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2014 Kawasaki KX65
2014 Kawasaki KX65

2014 Kawasaki KX65
2014 Kawasaki KX65

2014 Kawasaki KX65
2014 Kawasaki KX65

2014 Kawasaki KX65
2014 Kawasaki KX65

2014 Kawasaki KX65 Review

2014 Kawasaki KX65

Kawasaki’s smallest motocross racer is loaded with big KX features to keep young riders at the front of the pack. Boasting aluminum rims, adjustable suspension, digital CDI, and fast revving flywheel, the KX65 is a serious competitor…

An Important Step on the Road to Glory

For more than 30 years, Kawasaki’s smallest KX™ motocrosser has played a key role in the sport of motocross, providing a race-winning platform on which countless national and world champions have begun the journey to superstardom. Today, Kawasaki’s KX65 maintains the same successful attributes, including a powerful and reliable two-stroke engine, lightweight chassis, disc brakes and long travel suspension. Its reputation as the quintessential learning tool for young racers taking their first steps into the world of competitive riding is well deserved.

The KX65’s liquid-cooled, 64cc engine produces an amazing level of power for its small displacement, and its smooth-shifting six-speed transmission and manual clutch help transfer that power to the ground efficiently. Its semi-double-cradle steel frame is equipped with Kawasaki’s legendary Uni-Trak® linkage system, which alters leverage on the rear shock as the suspension is compressed, so that small bumps receive light damping and larger bumps receive progressively firmer damping for a smoother ride and better control. Both the shock and fork boast four-way adjustable rebound damping for optimal handling. Lightweight aluminum rims reduce unsprung weight to help improve suspension action, and offer the same aggressive look as the rims on the larger KX models. Both wheels feature hydraulic disc brakes that not only provide great stopping power but require little maintenance and simplify wheel removal.

Younger riders who race their KX65 at designated events are eligible to receive support from Team Green™, Kawasaki’s amateur racing support program. For more than three decades, Team Green has provided regional support vehicles and highly trained technicians at more than 100 events per year throughout the United States, offering technical information and assistance to those who race Kawasaki products. Kawasaki also offers a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events.

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2014 Kawasaki KX65 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

At A Glance…

? 64cc two-stroke engine with digital ignition offers ideal timing for better throttle response throughout the rev range

? An electrofusion-coated cylinder with advanced exhaust and transfer ports for increased power and performance at higher rpm

? Six-speed transmission offers positive action and rugged durability; hard chrome-finished shift fork ends resist wear

? High-tensile steel frame offers exceptional torsional rigidity for excellent handling with a reinforced down tube for increased strength and durability

? Uni-Trak® rear suspension offers progressively increasing spring and damping strength as the suspension compresses for a more controlled ride

? Front and rear disc brakes are light, powerful and resist fading

? Industry-leading amateur racing support through Team Green™

64cc Two-stroke Engine

? Digital ignition offers ideal timing for optimal throttle response throughout the rev range

? Ignition rotor features rare-earth magnets, making it smaller, lighter and more durable. Its low inertial moment improves low-rpm response

? High capacity ignition coil delivers a higher secondary voltage for a hotter spark, and the punchier response improves acceleration

? Connecting rod big-end bearing features a cage for added durability

? Primary gear is secured using a lock-nut to help reduce mechanical noise

? The oil seal of the left crankcase has a stopper for increased engine reliability

? Metafoam gaskets are used for the generator cover, water pump cover and water pump elbow for improved sealing

? Silver clutch and ignition covers resist the signs of boot rub to help keep the KX looking fresh, longer

Electrofusion Cylinder

? Advanced exhaust and transfer ports increase power and performance at higher rpm

? Bridge between exhaust ports is machined for increased reliability and resistance to wear and seizure

? Lightweight cylinder liner transfers heat efficiently for cooler running

Liquid Cooling

? Large radiator provides more consistent engine temperatures, keeping power output strong throughout the moto

? Cooling system offers greater reliability and less engine wear

24mm Mikuni Carburetor

? Feeds a four-petal reed valve for excellent throttle response

? Allows the engine to produce more power and torque at all rpm

Six-speed Transmission

? Positive action and rugged durability

? Hard chrome-finished shift-fork ends resist wear

? Manual clutch mechanism mirrors larger KX models

? Clutch cover gasket made of metal-carbon composite material

High-tensile Steel Frame

? Exceptional torsional rigidity for excellent handling

? Reinforced downtube adds strength and durability

? Engine and chassis bolts feature rust-resistant coating

Front Fork

? Four-position rebound-damping adjustment accommodates different riding styles and terrain

Uni-Trak® Rear Suspension

? Rising-rate action allows a more controlled ride as the suspension compresses

Nitrogen-charged Shock

? Four-way adjustable rebound damping offers a variety of settings for various track conditions

? External reservoir helps maintain consistent damping

? Rebuildable aluminum body


? Forged aluminum rocker arm reduces weight and improves durability

Front and Rear Disc Brakes

? Light and powerful

? Ergonomic front brake lever shape offers better feel

? Resist fading

? Require less lever pressure

Lightweight Aluminum Rims

? Black aluminum rims provide the same aggressive look as the rims on larger KX models

? Reduce unsprung weight for improved suspension action

Detachable Aluminum Silencer

? Silencer is removable, and packing is replaceable

? Oval shape mimics the styling of larger-displacement KX models





2014 Kawasaki KX65 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits






2014 Kawasaki KX65 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3,699 USD


Two-stroke single



Bore x stroke:

44.5 x 41.6mm




Mikuni VM24SS


Four-petal reed valve

Compression ratio:



Digital CDI



Final drive:



Semi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel

Rake / trail:

27 degrees / 2.4 in.

Front suspension / wheel travel:

33mm leading axle conventional fork with four-way rebound damping / 8.3 in.

Rear suspension / wheel travel:

Uni-Trak® single shock system with four-way rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload / 9.4 in.

Front tire:


Rear tire:


Front brake / rear brake:

Hydraulic disc / Disc

Overall length:

62.6 in.

Overall width:

29.9 in.

Overall height:

37.6 in.

Ground clearance:

12.0 in.

Seat height:

29.9 in.

Curb weight:

132.2 lbs.

Fuel capacity:

1.0 gal.


44.1 in.


Lime Green






2014 Kawasaki KX65 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $4099 CDN


Displacement 64 cc
Type Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke Single
Bore and stroke 44.5 x 41.6 mm
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Carburetor Mikuni VM24SS
Induction 4-petal reed valve
Ignition Digital CDI
Lubrication Pre-mix (32:1)


Primary Drive Gear
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 3.500 (77/22)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.846 (37/13)
Gear ratio: 2nd 2.125 (34/16)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.722 (31/18)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.428 (30/21)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.217 (28/23)
Transmission 6-speed, return
Gear ratio: 6th 1.083 (26/24)
Final reduction ratio 3.615 (47/13)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


Suspension, front 33 mm telescopic fork, 4-click adjustable rebound damping
Suspension, rear Bottom-link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock fully adjustable spring preload, and 4-click rebound damping


Wheel travel: front 210 mm
Wheel travel: rear 240 mm
Tire: front 60/100-14
Tire: rear 80/100-12
Caster (rake) 27°
Trail 60 mm
Type Semi double cradle, High-tensile steel with detachable left-side rear section


Front: type 180 mm disc
Front: calipers Single-piston caliper
Rear: type 180 mm disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper


Overall width 760 mm
Overall length 1,590 mm
Overall height 955 mm
Wheelbase 1,120 mm
Ground clearance 305 mm
Seat height 760 mm
Curb mass** 60 kg (132.3 lbs)
Fuel capacity 3.8 litres

* 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 amount indicated as “Your price” may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer’s suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

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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