2020 Kawasaki KX65 Guide

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2020 Kawasaki KX65:

The KX™65 is the most compact bike in the Kawasaki KX lineup, built to serve as the machine of choice for aspiring motocross racers driven to follow in Kawasaki’s championship footsteps. The durability and reliability the KX models are known for creating a dependable platform for starting off in racing. Featuring a six-speed transmission, race-ready engine, strong stopping power, and superb handling, the KX65 grooms champions.

Its liquid-cooled, two-stroke 65cc engine and light weight chassis delivers strong controllable power and exceptional handling that is the ultimate recipe for winning races. The 33mm front forks and four-way adjustable rebound damping are capable of performing at the highest level in aggressive terrain, while the rear is fitted with Kawasaki’s Uni-Trak® single-shock system with adjustable rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload.

Kawasaki’s smallest motocross racer is loaded with big KX features to keep young riders at the front of the pack. Boasting aluminum rims, adjustable suspension, digital CDI, and fast revving flywheel, the KX65 is a serious competitor.

KX™65 motorcycles are the ideal dirt bikes for introducing young racers to the competitive ranks of motocross. With a 64cc engine, durable chassis and proven agility to turn lap after lap, the KX65 allows riders to gain experience and build skills on a dependable platform.


  • 64cc liquid-cooled two-stroke engine
  • Adjustable 33mm leading axle conventional fork
  • Adjustable Uni-Trak® rear suspension




2020 Kawasaki KX65 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Low 29.9-inch seat height
  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • Steel semi-double cradle frame



2020 Kawasaki KX65 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


Small Size. Big Performance.

High-performance liquid-cooled two-stroke 64cc engine of the KX™65 motorcycle produces instant throttle response and power throughout the entire rev range. This, along with a six-speed transmission, creates broad power to satisfy any aspiring motocross racer.



Tame the Track

33mm conventional fork features four-position adjustable rebound damping and more than eight inches of travel. In the rear, the Uni-Trak® link-mounted shock features fully adjustable spring preload and four-position rebound damping with 9.4 inches of travel.



Stopping Power

Progressive braking performance comes courtesy of front and rear disc brakes. The result is firm and responsive braking that inspires confidence and sharpens skills in your growing rider.



Start Off Strong

With a high tensile tubular steel semi-double cradle frame and a low 29.9-inch seat height, the KX™65 allows riders to gain experience and build skills on a dependable platform.





2020 Kawasaki KX65 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3699 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $4349 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £2999 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)



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



Bore x Stroke

45.5 x 41.6mm

Compression Ratio


Fuel System

Mikuni VM24SS


CDI with digital advance


6-speed, return shift

Final Drive



Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

33mm leading axle conventional fork with 4-way rebound damping/8.3 in

Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

Uni-Trak® single shock system with 4-way rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload/9.4 in

Front Tire


Rear Tire


Front Brakes


Rear Brakes



Frame Type

Tubular, semi-double cradle


27°/2.4 in

Overall Length

62.6 in

Overall Width

29.9 in

Overall Height

37.6 in

Ground Clearance

12.0 in

Seat Height

29.9 in

Curb Weight

132.2 lb**

Fuel Capacity

1.0 gal


44.1 in

Color Choices

Lime Green


Not Available

Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)

Not Available





2020 Kawasaki KX65 – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details



Displacement 64 cc
Type Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke Single
Bore and stroke 44.5 x 41.6 mm
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Ignition Digital CDI
Lubrication Pre-mix (32:1)
Induction 4-petal reed valve
Carburetor Mikuni VM24SS


Front: type 180 mm disc
Front: calipers Single-piston caliper
Rear: type 180 mm disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper


Overall length 1,590 mm
Overall width 760 mm
Overall height 955 mm
Wheelbase 1,120 mm
Ground clearance 305 mm
Seat height 760 mm
Curb mass** 60 kg (132.3 lbs)
Fuel capacity 3.8 litres


Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 3.500 (77/22)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.846 (37/13)
Gear ratio: 2nd 2.125 (34/16)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.722 (31/18)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.428 (30/21)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.217 (28/23)
Gear ratio: 6th 1.083 (26/24)
Final reduction ratio 3.615 (47/13)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Primary Drive Gear


Type Semi double cradle, High-tensile steel with detachable left-side rear section
Wheel travel: front 210 mm
Tire: front 60/100-14
Wheel travel: rear 240 mm
Tire: rear 80/100-12
Caster (rake) 27°
Trail 60 mm


Suspension, front 33 mm telescopic fork, 4-click adjustable rebound damping
Suspension, rear Bottom-link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock fully adjustable spring preload, and 4-click rebound damping




2020 Kawasaki KX65 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details


Engine type

Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke Single


64 cm³

Bore x stroke

44.5 x 41.6 mm

Compression ratio


Valve system

Piston reed valve

Fuel system

Carburettor: Mikuni VM24SS


Electric CDI

Starting System

Primary Kick


Petrol mix




Final drive


Primary Reduction Ratio

3.500 (77/22)

Gear Ratios 1st

2.846 (37/13)

Gear Ratios 2nd

2.125 (34/16)

Gear Ratios 3rd

1.722 (31/18)

Gear Ratios 4th

1.428 (30/21)

Gear Ratios 5th

1.217 (28/23)

Gear Ratios 6th

1.083 (26/24)

Final reduction ratio

3.615 (47/13)


Wet multi-disc

Brakes & Suspension

Brakes, front

Single 180 mm disc. Caliper: Single-piston

Brakes, rear

Single 180 mm disc. Caliper: Single-piston

Suspension, front

33 mm telescopic fork with 4-way rebound damping

Suspension, rear

Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock, adjustable preload and stepless rebound damping

Frame & Dimensions

Frame type

Double-cradle, high-tensile steel


60 mm

Wheel travel front

210 mm

Wheel travel rear

240 mm

Tyre, front

60/100-14 30M

Tyre, rear

80/100-12 41M

Steering angle, left / right

40° / 40°

L x W x H

1,590 x 760 x 955 mm


1,120 mm

Ground clearance

305 mm

Fuel capacity

3.8 litres

Seat height

760 mm

Curb Mass

60 kg




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