Kawasaki KMX

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The Kawasaki KMX is a water-cooled 2-stroke trail bike. There are two versions, the KMX 125 cc and the larger 200 cc edition.

They both feature front and rear disc brakes, water-cooled engines, mono link suspension (Kawasaki's Uni-Trak system) and a power valve system (KIPS).

KMX 125[edit]

1986-2003

Models: A1-A5/B1-B12

The 125 cc can be ridden in some countries with just a provisional license as they come restricted to 12 bhp (learner legal spec.)

They are quick bikes once de-restricted and the power will be increased to over 20 bhp at the rear wheel easily reaching 85 mph with some modifications to the gearing ratio (sprockets).

Specifications of restricted 'B' model[edit]

  • Top speed: 71 mph[citation needed]
  • 1/4-mile acceleration: 18.4 secs[citation needed]
  • Power: 12 bhp[citation needed]
  • Torque: 9ftlb[citation needed]
  • Weight: 110 kg[citation needed]
  • Seat height: 865 mm
  • Fuel capacity: 9 litres
  • Average fuel consumption: 55mpg[citation needed]
  • Tank range: 110 miles[citation needed]
  • Insurance group: 5
  • Engine size: 124 cc
  • Engine specification: Water-cooled, Single-cylinder 2 Stroke, 6 gears.
  • Frame: Tubular steel cradle
  • Front suspension adjustment: None
  • Rear suspension adjustment: Preload
  • Front brakes: Single 230 mm disc
  • Rear brake: 210 mm disc
  • Front tyre size: 2.75 x 21
  • Rear tyre size: 4.10 x 18

KMX 200[edit]

Kawasaki KMX 200

  • Year: 1987-1992
  • Engine: Liquid cooled, two stroke, single cylinder, piston reed valve induction.
  • Capacity: 191cc
  • Bore x Stroke 67 x 54 mm
  • Compression Ratio 8.0:1
  • Induction: 26mm Mikuni carb
  • Ignition/Starting: Kick
  • Max Power: 30.4 hp @ 8500 rpm[citation needed]
  • Max Torque: 18.6 ft-lb @ 7500 rpm[citation needed]
  • Transmission: 6 Speed
  • Drive: Chain
  • Front Suspension: Air assisted leading axle telescopic.
  • Rear Suspension: Uni-Trak rising rate monoshock, adjustable preload.
  • Front Brakes: Single 213mm disc
  • Rear Brakes: Single 183mm disc
  • Front Tyre: 3.00-21
  • Rear Tyre: 4.60-17
  • Dry-Weight: 100 kg[citation needed]
  • Fuel Capacity : 9.3 Litres
  • Range: 100 miles[citation needed]
  • Top speed: With a very strong tailwind 100 mph (indicated)[citation needed]