Here are all of Kawasaki's 2009 Off-Road models (under 250cc), for your Christmas shopping examination...

Kawasaki KLX110

Four-stroke power, easy handling and thrilling fun for kids of all ages

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With its exceptional versatility, the KLX™110 is a big hit from young beginners mastering the art of off-road motorcycling, all the way up to adults seeking a dependable play bike. So it’s no surprise that the KLX110 is the perfect choice for exploring a favorite campground or mastering the nearest mini-moto track.

The KLX110 is motivated by a user-friendly 111cc air-cooled, two-valve, four-stroke engine that features a screw-type adjustable throttle limiter. This easily accessible item allows parents to adjust the maximum speed and power output to suit less experienced young riders.

The engine’s tractable power is delivered to the rear knobby through an easy-shifting, semi-automatic three-speed transmission, complete with centrifugal clutch. This system allows newer riders to quickly gain confidence by focusing on the basics of steering and balance instead of throttle/clutch coordination.

The robust frame KLX110 is constructed from high-tensile steel, and its race-bred bodywork and graphics will undoubtedly please young motocross fans. The compact fuel tank, seat, cool looking shrouds and number plates were all plucked from Kawasaki’ two-stroke KX™65 competition motocross machine.

The KLX110 can be customized with Authentic Kawasaki Accessories available at Kawasaki dealers.

Air-Cooled, Four-Stroke 111cc Engine
• Single-cylinder engine is user-friendly for entry-level riders yet fun enough for advanced riders
• Compact lay-down engine design for low center of gravity

Three-speed Transmission
• Three-speed semi-automatic transmission with centrifugal clutch provides entry-level riders with shifting experience without the distraction of clutch actuation

Safety Features and Parental Controls
• Engine starts only in neutral for added safety
• Large engine stop switch is within easy reach on the handlebar
• Screw-type throttle limiter allows parents to monitor and control their child’s speed

Capable Suspension and Wheels
• 30mm telescopic conventional fork with 4.3 inches of travel
• Single hydraulic shock with 4.2 inches of travel
• 14-inch front and 12-inch rear knobby tires provide good traction off-road

Robust and Compact Design
• High-tensile steel backbone frame is strong yet lightweight
• Strategically placed heat shields provide extra protection from the exhaust pipe
• Low 25.6-inch seat height
• Sporty-looking fuel tank, seat, shrouds and number plates are same as the KX65 motocross bike

Additional Features
• U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrestor comes as standard equipment
• Available in two color options –Lime Green or Bright White

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: Keihin PB18
Ignition: CDI
Transmission: Three-speed with automatic clutch
Final drive: Chain
Frame: Backbone frame, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail: 25.5 degrees / 2.1 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 30mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.3 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Swingarm with single hydraulic shock / 4.2 in.
Front tire: 2.50x14
Rear tire: 3.00x12
Front brake / rear brake: Mechanical Drum / Mechanical drum
Overall length: 61.2 in.
Overall width: 26.0 in.
Overall height: 37.6
Ground clearance: 7.5 in.
Seat height: 25.6 in.
Curb weight: 149.9 lbs.
Wheelbase: 41.9 in.
Fuel capacity: 1.0 gal.
Color: Lime Green
MSRP: $1,849
Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, Calif. 92618
(949) 770-0400
www.kawasaki.com

 

Kawasaki KLX140

Defying the small-bike rulebook with big-bike capabilities

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Off-road riders and mini moto enthusiasts don’t have to settle for simple one-size machines with limited performance and cramped ergonomics. Kawasaki’s KLX™140 dirtbike with its 17” front / 14” rear wheels has opened the door for a wider variety of riders in the small displacement off-road arena. More advanced or longer-limbed riders can turn to its sibling, the larger 19” front / 16” rear wheeled KLX140L. Both 140s are designed to be beginner and novice friendly, yet offer a roomy layout and enough performance to suit more-advanced riders.

Starting is an easy affair; just press the power switch and thumb the KLX140’s start button for the fun to begin. Nobody likes a dead battery, so the power switch contains an internal LED which illuminates any time the power is on, this means there’s never a doubt when the ignition is active. The KLX’s accelerative performance can be attributed to the abundant power flowing from its air-cooled SOHC 144cc engine through the five-speed, close-ratio transmission.

Its manual clutch offers young riders the chance to master full control over shifting. To promote an easy learning curve, the clutch features a spring damper that provides a progressive, two-stage engagement and facilitates half-clutch use while riding at extremely slow or idling speeds. Additional benefits of this system are a more direct lever feel and increased clutch durability.

The high-revving, yet quiet, engine is wrapped in a high-tensile steel perimeter frame that is covered by KX™-like shrouds, a two-tone seat cover and sharp, aggressive body work. The 140’s controls, from the grips to the narrow footpeg/frame relationship combined with large footpegs that make it easier for the rider to move around with a minimum of effort complete the KX-inspired design theme.

Suspension duties are handled a 33mm front fork with spring rate and damping settings specific to the KLX140, and the UNI-TRAK® linkage equipped rear shock features 5-way preload adjustability. To provide more options for growing riders, the more-advanced shock from the KLX140L fits the standard KLX140.

RK EXCEL aluminum rims and high-grade die-cast hubs are another sign this is a serious off-road bike. A large 220mm front disc and 27mm twin-piston caliper at the front and 186mm rear disc provide serious stopping power. Both utilize petal shaped rotors, which help clean the brakes and reduce unsprung weight for better performance.

Not catering to existing playbike rules, the KLX140 delivers an ideal blend of small stature and big potential that simply equals fun for kid to adult riders.

Authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available through Kawasaki dealers.

144 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine
• Reliable and easy to use lightweight engine is both simple to operate and to maintain
• Bore and stroke of 58.0 x 54.4mm
• Engine revs easily and allows riders to use the full rpm range of the engine up to the rev limiter at 10,500 rpm
• Exhaust pipe is curved to achieve optimum length for good power character yet remain unobtrusive
• Quiet muffler is equipped with a USFS approved spark arrester, meaning the KLX140 can access designated public off-road riding areas
• Oil-moistened air-filter is washable, reusable, easily accessed and highly effective in dusty situations

Electric start
• Keyless electric starting via handlebar-mounted button
• Orange LED light activates when the power button is depressed, indicating that power is “ON” and helping to prevent accidental battery drain
• Digital CDI ignition helps ensure quick, reliable starting

Carburetor
• Oval piston-valve Keihin PB20 carburetor features several Kawasaki-original modifications to provide stable fuel delivery under rough off-road conditions
• Partitions in the float chamber keep the fuel from sloshing excessively and an umbrella around the main jet traps fuel when jumping
• Dual air vents help provide a stable fuel supply and eliminate hesitation, even when the bike is at extreme lean angles
• Needle valve is suspended on a spring which acts like a shock absorber
• Float is rubber instead of plastic

Close-ratio transmission
• Close gear ratios help the acceleration performance of the KLX
• Shift lever features a ball bearing like the KX™ models, to ease shifting and has a folding tip for less damage in a crash

Progressive manual clutch
• Manual clutch offers young riders the chance to master clutch engagement and gear shifting
• Spring damper in the clutch provides a 2-stage engagement that permits half-clutch use when riding at extremely low rpm or idling speeds and helps provide direct clutch feel and better durability

Box-section perimeter frame
• Ready for the off-road abuse, the highly rigid, KX-inspired high-tensile steel perimeter frame also uses the same upper tubes as the KLX250S
• Aluminum swingarm offers light weight, strength and a hairline finish like on the KX machines
• KX-style chain adjusters allow precise adjustment of the chain

Superior suspension
• 33mm telescopic front fork has spring rates and damping settings specific to each model
• KLX140 rear shock features 5-way preload adjustability
• More advanced KLX140L rear shock and reservoir can be mounted on the KLX140 for faster riders

KX-style wheels
• Strong, high-grade die-cast hubs that offer the same durability as those found on the KX
• Durable, lightweight RK EXCEL aluminum rims on the 17/14-inch front/rear wheels

Petal disc brakes front & rear
• Front 220mm petal disc and large-bore 27mm twin-piston caliper (same size as those on the KX450F/250F) for strong and easy-to-control braking
• Rear brake uses a 186mm petal disc gripped by a 27mm single-piston caliper
• Rear brake master cylinder features a large-volume, unitized reservoir that contributes to stable braking and helps ensure sufficient fluid pressure is maintained - even when the brake pad wears down
• In addition to helping reduce unsprung weight, the wave shapes of the petal discs help clean the brake pads for more efficient braking performance

Ergonomics
• Combination of the flat surface of the frame’s box-section, long footpegs mounted close to the bikes’ centerline and no kick-start lever add up to good grip and a high level of machine control available to the rider
• Footpeg/frame relationship is modeled after the KX for maximum leg grip
• Handlebar is rubber-mounted for reduced vibration transferred to the rider’s hands
• Two-piece upper triple clamp and handle clamp fosters easy aftermarket handlebar installation
• Raised pattern on half of the surface of the grips just like the top-class MX racers
• Two-tone seat cover has a slip-resistant top surface for good grip when seated and smooth sides for excellent rider mobility when standing

Sharp, aggressive bodywork styling
• Box-section perimeter frame, with advanced styling similar to that found on the KX racers
• Two-piece shrouds with ventilation holes inspired by the top-of-the-line KX race machines
• Fuel tank cover provides a flush transition from tank to shroud, and contributes to the high level fit and finish
• Eye-catching box muffler design protrudes as little as possible from behind the side cover, and features a plastic muffler end-cap that offers a surface cooler to the touch than steel

Engine: Four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single
Displacement: 144cc
Bore x stroke: 58.0 x 54.4mm
Cooling: Air
Carburetion: Keihin PB20
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Ignition: CDI
Transmission: Five-speed with wet multi-disc manual clutch
Final drive: Chain
Frame: High-Tensile steel, box-section perimeter
Rake / trail: 27 degrees / 3.3 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 33mm telescopic fork / 7.1 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® linkage system and single shock with 5-way preload adjustability / 7.1 in.
Front tire: 70/100-17
Rear tire: 90/100-14
Front brake: Single 220mm petal disc with a dual-piston caliper
Rear brake: Single 186mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
Overall length: 71.7 in.
Overall width: 31.1 in.
Overall height: 41.3 in.
Wheelbase: 49.6 in.
Ground clearance: 9.3 in.
Seat height: 30.7 in.
Curb weight: 205.0 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal.
Color: Lime Green
MSRP: $2,799
Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 770-0400
www.kawasaki.com

 

Kawasaki KLX140L

The right size dirt bike for growing youth and youthful adults

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The days of settling for cramped ergonomics and limited performance aboard simple one-sized machines are over. With its 19” front / 16” rear wheels and advanced rear shock, Kawasaki’s KLX™140L dirtbike is the ideal match for more experienced or longer-limbed fans of small displacement off-road machines. Its more elementary sibling; the 17” front / 14” rear KLX140, is a first-rate option for novices and smaller riders.

Starting is an easy affair; just press the power switch, thumb the KLX140L’s start button and let the fun begin. Nobody likes a dead battery, so the power switch contains an internal LED which illuminates any time the power is on, this means there’s never a doubt when the ignition is active. The KLX’s accelerative performance can be attributed to the abundant power flowing from its air-cooled SOHC 144cc engine through the five-speed, close-ratio transmission.

Its manual clutch offers young riders the chance to master full control over shifting. To promote an easy learning curve, the clutch features a spring damper that provides a progressive, two-stage engagement and facilitates half-clutch use while riding at extremely slow or idling speeds. Additional benefits of this system are a more direct lever feel and increased clutch durability.

The high-revving, yet quiet, engine is wrapped in a high-tensile steel perimeter frame that is covered by KX™-like shrouds and aggressive body work. The 140L’s controls, from the grips to the narrow footpeg/frame relationship combined with large footpegs that make it easier for the rider to move around with a minimum of effort complete the KX-inspired design theme.

Suspension duties are handled up front by a 33mm fork with spring rate and damping settings specific to the KLX140L, while its aluminum shock includes a piggyback reservoir, fully adjustable preload, 4-way compression and 22-way rebound damping to suit high speed operation by heavier riders.

RK EXCEL aluminum rims and high-grade die-cast hubs are another sign this is a serious off-road bike. A large 220mm front disc and 27mm twin-piston caliper at the front and a 186mm rear rotor grace the KLX140L with serious stopping power. Both utilize petal shaped discs, which help clean the brakes and reduce unsprung weight for better performance.

Designed to be beginner and novice friendly with a roomy layout and enough performance to suit more-advanced riders, the KLX140L delivers an ideal blend of small stature and big potential that simply equals fun for kid to adult riders.

Authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available through Kawasaki dealers.

144 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine
• Reliable and easy to use lightweight engine is both simple to operate and to maintain
• Bore and stroke of 58.0 x 54.4mm
• Engine revs easily and allows riders to use the full rpm range of the engine up to the rev limiter at 10,500 rpm
• Exhaust pipe is curved to achieve optimum length for good power character yet remain unobtrusive
• Quiet muffler is equipped with a USFS approved spark arrester, meaning the KLX140L can access designated public off-road riding areas
• Oil-moistened air-filter is washable, reusable, easily accessed and highly effective in dusty situations

Electric start
• Starting is via a (keyless) electric starter button on the handlebar
• Orange LED light activates when the power button is depressed, indicating that power is “ON”
• Digital CDI ignition helps ensure quick, reliable starting

Carburetor
• Oval piston-valve Keihin PB20 carburetor features several Kawasaki-original modifications to provide stable fuel delivery under rough off-road conditions
• Partitions in the float chamber keep the fuel from sloshing excessively and an umbrella around the main jet traps fuel when jumping
• Dual air vents help provide a stable fuel supply and eliminate hesitation, even when the bike is at extreme lean angles
• Needle valve is suspended on a spring which acts like a shock absorber
• Float is rubber instead of plastic

Close-ratio transmission
• Close gear ratios help the acceleration performance of the KLX
• Like the KX™ models, the shift lever features a ball bearing to ease shifting and has a folding tip for less damage in a crash

Progressive manual clutch
• Manual clutch offers young riders the chance to master clutch engagement and gear shifting
• A spring damper in the clutch gives it a 2-stage engagement that permits half-clutch use when riding at extremely low rpm or idling speeds and helps provide direct clutch feel and better durability

Box-section perimeter frame
• Ready for the off-road abuse, the highly rigid, KX-inspired high-tensile steel perimeter frame also uses the same upper tubes as the KLX250S
• Aluminum swingarm offers light weight, strength and a hairline finish like on the KX machines
• KX-style chain adjusters allow precise adjustment of the chain

Superior suspension
• 33mm telescopic front fork has spring rates and damping settings specific to each model
• Intended for a higher average speed, the KLX140L features a rear shock with piggyback reservoir with fully adjustable preload, 4-way compression damping and 22-way rebound damping

KX-style wheels
• Strong, high-grade die-cast hubs that offer the same durability as those found on the KX
• Durable, lightweight RK EXCEL aluminum rims on the 19/16-inch front/rear wheels

Petal disc brakes front & rear
• Front 220mm petal disc and large-bore 27mm twin-piston caliper (same size as those on the KX450F/250F) for strong and easy-to-control braking
• Rear brake uses a 186mm petal disc gripped by a 27mm single-piston caliper
• Rear brake master cylinder features a large-volume, unitized reservoir that contributes to stable braking and helps ensure sufficient fluid pressure is maintained - even when the brake pad wears down
• In addition to helping reduce unsprung weight, the wave shapes of the petal discs help clean the brake pads for more efficient braking performance

Ergonomics
• Combination of the flat surface of the frame’s box-section, long footpegs mounted close to the bikes’ centerline and no kick-start lever add up to good grip and a high level of machine control available to the rider
• Footpeg/frame relationship is modeled after the KX for maximum leg grip
• Handlebar is rubber-mounted for reduced vibration transferred to the rider’s hands
• Two-piece upper triple clamp and handle clamp fosters easy aftermarket handlebar installation
• Raised pattern on half of the surface of the grips just like the top-class MX racers
• Two-tone seat cover has a slip-resistant top surface for good grip when seated and smooth sides for excellent rider mobility when standing

Sharp, aggressive bodywork styling
• Box-section perimeter frame, with advanced styling similar to that found on the KX racers
• Two-piece shrouds with ventilation holes inspired by the top-of-the-line KX race machines
• Fuel tank cover provides a flush transition from tank to shroud, and contributes to the high level fit and finish
• Eye-catching box muffler design protrudes as little as possible from behind the side cover, and features a plastic muffler end-cap that offers a surface cooler to the touch than steel

Engine: Four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single
Displacement: 144cc
Bore x stroke: 58.0 x 54.4mm
Cooling: Air
Carburetion: Keihin PB20
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Ignition: CDI
Transmission: Five-speed with wet multi-disc manual clutch
Final drive: Chain
Frame: High-Tensile steel, box-section perimeter
Rake / trail: 27 degrees / 3.8 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 33mm telescopic fork / 7.1 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® linkage system and single shock with piggyback reservoir, fully adjustable preload and 22-way rebound damping / 7.1 in.
Front tire: 70/100-19
Rear tire: 90/100-16
Front brake: Single 220mm petal disc with a dual-piston caliper
Rear brake: Single 186mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
Overall length: 74.6 in.
Overall width: 31.1 in.
Overall height: 42.3 in.
Wheelbase: 50.6 in.
Ground clearance: 10.0 in.
Seat height: 31.5 in.
Curb weight: 209.4 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal.
Color: Lime Green
MSRP: $3,099
Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 770-0400
www.kawasaki.com

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