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.

Find out more about the Kawasaki KX65 after the jump.

  • 2013 Kawasaki KX65
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke Single
  • Transmission:
    6-speed, return
  • Energy:
    Carburettor: Mikuni VM24SS
  • Displacement:
    64 cc
  • Price:

Kawasaki KX65

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Tomorrow’s champions can start winning today on their first Kawasaki crosser – a fully featured competition machine.

The KX65 is an excellent platform for developing and honing racing skills with its liquid-cooled, high-performance engine, full-race chassis, long-travel suspension and disc brakes. The lime green and black graphics complement the black frame and black colored lightweight aluminum wheels.

Stop start

Even the smallest KX has dual disc brakes to demonstrate the power of effective braking to new riders in Kawasaki’s smallest motocrosser. Remember, championship winners start here.

Power to get you started

The KX65 has the power and pedigree to breed winners.

Walk the walk

New graphics make the KX65 the smartest kid on the block.

Feature of Kawasaki KX65

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  • 64cc two-stroke engine with digital ignition offers ideal timing for better throttle response throughout the rev range
  • An electrofusion-coated cylinder with advanced exhaust and transfer ports for increased power and performance at higher rpm
  • Six-speed transmission offers positive action and rugged durability; hard chrome-finished shift fork ends resist wear
  • High-tensile steel frame offers exceptional torsional rigidity for excellent handling with a reinforced down tube for increased strength and durability
  • Uni-Trak® rear suspension offers progressively increasing spring and damping strength as the suspension compresses for a more controlled ride
  • Front and rear disc brakes are light, powerful and resist fading
  • Industry-leading amateur racing support through Team Green™

64cc Two-stroke Engine

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  • Digital ignition offers ideal timing for optimal throttle response throughout the rev range
  • Ignition rotor features rare-earth magnets, making it smaller, lighter and more durable. Its low inertial moment improves low-rpm response
  • High capacity ignition coil delivers a higher secondary voltage for a hotter spark, and the punchier response improves acceleration
  • Connecting rod big-end bearing features a cage for added durability
  • Primary gear is secured using a lock-nut to help reduce mechanical noise
  • The oil seal of the left crankcase has a stopper for increased engine reliability
  • Metafoam gaskets are used for the generator cover, water pump cover and water pump elbow for improved sealing
  • Silver clutch and ignition covers resist the signs of boot rub to help keep the KX looking fresh, longer

Electrofusion Cylinder

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  • Advanced exhaust and transfer ports increase power and performance at higher rpm
  • Bridge between exhaust ports is machined for increased reliability and resistance to wear and seizure
  • Lightweight cylinder liner transfers heat efficiently for cooler running

Liquid Cooling

  • Large radiator provides more consistent engine temperatures, keeping power output strong throughout the moto
  • Cooling system offers greater reliability and less engine wear

24mm Mikuni Carburetor

  • Feeds a four-petal reed valve for excellent throttle response
  • Allows the engine to produce more power and torque at all rpm

Six-speed Transmission

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  • Positive action and rugged durability
  • Hard chrome-finished shift-fork ends resist wear
  • Manual clutch mechanism mirrors larger KX models
  • Clutch cover gasket made of metal-carbon composite material

High-tensile Steel Frame

  • Exceptional torsional rigidity for excellent handling
  • Reinforced downtube adds strength and durability
  • Engine and chassis bolts feature rust-resistant coating

Front Fork

  • Four-position rebound-damping adjustment accommodates different riding styles and terrain

Uni-Trak Rear Suspension

  • Rising-rate action allows a more controlled ride as the suspension compresses

Nitrogen-charged Shock

  • Four-way adjustable rebound damping offers a variety of settings for various track conditions
  • External reservoir helps maintain consistent damping
  • Rebuildable aluminum body


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  • Forged aluminum rocker arm reduces weight and improves durability Front and Rear Disc Brakes
  • Light and powerful
  • Ergonomic front brake lever shape offers better feel
  • Resist fading
  • Require less lever pressure

Lightweight Aluminum Rims

  • Black aluminum rims provide the same aggressive look as the rims on larger KX models
  • Reduce unsprung weight for improved suspension action

Detachable Aluminum Silencer

  • Silencer is removable, and packing is replaceable
  • Oval shape mimics the styling of larger-displacement KX models


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Engine type Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke Single
Displacement 64 cm³
Bore x stroke 44.5 x 41.6 mm
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Valve/Induction system Reed valve
Fuel system Carburettor: Mikuni VM24SS
Ignition Magneto CDI
Starting Primary kick
Transmission 6-speed, return
Primary reduction ratio 3.500 (77/22)
Gear ratios: 1st 2.846 (37/13)
Gear ratios: 2nd 2.125 (34/16)
Gear ratios: 3rd 1.722 (31/18)
Gear ratios: 4th 1.428 (30/21)
Gear ratios: 5th 1.217 (28/23)
Gear ratios: 6th 1.083 (26/24)
Final reduction ratio 3.615 (47/13)
Clutch Wet Multi Disc
Frame type Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel, with detachable left-side rear section
Rake/Trai l 27° / 60 mm
Wheel travel, front 210 mm
Wheel travel, rear 240 mm
Tyre, front 60 / 100-14 30M
Tyre, rear 80 / 100-12 41M
Steering angle, left / right 40° / 40°
Suspension, front 33 mm telescopic fork with 4-way rebound damping
Suspension, rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock, adjustable preload and stepless rebound damping
Brakes, front Single 180 mm disc, single-piston
Brakes, rear Single 180 mm disc, single-piston
Dimensions (L x W x H) 1,590 mm x 760 mm x 955 mm
Wheelbase 1,120 mm
Seat height 760 mm
Fuel capacity 3.8 litres
Curb Mass 60 kg
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  (506) posted on 08.16.2012

If you want to have a great motocross experience, This bike would be a good choice because of its great components.

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