For many families and their friends, riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) is both a passion and a social activity, so the Kawasaki KFX®50 is an excellent model for parents who want to introduce their children to this lifestyle while teaching them how to ride safely and responsibly

  • 2006 Kawasaki KFX50
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    49 L
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Designed for riders ages six and older, the KFX50 ATV offers the simplicity of operation that helps adults teach children the important fundamentals of proper and responsible ATV control. At the same time, the KFX50 is easy to maintain, so families can spend more time riding the trails together rather than wrenching in the garage.

2006 Kawasaki KFX50
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The KFX50 ATV is powered by an air-cooled 49cc, two-stroke engine that features automatic oil injection, so premixing fuel is unnecessary. Safety features include a removable power plate in the exhaust and a throttle limiting screw so parents can regulate speed, as well as a walk-behind ignition cut-off tether that stops the engine at the parent’s discretion. As a added safety feature, the parking brake must be applied in order to start the engine.

The engine rides in a steel frame and power is transferred to the rear wheels by lightweight chain drive. Suspension duties are handled by dual A-arm front suspension with dual shocks and a single-shock swingarm on the rear, while stopping power is provided by front and rear drum brakes.

Other KFX50 features include full floorboards for confidence and safety, one-piece seven-inch wheels, and a simple seat latch that provides quick and easy access to the air cleaner.

Available in Kawasaki Lime Green-a kid favorite-the KFX50 ATV comes with a six-month warranty that can be extended up to three additional years.

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  • Engine: Air-cooled, two-stroke, single cylinder with automatic injection
  • Displacement: 49cc
  • Bore x stroke: 41.0 x 37.8mm
  • Compression ratio: 5.6:1
  • Carburetor: Mikuni VM12SC
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Starting system: Recoil
  • Transmission: Single-speed automatic
  • Final drive: Chain
  • Overall length: 49.6 in.
  • Overall width: 29.9 in.
  • Overall height: 29.3 in.
  • Seat height: 21.1 in.
  • Ground clearance: 4.7 in.
  • Front suspension: Single A-arms with dual shocks
  • Rear suspension: Swingarm with single shock
  • Front brakes / rear brake: Dual mechanical drums / Single mechanical drum
  • Front tires: AT16x8-7
  • Rear tires: AT16x8-7
  • Fuel capacity: 0.7 gal.
  • Dry weight: 156 lbs.
  • Color: Kawasaki Lime Green / Black



  • 49cc two-stroke engine features automatic oil injection, so premixing fuel is unnecessary
  • Keyed ignition switch prevents starting without ignition key
  • Single-speed transmission with automatic clutch simplifies operation for beginning riders
  • Removable power plate in the exhaust and a throttle limiting screw enables parents to control the riding speed of their child
  • Walk-behind ignition tether cut-off enables parents to stop the engine in an instant
  • Full-sized floorboards help protect the feet of beginning riders
  • Child-sized controls more comfortably fit the hands of smaller riders 
Cyril Demortier
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  (14) posted on 02.7.2009

this thing lookes really cool!

  (6021) posted on 03.25.2008

wow thiers more talk about the lil 50 than the 450 or 700 haha

  (6021) posted on 11.21.2006

Chris, is the restrictor in the fuel line, carb, or head itself??

  (6021) posted on 11.20.2006

There is another restrictor for fuel before it enters the head this doubles the power. after the carb..........this is in the 2004 model.

  (6021) posted on 11.8.2006

There is also 1 at the intake manifold. Just remove the manifold from the head and you will see a key hold shaped restrictor plate in it. I just placed a screw driver in it and turned about 1/4 turn and it came out.
It is about a 15 minuet job.

  (6021) posted on 10.21.2006

I see that the removable power restricting gasket is in the exhaust, next to the cylinder head. Is there another restricting device somewhere else on or around the engine?

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