2017 - 2018 Kawasaki KX 250F
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Let’s face it, nobody buys a motocross motorbike for the way it looks or for the way it is shaped and contoured. But, not many people realize that these design elements and minimalistic bodywork keep the motorcycle at the top of its game.
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2017 - 2018 Kawasaki KX 100
The greats of the motorcycle world have always had in their stride since the very beginning of their life. You look at every legendary figure of the motorsports world, one thing they have in common is their passion for things on two wheels from a very young age, some even when they have just begun to walk and talk. And the easiest access into this life is on the small motocross machines like the Japanese Green Team’s KX100.
The KX100 is a natural progression from the smaller KX65 and KX85 and will continue to widen this segment and get in a much lighter bike with a more sophisticated engine, better suspension and braking units to go the full throttle way for the young stars interested in dirt riding and want to make a career out of it. An ideal learning curve en-route to the bigger KX250. In return, Kawasaki has relied on its aspiring young stars to provide input to help develop winning products.
Is the 2017 Kawasaki KX100 the right tool for your kid?
Pushing kids to a motorsport world is still at a nascent stage in across many parts of the world. Although it is widening its horizon, giving them the right tool to do so was difficult. Enter the Green Team from Japan.
Kawasaki introduced their smaller guys, the KX65, KX85, KX100 and KLX110 dirt motorcycles to cater to the young stars interested in dirt riding and want to make a career out of it. An ideal learning curve en-route to the big bikes. In return, Kawasaki has relied on its aspiring young stars to provide input to help develop winning products.
Out of them, the KX100 has proven to be the optimal choice for getting your kid begin a career on the dirt.
Every budding motocross star reaches a crossroads in their career, when choosing the right motorcycle can mean the difference between success or failure. With more amateur national championship titles than any other brand, the pedigree of the Kawasaki KX™ 85 already outshines the competition and the 2015 KX85 continues to do so. In fact, the one thing that hasn’t changed is that the KX85 is still the ultimate training tool for the Ryan Villopotos of tomorrow. Box-stock, it’s ready to win championships!
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The Kawasaki KX™ 100 represents a natural step in the progression of any budding young motocross rider who is on the verge of outgrowing the KX™ 85, but maybe still needs to grow a few inches, gain a few pounds or simply get a little more seat time before jumping aboard a full-sized KX™ 250F. The new KX100 offers the perfect blend of a power and a larger chassis for an ideal learning curve en route to the big bikes.
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Good family fun. That’s what I hear over and over when I hear people talk about the KLX 140 and its big brother, the KLX 140L, from Kawasaki. Recreational off-road riding is what it’s all about in the KLX line, but recreational doesn’t mean less attention to detail.
For an affordable price, the KLX 140 and KLX 140L comes with front and rear disc brakes — something you don’t usually see in this size and price range — and a 144 cc four-stroke engine with a close-gear-ratio tranny for fun in the dirt.
Continue reading for my review of the 2016 Kawasaki KLX 140 and KLXC 140L.
Like so many other manufacturers, Kawasaki started out 2016 by tweaking its biggest MX bike, the award-winning KX 450F. Already an accomplished model, the engineers focused on making it lighter and faster as they seek an edge in the battle for big-bike supremacy. Now that the summer is over and the 450F is back from fat camp, we can see exactly what Kawi has in store for us this year.
In short, it’s almost an entirely new bike, one that Kawi hopes will bring more podium finishes and championships for themselves and their buyers. Toward that end, the factory trimmed a total of 7.5 pounds out of the frame, engine and transmission, and revised the mill to put out a bit more power. Rider feedback so far is good, but only time will tell how competitive this revised ride will be.
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Monster Energy Kawasaki is in the middle of a crisis and the situation isn’t getting any better. In what can only be described as shocking news, the AMA Supercross team has decided to terminate the contract of rider Davi Millsaps, capping off an unceremonious end to what has been an underwhelming season for Millsaps.
The team also announced that it would not be competing in the final three races of the current season. No specific details were given on why Monster Energy Kawasaki came to this decision. Likewise, Millsaps was tight-lipped on the termination, leaving plenty of people trying to scrape for answers on what brought about this sudden of turn of events.
What we do know is that Millsaps has struggled with inconsistency this season. After 14 of the 17 races this year, Millsaps only sits in 11th place in the series standings with 147 points, 171 points behind series leader His struggles could have been a factor in his termination, but the fact that Monster Energy Kawasaki also announced that it would not race the last three races of the season points to a bigger problem within the team that we all love to get to the bottom of.
Hopefully, we get an explanation sooner or later. That’s not too much to ask, but considering that this development all caught us by surprise, I’m not holding on too hope that we’re going to get answers in the near future.
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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 supercross champions have begun the journey to superstar status. Today, Kawasaki’s KX™ 65 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.
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The Kawasaki KLX 110L is a compact dirt bike aimed at the young and passionate riders. Weighting only 168 lb., the motorcycle is propelled by a lively four stroke, SOHC, two valve, single engine with a displacement of 112 cc. The engine is brought to life by a push button electric starter, but there is also available a kick starter. You also get a smooth-shifting four-speed gearbox which is more than capable to keep the engine’s power under control.
The Kawasaki KLX 10 L rides on 14-inch front and 12-inch rear knobby tires which are mounted on strong steel rims.
The bike’s backbone is represented by a high-tensile steel frame. Other notable features include four strategically placed heat shields, a 28.7-inch seat height, a KX450F-style fuel tank and a convenient side stand.
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The Kawasaki KLX 140 is the perfect proof that small displacement bikes have all they need to go head to head with harsh terrains without baking down.
Easy to handle and light, the Kawasaki KLX 140 will reward its owner with a fun ride each time he jumps on its saddle.
At the heart of the Kawasaki KLX 140 sits a 144cc, four-stroke, SOHC, two-calve single engine which is mated on a five speed transmission with wet multi-disc manual clutch. The unit is brought to life by an electric starter.
Other notable features include a 30.7 inch seat height, a high-tensile steel perimeter frame and wide footpegs.
The front wheel is kept in check by a 33mm telescopic fork featuring optimally-tuned spring rate and damping settings. At the rear there is a Uni-Trak linkage-equipped rear shock featuring 5-way preload adjustability.
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The Kawasaki KLX 110 is a compact dirt bike designed for children and beginners. Its light weight, lively engine and comfy riding position help you maneuver it without too much fuss, while its grippy tires (2.50x14 front and 3.00x12 rear) can get you out of trouble in any situation.
In terms of power, the Kawasaki KLX 110 is fitted with an 125 cc, four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single engine which is mated on a sleek shifting four speed transmission with automatic centrifugal clutch.
For enhanced versatility the seat height can be adjusted and for easy starting you get a push-button electric start, but there is also a traditional kick start lever for backup.
Like any respectable dirt bike, the Kawasaki KLX110 needed a set of capable suspensions. Therefore it comes with a single shock with 4.3 inches and a beefy, 30mm telescopic fork offering 4.3 inches of wheel travel.
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When it comes to dirt bikes, the Kawasaki KLX 140L is considered by many one of the top players in its segment. And there is no wonder why, as it comes with first class components and a wide range of modern technologies which help it deal effortless with anything you ask of it.
Like any respectable off-roader, the Kawasaki KLX 140L sports long travel suspensions which offer 19 inch of wheel travel up front and 16 inches in the back.
The motorcycle also features a tall 31.5 in. seat height, electric starting, a progressive clutch and a Keihin PB20 carburetor.
The Kawasaki KLX 140L is powered by a 144cc, four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single engine which is fueled by a 1.5 gallons fuel tank and is paired with a five speed transmission.
The engine is mounted on a high-tensile steel perimeter frame which is covered by KX-like shrouds, a two-tone seat cover and sharp, aggressive body work.
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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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If you still don’t know what dual purpose motorcycle is better suited for your needs, then you should take a closer look at Kawasaki’s 2014 KLX 250S.
With features like diamond frame, digital instrumentation or petal shape disc brakes, the KLX 250S is here to reward its riders with the best performances on- and off-road.
Boasting a sharp-cut look, the 2014 model year is offered in two color schemes namely Ebony and Lime Green. And since a sporty dual purpose machine has to constantly remind its rider about its aggressive personality, the KLX 250S also comes with an angular headlight and a sharp tail light design.
Power comes from a 249cc, four-stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, four-valve single engine which is kept in leash by a six speed transmission.
The 2014 Kawasaki KLX 250S is offered with a base price of $5.099.
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Kawasaki has released the full specifications of its 2014 KLR 650. Until now, the motorcycle was one of the best sold dual purpose models in the company’s lineup and the 2014 model year has all it need to continue to be as successful as its predecessors.
Powered by a capable four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve, 651 cc engine, the Kawasaki KLR 650 can deal effortless with a wide range of terrains.
The motorcycle also comes with a generous 6.1 gallons fuel tank and a smooth shifting five speed transmission.
Like any respectable off roader, the Kawasaki KLR 650 needed a set of capable suspensions, therefore it comes with a 41mm front fork with 7.9 inches of travel and a rear Uni-Trak suspension that features a five-way preload shock absorber with four-way rebound damping and 7.3 inches of wheel travel.
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