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KLX230

PRICING TO BE ANNOUNCED – DUE AUGUST 2019*

Kawasaki’s new KLX230 was purpose-built for serious dirt fun, with both its engine and frame designed from the beginning with trail riding in mind. The all-new 233cc air-cooled, 4-stroke Single engine delivers ample low-mid range torque, and its simple construction makes it ideal for trail runs. The all-new compact perimeter framer was designed to offer the handing stability needed for confident trail riding.
KX inspiration can be found in the slim ergonomics and aggressive styling. The new, highly capable dual purpose machine (with 21″/18″ wheels) – equipped with Kawasaki’s first dual-purpose ABS – is powerful, light, and manoeuvrable, making it an ideal partner for attacking the trails.
Providing a light, manoeuvrable package was a key consideration.  Designing the simple air-cooled engine concurrently with the easy handling perimeter frame helped keep the KLX230 compact, while the balance between the engine and frame results in performance that can be enjoyed by a wide range of riders.

ENGINE

Long-stroke engine offers robust low-mid range torque, pulling strongly and facilitating low-speed control.  Fuel injection delivers precise response, further facilitating control.  Overall the new engine’s ample power is complemented by smooth torque that creates an easy-to-handle character and delivers a linear acceleration.  Further, the simple construction afforded by air-cooling makes it ideal for trail riding.

Choosing air-cooling and a simple SOHC 2-valve design for the engine afforded numerous benefits.  Air-cooled engines require fewer parts than their liquid-cooled counterparts, so can greatly contribute to a lighter, more compact chassis.  A simple SOHC single-cylinder configuration offers an easy-to-use engine character that lends itself to trail riding, while also ensuring the necessary reliability and durability.

CHASSIS

Designed from the start for off-road riding use, the all-new perimeter frame offers the handling stability needed for confident trail riding.  Extensive feedback from Kawasaki test riders helped achieve the highly accommodating balance between engine and frame that enables a wide range of riders to enjoy the KLX230.

Designing the engine and frame together allowed greater design freedom.  Great care was taken to minimise engine height, which allowed an optimal frame line to achieve the ideal rigidity balance as well as keeping the seat height at an appropriate level.  The relatively short wheelbase contributes to the bike’s easy, manoeuvrable handling – another welcome feature for new and intermediate riders.

SUSPENSION

Long-travel suspension front and rear (250 mm / 251 mm) greatly contributes to the KLX230’s ability to soak up bumps on the trail.  And with 300 mm of ground clearance, riders are more easily able to clear obstructions they encounter.

The ø37 mm telescopic fork handles suspension duties up front. Its long 220 mm of travel contributes to controllability even on rough terrain and the Uni-Trak® mono-shock rear suspension provide superb road-holding and outstanding shock-absorption for excellent off-road performance.  The on-road and off-road abilities of the KLX230 add to the joy of riding.

Large-diameter aluminium wheels, measuring 21” at the front and 18” at the rear, efficiently overcome obstacles encountered on trails, greatly contributing to trail-riding performance.

FRAME & SWINGARM

Designed from the start for off-road riding use, the all-new perimeter frame offers the handling stability needed for confident trail riding.  Extensive feedback from Kawasaki test riders helped achieve the highly accommodating balance between engine and frame that enables a wide range of riders to enjoy the KLX230.

Designing the engine and frame together allowed greater design freedom.  Great care was taken to minimise engine height, which allowed an optimal frame line to achieve the ideal rigidity balance as well as keeping the seat height at an appropriate level.  The relatively short wheelbase contributes to the bike’s easy, manoeuvrable handling – another welcome feature for new and intermediate riders.

ELECTRONICS

Together with fuel injection, electric start offers hassle-free starting at the push of a button.

The revolutionary new system, jointly developed with Bosch, was carefully tuned to enable both on-road and off-road use. Designed to assist riders to stop effectively in a short distance in either situation, dual-purpose ABS offers additional reassurance to new an intermediate rider when riding on a low-friction surface.

ERGONOMICS

The relaxed position makes the bike easier to ride and control. The footpegs are positioned close to the bike’s centreline for a slim riding position conducive to both on and off road riding. Narrow tank design gives riders maximum comfort and control without sacrificing capacity.

Styling cues taken from Kawasaki’s KX motocross machines give the bike an agile, aggressive image to match its trail-riding prowess.

COLOURS AVAILABLE

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE4-stroke, 1-cylinder, SOHC, 2-valves, Air-cooled
DISPLACEMENT233cc
BORE & STROKE67.0 x 66.0 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO9.4:1
FUEL SYSTEMFuel injection (ø32 x 1)
IGNITIONB&C (TCBI, EL. ADV. D.)
TRANSMISSION6-speed, return shift
STARTING SYSTEMElectric
FRONT SUSPENSIONTelescopic fork
REAR SUSPENSIONUni-Trak swingarm
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL220 mm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL223 mm
FRONT TYRE2.75-21 45P
REAR TYRE4.10-18 59P
FRONT BRAKESSingle disc
REAR BRAKESSingle Disc
FRAME TYPETubular, semi-double cradle
RAKE/TRAIL27.5° / 116mm
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT2105mm x 835mm x 1165mm
WHEELBASE1380 mm
FUEL CAPACITY7.5 L
SEAT HEIGHT885mm
CURB MASS132 kg (includes full fuel tank, all fluids at optimum levels)
COLOURSLime Green

*Prices subject to change due to currency fluctuations.
*Please check with your Kawasaki Dealer to confirm the current recommended retail price.

*KLX230 is expected to arrive in August 2019. Please pre-register your interest with your local dealer.