Description
Specs
Standard Features
Color

Description

The Next Step for Future Champions

With an impressive power-to-weight ratio and a compact, nimble chassis, it’s no wonder that the KX™85 is the bike of choice for riders getting serious about motocross competition. The 85 cc class has long been the proving ground for many of the top riders, and the KX85 has helped them gain mastery of the track.

Specs

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model Year
2012
Model
KX™85
MSRP
 $3,999.00*

Dimensions

Length
71.7 in.
Height
41.5 in.
Width
28.9 in.
Weight
152.1 lbs.
Ground Clearance
13.4 in.
Wheelbase
49.4 in.
Seat Height
33.1 in.

Engine

Engine
2-stroke single with KIPS®, crankcase reed valve induction
Displacement
84 cc
Bore x Stroke
48.5 x 45.8 mm
Compression Ratio
Low Speed: 10:1
High Speed: 9.2:1
Carburetion
Keihin PWK28
Fuel Tank Capacity
1.5 gal.
Ignition
Digital CDI
Cooling
Liquid

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed
Final Drive
Chain

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front: Hydraulic disc
Rear: Disc
Tires
Front: 70/100 x 17
Rear: 90/100 x 14

Operational

Frame
High-tensile steel perimeter design with subframe member
Suspension
Front: 36 mm inverted telescopic cartridge fork with 18-position compression damping adjustment; 10.8 in. travel
Rear: UNI-TRAK® 1-shock system with 4-position compression and 20-position damping adjustment plus adjustable spring preload; 10.8 in. travel
Rake
27°
Trail
3.5 in.

Body

Colors
Lime Green

Standard Features

Key Features
 Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, 84 cc engine features a lightweight electrofusion-coated cylinder that improves heat transfer while resisting abrasion and seizure  
 Kawasaki Integrated Power-valve System varies exhaust port height for increased horsepower and produces a powerband with more low-end torque and mid-range, while retaining excellent top-end power  
 Uni-Trak® rear suspension is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping and spring preload  
 Rigid 36 mm inverted cartridge forks are 18-way adjustable and provide better steering response and control  
 28 mm Keihin PWK carburetor is tuned for ideal fuel atomization, providing quicker throttle response and a smoother power delivery  
 6-speed transmission has chrome-finished shift fork ends to resist wear and seizing while bushings on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears on the output shaft increase durability  
 Industry-leading amateur racer support through Team Green™  
Liquid-cooled, Two-stroke, Single-cylinder 84 cc Engine
 Lightweight electrofusion-coated cylinder improves heat transfer while resisting abrasion and seizure  
 Intake and exhaust port bridges are machine-finished for reduced wear and improved reliability  
 Liquid cooling means even-running temperatures and consistent power output  
 Rotor comes with rare-earth magnets; the unitized piece is small, light and more efficient; low inertial moment improves low-rpm response  
 Connecting rod big-end bearing has more rigid cage for improved durability  
 Intake port shape and cylinder skirt allow cooling air into the crankcase chamber  
 Primary gear is secured using a lock-nut to help reduce mechanical noise  
 Metafoam gaskets for the generator and water pump covers improve sealing  
Kawasaki Integrated Power Valve System (KIPS®)
 KIPS system varies exhaust-port height for increased horsepower and torque at all rpm  
 Produces a broad powerband with more low-end torque and mid-range, while retaining excellent top-end power  
 Breather in KIPS cover improves high-rpm and overrun performance  
Airbox
 Large right-side cutout improves airflow for increased power  
 Reusable foam air filter  
28 mm Keihin PWK Carburetor
 Large crescent slide positions the needle closer to intake ports for ideal fuel atomization, providing quicker throttle response and a smoother power delivery  
 Carburetor adjustable for various conditions  
Exhaust System
 Features large-diameter O-ring and groove on exhaust pipe for improved durability and easy installation  
 Aluminum silencer is re-packable like larger KX models  
Clutch
 Thick-base clutch hub rides on needle bearings for smooth action  
 Large, 119 mm clutch plates add durability and control  
 Clutch-release lever ratio is designed for light clutch lever action  
 Clutch plate service cover simplifies maintenance and utilizes a metal-carbon composite gasket  
Six-speed Transmission
 Positive shifting action and rugged durability  
 5th and 6th gears ride on bushings for added reliability  
 Shift forks are hard chrome-finished to resist wear and seizing  
 Convenient oil-level window offers easy level checks  
 Bushings on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears increase durability  
High-tensile Steel Perimeter Frame
 Wide, steel footpegs offer added control and strength  
 Thick footpeg-mount brackets withstand today’s rigorous tracks  
 Engine and chassis bolts feature rust-resistant coating  
Fuel Tank
 Fuel tank design lowers center of gravity for improved handling  
UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension
 Swingarm uses large cross-section beams for improved rigidity and control  
 Cast aluminum drive chain adjuster sections allow easy chain adjustments  
 Shock is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping and spring preload  
36 mm Inverted Cartridge Fork
 Inverted fork is rigid, providing better steering response and control  
 Compression damping is 18-way adjustable  
 Aluminum upper fork tubes measure 49.5 mm in diameter for flex-free performance  
Disc Brakes
 Front brake lever shape offers optimum feel  
 Forged aluminum rear brake pedal is strong, lightweight and features 2 seals at the pivot for smooth operation and increased durability  
 Provide strong braking power with minimal effort  
Lightweight Aluminum Rims
 Black-coated lightweight aluminum rims offer a factory look  
 Rear hub features 2 bearings on the drive side for added durability  
 Large rear-axle diameter for optimum rigidity  
Graphics
 Aggressive Kawasaki graphics complement the black frame and wheels  

Color


Lime Green
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