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2016 Kawasaki KX65 Review
2016 Kawasaki KX65 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
HEROES START HERE…
The path to the podium starts early. Get them hooked on Motocross aboard the KX65. It’s the ultimate learning tool to mold young racers during their first motos in the world of competitive riding.
Any aspiring motocross champion will want to consider the KX65 as their first choice for an entry-level motocross racer. This is where it gets real, with a six-speed transmission, plenty of get-up and go, solid stopping power and great handling.
The liquid-cooled, two-stroke 65cc engine means the KX65 has power to get the rider out of the corners and down the straights to the checkered flag. It can soak up the bumps with its 33mm fork with four-way rebound damping adjustment, while the rear features Kawasaki’s Uni-Trak single-shock system with adjustable rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload.
Color: Lime Green
Absolutely nobody can exceed the championship legacy of Kawasaki and the KX™ motorcycle. At any level. KX has more combined professional 250 and 450 class SX titles than anyone. At the amateur level, legends like Villopoto, Carmichael, Stewart, Emig, and McGrath all launched their incomprehensible professional careers with support from Team Green™, our amateur Motocross program. The common thread? The KX is The Bike That Builds Champions.
2016 Kawasaki KX65 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
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.
The Kawasaki KX™ family of motocross bikes is the breeding ground for champions. The proof began in 1974, when the first KX450, KX250 and KX125 were unveiled in the US. Since then, Kawasaki has been a dominant force in the history of supercross and motocross racing. We build the bikes that make champions.
Look no further than four-time supercross champion, Ryan Villopoto who is one of the most successful riders of all time, and is continuing his winning ways on the world stage in the FIM Motocross World Championship. Riding the KX450F, Villopoto is proof that the best way to start a championship run is on a Kawasaki.
Amateur racers who purchase a Kawasaki KX motocross bike gain access to Team Green™ – Kawasaki’s industry-leading support program that has been around since 1981 and has helped many motocross/supercross stars move through the program.
Team Green’s Trackside Support program covers more than 50 local, regional, and national amateur motocross and off-road events across the country, where Kawasaki technicians and race transporters provide emergency parts, technical assistance and racing tips to all Kawasaki riders.
2016 Kawasaki KX65 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The high-performance, liquid-cooled, two-stroke 64cc engine produces instant throttle response and usable power throughout the rev range. This, along with a six-speed transmission, creates comfortable yet potent power to satisfy any young aspiring champion.
Front and rear disc brakes provide strong and efficient braking performance.
The 33mm conventional forks feature 4-way adjustable rebound damping and more than eight inches of travel. The UNI-TRAK® rear suspension features adjustable preload and rebound damping with 9.4 inches of travel. Together, they can be tuned to accommodate a variety of growing riders and track conditions.
2016 Kawasaki KX65 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3699 USD
2-stroke, 1-cylinder, piston reed valve, water-cooled
Bore x Stroke
45.5 x 41.6mm
CDI w/digital advance
6-speed, return shift
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
33mm leading axle conventional fork with 4-way rebound damping / 8.3 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Uni-Trak® single shock system with 4-way rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload / 9.4 in
Front Tire Size
Rear Tire Size
Tubular, semi-double cradle
27° / 2.4 in
2016 Kawasaki KX65 – www.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
Ignition Digital CDI
Lubrication Pre-mix (32:1)
Induction 4-petal reed valve
Carburetor Mikuni VM24SS
Front: type 180 mm disc
Front: calipers Single-piston caliper
Rear: type 180 mm disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper
Overall length 1,590 mm
Overall width 760 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
Transmission 6-speed, return
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)
Gear ratio: 6th 1.083 (26/24)
Final reduction ratio 3.615 (47/13)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Primary Drive Gear
Type Semi double cradle, High-tensile steel with detachable left-side rear section
Wheel travel: front 210 mm
Tire: front 60/100-14
Wheel travel: rear 240 mm
Tire: rear 80/100-12
Caster (rake) 27°
Trail 60 mm
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
2016 Kawasaki KX65 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
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