2024 Kawasaki KLX300 Guide

2024 Kawasaki KLX300
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2024 Kawasaki KLX300: KEEP GOING WHEN THE ROAD ENDS.

Introducing the 2024 Kawasaki KLX300…

With a responsive, fuel-injected engine mounted in a lightweight, rider friendly chassis with high-grade suspension, the highly-capable KLX300 is the ultimate lightweight dual-sport motorcycle, ready to take its rider to rewarding off highway destinations or being an efficient commuter. All-new Kawasaki KX motocross-inspired styling gives the KLX300 a bold new appearance that reflects the KX championship-winning heritage.

The KLX300 is a highly-versatile lightweight dual-sport motorcycle that keeps going when the road ends. Delivering quick-revving power and versatile performance, this highly-capable bike is ready to take the adventure to paved streets, backroads, trails, and beyond. Wherever you ride, the fun is endless on the KLX300.

Since its initial release in 2021, the Kawasaki KLX300 motorcycle has been providing unlimited on- and off-road fun for a wide range of riders. Staying true to its roots, the KLX300 lightweight dual-sport motorcycle comes ready with all the tools necessary to deliver an exciting riding experience, taking on paved streets, back roads, wooded trails and beyond. For 2024, the KLX300 continues to let the good times roll with a fresh-new, sporty look. Returning to the KLX lineup is the updated KLX300SM, offering an nimble, sporty package for navigating the streets.
With all-new styling and bodywork, the KLX300 and KLX300SM feature a sharp design that flawlessly flows from the front fender to the tail. Including a compact new LED headlamp condensed rear fender, and all-new KX-inspired styling, the latest KLX is sure to turn heads on the dirt or the pavement.

Returning along with the KLX300 for 2024 is the updated KLX300SM, helping to further expand and solidify the KLX family of motorcycles. Its quick-accelerating engine, paired with light, agile handling, makes the KLX300SM a great choice for navigating the streets.

 

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki KLX300 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • 292cc FUEL-INJECTED, LIQUID-COOLED, FOUR-STROKE ENGINE WITH ELECTRIC START
  • NEW STYLING – SHROUDS, SIDE COVERS, FENDERS
  • NEW LED HEADLIGHT, NEW TAILLIGHT
  • EQUIPPED WITH KAWASAKI’S DIGITAL FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
  • LIQUID-COOLED, COMPACT 4-STROKE ENGINE
  • FULL DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION
  • INCREASED DISPLACEMENT PRODUCES MORE POWER AND TORQUE IN THE SAME SIZE PACKAGE AS THE OTHER 250CC CLASS MACHINES
  • ULTIMATE LIGHTWEIGHT DUAL-SPORT MOTORCYCLE
  • Dual-sport tuned long-travel suspension
  • All-digital multi-function instrumentation
  • Lightweight perimeter frame
  • Full-size 21-inch front / 18-inch rear wheels
  • Powerful petal disc brakes
  • Heat management for rider comfort
  • Comfortable ergonomics

 

 

2024 Kawasaki KLX300 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

  • NEW KX-inspired styling
  • NEW Bodywork
  • NEW LED headlight
  • NEW Taillight

 

ENGINE

The new KLX300 dual-sport is powered by a 292cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine with a rewarding spread of power across the rev range. The engine features cam profiles sourced from the KLX300R off-road model, an electrofusion cylinder and ultra-hard coating in the aluminum cylinder. The result is a crisp throttle response that complements the motorcycle’s rider-friendly low to mid-range power and offers improved engine reliability. A lightweight piston, piston pin, and connecting rod also contribute to power-producing revs and help lower reciprocating weight.

The fuel injection system contributes to reliable starting in a wide range of conditions and electric start makes firing up the KLX300 a breeze. Optimized ignition timing and a gear-driven engine balancer also contribute to a smooth engine with an easy to use power delivery, providing maximum rider comfort during long trips.

The use of dual radiators and a slim radiator size keep the KLX300 running cool. An innovative radiator fan cover directs hot air down and away from the rider, significantly increasing comfort when stuck in heavy traffic or operating in warm riding conditions.

Gear ratios on the KLX300 facilitate shifting for optimal performance off-road and on. The KLX300 features a honeycomb catalyzer and a secondary air system for cleaner emissions, along with a spark arrester.

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

The KLX300 features a box-and-tubular-section high-tensile steel perimeter frame that creates a slim, lightweight package, for easy rider maneuverability and excellent handling on- or off-road. A 26.7- degree rake and short wheelbase provide quick handling characteristics, while the rigid frame ensures a composed ride. The lightweight, aluminum D-section swingarm also contributes to low unsprung weight.

The 43mm inverted cartridge-style fork handles the suspension up front and comes with compression damping adjustability. A New Uni-Trak suspension can be found on the rear, which contributes to   road holding ability and bump absorption. A gas-charged shock with preload and rebound damping adjustments allow riders to tailor suspension settings to better suit different riding conditions. Overall, the KLX300 has 10-inches of total wheel travel in the front and 9.1-inches of travel in the rear.

BRAKES & WHEELS

Front and rear petal disc brakes on the KLX300 offer impressive stopping performance with a twin-piston caliper gripping a 250mm disc up front and a single-piston caliper gripping the 240mm disc in the rear.

The KLX300 comes fitted with a 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel mounted on Dunlop dual-purpose tires, offering plenty of off-road possibilities. Excellent wheel rigidity contributes to light, smooth handling and offers outstanding durability.

ERGONOMICS

The KLX300 dual-sport motorcycle receives a comfortable handlebar position that puts the rider in a relaxed and upright position to deliver  a composed ride. Footpegs are also positioned close to the bike’s centerline for an optimal riding position.

Complementing the new KLX300 adventure capabilities is a fine-tuned seat design for added comfort on longer rides and a 35.2-inch seat height for increased stability when stopped.

 

INSTRUMENTS & STYLING

The KLX300 receives a styling refresh for 2024. Built into a slim, newly-designed sharp front cowl, and a new compact LED headlight offers ample lighting in front of the motorcycle, adding to its overall fit and finish.

The new front fender design contributes to the overall sporty looks of the KLX300, and slim, KX-style shrouds adds to the character of the motorcycle while allowing smoother rider movement. Further emulating a KX™ motocross bike, the new rear fender design helps to create an elongated silhouette and a more compact taillight is now positioned farther forward on the fender, adding to the sleek looks of the motorcycle.

To add to the sporty KX-style, a two-tone seat cover helps emphazise the distinct lines created by the bodywork.

An all-digital instrument panel offers the rider valuable information at a glance. The instrument panel features a digital speedometer, bar-type tachometer, clock, dual trip meters, and a range of warning/indicator lamps.

 

NEW FOR 2024

• Compact LED headlight is encased in a slim, sharp new front cowl. The headlight is stacked dual design with low beam in the upper portion of the light and high beam in the lower portion. New covers hide the headlight mounts for a more streamlined look.
• New front fender design contributes to the sporty silhouette.
• KX-style radiator shrouds are longer and slimmer, especially at the ends that are 24mm slimmer on each side, for greater rider freedom of movement.
• Two-piece side covers are slimmer for better freedom of movement, and the two-tone colors contribute to the flowing design.
• Two-tone seat cover helps enhance the line of color created by the bodywork.
• KX-style rear fender contributes to the elongated silhouette, while the taillight is positioned farter forward for a more compact, nimble appearance.
• Updated rear flap matches the new fender and effectively helps shield the rider from water and mud.

ENGINE

Compact Liquid-Cooled Engine
• 292cc displacement is17% more than typical 250cc class models for more power while maintaining the light weight and nimble feel of a 250.
• Flat top piston with pentroof combustion chamber delivers 11.1:1 compression ratio.
• Lightweight piston, piston pin and connecting rod allow power-producing revs without excessive vibration.
• A gear-driven engine balancer ensures smooth power delivery throughout the powerband, delivering greater rider comfort on long rides.
• High-capacity Denso radiators similar to the KX™ line provide high cooling efficiency. Their slim profile and tightly packed cores make the radiators smaller and lighter, while the special fin design provides excellent heat dispersion.
• Radiator fan cover located behind the radiator directs hot air down and away from the rider, significantly increasing comfort when negotiating heavy traffic. Redirecting the air also helps keep the tank and other parts that contact the rider cooler, further increasing rider comfort.
• Catalyzer and secondary air system help reduce exhaust emissions so that the KLX300 meets strict emissions regulations and can be sold in all 50 states.

Electrofusion Cylinder(KP)
• The incredibly hard coating in the aluminum cylinder bore means superior heat transfer with less weight.
• It holds lubrication well, resists abrasion and seizure, and allows tight piston-to-cylinder clearances for more horsepower.

4-Valve DOHC Cylinder Head(KP)
• Camshaft profiles from the KLX300R contribute to top-end performance and quick throttle response.
• 4-valve cylinder head provides maximum valve area for optimum flow.
• Boosts low-end torque.
• Cam profiles complement intake port design and contribute to the smooth, quick-revving engine character.
• A cam lobe for each valve with shim-under tappets has less reciprocating weight for efficiency at high rpm.

Kawasaki DFI(KP) System
• 34 mm throttle body is equipped with a sub-throttle that contributes to mid-high rpm performance.
• Ultra-fine atomizing 10-hole injector helps boost performance and provide very smooth throttle response.
• DFI provides easy starting, smooth idling, increased performance and better fuel mileage.

Electric Starter
• Electric starter and the Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release (KACR)(KP), which automatically lifts an exhaust valve at cranking rpm, makes starting the KLX300 easy.

Digital Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI)(KP)
• Optimized ignition timing contributes to a strong yet easy to use power delivery at low and mid-range rpm that transitions smoothly to the powerful top-end.
• Digital ECU precisely controls timing, no matter how fast the RPM changes.
• Easy starts and reliability under extreme conditions.

U.S. Forest Service-Approved Spark Arrester
• U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrester allows access to designated public riding areas.

High Tensile Steel Perimeter Frame(KP)
• The frame is built up of box-section and tubular high-tensile steel.
• The steering head angle and short wheelbase contribute to quick handling.
• The incredible frame rigidity contributes to excellent straight line ability.
• Rear frame rigidity has been optimized to accommodate an accessory rear carrier.

FRAME

43mm Inverted Cartridge Fork(KP)
• 16-way compression damping adjustment.
• Cartridge maintains more consistent damping force by minimizing aeration of the fork oil.

Uni-Trak Rear Suspension(KP)
• Lightweight, highly-rigid aluminum D-section swingarm helps reduce unsprung weight.
• Rear suspension linkage and damping settings provide a firm ride and a more planted feel in corners.
• The nitrogen-filled, aluminum body, remote reservoir rear shock has 16-way compression and rebound damping adjustment and threaded spring pre-load.

Front and Rear Disc Brakes
• Petal brake discs help reduce weight and the wave pattern helps to clean the brake pads for better brake performance.
• Twin piston front caliper grasps a 250mm floating front disc for superb stopping power.
• Single piston rear caliper and a 240mm disc to give strong, reliable performance.

Wheels and Tires
• KLX300 features 18 and 21-inch wheels with dual purpose tires.

SUSPENSION

Relaxed Ergonomics
• The ergonomics put the rider in a relaxed, upright position, for easy maneuverability and control.
• Footpegs are positioned close to the bike’s centerline for a slim riding position suitable to both on- and off-road riding.
• Thickly padded seat contributes to comfort on longer rides.
• Seat height and design were carefully considered to help riders reach the ground for added confidence when stopped.
• Narrow fuel tank contributes to the comfortable riding position and has a lockable, hinged one-touch cap.

Digital Instrumentation
• All-digital instrument panel features bar-graph tachometer, digital speedometer, clock dual trip meters and warning lamps.

 

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki KLX300 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6,199 to $6,399 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $6,999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ NA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

POWER
Engine 4-stroke single, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Displacement 292cc
Bore x Stroke 78.0 x 61.2mm.
Compression Ratio 11.1:1
Fuel System DFI with 34mm. Keihin throttle body
Ignition CDI
Transmission 6-speed, return shift with wet multi-disc manual clutch
Final Drive Chain

PERFORMANCE
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 43mm. inverted cartridge fork with adjustable compression damping /10.0 in.
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Uni-Trak gas charged shock with piggyback reservoir with adjustable compression, rebound damping and spring preload/9.1 in.
Front Tire 3.00 x 21
Rear Tire 4.6 x 18
Front Brakes Single 250mm. petal disc with a dual-piston caliper
Rear Brakes Single 240mm. petal disc with single-piston caliper

DETAILS
Frame Type Tubular, Semi Double Cradle
Rake/Trail 26.7°/4.2 in.
Overall Length 85.6 in.
Overall Width 32.3 in.
Overall Height 46.7 in.
Ground Clearance 10.8 in.
Seat Height 35.2 in.
Curb Weight 302.1 lb.*
Fuel Capacity 2.0 gal.
Wheelbase 56.7 in.
Color Choices Lime Green, Battle Gray, Cypher Camo Gray (Matte)
Warranty 12 Months
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36, or 48 months

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki KLX300 – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details

POWER
Engine 292cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 4-valve single
Bore x Stroke 78.0 x 61.2 mm
Compression Ratio 11.1:1
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø34 mm x 1
Ignition Digital CDI
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain

PERFORMANCE
Frame Perimeter, high-tensile steel
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel ø43 mm inverted fork with adjustable compression damping / 255 mm (10.0 in)
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Uni Trak, gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, adjustable compression and rebound damping, and adjustable spring preload / 230 mm (9.1 in)
Rake / Trail 26.7° / 106 mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 41° / 41°
Front Tire 3.00-21 51P
Rear Tire 4.60-18 63P
Front Brake ø250 mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper
Rear Brake ø240 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper

DETAILS
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,175 x 820 x 1,185 mm (85.6 x 32.3 x 46.7 in)
Wheelbase 1,440 mm (56.7 in)
Road Clearance 275 mm (10.8 in)
Seat Height 895 mm (35.2 in)
Curb Mass** 137 kg (302 lb)
Fuel Capacity 7.5 litres
Instrumentation LCD screen with digital speedometer, digital bar-type tachometer, clock, dual trip meters, and a range of warning/indicator lamps
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki KLX300 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

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