2007 Kawasaki KLX300R

2007 Model Information and Specifications

Sep. 01, 2006 By ORC STAFF
New Features and Refinements
2007 Kawasaki KLX300R

The Kawasaki KLX™300R offers a compact, quick-turning package that’s well-suited to tight trails or long days exploring off the beaten-path. Thanks to a liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, perimeter frame and plush suspension, this Kawasaki gives off-road riders the balance of power and handling they desire.

Designed to be ultra-compact, the KLX300R’s liquid-cooled 292cc engine features dual overhead cams activating four valves atop an Electrofusion-coated aluminum cylinder, which is highly-resistant to wear. The engine is wrapped in a high-tensile steel perimeter frame based on the design of Kawasaki’s KX™250 motocross bike. A 26.5-degree steering angle and shorter wheelbase contribute to quick handling characteristics.
The KLX300R comes fully loaded with equipment to handle the rigors of trail riding, and is covered by a six-month limited warranty. Standard items include headlight and taillight, odometer, sidestand, hand guards, snail-type chain adjusters for quick rear-wheel removal and quick adjustment of the O-ring chain, a U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrestor, and a large fuel tank with reserve petcock.


- Ultra-compact 292cc Liquid-cooled, Four-stroke Single
- Lightweight piston and connecting rod allow power-producing revs
- Liquid cooling for even-running temperatures, longer engine life and consistent power on hot days

Double Overhead Cams

- A cam lobe for each valve with shim-under tappets has less reciprocating weight for efficiency at high rpm

Electrofusion Cylinder

- Incredibly hard coating in the aluminum cylinder provides superior heat transfer with less weight

- Holds lubrication, resists abrasion and seizure, and allows tighter clearances for more horsepower

Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release (KACR)
- KACR provides quick, easy starts
- Four-valve Cylinder Head
- Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow
- Boosts low-end torque
- 34mm Semi-flat Slide CVK Carburetor
- Precisely meters for good fuel economy
- Provides quick throttle response
- Gear-driven Engine Balancer
- Engine runs smoothly from idle to redline
- More rider comfort on long rides

Six-speed Transmission

- Positive shifting action and rugged durability with gearing for every situation
- Oil level window provided

Digital Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI)

- Digital microcomputer delivers a precisely timed spark regardless of rpm changes
- Reliability under extreme conditions

High-tensile Steel Perimeter Frame
- Frame is built of box-section and tubular high-tensile steel
- Straight-line ability is not sacrificed due to the incredible frame rigidity

43mm Upside-down Cartridge Fork

- 20-way compression damping adjustment
- Cartridge maintains more consistent damping force by minimizing aeration of the fork oil
- UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension
- Temperature-compensating rebound damping keeps things under control even when the shock heats up under strenuous conditions

Front and Rear Disc Brakes

- Twin piston front caliper grasps a floating front disc for “single finger” stopping power
- Single piston rear caliper from the KX™250 gives strong, reliable performance

O-ring Drive Chain

- O-rings keep the dirt and water out, while retaining lubrication in for longer chain life

Enduro and Trail Equipment

- Headlight and taillight for long rides or enduro competition requirements
- Odometer to track progress
- Large 2.6-gallon tank allows for long distance riding
- Hand guards fend off the brush
- Snail-type chain adjusters for quick wheel changes and chain adjustments
- U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrestor

MSRP $4,949
Engine Type Four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve single
Displacement 292cc
Bore and Stroke 78.0 x 61.2mm
Cooling Liquid
Carburetion Keihin CVK34
Induction Four-petal reed valve
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Ignition Digital CDI
Transmission Six-speed, manual clutch
Final Drive Chain
Frame High-tensile steel, perimeter design
Rake / trail 26.5 degrees / 4.2 in.
Front Suspension/ wheel travel 43mm inverted cartridge fork with 20-way compression damping / 11.2 in.
Rear Suspension/ wheel travel UNI-TRAK® single shock system with 20-way compression damping and 18-way rebound damping / 11.0 in.
Front Tire 80/100x21
Rear Tire 100/100x18
Front Brake Hydraulic disc
Rear Brake Disc
Overall Length 83.3 in.
Overall Width 35.8 in.
Overall Height 48.0 in.
Ground Clearance 12.6 in.
Seat Height 36.4 in.
Dry Weight 233.7 lbs.
Wheelbase 56.5 in.
Fuel Capacity 2.6 gal.
Available Colors Lime Green / Black

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