2018 Kawasaki KX100 Review

2018 Kawasaki KX100
2018 Kawasaki KX100

2018 Kawasaki KX100

2018 Kawasaki KX100

2018 Kawasaki KX100

2018 Kawasaki KX100

BRIDGE THE GAP.

Despite its smaller stature, the powerful 99cc two-stroke engine in the KX™100 motorcycle resembles the jaw dropping “big bike” look of its larger KX counterparts, while maintaining its ability to  outperform the competition. Designed using the same championship winning technology as Kawasaki’s full-size motocross models, an adjustable handlebar mounting system allows for riders to place themselves in the best ride position. Backed by winning performance from Kawasaki Team Green, the KX100 has been a natural step for the riders who are looking to make the transition from the 85cc class to a full-size motocross bike.

The powerplant boasts a proven two-stroke engine that features a Nikasil-coated cylinder and two-piece KIPS® powervalve system, producing a powerful and  durable engine that delivers broad and responsive power. A large capacity radiator helps maintain operating temperatures, even during competition.

Just like its siblings in the KX lineup, the chassis of the KX100 motorcycle is prepared for a variety of terrain, with 36mm inverted front forks with 20-way adjustable compression damping and 10.8 inches of travel up front. On the rear, the Kawasaki Uni-Trak® linkage provides precise handling and is joined by a high performance rear shock that features a 24-way compression and 21-way rebound damping adjustment, coupled with adjustable spring preload and the same 10.8 inches of travel.

We designed the KX100 from the ground up for teenage chargers who are between the mini 85s and full-size 250s. Its 19-inch front and 16-inch rear wheels are sized just right for adolescent racers and its generous 275mm of front and rear wheel travel is widely tuneable to let your inner-race shine.

 

 

2018 Kawasaki KX100 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The Kawasaki KX™ motocross lineup is ingrained with a long list of successes that has stemmed from building champions since the start. The entire lineup returns for 2018 with models to build future champions.

The Kawasaki Team Green™ racing team has been the dominant force in amateur racing for more than 35 years, providing contingency and trackside support to racers. As a result, Kawasaki has relied on the aspiring young stars to provide input and to help develop winning products across its lineup.

Team Green was founded in 1981 and has played an instrumental role in Kawasaki’s industry-leading support program, helping many of the motocross and supercross stars of today reach the pinnacle of the sport. Amateur racers purchasing a Kawasaki KX motocross bike can gain access to the same support received by champions such as Jeremy McGrath and Ryan Villopoto.

Utilizing the Team Green racing program, a trackside support system consisting of more than 50 local, regional, and amateur motocross and off-road events across the country has been put in place. There, Kawasaki technicians and race transporters can be found with critical parts and technical assistance to all riders.

 

 

2018 Kawasaki KX100 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

MOLD YOUR ASPIRING RACER THE RIGHT WAY BY BRIDGING
THE GAP TO FULL-SIZE BIKES WITH THE KX100 MOTORCYCLE. WITH MORE POWER AND LARGER WHEELS THAN THE KX85, THIS TWO-STROKE SUPER-MINI GIVES RIDERS THE PERFECT BLEND OF DURABILITY AND PROPORTIONATE POWER INCREASE WITH A LARGER CHASSIS BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO THE BIG BIKES.
  • High-performance liquid-cooled, 99cc 2-stroke engine
  • 6-position adjustable handlebar mount helps tailor ergonomics for a wide range of riders
  • Sophisticated suspension components are adjustable
  • Larger (19F, 16R) wheels than the KX85 (17F, 14R) contribute to a taller 34.3 inch seat height and higher 13.0 inch ground clearance
  • Front and rear disc brakes

 

 

2018 Kawasaki KX100 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4599 USD

POWER

Engine

2-stroke, 1-cylinder, piston reed valve, water-cooled

 

Displacement

99cc

 

Bore x Stroke

52.5 x 45.8mm

 

Compression ratio

10.2:1 (low speed) – 8.7:1 (high speed)

 

Fuel System

Keihin PWK28

 

Ignition

CDI w/digital advance

 

Transmission

6-speed, return shift

 

Final Drive

Chain

 

PERFORMANCE

Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

36mm inverted telescopic cartridge fork with 20-way compression damping/10.8 in

 

Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

Uni-Trak® single shock system with 24-way compression and 21-way rebound damping plus adjustable spring preload/10.8 in

 

Front Tire

70/100-19

 

Rear Tire

90/100-16

 

Front Brakes

Disc

 

Rear Brakes

Disc

 

DETAILS

Frame Type

High-tensile steel perimeter design with subframe member

 

Rake/Trail

29°/4.3 in

 

Overall Length

75.6 in

 

Overall Width

30.1 in

 

Overall Height

45.3 in

 

Ground Clearance

13.0 in

 

Seat Height

34.3 in

 

Curb Weight

169.7 lb**

 

Fuel Capacity

1.32 gal

 

Wheelbase

51.6 in

 

Color Choices

Lime Green

 

Warranty

Not Available

 

Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)

 

 

 

2018 Kawasaki KX100 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $5199 CDN

ENGINE

Displacement 99cc
Type 2-stroke, Single with KIPS
Bore and stroke 52.5 x 45.8 mm
Cooling Liquid, twin radiators
Compression ratio 10.2 (low speed), 8.7 (high speed)
Fuel system Keihin PWK28 carburetor
Ignition Digital-CDI
Lubrication Petrol mix (32:1), 2-stroke racing oil
Induction 2-petal carbon-fibre piston reed valve

BRAKES

Front: type Single 220 mm disc
Front: calipers Dual-piston caliper
Rear: type Single 184 mm disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper

DIMENSIONS

Overall length 1,920 mm (75.2 in.)
Overall width 765 mm (28.9 in.)
Overall height 1,150 mm (43.5 in.)
Wheelbase 1,310 mm (50.8 in.)
Ground clearance 330 mm (13.0 in.)
Seat height 870 mm (34.3 in.)
Curb mass** 77 kg (157 lbs.)
Fuel capacity 5 litres (1.21 gal.)

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh, return shift
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 3.400 (68/20)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.538 (33/13)
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.875 (30/16)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.500 (27/18)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.250 (25/20)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.090 (24/22)
Gear ratio: 6th 0.956 (22/23)
Final reduction ratio 3.923 (51/13)
Clutch Wet multi-disc

FRAME

Type Tubular single cradle, high tensile steel perimeter
Wheel travel: front 275 mm (10.8 in.)
Tire: front 70/100-19
Wheel travel: rear 275 mm (10.8 in.)
Tire: rear 90/100-16
Caster (rake) 29°
Trail 108 mm (4.1 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 45° / 45°

SUSPENSION

Suspension, front 36 mm inverted telescopic cartridge fork with 20-way compression damping
Suspension, rear Uni-Trak single-shock system with 24-way compression and 21-way rebound damping, plus adjustable spring preload

 

 

2018 Kawasaki KX100 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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