Kawasaki KE100

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KE100
Ke100.jpg
ManufacturerKawasaki
Production1974–2001
PredecessorKawasaki G5
ClassDual Sport/Adventure Bike/Survival Bike/enduro
Engine99 cc (6.0 cu in), air-cooled, oil-injected, two-stroke, single
Top speed62.5 mph (100.6 km/h)
Power11 hp (8.2 kW) at 7,000 rpm
Torque8.9 lb⋅ft (12.1 N⋅m) at 3,500 rpm 8.0 lb⋅ft (10.8 N⋅m) at 9,000 rpm
Transmission5-speed constant mesh wet-clutch with chain final drive
SuspensionFront sealed hydraulic forks, Rear coil shocks with pneumatic struts
BrakesFront and rear mechanical drums (leading/trailing)
TiresFront: 2.75-19 Rear: 3.00-17
Wheelbase50.6 in (1,290 mm)
DimensionsL: 79.9 in (2,030 mm)
W: 33.5 in (850 mm)
H: 42.5 in (1,080 mm)
Seat height31.7 in (810 mm)
Weight187 lb (85 kg) (dry)
197 lb (89 kg) (wet)
Fuel capacity2.5 US gal (9.5 l; 2.1 imp gal)
Oil capacity1.2 L (1.3 US qt)
Fuel consumption70-85 mpg US

The Kawasaki KE100 is a dual-sport motorcycle that was produced by Kawasaki from 1976 to 2001. A direct successor to the G5, the major changes on the KE100 were different ergonomics and a change in transmission layout (1-N-2-3-4-5 to the G5's N-1-2-3-4-5). The KE100 did not change much through the years, although minor changes were made to the engine and transmission over successive model years, as well as a switch to different tanks after the B4 model. It uses an oil injection system that Kawasaki calls superlube to both eliminate fuel-mixing and give a precise fuel-oil mixture in the two-stroke cycle, reducing emissions enough that the KE100 still passes US emissions tests. Its fuel tank has a capacity of 2.5 US gal (9.5 l; 2.1 imp gal) and includes two small hooks on the rear of the frame that can be used either to mount turn signals or to tie or "bungee" a spare fuel tank for longer journeys.