KX - THE BIKE THAT BUILDS CHAMPIONS
For more than 30 years, Kawasaki’s smallest KX motocross bike has played a key role in the sport of motocross, providing a race-winning platform on which countless national and world champions have begun the journey to superstardom.
Today, Kawasaki’s KX65 maintains the same successful attributes, including a powerful and reliable two-stroke engine, lightweight chassis, disc brakes and long travel suspension. Its reputation as the quintessential learning tool for young racers taking their first steps into the world of competitive riding is well deserved.
LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINIUM RIMS
Aluminum rims reduce unsprung weight and their strength adds durability. The KX65 receives black aluminium rims just like the larger KX models: KX450 and KX250. The aluminium reduces unsprung weight for improved suspension action.
64CC TWO-STROKE ENGINE
Built for competition and to put them out the front of the pack. Easy, competitive operation to assist in building motocross riding skills.
Digital ignition rotor features rare-earth magnets, making it smaller, lighter and more durable. Its low inertial moment improves low-rpm response. High capacity ignition coil delivers a higher secondary voltage for a hotter spark, and the punchier response improves acceleration. Primary gear is secured using a lock-nut to help reduce mechanical noise. The oil seal of the left crankcase has a stopper for increased engine reliability. Metafoam gaskets are used for the generator cover, water pump cover and water pump elbow for improved sealing.
FRONT AND REAR DISC BRAKES
A high-performance engine needs high-performance stopping power and the KX65’s mighty front and rear disc brakes deliver powerful braking performance and high resistance to fade. A re-designed front brake lever now also offers even better feel. Large 180mm front and rear disc brakes with single piston calipers for superb braking performance. The rear brake has O-rings sealing the pivot for smooth operation.
BOTTOM-LINK UNI-TRAK REAR SUSPENSION
The KX65’s UNI-TRAK® rear suspension system features a rising-rate action increasing the damping strength as the suspension compresses. The nitrogen-charged shock offers 4-way rebound damping adjustability, a stiff spring, and damping settings to accommodate aggressive riding.
DIGITAL CAPACITOR DISCHARGE IGNITION (CDI)
Digital ECU precisely controls timing, no matter how fast the rpm changes. Special ignition coil produces hot spark to enhance acceleration.
Optional parts available include a 0.37mm carbon fibre reed petals, various carburettor jets, front and rear spring and sprockets. All to ensure the KX65 is set-up right for the rider.
33MM CONVENTIONAL FORK
Front fork springs and damping settings reduce bottoming for more aggressive riding. The large 33 mm inner tubes assure rigidity for great handling on rough courses. Four-position rebound-damping adjustment accommodates different riding styles and terrain. Suspension built to reduces fatigue, improve line holding and create confidence.
The KX’s smooth-shifting six-speed transmission offers a positive shifting action along with rugged durability thanks to hard chromed shift forks. The clutch is operated manually for maximum control and performance. The ends of the shift forks are hard chrome finished for durability. A bearing that is sealed on one side is used on the shift drum to raise the transmission's oil level for increased lubrication.
24MM MIKUNI CARBURETOR
Feeds a 4-petal reed valve for excellent throttle response. Helps the engine to produce good power and torque at all rpm.
FUEL TANK CHECK VALVE
The fuel tank cap vent hose has a check valve to reduce the possibility of fuel seepage.