Description
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Standard Features
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Description

Time to Get Serious

The Kawasaki KX™65 is a great place for riders to get their first taste of competitive riding. With its powerful two-stroke engine, lightweight chassis, disc brakes, long travel suspension – and a compact size that fits young racers – the KX65 is a fitting motorcycle on which to take that first step on the path to motocross glory.

Specs

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model Year
2012
Model
KX™65
MSRP
 $3,599.00*

Dimensions

Length
62.6 in.
Height
37.6 in.
Width
29.9 in.
Weight
132.2 lbs.
Ground Clearance
12 in.
Wheelbase
44.1 in.
Seat Height
29.9 in.

Engine

Engine
2-stroke single, 4-petal reed valve induction
Displacement
64 cc
Bore x Stroke
44.5 x 41.6 mm
Compression Ratio
8.4:1
Carburetion
Mikuni VM24SS
Fuel Tank Capacity
1 gal.
Ignition
Digital CDI
Cooling
Liquid

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed
Final Drive
Chain

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front: Hydraulic disc
Rear: Disc
Tires
Front: 60/100 x 14
Rear: 80/100 x 12

Operational

Frame
Semi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Suspension
Front: 33 mm leading axle conventional fork with 4-position rebound damping adjustment; 8.3 in. travel
Rear: UNI-TRAK® 1-shock system with 0-3 turn rebound damping adjustment and fully adjustable spring preload; 9.4 in. travel
Rake
27°
Trail
2.4 in.

Body

Colors
Lime Green

Standard Features

Key Features
 64 cc 2-stroke engine with digital ignition offers ideal timing for better throttle response throughout the rev range  
 An electrofusion-coated cylinder with advanced exhaust and transfer ports for increased power and performance at higher rpm  
 6-speed transmission offers positive action and rugged durability; hard chrome-finished shift fork ends resist wear  
 High-tensile steel frame offers exceptional torsional rigidity for excellent handling with a reinforced down tube for increased strength and durability  
 Uni-Trak® rear suspension offers progressively increasing spring and damping strength as the suspension compresses for a more controlled ride  
 Front and rear disc brakes are light, powerful and resist fading  
 Industry-leading amateur racing support through Team Green™  
64 cc Two-stroke Engine
 Digital ignition offers ideal timing for optimal throttle response throughout the rev range  
 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  
 Connecting rod big-end bearing features a cage for added durability  
 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  
Electrofusion Cylinder
 Advanced exhaust and transfer ports increase power and performance at higher rpm  
 Bridge between exhaust ports is machined for increased reliability and resistance to wear and seizure  
 Lightweight cylinder liner transfers heat efficiently for cooler running  
Liquid Cooling
 Large radiator provides more consistent engine temperatures, keeping power output strong throughout the moto  
 Cooling system offers greater reliability and less engine wear  
24 mm Mikuni Carburetor
 Feeds a 4-petal reed valve for excellent throttle response  
 Allows the engine to produce more power and torque at all rpm  
Six-speed Transmission
 Positive action and rugged durability  
 Hard chrome-finished shift-fork ends resist wear  
 Manual clutch mechanism mirrors larger KX models  
 Clutch cover gasket made of metal-carbon composite material  
High-tensile Steel Frame
 Exceptional torsional rigidity for excellent handling  
 Reinforced downtube adds strength and durability  
 Engine and chassis bolts feature rust-resistant coating  
Front Fork
 4-position rebound-damping adjustment accommodates different riding styles and terrain  
UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension
 Rising-rate action allows a more controlled ride as the suspension compresses  
Nitrogen-charged Shock
 4-way adjustable rebound damping offers a variety of settings for various track conditions  
 External reservoir helps maintain consistent damping  
 Rebuildable aluminum body  
Aluminum Swingarm
 Forged aluminum rocker arm reduces weight and improves durability  
Front and Rear Disc Brakes
 Light and powerful  
 Ergonomic front brake lever shape offers better feel  
 Resist fading  
 Require less lever pressure  
Lightweight Aluminum Rims
 Black aluminum rims provide the same aggressive look as the rims on larger KX models  
 Reduce unsprung weight for improved suspension action  
Detachable Aluminum Silencer
 Silencer is removable, and packing is replaceable  
 Oval shape mimics the styling of larger-displacement KX models  

Color


Lime Green
*Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer vehicle freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable). MSRP and/or final actual sales price will vary depending on options or accessories selected.

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