2020 Kawasaki KX85 Guide

2020 Kawasaki KX85

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2020 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.

KX™85 motorcycles bring Kawasaki’s proven performance to the amateur ranks. Proportionate power of the 84cc engine and race-ready technology grant young racers the championship-winning advantage they need to sharpen their skills.

From their first ride to lifting the trophy, legends choose KX – Created to dominate and built for winners, the KX65 and new KX85 are competition ready machines designed to encourage the green shoots of youth talent allowing it to blossom into full-blown race wins and Championship success.



2020 Kawasaki KX85 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • 7-inch seat height
  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • High tensile steel perimeter frame



2020 Kawasaki KX85 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


Proven Performance

High-performance 84cc two-stroke engine produces crisp, responsive power and offers proven durability to finish each ride with confidence. A close ratio six-speed transmission and manual clutch allow aspiring racers to hone their shifting skills and get maximum performance out of the KX™85 motorcycle.



Exceptional Control

33mm inverted cartridge fork features adjustable compression damping, enabling excellent tuning throughout the impressive 10.8 inches of travel. The Uni-Trak® rear suspension is just as versatile with a fully-adjustable KYB® shock, also featuring 10.8 inches of travel.



Built To Fit

KX™85 motorcycle grows with your young racer thanks to the ERGO-FIT® system. Featuring six-position adjustable handlebar mounts, ERGO-FIT enables riders to set their ideal ride position.



Green Beginnings

KX™85 motorcycles bring Kawasaki’s proven performance to the amateur ranks. Proportionate power on a championship-winning platform grants young racers the advantage they need to sharpen their skills.



2020 Kawasaki KX85 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4349 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $5049 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £3999 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)



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


Electric CDI with digital advance


6-speed, return shift

Final Drive



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


Rear Tire


Front Brakes


Rear Brakes



Frame Type

High-tensile steel perimeter design with subframe member


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


49.8 in

Color Choices

Lime Green


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).

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 KX85 – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details


Displacement 84cc
Type 2-stroke, Single with KIPS
Bore and stroke 48.5 x 45.8 mm
Cooling Liquid
Compression ratio 10.9 (low speed), 9.0 (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


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




2020 Kawasaki KX85 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details


Engine type

Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke Single with KIPS


84 cm³


84 cm³

Bore x stroke

48.5 x 45.8 mm

Compression ratio

10.9:1 (low speed); 9.0:1 (high speed)

Valve system

Piston reed valve

Fuel system

Carburettor: Keihin PWK 28


Digital CDI

Starting System

Primary Kick


Petrol mix




Final drive


Primary Reduction Ratio

3.400 (68/20)

Gear Ratios 1st

2.538 (33/13)

Gear Ratios 2nd

1.875 (30/16)

Gear Ratios 3rd

1.500 (27/18)

Gear Ratios 4th

1.250 (25/20)

Gear Ratios 5th

1.090 (24/22)

Final reduction ratio

3.923 (51/13)


Wet multi-disc

Brakes & Suspension

Brakes, front

Single 220 mm disc. Caliper: Dual-piston

Brakes, rear

Single 184 mm disc. Caliper: Single-piston

Suspension, front

36 mm inverted telescopic fork with 20-way compression damping

Suspension, rear

Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with adjustable preload, 24-way compression and 21-way rebound damping

Frame & Dimensions

Frame type

Perimeter, high-tensile steel


108 mm

Wheel travel front

275 mm

Wheel travel rear

275 mm

Tyre, front

70/100-19 42M

Tyre, rear

90/100-16 52M

Steering angle, left / right

45° / 45°

L x W x H

1,920 x 765 x 1,150 mm


1,310 mm

Ground clearance

330 mm

Fuel capacity

5 litres

Seat height

870 mm

Curb mass

77 kg




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