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– 2009 Kawasaki KFX 50
2009 Kawasaki KFX 50
A popular youth ATV that lets parents decide
The Kawasaki KFX®50 is a great starting point for beginning ATV riders age six years and older. With its wide 27.6-inch stance, full floorboards and environmentally friendly air-cooled, four-stroke engine, the KFX50 delivers solid performance and stable handling to provide a good foundation for young learners.
An adjustable throttle stop, CVT transmission speed limiter and lanyard safety switch allow the rider’s confidence and skill levels to increase while parental control is maintained. Once riders are confident enough to operate the KFX50 on their own, parents can still maintain control over its operation, thanks to the keyed ignition which helps to prevent unauthorized use.
The KFX50 has styling like that of the larger KFX models and boasts features such as electric starting, single-shock swingarm rear suspension, A-arm front suspension, dual front drum and single rear disc brakes. The compact entry-level ATV also incorporates full floorboards, which provide extra comfort and safety for the rider.
The KFX50 is a best in class ATV perfect for beginning riders age six years and older. The KFX50 combines an environmentally friendly four-stroke air-cooled engine with solid handling, especially important for young riders. A wide 35-inch stance makes the KFX50 stable in turns, while full floorboards provide extra comfort for the rider.
As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages ATV riders to ride responsibly and to respect the environment. Kawasaki will pay first-time buyers of a new Kawasaki ATV $100 for completing an ATV rider safety course conducted by the ATV Safety Institute (ASI). Interested consumers can call ASI toll-free at 800-887-2887.
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Features and Benefits:
49cc air-cooled, OHC, four-stroke single
– Reliable 49cc air-cooled, overhead-cam four-stroke engine produces user-friendly power
– Electric push-button starting with kick-start backup
– Electrically-operated fuel enrichener automatically opens fuel passage during cranking for easy starting
– Equipped with an USFS-approved spark arrestor
– Continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)
– Centrifugal clutch on the transmission allows engine braking under certain conditions for added slowing power
– Chain drive
– Aggressive sport ATV design similar to larger KFX models
– Wide stance for stable handling
– Steel chassis for durability
– Full floorboards
– A-arm front suspension
– Swingarm rear suspension
– 3.4 in. ground clearance at the rear axle
– Two front drum brakes and a rear disc brake slow things down in a hurry
– All three brakes are activated by the handlebar-mounted brake levers to simplify operation
Easy Parental Controls
– Keyed ignition switch prevents starting without a key
– Screw-type throttle limiter and collar in the CVT allow parents to set speed and power limits to suit their youngster’s skill and experience
– Ignition-cutoff tether allows an adult to immediately stop engine operation by pulling the tether line
2009 Kawasaki KFX 50 – USA Specifications
American MSRP: $1,999
Engine: Air-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder
Bore x stroke: 39.0 x 41.4mm
Compression ratio: 10.8:1
Fuel system: Single 16mm Keihin PTE 16 carburetor
Ignition: Solid state CDI
Transmission: Continuously Variable Automatic
Final drive: Chain
Frame: Double cradle, steel
Suspension front / wheel travel: Single A-arm with twin shock absorbers / 2.8 in.
Suspension rear / wheel travel: Swingarm with single shock absorber / 2.9 in.
Front tire: AT16x8-7 tubeless
Rear tire: AT16x8-7 tubeless
Front brakes / rear brake: Dual mechanical drums / Hydraulic disc
Overall length: 55.1 in.
Overall width: 34.7 in.
Wheelbase: 38.0 in.
Ground clearance: At rear axle – 3.4 in.
Track Front/Rear: 27.2 / 27.6 in.
Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal.
Curb weight: 245 lbs.
Color choices: Lime Green
2009 Kawasaki KFX 50 – Canada Specifications
Canadian MSRP $2,449
Type 4-stroke Single
Displacement 49.5 cc
Bore and Stroke 39 x 41.4 mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Valve System SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Carburetor Keihin PTE 16
Starting Electric with kick back-up
Cooling Fan air
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission Automatic, CVT with centrifugal clutch
Primary Drive Belt converter
Final Drive Chain, 2WD
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.03 ~ 0.91 (belt converter)
Gear Ratio 13.6 (53/15 x 54/14)
Final Ratio 2.0 (32/16)
Type Double cradle, tubular steel
Suspension: Front Single A-arm with twin shocks
Suspension: Rear Uni-Trak Swingarm, single shock
Wheel Travel: Front / Rear 71 mm / 74 mm
Tires: Front / Rear AT 16 x 8-7 / AT 16 x 8-7
Tread (Front/Rear) 690 mm / 700 mm
Front Brakes Dual mechanical drums
Rear Brake Hydraulic drilled discs with single piston caliper
Parking Brake Mechanical drum
Overall Length 1400 mm
Overall Width 880 mm
Overall Height 910 mm
Wheelbase 965 mm
Seat Height 635 mm
Dry Weight 105 kg
Fuel Capacity 5.5 litres
Colours Lime Green
Warranty 6 months
Good Times Protection Plan 24 or 36 months (Kawasaki GTPP begins after the standard limited warranty expires)
The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market. Note: Specifications and pricing are subject to change.