From their first ride to lifting the trophy, legends choose KX - Created to dominate and built for winners, the KX65 and new KX85 are competition ready machines designed to encourage the green shoots of youth talent allowing it to blossom into full-blown race wins and Championship success. Competitive, motocross race bikes that are the choice of the Kawasaki KX Junior Squad.
A low-friction piston, latest design KIPS valve and numerous other updates give these liquid-cooled, 2-stroke racing engines increased power and torque across the rev range.
The fork offers race proven damping and bottoming resistance, enabling higher-paced riding and contributing to increased ride comfort. 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. Black forks guards like the larger KX models for a factory look.
The rear shock contributes to a stable ride feel, and offers easy adjustability and light weight. Black spring and green annodized adjusters add to the factory look.
All-new bodywork and racy graphics ensure the new bikes will look good in the winners’ circle. Black alumite rims, black fork guards, lime green rear sping and green annodized finish on the suspension adjusters further strengthen their factory image.
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: 70/100-19 42M
R: 90/100-16 52M
Front: Type: 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-II Lime Green