274 Parramatta Road, Granville NSW 2142

The Bike that Builds Champions

From their first ride to lifting the trophy, legends choose KX - Created to dominate and built for winners, the KX65 and new KX85 are competition ready machines designed to encourage the green shoots of youth talent allowing it to blossom into full-blown race wins and Championship success. Competitive, motocross race bikes that are the choice of the Kawasaki KX Junior Squad.

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Style and Flair

All-new bodywork and racy graphics ensure the new bikes will look good in the winners’ circle. Black alumite rims, black fork guards, lime green rear sping and green annodized finish on the suspension adjusters further strengthen their factory image.

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Kawasaki Integrated Power Valve System

The KIPS system varies exhaust port height for increased horsepower and torque. A breather in KIPS cover relieves exhaust pressure for more precise KIPS valve action and improved high rpm performance. KIPS lever stopper spring absorbs governor “over stroke” for added durability. The KIPS governor has a long stroke to open the cylinder valves more fully. A governor spring and 8 mm bearing boss aid durability.

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A low-friction piston, latest design KIPS valve and numerous other updates give these liquid-cooled, 2-stroke racing engines increased power and torque across the rev range.

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The rigid, high-tensile steel perimeter frame enables young riders to push hard on the track.

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A choice of six positions allows riders to fit the bike to their own riding position. Mounting brackets feature 2-position forward-backward adjustment while optional spacers allow 3-positions of height adjustment.

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Disc brakes front and rear ensure strong stopping power with excellent control. Petal discs, just like the larger KX models.

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The rear shock contributes to a stable ride feel, and offers easy adjustability and light weight. Black spring and green annodized adjusters add to the factory look.

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The minimalist bodywork, flat slim fuel tank design and the flat seat were designed to make it easier for racers to go fast. Combined with an ultra low fuel cap, enables easier body transitioning from the front to the rear of the motorcycle.­

Type Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke Single with KIPS
Displacement 84 cm³
Bore and Stroke 48.5 x 45.8 mm
Compression ratio 10.9:1 (low speed); 9.0:1 (high speed)
Transmission 6-speed, return
Length / Width / Height 1,920 mm / 1,150 mm / 1,310 mm
Seat Height 870 mm
Curb Mass 77 kg includes all fluids at correct levels and full fuel tank
Fuel Capacity 5 L