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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.


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)
Cooling Liquid
Lubrication Petrol mix (32:1), 2-stroke racing oil
Bore and stroke 48.5 x 45.8 mm
Ignition Digital-CDI
Displacement 84cc


Rear: type Single 184 mm disc
Front: calipers Single-piston caliper
Front: type Single 220 mm disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper


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.)
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.)


Final drive Chain
Gear ratio: 4th 1.250 (25/20)
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh, return shift
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.500 (27/18)
Clutch Wet multi-disc
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.875 (30/16)
Final reduction ratio 3.571 (50/14)
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)


Trail 97 mm (3.5 in.)
Type Tubular semi-double cradle, high tensile steel
Caster (rake) 29°
Tire: rear 90/100-14
Wheel travel: rear 275 mm (10.8 in.)
Tire: front 70/100-17
Steering angle (left/right) 45° / 45°
Wheel travel: front 275 mm (10.8 in.)


Suspension, rear Uni-Trak single-shock system with 24-way compression and 21-way rebound damping, plus adjustable spring preload
Suspension, front 36 mm inverted telescopic cartridge fork with 20-way compression damping



Special offers

4.9% Special Retail Financing

Take advantage of our Special Retail Financing offer for as little as 4.9% APR OAC for 60 months. Visit your local Kawasaki dealer today for complete details and get moving - for less - right now.

*Limited time purchase financing offer for 60 months on select new, unused 2014, 2015 and 2016 Kawasaki models sold by participating authorized Canadian Kawasaki Motors Dealers, available on approved credit. See dealer for complete details. Offer ends August 31, 2015. Offer cannot be combined with any other special offers.

Kawasaki Pit Tent Promotion

Keep cool in the shade between races. Purchase a select new KX or KLX and receive a free Kawasaki Pit Tent. Visit your local Kawasaki dealership to access this limited time offer.

The Kawasaki Pit Tent Promotion is available on select Motorcycle models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between June 8, 2015 and August 31, 2015. Receive a Kawasaki Pit Tent valued at $570, with the purchase of a KX85CGF – KX85. Quantities are limited and certain conditions will apply. Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions unless otherwise indicated. See your dealer for complete details.


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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.