Kawasaki’s intermediate KX85 motocross racer is the natural progression after the kids outgrow their KX65. Loaded with big KX features, these high performance racers keep young riders at the front of the pack.
|Lubrication||Petrol mix (32:1), 2-stroke racing oil|
|Bore and stroke||48.5 x 45.8 mm|
|Fuel system||Keihin PWK28 carburetor|
|Type||2-stroke, Single with KIPS|
|Induction||2-petal carbon-fibre piston reed valve|
|Compression ratio||10.9 (low speed), 9.0 (high speed)|
|Rear: calipers||Single-piston caliper|
|Rear: type||Single 184 mm disc|
|Front: calipers||Single-piston caliper|
|Front: type||Single 220 mm disc|
|Curb mass**||75 kg (152.1 lbs)|
|Overall length||1,830 mm (71.7 in.)|
|Seat height||830 mm (33.1 in.)|
|Ground clearance||290 mm (13.4 in.)|
|Wheelbase||1,265 mm (49.4 in.)|
|Overall height||1,100 mm (41.5 in.)|
|Fuel capacity||5 litres (1.2 gal.)|
|Overall width||765 mm (28.9 in.)|
|Gear ratio: 1st||2.538 (33/13)|
|Gear ratio: 6th||0.956 (22/23)|
|Primary reduction ratio||3.400 (68/20)|
|Gear ratio: 5th||1.090 (24/22)|
|Gear ratio: 4th||1.250 (25/20)|
|Transmission||6-speed, constant mesh, return shift|
|Gear ratio: 3rd||1.500 (27/18)|
|Gear ratio: 2nd||1.875 (30/16)|
|Final reduction ratio||3.571 (50/14)|
|Wheel travel: rear||275 mm (10.8 in.)|
|Steering angle (left/right)||45° / 45°|
|Wheel travel: front||275 mm (10.8 in.)|
|Trail||97 mm (3.5 in.)|
|Type||Tubular semi-double cradle, high tensile steel|
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* The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as "Your price" may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer's suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)
‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.
The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.