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2001 Kawasaki KE100
2001 Kawasaki KE100


– 2001 Kawasaki KE100

As one of Kawasaki’s best selling and enduring models, the KE100 has remained true to its simple mission of providing basic, enjoyable all-around transportation on the street or dirt.


Little Machine Proves to be a Big Seller

The Kawasaki KE100 has remained true to its simple mission of providing basic, enjoyable all-around transportation on the street or dirt. Its light weight and nimble handling inspire confidence in novice riders, and its longevity in the Kawasaki lineup has made this venerable dual purpose machine one of Kawasaki’s best selling models of all time.

The KE100 is powered by a simple 99cc air-cooled, two-stroke engine with hi-tech features such as Kawasaki’s exclusive Electrofusion cylinder that offers efficient heat dissipation and abrasion resistance, and a maintenance-free capacitor discharge ignition (CDI) system. Kawasaki’s Superlube oil injection system eliminates premixing fuel and oil, a common procedure with many two-stroke engines, and delivers the precise amount of lubrication to the engine for greater reliability.

The frame is made of high tensile steel and has a steel engine guard for off-road protection. A U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrester assures the KE100 access to many wilderness roads designated for licensed vehicles.

At 187 pounds, the KE100’s light weight and seat height of less than 32 inches make it simple to ride and helps give new riders confidence. The light weight also makes it easy to haul and has made it a favorite camping companion.

As has been proven over the years, the light weight and nimble handling, combined with a simple, durable design has made the Kawasaki KE100 a great dual-purpose companion for countless Kawasaki customers.



2-Stroke, Single Cylinder Engine

Thick piston crown for durability

Simple, powerful and reliable, a proven design that delivers hassle-free operation

Electrofusion Cylinder

Dissipates heat better and runs cooler than steel or iron lined cylinders

Allows closer engine tolerances for more power and quieter operation

It’s hard and porous to resist wear and retain lubrication

Rotary Valve Induction

A simple and effective system, only one moving part

Allows very accurate intake timing for good power and fuel economy

The whole system, including the carburetor is enclosed, assuring maximum protection and cleanliness

Superlube Oil Injection

Eliminates the hassle of pre-mixing your oil and fuel

Oil delivery to the engine is precisely metered for greater reliability

Capacitor Discharge Ignition

Produces the extremely hot spark needed to ignite the air/fuel/oil mixture of a 2-stroke engine

Easy starting and reliability under extreme conditions

Requires no adjustment

Combined Voltage Regulator/Rectifier

Automatic voltage regulator protects the battery from over charging

Increases electrical system reliability and light bulb life

Universal Tires

Provide good traction on or off the road

Semi-Double Cradle Frame

Made of hi-tech, round section high tensile steel, strong yet light-in-weight metal used in our world-class motocross bikes

Steel Engine Guard

So you don’t have to worry about the engine when the going gets interesting

Lighting and U.S.F.S. Approved Spark Arrester

Street-legal lighting with turn indicators so you don’t have to be home by dark

Forestry-approved spark arrester keeps Smokey happy

Light Weight

Only 187 pounds, its nimble handling is terrific in traffic and wonderful in the woods

Ignition Switch Steering Lock

Very easy and convenient to lock and unlock the front forks




The Best of Both Worlds

The best of both worlds: You want a bike that’s good in the dirt, and you want it to be street legal for running into town or down the highway, too. Kawasaki has the answer with do-it-all dual-purpose bikes that come packed with exclusive features for you to explore new heights of on- and off-highway riding and exploration.

The KE100 is one of the most enduring and best selling models offered from Kawasaki. Its rugged two-stroke engine is perfect for simple around town transportation or doing a little off-highway adventuring.

The all-new Super Sherpa™ redefines the dual purpose motorcycle. Not only is it built to tackle a wide range of terrain, but it is engineered to appeal to a broad spectrum of riders.

If you are looking for a lightweight four-stroke 250, then you’ll be delighted with the KLR250. It’s got the goods for on and off highway excursions, like plush long travel suspension and high ground clearance.

Or the KLR650. It takes you wherever, whenever in smooth, torquey comfort. And with its huge 6.1 gallon fuel tank, the journey continues long after the others stop. So make your own world perfect. On one of Kawasaki’s impressive dual-purpose machines.




Engine Type
2-stroke, air-cooled Single

99 cc.

Bore x Stroke
49.5 x 51.8 mm.

Compression Ratio

Valve System
Rotary disc valve

Mikuni VM19SC

Electronic CDI



Frame type
Double-cradle high-tensile steel


Suspension, Front
30 mm. center-axle hydraulic fork

Suspension, Rear
Dual hydraulic shocks with 5-way preload

Tire Front

Tire Rear

Brakes, Front

Brakes, Rear

Seat Height

Fuel Capacity
2.4 gallons

Dry Weight
187 pounds

Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.

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