The Kawasaki KX65 mini-motocross machine is ideal for experienced young riders interested in racing. Durable and competition-proven, it's also perfect for youngsters who want to improve their off-road skills before advancing to larger-displacement KX models.
A liquid-cooled, high-performance two-stroke engine powers the KX65, which is equipped with a 1.5mm-larger bore than the KX60. A strong, lightweight piston resides in its Electrofusion-coated cylinder, while a CNC-machined finish on the bridge between the exhaust ports contributes to better engine reliability and staves off seizures.
Good for young riders accustomed to smaller, clutchless machines, the KX65 has a quick and smooth-shifting six-speed transmission, whose manual clutch-actuating mechanism and shift drum ride on needle bearings. Quality shift drum bearings reduce oil drainage from the transmission to the side case, and hard-anodized shift fork ends resist wear and keep the KX65 shifting smoothly for years to come. ~The engine itself rests in a semi-double-cradle steel frame with thick-walled tubing on the upper-main and rear-down tubes.
Like its larger-displacement counterparts, the KX65's swing arm uses the bottom-link UNI-TRAK? 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. Both wheels feature hydraulic disc brakes that not only provide great stopping power, but also require little maintenance and easy wheel removal.
The slim tank, seat and side covers contribute to the KX65's sleek, racy appearance and enhance rider maneuverability. The KX65 sports the unmistakable Kawasaki Lime Green plastic, and features the same graphics as the larger KX motorcycles.