GET OUT AND PLAYKawasaki's new KLX230 is purpose-built for serious dirt fun, with both its engine and frame designed from the beginning with trail riding in mind. The all-new 233cc air-cooled, 4-stroke Single engine delivers ample low-mid range torque, and its simple construction makes it ideal for trail runs. The all-new compact perimeter framer was designed to offer the handing stability needed for confident trail riding. KX inspiration can be found in the slim ergonomics and aggressive styling. The new, highly capable dual purpose machine (with 21"/18" wheels) - equipped with Kawasaki's first dual-purpose ABS - is powerful, light, and manoeuvrable, making it an ideal partner for attacking the trails.
Providing a light, manoeuvrable package was a key consideration. Designing the simple air-cooled engine concurrently with the easy handling perimeter frame helped keep the KLX230 compact, while the balance between the engine and frame results in performance that can be enjoyed by a wide range of riders.
CAPABLE OFF-ROAD PERFORMANCE
ALL NEW ENGINE: 233CC SINGLE
COMPACT PERIMETER FRAME
Designed from the start for off-road riding use, the all-new perimeter frame offers the handling stability needed for confident trail riding. Extensive feedback from Kawasaki test riders helped achieve the highly accommodating balance between engine and frame that enables a wide range of riders to enjoy the KLX230.
Designing the engine and frame together allowed greater design freedom. Great care was taken to minimise engine height, which allowed an optimal frame line to achieve the ideal rigidity balance as well as keeping the seat height at an appropriate level. The relatively short wheelbase contributes to the bike's easy, manoeuvrable handling - another welcome feature for new and intermediate riders.
KX INSPIRED BODYWORK
KAWASAKI'S FIRST DUAL-PURPOSE ABS
SIMPLE, RELIABLE, DURABLE ENGINE DESIGN
LARGE-DIAMETER 21"/18" WHEELS
- On- and off-road capability means maximum versatility
- 233cm³ engine is air-cooled for performance and durability
- All new compact perimeter frame offers handling stability for confident trail riding
- Kawasaki's first dual-purpose ABS developed with Bosch to enable both on and off road use
- Fully digital instrumentation has easy-to-read speedometer and tachometer
- Starting is easy with push-button electric start
- Six-speed transmission provides the right gear for any situation
37mm telescopic forks combined with the New Uni-Trak® mono-shock rear suspension provide superb road-holding and outstanding shock-absorption for excellent off-road performance. The on-road and off-road abilities of the KLX230 add to the joy of riding.
RELAXED SEATING POSITION
The relaxed position makes the bike easier to ride and control. The footpegs are positioned close to the bike’s centreline for a slim riding position conducive to both on and off road riding. Narrow tank design gives riders maximum comfort and control without sacrificing capacity.
|Engine Type||4-stroke, liquid cooled, single cylinder|
|Bore and Stroke||67.0 x 66.0 mm|
|Valve system||SOHC 2 valve|
|Fuel system||Fuel Injection Keihin 32 x 1|
|Frame||Perimeter, high-tensile steel|
|Wheel travel - front||220 mm|
|Wheel travel - rear||223 mm|
|Tyre Size-front||2.75 - 21 45P|
|Tyre Size-rear||4.10 -18 59P|
|Suspension - front||Leading axle 37 mm telescopic fork|
|Suspension - rear||New Uni Trak with adjustable preload|
|Brakes - front||Single 265 mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper. ABS (effective dia. 241mm)|
|Brakes - rear||Single 220 mm petal disc, with a single-piston caliper. ABS (effective dia. 186mm)|
|L x W x H||2,105 x 835 x 1,165 mm|
|Ground clearance||265 mm|
|Seat height||885 mm|
|Fuel capacity||7.5 litres|
|Curb mass||134 kg (includes full fuel tank, all fluids at optimum levels)|
|Warranty||24 months Unlimited Kilometres|