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2010 Kawasaki KLX110
2010 Kawasaki KLX110

2010 Kawasaki KLX110
2010 Kawasaki KLX110

2010 Kawasaki KLX110
2010 Kawasaki KLX110

2010 Kawasaki KLX110
2010 Kawasaki KLX110

2010 Kawasaki KLX110
2010 Kawasaki KLX110

2010 Kawasaki KLX110
2010 Kawasaki KLX110

2010 Kawasaki KLX110
2010 Kawasaki KLX110


– 2010 Kawasaki KLX110

2010 Kawasaki KLX110

More Power, More Performance and Electric Starting Add Up to Even More Fun

With the original KLX™110, Kawasaki did to barrels of monkeys what the automobile did to the horse and buggy — put them right out of business. One of the most fun-to-ride, kid-friendly bikes of all time, the KLX has a little secret: adults seem to enjoy riding it as much as kids do! That’s some serious versatility, and for 2010, the thoroughly re-engineered KLX110 is more versatile than ever, with more power, more performance and more convenience.

You can still kick-start the KLX110 if you want, but there’s an easier option now: Push-button electric starting makes it even simpler than ever to get riding. And once that dependable 111cc four-stroke thumper is warmed up, it puts out about 15 percent more torque and horsepower than before thanks to revised valve timing, a free-flowing new exhaust, a new ignition system and low-tension piston rings.

There’s also one more gear in the gearbox: The new four-speed provides a wider range of ratios so riders can better exploit the engine’s newfound power. Shifting has been improved too, thanks to changes to the shift drum and springs. Meanwhile, the KLX’s automatic centrifugal clutch gives novice riders one less thing to worry about when all they want to do is ride.

More power calls for more control, so a longer shock out back with a stiffer spring and damping rates to match provides longer, firmer rear wheel travel and greater resistance to bottoming. Up front, fork spring and damping settings have been revised to complement all the other changes, and tapered roller bearings at the bottom of the steering stem mean more durability.

While they were busy overhauling everything else, the KLX design team outfitted the bike in all-new bodywork: gas tank, seat, side panels, shrouds and fenders now mimic the KX™450F. A reshaped seat is part of the deal, too, along with a new handlebar bend that gives more comfort and control to a greater variety of riders. Because variety is what the KLX110 is all about. This little machine will definitely spice up anybody’s life.

MINI-MOTO MANIA: TWO FUN NEW OFF-ROAD PLAYBIKES FOR YOUNGSTERS AND MINI-MOTO ENTHUSIASTS

Removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, even simple bikes can offer a great deal of fun. Kawasaki recognizes this, and proudly introduces two new playbikes based on the KLX110. Designed for youngsters aged 13 and above, and mini-moto enthusiasts, the new KLX110 and KLX110L can handle rider weights up to 70 kg.

Numerous upgrades make the KLX110/L even more fun to ride. Revised settings for the 112 cc SOHC Single result in a more powerful engine. A new 4-speed transmission means even more gear selection. Revised rear suspension offers increased bottoming performance, and roomier ergonomics accommodate a wider range of riders.

Compounding the fun, riders now have two models from to choose from. The “standard” KLX110, featuring all the improvements listed above, comes equipped with a centrifugal clutch, enabling clutchless shifting. The KLX110L features a manual clutch enabling sportier riding for those who want to enjoy greater control, and longer-travel suspension that offers superior rough-road performance.

And with the addition of handy new features like electric start and KACR (Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release), access to fun is easier than ever. Revised pedal and lever design further facilitate operation.

Both models are wrapped in sporty factory-style bodywork emulating Kawasaki’s flagship motocrosser, the KX450F.

The KLX110 and KLX110L – Small bikes. Big fun.



Authentic Kawasaki Accessories to customize the KLX110 can be found at Kawasaki dealers.

 



Features and Benefits:

Air-Cooled, Four-Stroke 111cc Engine
– Revised valve timing, a new freer-flowing muffler, a new ignition system and lower piston-ring tension add up to 15 percent more power and torque than before
– Pushbutton electric starting makes it easier than ever to get rolling, but a reshaped kickstarter that clears the rider’s leg better is there for back-up
– The starter button and kill switch are located on the left handlebar for easy access
– KACR (Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release) provides easy starting
– KLX’s compact lay-down engine design is perfect for engine cooling and a low center of gravity
– An ignition timing inspection hole was added for easier maintenance
– A redesigned choke knob on the 18mm carburetor is easier to grab with gloves on

– New Four-speed Transmission
– Four speeds instead of three exploit additional engine power: While the overall top-gear ratio is nearly the same, that extra gear is combined with a shorter final drive ratio to effectively tighten the gaps between each gear, while also widening the available range of operating speeds
– A rugged, reliable centrifugal clutch teaches entry-level riders to shift without the distraction of having to operate a clutch lever
– A redesigned shift drum cam groove and positioning spring, and a smoother cam surface, result in improved shift feel and more positive gear engagement

– Safety Features and Parental Controls
– The KLX110 will only start in neutral for added safety
– The engine off switch is within easy reach on the left handlebar
– A screw-type throttle limiter allows adult supervisors to control kids’ speed while learning

– Expanded Performance Envelope
– 30mm telescopic fork with 4.3 inches of travel is revised to deal with the new bike’s increased performance
– Tapered roller bearings at the lower steering stem add durability
– A new handlebar bend fits a greater variety of riders, along with a reshaped seat
– A longer rear shock controls the rear wheel through a swingarm with a lower pivot. Stiffer spring and damping rates control the rear wheel through 4.3 inches of more firmly controlled travel, with greater resistance to bottoming
– Lowering the swingarm pivot point accommodates the longer shock and increased stroke
– 14-inch front and 12-inch rear knobby tires on strong, steel rims provide great off-road traction and durability, and keep the seat low
– The rear brake rod is more rigid for better braking and feel

– Big KX™ Style, Built to Last
– The high-tensile KLX steel backbone frame is strong, lightweight and built to take years of abuse
– Four strategically placed heat shields provide protection from the exhaust pipe
– A low, 26.8-inch seat height accommodates a broad range of riders
– Cool new KX450F-style fuel tank, seat, shrouds, side panels and fenders look fast even sitting still
– KX-style half-waffle grips provide better control
– A convenient side stand makes life easier

– Additional Features
– A U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrester comes as standard equipment
– The KLX110 meets California “Green Sticker” requirements, for year-round riding fun

 


2010 Kawasaki KLX110 Technology

Overview


Engine

MORE FUN
Revised engine settings, a new transmission, revised suspension and roomier ergonomics make the KLX110/L more fun to ride than ever.

Powerful engine
Air-cooled 112 cc SOHC engine pumps out plenty of responsive low- rpm torque. Revised valve-timing results in an engine more powerful at all rpm’s than its predecessor.

Revised carburettor settings match the revised power characteristics and offer more stable performance when riding on rough roads.

Revised silencer internals offer improved flow and deliver a bold exhaust note while maintaining noise levels.

Reduced piston ring tension offers reduced mechanical friction, also contributing to the increased performance.

MORE CHOICES
Riders now have two models with different characteristics to choose from. The KLX110 features a centrifugal clutch, making it ideal for those looking to enjoy simply playing on two wheels; the KLX110L offers a manual clutch and longer-travel suspension for those looking to enjoy greater control and even more off-road performance.


Clutch: centrifugal or manual
New electric starter offers hassle-free starting.

Manual clutch (KLX110L only) offers the rider additional control. Gear pattern is 1-N-2-3-4.

Muffler comes equipped with a spark arrester, meaning the KLX110/L can access designated off-road public riding areas.

Digital DC-CDI ensures quick starts and low maintenance.

Ignition timing inspection hole added to the left side of the engine facilitates maintenance.

Efficiently designed airbox is compact and easy to service.

Other
Neutral-only starting (KLX110 only) prevents the bike from being started in gear.

Adjustable throttle allows performance to be limited.

Three separate heat shields are mounted on the exhaust system.

Sprocket-style chain drive roller (KLX110L only) helps smooth engine braking by reducing the effect of driveline lash when the rider gets off the gas quickly and play in the lower side of the chain suddenly tightens. The additional control facilitates corner entry.

Long lower chain guard encloses the bottom and hub-side of the chain, making it difficult for fingers to get trapped.


Easy starting
New electric starter offers hassle-free starting.

KACR (Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release) (using the intake valve) provides easy starting for both the electric starter and kick starter.


Transmission
4-speed transmission

New transmission features 4 gears (increased from 3-speed).

Gear ratios were reviewed accordingly. While the overall ratio in top gear (now 4th gear) is about the same, 1st gear is much taller and the gearbox has a wider range, which contributes to smoother transition, making riding more fun and more aggressive riding possible. Final ratio is now 38/13 (2.923)

Redesigned shift drum cam groove and positioning spring and a smoother cam surface result in improved shift feel and positive gear engagement under all riding conditions.

Manual transmission (KLX110L only) enables sportier riding for those wishing to enjoy greater control.

 


Suspension

Rear suspension

Higher rear shock spring rates, increased damping and new rubber damper material offer increased bottoming performance.

Swingarm pivot lowered to accommodate the longer rear shock units.

Suspension: short or long-stroke
The KLX110 and KLX110L feature different suspension lengths and strokes.

KLX110 KLX110L
Front: Length 616 mm 677 mm
Stroke 110 mm 140 mm

Rear: Length 260 mm 288 mm
Stroke 55 mm 68 mm
Wheel Travel 110 mm 132 mm
Spring Rate 55 N/mm 42 N/mm

Corresponding to the different suspension, rider height varries:

KLX110 26.8″ (680mm)
KLX110L 28.7″ (730mm)

The longer suspension of the KLX110L also offers increased handling performance and increased rough-road capability.


Brakes & Tires

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New high-traction IRC off-road tires (F: 2.50-14 4PR; R: 3.00-12 4PR) offer increased performance.

Rear brake rod with revised offset and lever ratios offers a more positive brake pedal feel .


Ergonomics

Revised handlebar bend offers greater freedom of movement and accommodates a wider range of riders.

New grip design featuring a raised waffle pattern on half of the surface offers improved grip and comfort.

Increased seat height more easily accommodates taller riders.

 


Chassis

FACTORY STYLING
Factory styling gives the KLX110 and KLX110L the look of true motocrossers.

Bodywork
New shrouds, tank, number plate, side covers and fenders have a sharp new design modelled after our flagship motocross racer, the KX450F.

Sturdy high-tensile steel backbone frame and high-tensile steel braced swingarm contribute to the excellent handling characteristics of the KLX110 and KLX110L.

Tapered roller bearing (previously a ball bearing) used at the bottom of the steering stem offers increased durability.

Steel rims measure 14 x 1.40 (front) and 12 x 1.60 (rear).

Sealed-type 12 V battery supplies power for the electric starter.

Convenient side stand eases maintenance chores.

Easy Operation
Revised shape for the shift pedal, brake pedal and kick start pedal offer easier operation and minimize unintended actuation.

Starter and kill switch are both located at the left handle grip, allowing the rider to operate the throttle with one hand while starting or stopping the engine with the other.

Easier to Use
With the choice of kick start or the newly added electric start, access to fun is easier than ever. Redesigned pedals facilitate operation and keep them out of the way when not in use.

 


Colours
Lime Green


 

 


2010 Kawasaki KLX110 – USA Specifications
MSRP $2,099 USD


Engine: Four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single
Displacement: 111cc
Bore x Stroke: 53.0 x 50.6mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Cooling: Air
Carburetion: Mikuni PB18
Ignition: CDI
Transmission: Four-speed with automatic clutch
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Backbone frame, high-tensile steel
Rake / Trail: 24.8 degrees / 2.0 in.
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel: 30mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.3 in.
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel: Swingarm with single hydraulic shock / 4.3 in.
Front Tire: 2.50×14
Rear Tire: 3.00×12
Front Brake / Rear Brake: Mechanical Drum / Mechanical Drum
Overall Length: 61.4 in.
Overall Width: 25.6 in.
Overall Height: 37.6
Ground Clearance: 8.5 in.
Seat Height: 26.8 in.
Curb Weight: 168 lbs.
Wheelbase: 42.3 in.
Fuel Capacity: 1.0 gal.
Color: Lime Green

Warranty 6 months

Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24 or 36 months


*Note: Specifications and pricing are subject to change.








 

2010 Kawasaki KLX110 – Canada Specifications
MSRP: $2,649 CDN

ENGINE
Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke Single
Displacement 111 cc
Bore and Stroke 53 x 50.6 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Valve System SOHC, 2 valves
Fuel System Carburettor: PB18 (Keihin)
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Starting Kick & Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission 4-speed, return
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 3.409 (75/22)
Gear ratios: 1st 3.000 (36/12)
2nd 1.938 (31/16)
3rd 1.350 (27/20)
4th 1.087 (25/23)
Final reduction ratio 2.923 (38/13)
Clutch Centrifugal, wet multi-disc

FRAME
Type Steel backbone
Wheel Travel: Front 110 mm
Wheel Travel: Rear 110 mm
Tires: Front 2.50-14 4PR
Tires: Rear 3.00-12 4PR
Caster (Rake) 24.8°
Trail 50 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 45° / 45°

SUSPENSION
Front 30 mm telescopic fork
Rear Single shock

BRAKES
Front Drum ( ø90 mm)
Rear Drum ( ø110 mm)

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length 1,560 mm
Overall Width 650 mm
Overall Height 955 mm
Wheelbase 1,075 mm
Ground Clearance 215 mm
Seat Height 680 mm
Curb Mass 76 kg
Fuel Capacity 3.8 L

PERFORMANCE
Maximum power 5.4 kW {7.3 PS} / 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque 8.0 N·m {0.82 kgƒ·m} / 4,000 rpm

DETAILS
MSRP $2,649
Colour Lime Green
Warranty 6 months
Good Times Protection Plan 24 or 36 months (Kawasaki GTPP coverage begins after standard limited warranty expires)

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.


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