2018 Kawasaki KLX140L Review

2018 Kawasaki KLX140L
2018 Kawasaki KLX140L

2018 Kawasaki KLX140L

2018 Kawasaki KLX140L

2018 Kawasaki KLX140L

MORE ROOM FOR EVERYTHING​.

THE KLX®140L OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLE IS THE BIGGER BROTHER TO THE KLX140 AND PROVIDES A ROOMIER RIDING POSITION FOR TALLER RIDERS. IT FEATURES LARGER WHEELS AND INCREASED GROUND CLEARANCE FOR TACKLING MORE DEMANDING TRAIL RIDING.
Off-road riders and mini-moto enthusiasts don’t have to settle for simple one-size machines with limited performance and cramped ergonomics. Kawasaki’s KLX140 has opened the door for a wider variety of riders in the small displacement off-road arena.
  • Push button electric start
  • High-revving 144cc air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke engine
  • 5-speed transmission with manual clutch
  • Taller (19F, 16R) wheels than the KLX140 (17F, 14R) contribute to a taller 31.5 inch seat height and higher 10.0 inch ground clearance
  • 7.1 inches of front and rear suspension travel to soak up bumps
  • Front and rear disc brakes provide strong progressive stopping power

 

2018 Kawasaki KLX140L Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

 

 The Kawasaki KLX® family of off-road motorcycles are widely popular for their low maintenance, easy-to-ride character, and incredible capabilities while on trails. The five models consist of two engine configurations and are built to suit a variety of riders.

The same team that developed the championship winning Kawasaki KX™ family has engineered the KLX models, injecting the model range with a performance racing heritage and unmatched durability, ensuring all-day enjoyment with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

2018 Kawasaki KLX140L Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

KAWASAKI KLX®140, KLX®140L & KLX®140G

The KLX®140 motorcycle is available in three model variations, and is designed to provide a natural terrain experience with memories to last a lifetime. The powerful 144cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine features an electric starter and keyless ignition. Its broad and smooth high-revving 144cc engine utilizes a manual clutch and 5-speed transmission to offer an efficient and user-friendly feel. 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.

The chassis consists of a rigid box section steel perimeter frame that is shared on each of the models for excellent handling characteristics, as well as a lightweight aluminum swingarm. Up front you’ll find 33mm telescopic front forks, which offer 7.1” of travel on the KLX140 and KLX®140L models, and 7.5” on the KLX®140G. On the KLX140, the single rear shock has fully adjustable preload and is held up by a Uni-Trak® rear linkage, while the KLX140L and KLX140G also feature 22-way rebound and 14-way compression damping adjustment. Additional travel can be found on the rear of the KLX140G (7.9” compared to 7.1” on the KLX140 and KLX140L).

Showing the KX™ heritage, a large 220mm petal-shaped front rotor with a twin-piston caliper and a 186mm petal-shape rear rotor provide plenty of stopping power. The KX influence continues with the wheels, which have strong die-cast hubs and lightweight aluminum rims. The KLX140 uses a 17” front and 14” rear wheel, while the mid-sized KLX140L motorcycle is equipped with a 19” front and 16” rear wheels to accommodate taller riders, providing extra ground clearance on the KLX140L. The KLX140G comes equipped with full-size off-road wheels and tires, using a 21” front and 18” rear.

With three different models to choose from, riders can easily select the bike that best suits their stature, starting with the KLX140’s 30.7” seat height and slightly larger KLX140L (31.5”). The  KLX140G motorcycle is the perfect fit for taller riders who want to experience the KLX lineup, thanks to its 33.9” seat height and spacious ergonomics.

 

 

 

2018 Kawasaki KLX140L – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3399 USD

POWER

Engine

4-stroke, 1-cylinder, SOHC, air-cooled

 

Displacement

144cc

 

Bore x Stroke

58.0 x 54.4mm

 

Compression ratio

9.5:1

 

Fuel System

Keihin PB20

 

Ignition

Digital DC-CDI

 

Transmission

5-speed with wet multi-disc manual clutch

 

Final Drive

Chain

 

PERFORMANCE

Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

33mm telescopic fork/7.1 in

 

Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

Uni-Trak® linkage system and single shock with piggyback reservoir, fully adjustable preload and 22-way rebound damping/7.1 in

 

Front Tire

70/100-19

 

Rear Tire

90/100-16

 

Front Brakes

Single 220mm petal disc with a dual-piston caliper

 

Rear Brakes

Single 186mm petal disc with single-piston caliper

 

DETAILS

Frame Type

High-tensile steel, box-section perimeter

 

Rake/Trail

27°/3.8 in

 

Overall Length

74.6 in

 

Overall Width

31.1 in

 

Overall Height

42.3 in

 

Ground Clearance

10.0 in

 

Seat Height

31.5 in

 

Curb Weight

209.4 lb**

 

Fuel Capacity

1.5 gal

 

Wheelbase

50.6 in

 

Color Choices

Lime Green

 

Warranty

6 Months

 

Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)

12, 24, or 36 months

 

 

 

 

2018 Kawasaki KLX140L – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $4099 CDN

ENGINE

Displacement 144cc
Type 4-stroke, Single
Bore and stroke 58.0 x 54.4 mm
Cooling Air
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)
Starting Electric

BRAKES

Front: type Single 220 mm petal disc
Front: calipers Dual-piston caliper
Rear: type Single 186 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper

DIMENSIONS

Overall length 1,895 mm (74.6 in.)
Overall width 790 mm (31.1 in.)
Overall height 1,075 mm (42.3 in.)
Wheelbase 1,285 mm (50.6 in.)
Ground clearance 255 mm (10.0 in.)
Seat height 800 mm (31.5 in.)
Curb mass** 95 kg (209.4 lbs.)
Fuel capacity 5.8 litres (1.3 gal.)

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission 5-speed
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 3.923 (51/13)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual, cable operation

FRAME

Type Tubular double cradle, box section perimeter, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 180 mm (7.1 in.)
Tire: front 70/100-19
Wheel travel: rear 180 mm (7.1 in.)
Tire: rear 90/100-16
Caster (rake) 27°
Trail 96 mm (3.8 in.)

SUSPENSION

Suspension, front 33 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Uni-Trak linkage system and single shock with piggyback reservoir, fully adjustable preload and 22-way rebound damping

DETAILS

Warranty 6 months warranty

 

 

 

 

2018 Kawasaki KLX140L – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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