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.
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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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 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.
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The smallest model in Kawasaki’s KX’s lineup was created especially for young, beginner riders, so it serves as a great platform for learning the secrets of off road riding.
It is powered by a compact 54cc, twin stroke engine with digital ignition. The engine transfers its power to the rear wheel through a smooth-shifting six-speed transmission and a manual clutch.
When building the KX65, Kawasaki’s engineers used a high tensile steel frame that helps the rider get first class handling performances thanks to its exceptional torsional rigidity. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine and chassis bolts feature rust-resistant coating for more durability.
The stiff frame is combined with an adjustable front fork and a Uni Trak rear suspension with a nitrogen charged shock.
The 2014 Kawasaki KX 65 is offered with a base price of $3.699.
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Kawasaki revealed the 2014 KX 85. The motorcycle received a series of improvements for the new model year, so we can expect to better performances.
One of the most important upgrades is represented by the retuned liquid-cooled, two-stroke, 85cc engine that now delivers 20% more peak power than previous unit.
To be able to deal with tough terrains with poise, the motorcycle is equipped with a fully adjustable Uni-Trak rear suspension and rigid 36mm inverted cartridge forks that are 20-way compression damping adjustable.
The 2014 model year has also received a revised carburetor, a fresh seat with a lower height, wider handlebars and some style modifications.
The stopping power is assured by new petal-type brake rotors (220mm front/184mm rear) that deliver a sharper stopping power than the old units.
The 2014 Kawasaki KX 85 is offered with a base price of $4349.
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Developed for the young motocrosers, the 2014 Kawasaki KX100 represents the perfect platform for learning the secrets of off road riding.
Since its inception, the KX100 has received a lot of improvements, and the 2014 model year has also received its share of modifications.
Among other upgrades, the new model year gets a larger chassis, a new fuel tank and a retuned liquid-cooled, two-stroke, 99cc engine that delivers nearly 17% more peak power than the old unit. The engine’s power is transferred to the rear wheel through a six-speed transmission that delivers smooth and precise shits.
The breaking system is also new, featuring petal-type brake rotors (220mm front and 184mm rear) for a better bite.
It is also worthy of being mentioned that the motorcycle rides on black alumite-coated lightweight aluminum rims wrapped in new Dunlop Geomax MX51 tires.
The 2014 Kawasaki KX100 is offered with a base price of $4599.
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Kawasaki revealed the 2014 model year of its X250F off road champion. The motorcycle comes with a series of important upgrades which help it solidify its leader position.
Among the technologies offered for the 2014 KX250F’s you’ll find a new Launch Control system, a plug-and-play adjustable ECU, Separate Function Fork (SFF), new motor mounts, revised suspension tuning and an upgraded transmission.
The motorcycle is built around a 249 cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke single engine with DOHC and four-valve cylinder head. The engine is kept in check by a five-speed transmission with wet multi-disc manual clutch.
The ride quality is assured by a Showa rear shock with 9 position low-speed and stepless high-speed compression damping, 22 position rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload. The rear shock is paired with a front 48mm inverted Showa SFF telescopic fork with 40-way spring preload adjustability and 22 position compression and 20 position rebound damping adjustability.
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Like the previous versions, the 2014 model year of the KX 450F continues to impress us with its first class performances.
The bike is fitted with a plethora of sophisticated technologies featuring the highest degree of rider adjustability and the most progressive electronics package in its class.
The bike’s front wheel is linked to a 48 mm Kayaba Pneumatic Spring Fork (PSF) that uses compressed air as a spring. The rear wheel is combined with a Kayaba shock absorber that features dual compression adjustability, allowing 22-position high-speed and stepless low-speed damping adjustments to be made independently.
It is propelled by a 449 cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke single engine with DOHC and four-valve cylinder head that sends its power to the rear wheel through a five speed transmission.
The 2014 Kawasaki KX 450F is offered with a base price of $8699.
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The 2013 Kawasaki KX100 is a compact motocross motorcycle developed for those who are leaving the mini categories for a more advanced segment. The bike was designed to help the riders improve their skills before jumping on a large 250 motorcycle.
At the heart of the Kawasaki KX100 sits a 99cc, two-stroke, liquid cooled engine mated on a six speed transmission.
This compact engine is mounted on a high-tensile, steel perimeter frame that offers a perfect mix between rigidity and lightness. To keep the center of gravity to as low as possible, the motorcycle’s fuel tank is located inside the frame.
The ride quality is kept in leash by front and rear adjustable long-travel suspensions which include a front 36 mm inverted cartridge fork with compression damping adjustment capability and a rear Uni-Trak system with a fully adjustable shock absorber.
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With its unstoppable character the Kawasaki KX 250 is ready to deal with any type of terrain with poise. The bike is propelled by a fuel injected, liquid cooled, 4 stroke, 249 cc engine which sends power to the rear wheel through a five speed gear box. The sound of the new 30mm shorter muffler is pretty impressive because it was designed with a 7mm wider outlet than the previous one. On the other hand, the stainless header now uses an acoustic resonator to decrease sound output and boost low-end power. The 2013 Kawasaki KX 250F is now offered with DFI map selector couplers to make the power change much faster than before.
As far as style goes, the bike comes with Factory-style graphics, black alumite rims, black front guard and rear fender, blue alumite finish on the suspension adjusters, and a blue finish on some of the engine.
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With the KX85, you’ll not only carry Kawasaki’s motocross heritage, but you’ll also carry a serious riding experience, one that few bikes in its class can replicate. Combining style with performance, the KX85 is really in a class of its own.
At the heart of the KX85, you’ll find a two-stroke, 84cc engine that is useful enough to produce high power. It comes complemented with a superior chassis package along with a 36mm cartridge fork that has 18-way compression damping adjustability. Furthermore, the Uni-Trak shock system, the adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping offers superior rear wheel control that you won’t find anywhere else.
To provide smooth shifting and advanced durability, the KX85’s six-speed transmission is helped by hard chrome-finished shift fork ends, a thick base on the clutch basket housing and an additional bushing on the input shaft.
The Kawasaki KX85 offers tremendous support from the company’s very own Team Green racing outfit and on top of that, you’re offered a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events.
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The Kawasaki KX 450F offers a high-quality sports bike that you can take with you wherever you want to go.
For the 2013 model, the bike is complemented with four different handlebar positions and two footpeg positions. For the frame, the KX 450F offers a total width reduction of 4mm across the main frame spars, giving it the most slender mid-section ever. Furthermore, this vehicle make use of Uni-Trak rear suspension linkage that is now slimmer than ever before. Along with the Kayaba rear shock and Kayaba Air-Oil-Separate forks up front, the AOS system controls oil and air in separate chambers for stable damping performance.
As for the engine, the KX 450F features virtually unlimited ignition mapping capabilities due to its enhanced Digital Fuel Injection (DFI) system. The bike’s high power capabilities and the wider power band comes as the result of many engine refreshments while the five-speed transmission is also overhauled for improved shifting.
In terms of styling, the bike will definitely catch your attention, thanks to its slim frame and the blue alumite finish on the oil cap that matches with the blue finish on the suspension adjusters and splashes of color in the new graphics.
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If you’re looking for a championship-caliber sports bike, look no further than the Kawasaki KX65. At the heart of the Kawasaki KX65 is a powerful two-stroke engine, a lightweight chassis, disc brakes, and long travel suspension to bring the strong power that enables you to compete and even win whatever race you decide to enter.
The KX65’s liquid-cooled, 64cc engine is able to bring an impressive level of power for its small displacement while the smooth-shifting transmission and manual clutch controls the transfer of that power into the ground. Furthermore, the KX65 comes with a semi-double-cradle steel frame that has been fitted with Kawasaki’s legendary Uni-Trak linkage system, allowing it to change power on the rear shock as the suspension is compressed.
As far as handling is concerned, the KX65 comes with both shock and fork four-way adjustable rebound damping. Meanwhile, the lightweight black aluminum rims lessen the unsprung weight to enhance the suspension action bring the same impressive look as the rims on the larger KX models. Both wheels are then fitted with hydraulic disc brakes to ensure great stopping power.
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Kids today are getting more and more sophisticated about their hobbies, so much so that seeing a little tyke riding a motorcycle isn’t an uncommon occurrence anymore. That being said, it’s much easier to get these kids introduced to the world of motor bikes by going the route of a small and nimble ride as opposed to going straight to the big leagues.
One such bike that can accommodate the young ones is the Kawasaki KX85. In terms of its overall look, the KX85 comes with a black-painted, high-tensile steel perimeter frame with a specially designed fuel tank sitting inside the cage to keep the fuel load and, thus, the center of mass as low as possible for improved handling. All this is wrapped in lime green body panels, with lightweight black aluminum wheels and aggressive graphics. The result is a factory-look racer with factory-like performance.
This little rocket ship is also powered by a simple two-stroke, 84cc engine that actually puts out eye-popping power relative to its size. The KX85’s engine is mated to a six-speed transmission that delivers smooth and positive shifting along with enhanced durability, proving that this intro bike is tougher than it looks. Further enhancing the KX85’s tractable power are the Kawasaki Integrated Power-valve System (KIPS) and tuned exhaust pipe that provides better drive out of corners and a linear power delivery for young riders of varying skill levels.
More than just the engine, the Kawasaki KX85 comes with an advanced chassis package with a 36mm cartridge fork that has 18-way compression damping adjustability and settings designed to make mince meat of even the toughest of tracks. The UNI-TRAK shock in the back features fully adjustable spring preload, compression, and rebound damping for superior rear wheel control.
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Not everybody is fully equipped in jumping into a full-fledged motocross bike off the bat. Some people need to get used to them and Kawasaki has the perfect bike for the job: The KX100.
As one of the best entry-level motocross bikes for novice riders, the KX100 helps bridge the gap between classes, providing growing adolescent riders with a machine that accommodates both their growing skill base and their physical size while also giving them an ideal tool to hone their skills before jumping onto a bigger bike.
The KX100 is a simply designed bike that offers nothing in excess. If there was any, the aggressive graphics in the bike that matches its black frame could probably constitute as that. But more than just stickers and graphics, the KX100 comes with a 99cc liquid-cooled two-stroke engine that offers more power and a broader spread of it than the KX85. It also has a 28mm Keihin carburetor and carbon-fiber reed valve assembly, providing a crisp throttle response while the Kawasaki Integrated Power-valve System helps produce a powerband with good low-end torque and a strong top-end rush. The power then passes onto a smooth-shifting six-speed transmission, giving the KX a gear for every situation on the race track.
As far as its handling and set-up are concerned, the KX100 comes with an adjustable long-travel suspension at both ends to help smooth even the roughest motocross circuits. The 36mm inverted cartridge fork has compression damping adjustment capability, whereas the UNI-TRAK rear suspension system has a shock absorber that’s more than capable for a variety of purposes, including spring preload, compression, and rebound damping. As for the brakes, the KX100 has front and rear discs that are mounted with shoulder bolts for easier maintenance.
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The Kawasaki KX250F is a certified award-winning bike, as evidenced by its continued dominance in the AMA Supercross series. So it figures that when you have a bike that’s as proven and tested as this one, it’s going to translate to the consumer market.
And that’ precisely what the KX250F has done.
For the 2012 model, the Kawasaki motocrosser offers a list of enhancements that allow the bike to be even more powerful, while also improving its handling and overall durability.
The KX250F offers cutting-edge technology right off the showroom floor, to give riders the winning edge on the track. Along with the KX250F’s race-proven performance, no other production motocrosser offers as much adjustability, fine-tuning capabilities, and rider customization when it comes to motor and suspension.
The design of the bike remains largely the same as that of its predecessor. But that’s not to say that the 2012 model doesn’t come with its share of improvements, particularly on the performance level.
We already know the bike carries a 249cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, four-valve, single-cylinder DOHC engine that delivers hard-hitting power across the rpm range. But for 2012, Kawasaki engineers wanted to create a bike with even more impressive top-end performance, which they accomplished by equipping its Digital Fuel Injection system with a second fuel injector –a first for use on production motocross bikes– located near the airbox intake. The all-new “upstream” injector helps build a wider and more potent spread of power as rpm climbs. The two fine-mist atomizing injectors that feed the 250cc four-stroke powerplant are distinct in appearance with different body sizes, but deliver the same per-cycle capacity.
Together, Kawasaki’s dual injectors offer the kind of a one-two punch that delivers more headings of fuel on acceleration to increase the high-rpm power and overall capabilities of the KX250F.
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The race-winning heritage of the Kawasaki KX450F is a testament to the motocross bike’s outstanding capabilities, not just with its superb power, but also with the kind of confident handling that riders enjoy. Racing has always been at the forefront for the KX450F, and the 2012 model ads plenty of technical innovations that have been developed from the factory know-how of the Monster Energy Kawasaki race team, with the end result suggesting an unmatched combination of cutting-edge innovation and race-proven components.
The 2012 highlights of the KX450R start with the Supercross-winning DNA of last year’s bike. The advanced design of the aluminum perimeter frame and dominating motor receive a host of modifications, creating a more squeezed-in and mass-centralized chassis that produces more power than at any other time in the bike’s esteemed history.
The design of the bike also plays into the various features that are included in the overall package. For instance, the 2012 KX450F comes with a choice of four different handlebar positions, two footpeg positions, and virtually unlimited ignition mapping capabilities that are owed to the Kawasaki’s advanced Digital Fuel Injection system.
Inside the KX450F lies a powerful and reliable 449cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-stroke single engine that delivers improved mid- to high-end power and a wider powerband, thanks to numerous upgrades.
A new wrinkle added to the KX450F is the Launch Control Mode, a feature that’s been tuned to maximize traction out of the starting gate. Activating the Launch Control mode is a unique key that can be turned and used before a push-button system is activated by a touch of the switch on the left handlebar. The Launch Control’s effectiveness is further enhanced by a chassis designed to maximize suspension performance and rear wheel traction.
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