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2024 Kawasaki KX85 Guide • Total Motorcycle

Sep 20, 2023

Introducing the 2024 Kawasaki KX85…

The Kawasaki KX motocross and off-road motorcycle range returns stronger than ever for 2024 with its championship-winning packages.Leading the way is the KX250 motorcycle with a powerful 249cc engine, electric start, KYB suspension, and a coned disc-spring hydraulic clutch that have led to a championship heritage that boasts 18 AMA professional titles and 196 race wins since 2004.

Joining the KX250 is its KX250X cross-country motorcycle that has been purposely tuned for off-road competition. Developed to dominate off-road racecourses in both the woods and the desert, the cross-country KX lineup offers riders the required components for off-road competition straight from Kawasaki along with the dominant engine and chassis performance found on the KX250.

Kawasaki's mini motocross lineup consisting of the KX112, KX85, and KX65 motorcycles returns for 2024 and is ingrained with a long list of achievements that have stemmed from building champions from the start. The KX112 supermini racer bridges the gap to full-size motocross bikes and boasts a powerful 112cc displacement engine, the largest in its class. It's joined by the KX85, which shares much of the same technology found on the KX112. The KX65 returns as the most compact bike in the Kawasaki KX lineup and the starting point for aspiring champions.

The Kawasaki Team Green racing team has been the dominant force in amateur racing for nearly four decades, providing contingency and an unmatched level of trackside support to racers across the nation. Under the Team Green racing program, a trackside support system consisting of local, regional, and amateur motocross and off-road events across the country has been put in place. There, Kawasaki technicians and race transporters can be found providing critical parts and technical assistance to all riders. Kawasaki's efforts, matched with the input from aspiring young stars, have produced winning products across its lineup.

Engine Type 2-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, Reed Valve, Single with KIPSDisplacement 84ccBore & Stroke 48.5 x 45.8 mmCompression Ratio Variable 9.0-10.9:1Carburetor Keihin PWK28Ignition Digital CDITransmission 6-SpeedRake/Trail 29°/3.8 in.Front Wheel Travel 10.8 in.Rear Wheel Travel 10.8 in.Front Tire Size 70/100-17Rear Tire Size 90/100-14Front Suspension 36mm Inverted Cartridge Fork with 20-PositionCompression Damping AdjustmentRear Suspension Uni-Trak with Adjustable Preload, 24-PositionCompression & 21-Position Rebound Damping Adjustment,Wheelbase 49.8 in.Front Brake Type DiscRear Brake Type DiscFuel Tank Capacity 1.3 gal.Ground Clearance 11.4 in.Seat Height 32.7 in.Curb Weight= 165 lb.Specifications subject to change without notice.Ask about Kawasaki's Team Green™ amateur rider support program.(KP)= See Kaw-Pedia section for more details.* = Changes from previous model year.= = Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

POWEREngine 84cc, liquid-cooled, 2-stroke single with KIPSBore x Stroke 48.5 x 45.8 mmCompression Ratio 10.9:1 (low speed), 9.0:1 (high speed)Induction Piston reed valveFuel System Carburettor: Keihin PWK28Ignition Digital-CDIStarting Primary kickLubrication Pre-mix (32:1)Transmission 6-speed, returnClutch Wet multi-disc, manualFinal Drive Chain

PERFORMANCEFrame Perimeter, high-tensile steelFront Suspension / Wheel Travel ø36 mm inverted fork with adjustable compression damping / 275 mm (10.8 in)Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Uni Trak with adjustable compression and rebound damping and adjustable spring preload / 275 mm (10.8 in)Rake / Trail 29.0° / 97 mmSteering Angle (L/R) 45° / 45°Front Tire 70/100-17 40MRear Tire 90/100-14 49MFront Brake ø220 mm petal disc with dual-piston caliperRear Brake ø184 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper

DETAILSDimensions (L x W x H) 1,825 x 765 x 1,100 mm (72.0 x 30.1 x 43.3 in)Wheelbase 1,260 mm (49.8 in)Road Clearance 290 mm (11.4 in)Seat Height 830 mm (32.7 in)Curb Mass** 74.6 kg (164 lb)Mass Without Fuel 70.9 kg (156 lb)Fuel Capacity 5.0 litres


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