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2010 Kawasaki KLX110L
2010 Kawasaki KLX110L

2010 Kawasaki KLX110L
2010 Kawasaki KLX110L

2010 Kawasaki KLX110L
2010 Kawasaki KLX110L

2010 Kawasaki KLX110L
2010 Kawasaki KLX110L

2010 Kawasaki KLX110L
2010 Kawasaki KLX110L

2010 Kawasaki KLX110L
2010 Kawasaki KLX110L

2010 Kawasaki KLX110L
2010 Kawasaki KLX110L

2010 Kawasaki KLX110L
2010 Kawasaki KLX110L

– 2010 Kawasaki KLX110L

2010 Kawasaki KLX110L

Kawasaki’s Fun Little Dirt Bike Gets Serious

The original KLX™110 was one of the most fun-to-ride, kid-friendly bikes of all time, with a torquey four-stroke single / automatic-clutch drivetrain that encouraged everybody to hop on and have a ride. And that’s exactly what happened – everybody did hop on: Research reveals that KLXs get ridden more by adults than by kids. For 2010, a thoroughly re-engineered KLX110 gains more versatility than ever, with more power, more performance and more convenience. So, while they were busy doing all that anyway, Kawasaki’s engineers decided to build an entirely new KLX110 with bigger kids in mind, even fully grown ones: the 2010 KLX110L.

The KLX110 “L” model’s seat, at 28.7 inches high, is nearly 2 inches farther from the dirt than a standard KLX. That’s the result of equipping it with a 2.4-inch longer fork with 5.5 inches of wheel travel, plus a longer shock that serves up 5.2 inches of wheel travel out back. Naturally, those long-travel components carry revised spring and damper settings as well, so bigger kids can push harder wherever they ride.

Aggressive riders often demand the superior control of a manual clutch, so the new KLX110L model gets one to compliment its four-speed gearbox. This combination lets more experienced riders wring every drop of performance from the 111cc engine. Convenient push-button electric starting helps make starting the KLX110L quick and easy for any rider.

The Kawasaki design team outfitted the new KLX110L with a gas tank, seat, side panels, shrouds and fenders that mimic the KX450F’s. A taller, reshaped seat is part of the deal, too, along with a handlebar bend optimized to provide excellent comfort and control to a large variety of riders. In other words, this one’s for big kids of all ages.


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

The KLX110L can be customized with Authentic Kawasaki Accessories available at Kawasaki dealers.


Features and Benefits:

Air-Cooled, Four-Stroke 111cc Engine
– All 2010 KLX 110 and 110Ls receive revised valve timing, a new freer-flowing muffler, a new ignition system and reduced piston ring tension for up to 15 percent more power and torque than an ’09 KLX110
– Pushbutton electric starting makes it easier than ever to get rolling, but a reshaped kickstarter that clears the rider’s leg better is included for back-up
– The starter button and kill switch are located on the left handlebar for easy access
– KACR (Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release) keeps one exhaust valve open for 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

– Four-speed Transmission
– Four ratios are spaced to help exploit the engine’s increased power: While the overall top-gear ratio is nearly the same as last year’s KLX110, that extra gear is combined with a short final drive ratio to effectively tighten the gaps between each gear, while also widening the available range of operating speeds
– 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 manual clutch makes it easier to squeeze maximum performance out of that powerful little engine
– A redesigned shift drum cam groove and positioning spring, and a smoother cam surface result in improved shift feel and more positive gear engagement under all conditions
– Safety Features and Parental Controls
– The KLX110L 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
– The bike’s 30mm telescopic fork with 5.1 inches of travel is tuned to deal with the 110L’s increased performance over a 2009 KLX110
– Tapered roller bearings at the lower steering stem add durability
– The 110L’s handlebar bend fits a wide variety of rider sizes
– 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 5.2 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 28.7-inch seat height accommodates a broad range of riders
– 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 USFS-approved spark arrester comes as standard equipment
– The KLX110L meets California “Green Sticker” requirements, for year-round riding fun


2010 Kawasaki KLX110L Technology



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.

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.

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.

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.



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 .


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.



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

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.


Lime Green




2010 Kawasaki KLX110L – USA Specifications
MSRP $2,249 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
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Backbone frame, high-tensile steel
Rake / Trail: 24.2 degrees / 1.9 in.
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel: 30mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.2 in.
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel: Swingarm with single hydraulic shock / 5.1 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: 39.0
Ground Clearance: 10.4 in.
Seat Height: 28.7 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 KLX110L – Canada Specifications
MSRP: $2,799 CDN

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

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 Wet multi-disc, manual

Type Steel backbone
Wheel Travel: Front 140 mm
Wheel Travel: Rear 132 mm
Tires: Front 2.50-14 4PR
Tires: Rear 3.00-12 4PR
Caster (Rake) 24.2°
Trail 47 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 45° / 45°

Front 30 mm telescopic fork
Rear Single shock

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

Overall Length 1,560 mm
Overall Width 650 mm
Overall Height 990 mm
Wheelbase 1,075 mm
Ground Clearance 265 mm
Seat Height 730 mm
Curb Mass 76 kg
Fuel Capacity 3.8 L

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

MSRP $2,799
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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