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2017 Kawasaki KLX140G Review
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KLX140G ; the ultimate companion on the trail…
The all-new KLX140G motorcycle is a lightweight full-size trail bike designed to let the pureness of dirt riding shine through. New for the 2017 model year, the KLX140G comes with full size off-road wheels and tires, a powerful and durable 144cc 4-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, electric starter and keyless ignition. Its ergonomics and lightweight chassis make it ideal for taller riders who want to experience the KLX140G. Built to provide newer and more experienced riders alike great off-road performance in a bike that fits well and is easy to ride, the KLX140G is all about pure fun in the dirt.
The KLX140G is lightweight, has a low seat height, broad and smooth high-revving 140cc engine with a manual clutch, 5-speed transmission. These factors make it a great off-road motorcycle for a wide range of riders. From the younger or less experienced riders advancing their riding skills, to their parents wanting a bike to join them on the trails, it’s a capable and unintimidating motorcycle designed to deliver unlimited fun.
The all-new KLX140G offers a comfortable fit and a reliable, confidence-inspiring ride with larger wheels that’s ideal for off-road adventures. Light overall weight and roomy ergonomics make learning easier, allowing riders to focus on fun, while the dependability and low-maintenance of the KLX140G make it the ultimate companion on the trail.
2017 Kawasaki KLX140G www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•144cc air-cooled, 4-stroke engine w/ manual clutch and 5-speed transmission
•Keyless ignition and electric starter
•Full size, 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels, off-road wheels and tires
•Low seat height at 33.8 inches
•Light weight, 218 pounds curb weight
•Front and rear petal-style disc brakes
The KLX140G motorcycle is ideal for a variety of riders. The new KLX140G was designed to encourage inexperienced riders to get out and have fun, without the worry of a motorcycle that is too heavy or skills intensive. The KLX140G is built to be an unintimidating step up through the Kawasaki KLX and KX™ motorcycle families. The new full size wheel and tire combination and enhanced maneuverability make it fun for experienced riders too.
LIGHTWEIGHT DIRT-FUELED FUN
The all-new KLX®140G is over 30 pounds lighter than all other competitors*, offering confidence-inspiring capability in an easy-to-ride package. This off-road motorcycle features full-size wheels, comfortable ergonomics and light, nimble handling that is appreciated by riders of all skill levels. This combination allows riders to focus on fun, while the dependability and low-maintenance of the KLX140G make it the ultimate companion on the trail.
Learning riders come in all sizes, and the lightweight KLX®140G offers full-size features for a roomy and comfortable fit to suit a wide variety of off-roaders, while still enabling a reassuring reach to the ground.
Taller seat height ideal for intermediate or adult riders
Open ergonomics offer a roomy riding position
Full-size wheels featuring lightweight aluminum rims offer comfort and performance on the trail
DURABLE, LOW-MAINTENANCE PERFORMANCE
The proven 144cc air-cooled four-stroke engine provides strong torque ideal for learning riders. Its low-maintenance requirement and rock solid durability makes it as easy to own as it is to ride.
Strong and durable engine
Electric start is easy and dependable
Five-speed gearbox with manual clutch
2017 Kawasaki KLX140G www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
ENGINE, TRANSMISSION & CLUTCH
•Electric start – Keyless CDI ignition with ON/OFF kill switch
•4-stroke air-cooled single-cylinder engine
•58.0 x 54.4mm bore and stroke
•Muffler comes equipped with spark arrester
•5-speed transmission and manual clutch
The KLX140G offers a reliable compact power plant that is simple to operate and maintain. With a 144cc engine it delivers plenty of power through the rev range. A progressive manual clutch offers new riders the chance to experience full control of gear shifting. The clutch features a spring damper resulting in a progressive, 2-stage engagement that facilitates half-clutch use when riding at extremely low rpm or idling speeds, making it great for technical riding. Additional benefits are a direct, but light feel and high durability.
The KLX140G comes standard with a spark arrester, which is a must for trail riding. Having this as a standard feature is another way Kawasaki has made the KLX140G a trail-ready motorcycle. No worries, just riding.
Another major factor that makes the KLX140G ideal for almost any level rider is the addition of an electric starter, utilizing a keyless ignition. It still retains a kick-starter for those riders who are learning or for when a backup is needed.
SUSPENSION & WHEELS
•33mm telescopic front forks
•Adjustable Uni-Trak® rear suspension
•Box-style, high tensile steel frame
Combined with the highly rigid frame is the capable suspension that helps ensure steady handling and feedback, contributing to the KLX140G’s high level of off-road fun. First is the box-style, high-tensile steel perimeter frame, which provides a rigid, lightweight and narrow chassis for easy handling or spirited riding.
Up front you’ll find 33mm telescopic front forks with 7.5 inches of wheel travel with a Uni-Trak rear suspension that has 7.9 inches of wheel travel. This adds up to capable and fun riding over a variety of terrain.
The rear shock features a piggyback reservoir, aluminum shock body and reservoir, fully adjustable preload, 4-way compression damping, and 22-way rebound damping.
STYLING & ERGONOMICS
•Styling inspired by the KX motorcycle
•Comfortable seat, handlebar and footpeg placement
•Integrated fit and finish
The racy styling of the new KLX140G was inspired by the design of Kawasaki’s KX motocross racers. The sharp, aggressive design is backed up by great trail-riding potential thanks to the box-section perimeter frame, adjustable suspension, front and rear disc brakes and full size wheels.
Two-piece “radiator shrouds” with ventilation holes contribute to a sporty, lightweight image. An additional cover over the tank ensures a flush transition from tank to shroud, contributing to the high level fit and finish.
A combination of form and function, the narrow frame and open ride position makes the bike maneuverable and fun to ride no matter the rider’s stature. Large footpegs provide ideal grip making it easy for riders to keep their feet on the pegs. The footpegs are positioned close to the bike’s centerline to create a slim riding position. The flat design of the tank and seat gives the rider greater freedom of movement when changing riding position.
The handlebar is rubber-mounted to reduce vibration transferred to the rider’s hands for enhanced comfort. Handlebar grips feature a raised pattern on half of the surface making them comfortable and easy to grip. Like the KX racers, the KLX140G motorcycle features a stylish two-tone seat cover that uses a slip-resistant top surface for good grip when seated and smooth sides for excellent rider mobility.
2017 Kawasaki KLX140G – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3699 USD
4-stroke, 1-cylinder, SOHC, air-cooled
Bore x Stroke
58.0 x 54.4mm
5-speed, return shift
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
33mm telescopic fork/7.5 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Uni-Trak® linkage system and single shock with piggyback reservoir, fully adjustable preload and 22-way rebound damping/7.9 in
Tube, semi-double cradle
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, or 36 months
2017 Kawasaki KLX140G – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $4299 CDN
Type 4-stroke, Single
Bore and stroke 58.0 x 54.4 mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Valve system SOHC, 2 valves, screw type adjusters
Fuel system Keihin PB20 carburetor
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet sump)
Front: type Single 220 mm petal disc
Front: calipers Dual-piston caliper
Rear: type Single 190 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper
Overall length 2,005 mm
Overall width 790 mm (31.1 in.)
Overall height 1,135 mm
Wheelbase 1,330 mm
Ground clearance 315 mm
Seat height 860 mm
Curb mass** 99 kg
Fuel capacity 5.8 litres (1.3 gal.)
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 2.880 (72/25)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.667 (40/15)
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.895 (36/19)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.474 (28/19)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.182 (26/22)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.000 (24/24)
Final reduction ratio 4.385 (57/13)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual, cable operation
Type Box section perimeter, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 190 mm
Tire: front 2.75-21 45M
Wheel travel: rear 200 mm
Tire: rear 4.10-18 59M
Caster (rake) 27°
Trail 116 mm
Suspension, front 33 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Uni-Trak linkage system and single shock with piggyback reservoir, fully adjustable preload and rebound damping
Warranty 6 months warranty
2017 Kawasaki KLX140G – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
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