2012 Kawasaki KLX110

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2012 Kawasaki KLX110
2012 Kawasaki KLX110

2012 Kawasaki KLX110
2012 Kawasaki KLX110

2012 Kawasaki KLX110
2012 Kawasaki KLX110

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2012 Kawasaki KLX110 Review

Parents may buy the KLX™110 for their children, but once they find out how fun it is, they may be competing for seat time with their little ones. And it’s easy to see why: The little KLX is simply a blast to ride, packing the sort of confidence-inspiring and easy-to-access performance that makes kids, beginners and more experienced riders grin within their helmets all day long.

A Minibike for Kids and Adults Alike

Though the KLX™110 is bought for “the kids”, adults always seem to discover just how much fun it is. Next thing you know… they’re sneaking seat time from their little ones. The KLX has many grin-inducing properties, including its confidence-inspiring performance and accessibility to young people and grownups alike. It’s easy to see why adults can’t stop riding them!

This versatile motorcycle makes it easy to get going with its push-button electric starting. Just in case, there’s a traditional kick-start lever for backup, but once riders get used to the magic button, they’re likely to forget all about it. The torquey 111cc four-stroke is easy to use. To make the KLX110 even more beginner-friendly, it’s equipped with Kawasaki’s automatic centrifugal clutch system, allowing easy no-clutch shifting. The semi-automatic gearbox boasts four speeds to access the KLX’s full spread of torque.

Optimum wheel and chassis control is a key factor with any beginner/kids bike, and the KLX obliges with quality suspension front and rear. A single shock with 4.3 inches of travel and plenty of bottoming resistance handles things out back, while a beefy, 30mm telescopic fork offering 4.3 inches of wheel travel tames the bumps up front. Tapered roller bearings at the bottom of the steering stem add durability.

With all these features it makes sense that the 2012 KLX110 mimics its KX™ cousins styling-wise. And that’s why the design team outfitted the bike in radical, KX-inspired bodywork: gas tank, seat, side panels, shrouds and fenders look as if they’re straight off the race winning KX450F. A comfortable, MX-style seat is part of the deal, along with a handlebar bend that gives a high degree of comfort and control to a wide variety of riders.

Comfort. Control. Surprising yet manageable power. Great looks. Legendary Kawasaki reliability. Push-button starting. And all this in a small, kid- and novice-friendly package. It’s no wonder adults and veterans love riding little KLX when the kids are tuckered out.


2012 Kawasaki KLX110 Features and Benefits

At A Glance…

– Push-button electric starting

– Four-speed transmission

– Super-dependable, torquey 111cc engine

– Automatic (centrifugal) clutch

– Low 26.8” seat height

– Air-Cooled, Four-Stroke 111cc Engine ercent more power and torque than pre-2010 models

– Push-button electric starting makes it easier than ever to get rolling, while a reshaped kickstarter is there for back-up ? Starter button and kill switch are located on the left handlebar for easy access

– KACR (Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release) provides easy starting

– KLX’s lay-down engine design is perfect for engine cooling and a low center of gravity

– An ignition timing inspection hole allows easy maintenance

– Large choke knob on the 18mm carburetor is easy to grab with gloves on.

– Four-speed Transmission

– Four speeds exploit engine power: While the overall top-gear ratio is nearly the same, that extra gear is combined with a shorter final drive ratio to effectively tighten the gaps between each gear, while also widening the available range of operating speeds
– A rugged and reliable centrifugal clutch teaches entry-level riders to shift without the distraction of having to operate a clutch lever
– A shift drum cam groove and positioning spring, along with a smoother cam surface, result in superb shift feel and positive gear engagement

Security Features and Parental Controls

– For added security, the KLX110 will only start in neutral
– The engine off switch is within easy reach on the left handlebar
– A screw-type throttle limiter allows adult supervisors to control kids’ speed while they learn

Capable Chassis

– 30mm telescopic fork with 4.3 inches of travel offers excellent wheel and chassis control
– Tapered roller bearings at the lower steering stem add durability
– Handlebar design fits a wide variety of riders, as does the MX-style seat
– A single rear shock controls the rear wheel through a swingarm with a lower pivot. Optimal spring and damping rates control the rear wheel through 4.3 inches of travel with excellent resistance to bottoming
– 14-inch front and 12-inch rear knobby tires on strong, steel rims provide great off-road traction and durability, and keep seat height low
– Drum-style rear brake offers controllable braking and plenty of feel

Big KX™ Style, Built to Last

– The high-tensile KLX steel backbone frame is strong, lightweight and built to take years of abuse
– Four strategically placed heat shields provide protection from the exhaust pipe
– A low, 26.8-inch seat height accommodates a broad range of riders
– Cool KX450F-style fuel tank, seat, shrouds, side panels and fenders look fast even sitting still
– KX-style half-waffle grips provide excellent control and comfort
– A convenient side stand makes life easier

Additional Features

– A U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrester comes as standard equipment
– The KLX110 meets California “Green Sticker” requirements, for year-round riding fun


2012 Kawasaki KLX110 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price:
$2,199.00 USD

Engine Four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single

Displacement 111cc

Bore x Stroke 53.0 x 50.6mm

Compression ratio 9.5:1

Cooling System Air

Carburetion Keihin PB18

Ignition CDI

Transmission Four-speed with automatic clutch

Final drive Chain

Frame Type Backbone frame, high-tensile steel

Rake/Trail 24.8 degrees / 2.0 in.

Front suspension / wheel travel 30mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.3 in.

Rear suspension / wheel travel Swingarm with single hydraulic shock / 4.3 in.

Front Tire Size 2.50×14

Rear Tire Size 3.00×12

Front brakes / rear brakes Mechanical Drum / Mechanical drum

Overall length 61.4 in.

Overall width 25.6 in.

Overall height 37.6

Ground clearance 8.5 in.

Seat height 26.8 in.

Curb weight 168 lbs.

Wheelbase 42.3 in.

Fuel capacity 1.0 gal.

Color Choices Lime Green

Warranty 6 months

Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24 or 36 months


2012 Kawasaki KLX110 – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price:
See Canadian Kawasaki Dealer for pricing.

Type 4-stroke, Single
Displacement 112cc
Bore and Stroke 53.0 x 50.6 mm
Cooling Air
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Valve System SOHC, 2 valves
Fuel System Keihin PB18 carburetor
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Starting Electric & Primary Kick
Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet sump)

Transmission 4-speed, constant mesh, return shift
Final Drive Chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.409 (75/22)
Gear Ratio: 1st 3.000 (36/12)
Gear Ratio: 2nd 1.938 (31/16)
Gear Ratio: 3rd 1.350 (27/20)
Gear Ratio: 4th 1.087 (25/23)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.923 (38/13)
Clutch Centrifugal, wet multi-disc

Type Hgh-tensile steel backbone
Wheel Travel: Front 110 mm (4.3 in.)
Tire: Front 2.50-14 4PR
Wheel Travel: Rear 110 mm (4.3 in.)
Tire: Rear 3.00-12 4PR
Caster (Rake) 24.8°
Trail 50 mm (2.0 in.)
Steering Angle (Left/Right) 45° / 45°

Suspension, Front 30 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, Rear Single shock

Front: Type Drum (90 mm)
Rear: Type Drum (110 mm)

Overall Length 1,560 mm (61.4 in.)
Overall Width 650 mm (25.6 in.)
Overall Height 955 mm (37.6 in.)
Wheelbase 1,075 mm (42.3 in.)
Ground Clearance 215 mm (8.5 in.)
Seat Height 680 mm (26.8 in.)
Curb Mass (without saddlebags)† 76 kg (167.6 lbs.)
Fuel Capacity 3.8 litres (0.8 gal.)
† Without saddlebags and minimum height

Maximum Power‡ 5.4 kW {7.3 PS} @ 7,500 rpm
Maximum Torque‡ 8.0 N·m {0.82 kgƒ·m} @ 4,000 rpm
‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

Colour Lime Green
Warranty 6 months warranty

Good Times Protection Plan 24 or 36 months (Kawasaki GTPP coverage begins after the standard limited warranty expires)

* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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.

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