2007 Kawasaki KX65

2007 Model Information and Specifications

Sep. 01, 2006 By ORC STAFF
New Features and Refinements
2007 Kawasaki KX65

The Kawasaki KX™65 is a platform for developing racecraft and honing bike control skills. With its liquid-cooled, high-performance two-stroke engine, full-race chassis, long-travel suspension and disc brakes, the smallest KX model is an ideal starting point.

The heart of the KX65 is a liquid-cooled, 64cc two-stroke engine matched to a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission and manual clutch.

The engine is bolted into a semi-double-cradle steel frame, and like the larger KX models, the KX65’s swing arm uses the UNI-TRAK® linkage system, which applies progressively stiffer damping and spring rates to the single rear shock as the suspension is compressed. The shock and fork boast four-way adjustable rebound damping for optimal handling.

Lightweight aluminum rims reduce unsprung weight to help improve suspension action, and both wheels feature hydraulic disc brakes that not only provide great stopping power, but require little maintenance and simplify wheel removal. Plus, the KX65 features a two-tone seat, just like larger KX models.


- Digital ignition offers ideal timing for better response across the rev range
- Magneto with lower inertial moment improves low-rpm response
- Rotor comes with rare-earth magnets – the unitized piece is small, light and durable
- High capacity ignition coil delivers a higher secondary voltage for a hotter spark; the punchier response gives an improved acceleration feeling
- Connecting rod big-end bearing has more rigid cage for improved durability
- Primary gear is secured using a lock-nut to help reduce mechanical noise
- A stopper has been added to the oil seal of the left crankcase 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 for increased power and performance at higher rpm
- Bridge between exhaust ports is machined for improved reliability and resistance to seizure
- Lightweight cylinder liner transfers heat efficiently

Liquid Cooling

- Large radiator provides more even-running temperatures, keeping the power output consistently strong
- Provides greater reliability

24mm Mikuni Carburetor

- Feeds a four-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 now made of metal-carbon composite material

High-tensile Steel Frame

- The same strong, light, high-tech material as used on bigger KX bikes
- Exceptional torsional rigidity for superior handling
- Reinforced downtube for increased durability
- Engine and chassis bolts have rust-resistant coating

UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension

- Features rising-rate action: as the suspension compresses, the spring and damping strength increase progressively for a more controlled ride

Nitrogen-charged Shock

- Four-way adjustable rebound damping improves handling on rough tracks
- Rebuildable aluminum body
- External reservoir helps maintain consistent damping

Front Fork

- Four clicks of rebound-damping adjustment accommodate different riding styles and terrain


- Rocker arm made from forged aluminum to reduce weight and improve durability

Front and Rear Disc Brakes

- Light and powerful
- Revised front brake lever shape offers better feel
- Resist fading
- Require less lever pressure

Aluminum Rims

- Reduce unsprung weight for improved suspension action
Detachable Aluminum Silencer
- Silencer is removable from the exhaust pipe and the packing is replaceable
- Oval shape mimics the styling of larger-displacement KX models

- Two-tone seat pattern and graphics just like larger KX models

MSRP $2,799
Engine Type Two-stroke single
Displacement 64.7cc
Bore and Stroke 44.5 x 41.6mm
Cooling Liquid
Carburetion Mikuni VM24SS
Induction Four-petal reed valve
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Ignition Digital CDI
Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Semi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail 27 degrees / 2.4 in.
Front Suspension/ wheel travel 33mm leading axle conventional fork with four-way rebound damping / 8.3 in.
Rear Suspension/ wheel travel UNI-TRAK® single shock system with four-way rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload / 9.4
Front Tire 60/100x14
Rear Tire 80/100x12
Front Brake Hydraulic disc
Rear Brake Disc
Overall Length 62.6 in.
Overall Width 29.9 in.
Overall Height 37.6 in.
Ground Clearance 12.0 in.
Seat Height 29.9 in.
Dry Weight 125.6 lbs.
Wheelbase 44.1 in.
Fuel Capacity 1.0 gal.
Available Colors Lime Green / Black

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