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
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.
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.
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
10.9:1 (low speed) – 9.0:1 (high speed)
Electric CDI with digital advance
6-speed, return shift
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
High-tensile steel perimeter design with subframe member
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
**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
|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|
|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)|
|Type||Tubular semi-double cradle, high tensile steel|
|Wheel travel: front||275 mm (10.8 in.)|
|Wheel travel: rear||275 mm (10.8 in.)|
|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
Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke Single with KIPS
Bore x stroke
48.5 x 45.8 mm
10.9:1 (low speed); 9.0:1 (high speed)
Piston reed valve
Carburettor: Keihin PWK 28
Primary Reduction Ratio
Gear Ratios 1st
Gear Ratios 2nd
Gear Ratios 3rd
Gear Ratios 4th
Gear Ratios 5th
Final reduction ratio
Brakes & Suspension
Single 220 mm disc. Caliper: Dual-piston
Single 184 mm disc. Caliper: Single-piston
36 mm inverted telescopic fork with 20-way compression damping
Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with adjustable preload, 24-way compression and 21-way rebound damping
Frame & Dimensions
Perimeter, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel front
Wheel travel rear
Steering angle, left / right
45° / 45°
L x W x H
1,920 x 765 x 1,150 mm
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