2021 Kawasaki KX65 Guide

2021 Kawasaki KX65

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Introducing the 2021 Kawasaki KX65.

The 2021 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 results in 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.

With a combination of race-proven performance, durability, and value, the KX™65 is the perfect platform for young riders and their families to begin their relationship with motocross.

The KX65 motorcycle is the ideal dirt bike 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.

The Kawasaki KX™ mini motocross lineup is ingrained with a long list of successes that has stemmed from building champions since the start. The entire lineup returns for 2021 with models to build future champions.

The Kawasaki Team Green™ racing team has been the dominant force in amateur racing for nearly 40 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.

Utilizing the Team Green Racing program, a trackside support system consisting of local, regional, and amateur motocross and off-road events across the country has been put in place. There, Kawasaki technicians and race transporters can be found with critical parts and technical assistance to all riders.





2021 Kawasaki KX65 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features





2021 Kawasaki KX65 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

•  More power.
• Provides excellent wear and seizure resistance.

Multi-Plate Clutch
• The clutch actuation arm rides in needle bearings for smooth action.
• The clutch basket and hub ride on involute splines and are fastened with a circlip instead of a bolt to ease servicing.

6-Speed Transmission
• The ends of the shift forks are hard-chrome finished for durability.
• A bearing that is sealed on one side is used on the shift drum to help raise the transmission’s oil level for increased lubrication and added durability.

• Bottom-Link Uni-Trak® Rear Suspension(KP)
• The rocker arm is made of cast aluminum to reduce weight.
• The rear shock has 0-3 turn adjustable range rebound damping, a stiff spring and damping settings to accommodate more aggressive riders.
• The bottom link design helps lower the center of gravity, which makes the bike feel lighter and easier to handle.

33mm Conventional Fork
• Front fork springs and damping settings reduce bottoming.
• Large 33mm inner tubes assure rigidity for great handling on rough courses.

Black Alumite-Coated Aluminum Rims
• Aluminum rims reduce unsprung weight and their strength adds durability.


2021 Kawasaki KX65 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3,749 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $4399 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 2-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, Reed Valve, Single
Displacement 64 cc
Bore & Stroke 44.5 x 41.6mm
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Carburetor Mikuni VM24SS
Ignition Digital CDI
Transmission 6-Speed
Rake/Trail 27°/2.4 in.
Front Wheel Travel 8.3 in.
Rear Wheel Travel 9.4 in.
Front Tire Size 60/100-14
Rear Tire Size 80/100-12
Front Suspension 33mm Hydraulic Telescopic Fork with 4-Way Adjustable Rebound Damping
Rear Suspension Uni-Trak with Piggy-back Gas-Charged Shock and Adjustable Preload,
4-way Adjustable Rebound Damping
Wheelbase 44.1 in.
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc
Fuel Tank Capacity 1.0 gal.
Ground Clearance 12.0 in.
Seat Height 29.9 in.
Curb Weight= 132 lb.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
Ask about Kawasaki’s Team Green™ amateur rider support program.
(KP) = See Kaw-Pedia section for more details.
* = Changes from previous model year.
= = Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).


2021 Kawasaki KX65 – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details


Engine 64cc, liquid-cooled, 2-stroke single
Bore x Stroke 44.5 x 41.6 mm
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Induction 4-petal piston reed valve
Fuel System Carburettor: Mikuni VM24SS
Ignition Digital-CDI
Starting Primary kick
Lubrication Pre-mix (32:1)
Transmission 6-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain


Frame Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel, with detachable left-side rear section
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel ø33 mm telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping / 210 mm (8.3 in)
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Bottom-link Uni Trak, gas-charged shock with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable preload / 240 mm (9.4 in)
Rake / Trail 27° / 60 mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 40° / 40°
Front Tire 60/100-14 30M
Rear Tire 80/100-12 41M
Front Brake ø180 mm disc with single-piston caliper
Rear Brake ø180 mm disc with single-piston caliper


Dimensions (L x W x H) 1,590 x 760 x 955 mm (62.6 x 29.9 x 37.6 in)
Wheelbase 1,120 mm (44.1 in)
Road Clearance 305 mm (12.0 in)
Seat Height 760 mm (29.9 in)
Curb Mass** 60 kg (132 lb)
Mass Without Fuel 57.2 kg (126 lb)
Fuel Capacity 3.8 litres

**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: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. 2019 Canadian Kawasaki Motors, Inc.

Specifications subject to change.



2021 Kawasaki KX65 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details




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