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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.

Continue reading for more information on the Kawasaki KX 65.

  • 2015 Kawasaki KX 65
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    Two-stroke single
  • Displacement:
    64 cc
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A First Step on the Road to Glory

2015 Kawasaki KX 65 Key Features:

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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™

2015 Kawasaki KX 65 Features and Benefits:

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Engine & Chassis

The KX65’s liquid-cooled 64cc engine produces an amazing level of power for its small displacement, and its smooth-shifting six-speed transmission with manual clutch help transfer that power to the ground efficiently.

Its semi-double-cradle steel frame is equipped with Kawasaki’s legendary Uni-Trak® linkage system, which alters leverage on the rear shock as the suspension compresses. This means small bumps receive light damping, while larger bumps receive progressively firmer damping to give the rider better control.

Both the rear shock and front forks boast four-way adjustable rebound damping for optimal handling.

Lightweight aluminum rims reduce unsprung weight to help improve suspension action, and offer the same aggressive look as the larger KX models. Both wheels feature hydraulic disc brakes that not only provide great stopping power but require little maintenance and simplify wheel removal.

Team Green™

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Younger riders who race their KX65 at designated events are eligible to receive support from Team Green™ – Kawasaki’s amateur racing support program. For more than 30 years, the Team Green support program has given riders the tools for success by providing technicians and support staff at selected events throughout the year. Team Green provides racers with unparalleled trackside support at no cost, while emergency parts are for sale for last-minute adjustments. While helping amateur athletes achieve success, Kawasaki never forgets its most important goal is to ensure a positive and enjoyable experience for every rider.

64cc Two-stroke Engine

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• Digital ignition offers ideal timing for optimum 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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• Electrofusion coating on the aluminum cylinder walls improves heat transfer for consistent power output
• Allows closer piston-to-cylinder clearances for more power
• Provides excellent wear and seizing resistance
• 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

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• 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
• Re-buildable aluminum body


• 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
• Resists fading
• Requires less lever pressure

Lightweight Aluminum Rims

• Black aluminum rims provide the same aggressive look as the rims on larger KX models
• Reduces 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


Engine Two-stroke single
Displacement 64cc
Bore x Stroke 44.5 x 41.6mm
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel System Mikuni VM24SS
Ignition Digital CDI
Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive Chain
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 33mm leading axle conventional fork with four-way rebound damping / 8.3 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Uni-Trak® single shock system with four-way rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload / 9.4 in
Front Tire 60/100x14
Rear Tire 80/100x12
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Induction Four-petal reed valve
Frame Type Semi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail 27 degrees / 2.4 in
Overall Length 62.6 in
Overall Width 29.9 in
Overall Height 37.6 in
Ground Clearance 12.0 in
Seat Height 29.9 in
Curb Weight 132.2 lb
Fuel Capacity 1.0 gal
Wheelbase 44.1 in
Color Choices Lime Green
Price $3,699


“The Kawasaki KX65 is the introductory bike that new riders will love to learn to ride into the motocross circuit. It has a two stroke engine with a six speed transmission with manual clutch, and has a semi-double-cradle steel frame with Uni-Trak linkage system. The Kawasaki KX65 has been given electrofusion-coated cylinder with advanced exhaust and transfer ports which boosts the power and performance.” ----- Motorcycle USA

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