2020 Kawasaki KLX230 ABS Guide

2020 Kawasaki KLX230 ABS

2020 Kawasaki KLX230 ABS 2020 Kawasaki KLX230 ABS 2020 Kawasaki KLX230 ABS 2020 Kawasaki KLX230 ABS


2020 Kawasaki KLX230 ABS:

Kawasaki’s new KLX230 was built for serious dirt fun with both its engine and frame designed from the beginning with trail riding in mind. Its 233cc,  air-cooled, 4-stroke Single engine delivers ample low-mid range torque, while its simple construction and light-handling perimeter frame makes it ideal for trail runs.

The all-new Kawasaki KLX®230 and ABS KLX®230 are lightweight dual sport motorcycles for on and offroad run. Purpose-built for trail riding with a torquey engine, nimble chassis and long travel suspension, the KLX230 enables riders to get out of town and enjoy the trails with confidence and ease. And in the case of the KLX230 ABS, Kawasaki’s first dual-purpose anti-lock braking system is also available to help instill extra confidence in riders.


2020 Kawasaki KLX230 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features





2020 Kawasaki KLX230 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Long-stroke engine provides ample low-mid range torque for easy low-speed control and a strong pull at smaller throttle openings.

  • Simple air-cooled. SOHC design helps ease maintenance.
  • Digital Fuel Injection (DFI)(KP) helps deliver smooth, precise throttle response for increased engine control on the trail. Fuel injection also provides stable fuel delivery by automatically adjusting for air temperature and changes in altitude, which contributes to cleaner emissions.
  • DFI provides consistent starting whether the engine is hot or cold, and combined with the electric starter button makes firing up the engine easy.
  • Tuned exhaust contributes to the engine’s easy-to-use performance, and the tapered muffler with oval cross section helps provide a strong off-road image.
  • Smooth-shifting six-speed transmission combined with short final gearing complements the engine’s low-mid range power focus to make navigating tight trails easier.


  • All-new high-tensile steel perimeter frame was specifically designed to enhance trail performance for increased rider confidence.
  • The frame and engine were designed together. Engine height was minimized to help create an optimal frame line for an ideal rigidity balance and precisely positioned center of gravity.
  • The frame was also designed so riders can easily grip it with their legs for increased rider control and feedback. Flush seams between the shrouds, seat and side covers, combined with a relatively flat seat design, also aids rider control and help provide freedom of movement.
  • Short wheelbase contributes easy maneuverability on the trail.
  • Long-travel suspension contributes to ample ground clearance for increased trail riding performance.
  • New Uni-Trak®(KP) rear suspension system provides a supple ride over small bumps without sacrificing stiffness to absorb bigger bumps.
  • Gas-pressurized single rear shock is adjustable for preload to help riders set the bike up for their weight.
  • Petal disc brakes provide sure stopping power.
  • Full-size aluminum wheels, 21-inch front and 18-inch rear, increase trail-riding performance.
  • Kawasaki KX™ styling influences provide an agile, aggressive image.
  • All-digital instrument panel has a large-display, easy-to-read LCD screen featuring speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, clock and indicator lamps.
  • Large, bright headlight with a 55/60W halogen element offers excellent illumination.


  • Jointly developed with Bosch, Kawasaki’s new Dual Purpose ABS is carefully tuned to assist riders with stopping effectively in a short distance whether on the road or in the dirt.
  • ABS intervention timing is later than normal on-road ABS due to decreased traction on the dirt. This helps provide a more natural brake feel in the dirt as the tires may slide slightly before the ABS is activated. On pavement it feels like normal ABS with a less-sensitive setting



2020 Kawasaki KLX230 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $5499 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)



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



Bore x Stroke

67.0 x 66.0mm

Compression Ratio


Fuel System

DFI w/32mm Throttle Body


TCBI Electronic Advance


Six-speed with wet multi-disc manual clutch

Final Drive



Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

37mm telescopic fork/8.8 in

Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

Uni-Trak® linkage system and single shock with preload adjustability/8.8 in

Front Tire

2.75 x 21

Rear Tire

4.10 x 18

Front Brakes

Single 265mm petal disc with a dual-piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm petal disc with single-piston caliper


Frame Type

High-tensile steel perimeter


27.5°/4.6 in

Overall Length

82.9 in.

Overall Width

32.9 in.

Overall Height

45.9 in.

Ground Clearance

10.4 in.

Seat Height

34.8 in.

Curb Weight

293.3 lb. / 297.7 lb. CA model**

Fuel Capacity

2.0 gal.


54.3 in.

Color Choices

Lime Green


12 Months

Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)

12, 24, or 36 months

**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). When equipped, California evaporative emissions equipment adds approximately 2.2 lb.

KAWASAKI CARES: Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Always wear a helmet, eye protection and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Adhere to the maintenance schedule in your Owner’s Manual. ©2019 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

Specifications subject to change.





2020 Kawasaki KLX230 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details


Displacement 233cc
Type 4-stroke, Single
Bore and stroke 67 x 66 mm
Cooling Air
Compression ratio 9.4:1
Valve system SOHC, 2 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection (32 x 1)
Ignition B&C (TCBI EL. ADV. D.)
Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet sump)
Starting Electric


Front: type Single 265 mm petal disc
Front: calipers Dual-piston caliper
Rear: type Single 223 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper


Overall length 2,105 mm
Overall width 835 mm
Overall height 1,165 mm
Wheelbase 1380 mm
Ground clearance 265 mm
Seat height 885 mm
Curb mass** 134 kg (295.4 lbs)
Fuel capacity 7.5 litres (1.6 gal.)


Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 2.871 (89/31)
Gear ratio: 1st 3.000 (39/13)
Gear ratio: 2nd 2.067 (31/15)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.556 (28/18)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.261 (29/23)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.040 (26/25)
Gear ratio: 6th 0.852 (23/27)
Final reduction ratio 3.214 (45/14)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


Type Perimeter, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 220 mm
Tire: front 2.75-21 45P
Wheel travel: rear 223 mm
Tire: rear 4.10-18 59P
Caster (rake) 27.3°
Trail 116 mm


Suspension, front 37 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear New Uni Trak with adjustable preload


Warranty 6 months warranty




2020 Kawasaki KLX230 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details



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