes that features a comfortable seat, a KLX-specific handlebar, an elaborate instrument panel, and a set of sticky street radials mounted on 17" wheels.

More than that, the KLX250SF also offers serious capabilities in a fun, easy-to-ride package, regardless of where the adventure takes it. The bike is powered by a 249cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve engine mated to a six-speed transmission, providing the kind of entry-level power that allows you to get introduced to the world of bikes. Compared to the KLX250S dual sport, the KLX250SF has also reduced wheel travel at both ends, placing the center of gravity lower for improved on-road handling and enhanced straight-line stability. At the same time, the suspension is still supple enough to soak up most road surface irregularities and offer a smooth ride. The KLX250SF comes with a fully-adjustable suspension that features a 16-way adjustable compression and rebound damping on both the 43mm inverted cartridge-style front fork and the UNI-TRAK rear suspension. A 300mm semi-floating petal disc with a two-piston hydraulic caliper is used as the front brake while the rear brake features a 240mm petal disc with single-piston hydraulic caliper.

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2010 Kawasaki KLX110/L

2010 Kawasaki KLX110/L

Ready to teach kids a thing or two about off-road riding are the 2010 Kawasaki entry-level off-road bikes, the KLX110 and the all-new KLX110L. Packed with bulletproof mechanics and frame, but still reliable and easy-to ride, the smallest Kawi trail bikes are upgraded for 2010 while their bigger siblings remain stuck in 2009.

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2010 Kawasaki KLX250SF

2010 Kawasaki KLX250SF

Kawasaki presents their 2010 entry-level supermoto model, the KLX250SF, a motorcycle derived from the dual sport one with almost the same name. The engine and frame are those of the KLX250S, while the wheels are now suitable mostly for street exploitation and the suspensions position the bike as low as possible. That means a big “Aim here!!!” for beginners attracted by supermoto bikes, but also for those in search of a fun and versatile motorcycle capable of much more than what this category stands for.

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2010 Kawasaki KLX250S

2010 Kawasaki KLX250S

Dual purpose motorcycles have never been quite the same ever since the Kawasaki KLX250S was presented. They are now even better! Combining awesome engine performance with light enduro handling, the KLX250S is a never ending source of fun both on and off the asphalt and a very possible leader of the quarter-liter dual-sport class. Let’s just see how.

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2009 Kawasaki KLX140/KLX140L

2009 Kawasaki KLX140/KLX140L

Kawasaki successfully tries to make the KLX140 and KLX140L feel, look and perform like full-sized off-road bikes that should never miss a chance to make a great impression out on the terrain which they were built to conquer. And because they’re still destined to kids and teenagers, they stand as smooth translations between mini bikes and the real thing.

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2009 Kawasaki KLX450R

2009 Kawasaki KLX450R

The off-road master from Kawasaki comes with plans of conquering the highly claimed 450cc class. It does it by packing performance, versatility and a fair share of comfort in a very compact and durable package. Sounds good?

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2008 Kawasaki KLX140

2008 Kawasaki KLX140

The Kawasaki KLX140 is here to demonstrate that a bike doesn’t necessarily need to be big in order to deliver potent power, especially when we’re talking about playbikes destined to every single one of us.

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2008 Kawasaki KLX110

2008 Kawasaki KLX110

With the KLX110, Kawasaki is set to deliver the most compact, quick-turning off-road motorcycle destined to beginners. It exploits a user-friendly four-stroke air-cooled engine and a reliable chassis in order to complete with its goal.

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2008 Kawasaki KLX450R

2008 Kawasaki KLX450R

Kawasaki’s 2008 KLX™450R will soon be making a name for itself amongst the growing legion of off-road racing fans. This purpose-built version of the brand’s World Supercross Championship winning four-stroke KX™450F motocrosser delivers the same high performance features as the KX model, yet modifies it for the improved durability, comfort, and range needed by off-road racers.
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Kawasaki KLX250S

Kawasaki KLX250S

Kawasaki KLX250S is the ultimate kightweight dual purpose mount. Ultra-nimble 250 offers outstanding balance for trail riding.

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2007 Kawasaki KLX300R

2007 Kawasaki KLX300R

The Kawasaki KLXâ„¢300R offers a compact, quick-turning package that’s well-suited to tight trails or long days exploring off the beaten-path. With a tractable engine and comfortable chassis, the KLX300R is the ideal partner for off-road adventures. Thanks to a liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, perimeter frame and plush suspension, this Kawasaki gives off-road riders the balance of power and handling they desire.

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2007 Kawasaki KLX110

2007 Kawasaki KLX110

The KLXâ„¢110 is ideal for young riders learning the finer points of off-road motorcycle riding, or those young and old who want a dependable recreational motorcycle for exploring a favorite campground or ripping-up the nearest mini-moto track.

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2006 Kawasaki KLX 110

2006 Kawasaki KLX 110

The KLXâ„¢110 is popular with youngsters who are just learning how to ride off-road motorcycles. It’s also popular with grown-ups who to love to hop on this tiny thumper to take it for a spin. That’s because the KLX110 stirs the same sense of excitement among adult riders as it does for kids - with its low seat height, four-stroke power and automatic clutch, it just begs to be ridden.

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2006 Kawasaki KLX300R

2006 Kawasaki KLX300R

The ideal off-road motorcycle should combine tractable power with a comfortable chassis that can handle challenging trails.
Enter the KLXâ„¢300R. With its liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, perimeter frame and plush suspension, this Kawasaki gives off-road riders the balance of power and handling they want.

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