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Launch pad to the big leagues
Once riders outgrow the mini ranks, they are often forced to leap straight to a full-on Lites-class motorcycle. Providing a seamless continuity from the mini ranks to the full-size classes is the Kawasaki KX™100 motorcycle. With its larger wheels, and tires, the KX100 provides adolescent racers with an appropriately-sized machine, allowing them to focus on riding technique inst ead of on controlling excessive power.
The KX100’s bigger 99cc liquid-cooled, two-stroke engine breathes through a 28mm carburetor with a carbon-fiber intake reed valve to aid throttle response and is fitted with the Kawasaki Integrated Power Valve System (KIPS®) that helps produce a broad powerband with good low-end torque and top-end power. The engine is mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed transmission, which gives the KX100 a gear for every situation on the race track.
The engine is bolted into a high-tensile steel perimeter frame that has a specially designed gas tank to lower the fuel load, which lowers the center of gravity for improved handling. Adjustable long-travel suspension at both ends helps to smooth even the roughest motocross courses. The 36mm inverted cartridge fork has compression damping adjustment capability and the UNI-TRAK® rear suspension system comes equipped with a shock that is fully adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping. In the braking department, both front and rear discs are mounted with shoulder bolts for easier maintenance.
The KX100 also features aggressive Kawasaki Lime Green and Black graphics just like larger KX models.
Those who race their KX100 at designated events are eligible to receive support from Team Green™, Kawasaki’s amateur racing support program. Each year, Team
Green provides regional support vehicles and highly trained technicians at more than 100 events, offering technical information and assistance to those who race Kawasaki products. Kawasaki also offers a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events.
Kawasaki Integrated Power Valve System (KIPS®)
28mm Keihin Carburetor
High-tensile Steel Perimeter Frame
UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension
36mm Inverted Cartridge Fork
Front and Rear Disc Brakes
Front and Rear Wheels
Engine: Two-stroke single with KIPS®
Bore x stroke: 52.5 x 45.8mm
Carburetion: Keihin PWK28
Induction: Two-petal reed valve
Compression ratio: 9.6:1 (low speed) – 8.8:1 (high speed)
Ignition: Digital CDI
Final drive: Chain
Frame: High-tensile steel perimeter design with subframe member
Rake / trail: 27 degrees / 4.1 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 36mm inverted telescopic cartridge fork with 18-way compression damping / 10.8 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® single shock system with 4-way compression and 18-way rebound damping plus adjustable spring preload / 10.8 in.
Front tire: 70/100x19
Rear tire: 90/100x16
Front brake / rear brake: Hydraulic disc / Disc
Overall length: 75.2 in.
Overall width: 28.9 in.
Overall height: 43.5 in.
Ground clearance: 15.0 in.
Seat height: 34.3 in.
Dry weight: 149.9 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal.
Wheelbase: 50.8 in.
Color: Lime Green
Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618