From their first ride to lifting the trophy, legends choose KX - Created to dominate and built for winners, the KX65 and 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 rigid, high-tensile steel perimeter frame enables young riders to push hard on the track.
6 Position Handler
A choice of six positions allows riders to fit the bike to their own riding position. Mounting brackets feature 2-position forward-backward adjustment while optional spacers allow 3-positions of height adjustment.
Larger Radiator for Extra Cooling
The KX85's radiator has been built to work hand in hand with the power output. Keeping it all cool when the racing is getting hot.
36mm Inverted Fork
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.
Petal Disc Brakes
Disc brakes front and rear ensure strong stopping power with excellent control. Petal discs, just like the larger KX models.
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.
The minimalist bodywork, flat slim fuel tank design and the flat seat were designed to make it easier for racers to go fast. Combined with an ultra low fuel cap, enables easier body transitioning from the front to the rear of the motorcycle.
Style and Flair
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.
KX85 - Available in 2 Sizes
A fit for everyone. Riders can choose from two available sizes: the KX85-II feature 19" front and 16" rear wheels; the KX85 is equipped with a 17" front and 14" rear.
The KX's smooth-shifting six-speed transmission offers a positive shifting action along with rugged durability thanks to hard chromed shift forks and new bushings added to the second, third and fourth gears on the output shaft.
Thick base at the clutch housing fingers for increased durability.The right hand engine cover provides a separate clutch cover for quick servicing without removing the water pump.
Kawasaki Integrated Power Valve System
The KIPS system varies exhaust port height for increased horsepower and torque. A breather in KIPS cover relieves exhaust pressure for more precise KIPS valve action and improved high rpm performance. KIPS lever stopper spring absorbs governor "over stroke" for added durability. The KIPS governor has a long stroke to open the cylinder valves more fully. A governor spring and 8 mm bearing boss aid durability.
Authentic Kawasaki Accessories
See www.kawasaki.com.au for all of the latest Authentic Kawasaki Accessories available for this model.
*Alumite: an anondic oxidation finishing treatment for aluminium resulting in a coloured, corrosion / scratch-resistant film coating.
Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke Single
Bore and Stroke
48.5 x 45.8 mm
Low speed 10.9:1, High speed 9.0:1)
Piston reed valve
Carburettor: Keihin PWK 28
Wet multi-disc, manual
Perimeter, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel - front
Wheel travel - rear
Suspension - front
ø36 mm inverted telescopic with fork 20-way compression damping
Suspension - rear
Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with adjustable spring preload, 24-way compression and 21-way rebound
Brakes - front
Single 220 mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper
Brakes - rear
Single 184 mm petal disc with single piston caliper
L x W x H
1,920 x 765 x 1,150 mm
77.0 kg (includes full fuel tank, all fluids at optimum levels)