STAND ABOVE THE OTHERS.
2019 Kawasaki KX85:
The KX™85 motorcycle defines a “big bike in a small package” and has been strategically developed to meet the standards of youth racers searching for the upper hand over the competition. Embedded with the performance and winning technology of the KX lineup, the KX85 relies on its instantaneous power, nimble handling, and factory-race inspired styling to reach the checkered flag first.
The two-stroke, single cylinder 85cc engine is equipped with the highly advanced KIPS® powervalve system that generates an easy-to-use wide-spread powerband. Championship performance requires power and reliability, which is exactly why the KX85 stands above the competition.
Kawasaki’s intermediate KX85 motocross racer is the natural progression after the kids outgrow their KX65. Loaded with big KX features, these high performance racers keep young riders at the front of the pack.
THE BIKES THAT BUILD CHAMPIONS
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 2019 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.
2019 Kawasaki KX85 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
The KX™85 motorcycle brings Kawasaki’s proven performance to the amateur ranks, with the proportionate power of a big bike scaled down to offer experienced young racers the advantage they need.
2019 Kawasaki KX85 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
•High-performance liquid-cooled, 84cc 2-stroke engine
•6-position adjustable handlebar mount helps tailor ergonomics for a wide range of riders
•Sophisticated suspension components with a 32.7 inch seat height
•Front and rear disc brakes
•High tensile steel perimeter frame
2019 Kawasaki KX85 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4349 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $4999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU
Engine 2-stroke, 1-cylinder, piston reed, valve, water-cooled
Bore x Stroke 48.5 x 45.8mm
Compression Ratio 10.9:1 (low speed) – 9.0:1 (high speed)
Fuel System Keihin PWK28
Ignition Electric CDI with digital advance
Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Chain
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 70/100-17
Rear Tire 90/100-14
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Frame Type High-tensile steel perimeter design with subframe member
Rake / Trail 29°/3.8 in
Overall Length 72.0 in
Overall Width 30.1 in
Overall Height 43.3 in
Ground Clearance 11.4 in
Seat Height 32.7 in
Curb Weight 165.3 lb**
Fuel Capacity 1.32 gal
Wheelbase 49.8 in
Color Choices Lime Green
Warranty Not Available
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) Not Available
**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).
2019 Kawasaki KX85 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Type 2-stroke, Single with KIPS
Bore and stroke 48.5 x 45.8 mm
Compression ratio 10.9 (low speed), 9.0 (high speed)
Fuel system Keihin PWK28 carburetor
Lubrication Petrol mix (32:1), 2-stroke racing oil
Induction 2-petal carbon-fibre piston reed valve
Front: type Single 220 mm disc
Front: calipers Single-piston caliper
Rear: type Single 184 mm disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper
Overall length 1,830 mm (71.7 in.)
Overall width 765 mm (28.9 in.)
Overall height 1,100 mm (41.5 in.)
Wheelbase 1,265 mm (49.4 in.)
Ground clearance 290 mm (11.4 in.)
Seat height 830 mm (33.1 in.)
Curb mass** 75 kg (152.1 lbs)
Fuel capacity 5 litres (1.2 gal.)
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 3.571 (50/14)
Clutch Wet multi-disc
Type Tubular semi-double cradle, high tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 275 mm (10.8 in.)
Tire: front 70/100-17
Wheel travel: rear 275 mm (10.8 in.)
Tire: rear 90/100-14
Caster (rake) 29°
Trail 97 mm (3.5 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 45° / 45°
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.
* 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.
2019 Kawasaki KX85 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
2019 Kawasaki KX85 – Totalmotorcycle.com Australian Specifications/Technical Details
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