The 2017 KX85 is here and ready to continue the revolution. Kawasaki engineers have gone all-out to ensure the KX85 has what it takes to stamp its dominance on the Junior MX circuit.
With a high performance engine and race ready suspension, adjustable handlebar positioning and slim bodywork, the 2017 KX85 is the bike to beat.
The 85cc 2-stroke high performance engine, the engine design features a low friction single ring piston for high power and sharp throttle response, the cylinder is designed with the Kawasaki KIPS system and features high performance combustion chamber design in the cylinder head.
Styled after the full-size KX250F/KX450F models, the KX85 features sleek, aggressive bodywork designed for stunning, aggressive looks. Its streamlined shape takes the ease of rider movement and weight positioning to a whole new level. Factory style graphics complement the sharp high performance design.
For the ultimate in style, the KX85 features petal shaped discs just like the full size KX250F and KX450F models. A 220mm disc at the front and 184mm at the rear provide massive stopping power.
Front suspension performance has been stepped up to the next level thanks to Accumulating Shim-Type Valving - the same system as used on full-size KX models. Noticable improvements include light and heavy shock absorption and less underhang below the axle. Green Alumite* finish on the adjusters just like the factory racers.
Type: Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke Single with KIPS
Displacement: 84 cm³
Bore and Stroke: 48.5 x 45.8 mm
Compression ratio: 10.9:1 (low speed); 9.0:1 (high speed)
Valve system: Piston reed valve
Fuel system: Carburettor: Keihin PWK 28
Ignition: Digital CDI
Starting: Primary kick
Lubrication: Pre-mix (32:1)
Fuel capacity: 5.0 litres includes all fluids at correct levels and full fuel tank
Transmission: 6-speed, return
Final drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Type: Perimeter, high-tensile steel
Front: 70/100-17 40M
Rear: 90/100-14 49M
Front: 36 mm inverted telescopic fork with 20-way compression damping
Rear: Uni-Trak / 24-way Compression damping / 21-way Rebound damping / Fully adjustable spring preload
Front: 220 mm petal disc with dual piston caliper
Rear: 184 mm petal disc with single piston caliper
2017 KX85 Lime Green