2015 KAWASAKI KX™65

2015 KAWASAKI KX™65
Contact:
Kawasaki Media Relations
949-770-0400 ext. 2777
pr@kmc-usa.com
http://www.kawasaki.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2015 KAWASAKI KX™65
A First Step on the Road to Glory
For more than 30 years, Kawasaki’s smallest KX™ motocrosser has played a key role in
the sport of motocross, providing a race-winning platform on which countless national
and supercross champions have begun the journey to superstar status. Today,
Kawasaki’s KX™65 maintains the same successful attributes, including a powerful and
reliable two-stroke engine, lightweight chassis, disc brakes and long travel suspension.
Its reputation as the quintessential learning tool for young racers taking their first steps
into the world of competitive riding is well deserved.
ENGINE & CHASSIS
The KX65’s liquid-cooled 64cc engine produces an amazing level of power for its small
displacement, and its smooth-shifting six-speed transmission with manual clutch help
transfer that power to the ground efficiently.
Its semi-double-cradle steel frame is equipped with Kawasaki’s legendary Uni-Trak®
linkage system, which alters leverage on the rear shock as the suspension compresses.
This means small bumps receive light damping, while larger bumps receive
progressively firmer damping to give the rider better control.
Both the rear shock and front forks boast four-way adjustable rebound damping for
optimal handling.
Lightweight aluminum rims reduce unsprung weight to help improve suspension
action, and offer the same aggressive look as the larger KX models. Both wheels
feature hydraulic disc brakes that not only provide great stopping power but require little
maintenance and simplify wheel removal.
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TEAM GREEN™
Younger riders who race their KX65 at designated events are eligible to receive support
from Team Green™ – Kawasaki’s amateur racing support program. For more than 30
years, the Team Green support program has given riders the tools for success by
providing technicians and support staff at selected events throughout the year. Team
Green provides racers with unparalleled trackside support at no cost, while emergency
parts are for sale for last-minute adjustments. While helping amateur athletes achieve
success, Kawasaki never forgets its most important goal is to ensure a positive and
enjoyable experience for every rider. For more information about Team Green, visit
http://www.kawasaki.com/Racing_TeamGreen/Landing.aspx
ABOUT KAWASAKI
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles,
ATVs, Side x Sides, and personal watercraft through a network of almost 1,200
independent retailers, with an additional 7,400 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power
products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100
people in the United States, with 300 of them located at KMC's Irvine, California
headquarters.
Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide. For five
decades, the Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish and
category-leading vehicles. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of powersports
products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.
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2015 Kawasaki KX™65
Features and Benefits
At A Glance…
− 64cc two-stroke engine with digital ignition offers ideal timing for better throttle response
throughout the rev range
− An electrofusion-coated cylinder with advanced exhaust and transfer ports for increased power
and performance at higher rpm
− Six-speed transmission offers positive action and rugged durability; hard chrome-finished shift
fork ends resist wear
− High-tensile steel frame offers exceptional torsional rigidity for excellent handling with a reinforced
down tube for increased strength and durability
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− Uni-Trak rear suspension offers progressively increasing spring and damping strength as the
suspension compresses for a more controlled ride
− Front and rear disc brakes are light, powerful and resist fading
− Industry-leading amateur racing support through Team Green™
64cc Two-stroke Engine
− Digital ignition offers ideal timing for optimum throttle response throughout the rev range
− Ignition rotor features rare-earth magnets, making it smaller, lighter and more durable. Its low
inertial moment improves low-RPM response
− High capacity ignition coil delivers a higher secondary voltage for a hotter spark, and the punchier
response improves acceleration
− Connecting rod big-end bearing features a cage for added durability
− Primary gear is secured using a lock-nut to help reduce mechanical noise
− The oil seal of the left crankcase has a stopper for increased engine reliability
− Metafoam gaskets are used for the generator cover, water pump cover and water pump elbow for
improved sealing
− Silver clutch and ignition covers resist the signs of boot rub to help keep the KX looking fresh,
longer
Electrofusion Cylinder
− Electrofusion coating on the aluminum cylinder walls improves heat transfer for consistent power
output
− Allows closer piston-to-cylinder clearances for more power
− Provides excellent wear and seizing resistance
− Advanced exhaust and transfer ports increase power and performance at higher rpm
− Bridge between exhaust ports is machined for increased reliability and resistance to wear and
seizure
− Lightweight cylinder liner transfers heat efficiently for cooler running
Liquid Cooling
− Large radiator provides more consistent engine temperatures, keeping power output strong
throughout the moto
− Cooling system offers greater reliability and less engine wear
24mm Mikuni Carburetor
− Feeds a four-petal reed valve for excellent throttle response
− Allows the engine to produce more power and torque at all RPM
Six-speed Transmission
− Positive action and rugged durability
− Hard chrome-finished shift-fork ends resist wear
− Manual clutch mechanism mirrors larger KX models
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Clutch cover gasket made of metal-carbon composite material
High-tensile Steel Frame
− Exceptional torsional rigidity for excellent handling
− Reinforced downtube adds strength and durability
− Engine and chassis bolts feature rust-resistant coating
Front Fork
− Four-position rebound-damping adjustment accommodates different riding styles and terrain
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Uni-Trak Rear Suspension
− Rising-rate action allows a more controlled ride as the suspension compresses
Nitrogen-charged Shock
− Four-way adjustable rebound damping offers a variety of settings for various track conditions
− External reservoir helps maintain consistent damping
− Re-buildable aluminum body
Swingarm
− Forged aluminum rocker arm reduces weight and improves durability
Front and Rear Disc Brakes
− Light and powerful
− Ergonomic front brake lever shape offers better feel
− Resists fading
− Requires less lever pressure
Lightweight Aluminum Rims
− Black aluminum rims provide the same aggressive look as the rims on larger KX models
− Reduces unsprung weight for improved suspension action
Detachable Aluminum Silencer
− Silencer is removable and packing is replaceable
− Oval shape mimics the styling of larger-displacement KX models
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2014 Kawasaki KX™65 Specifications*
Engine:
Two-stroke single
Displacement:
64cc
Bore x stroke:
44.5 x 41.6mm
Cooling:
Liquid
Carburetion:
Mikuni VM24SS
Induction:
Four-petal reed valve
Compression ratio:
8.4:1
Ignition:
Digital CDI
Transmission:
Six-speed
Final drive:
Chain
Frame:
Semi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail:
27 degrees / 2.4”
Front suspension / wheel
travel:
Rear suspension / wheel
travel:
Front tire:
33mm leading axle conventional fork with four-way rebound damping /
8.3”
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Uni-Trak single shock system with four-way rebound damping and
fully adjustable spring preload / 9.4”
60/100x14
Rear tire:
80/100x12
Front brake / rear brake:
Hydraulic disc / disc
Overall length:
62.6”
Overall width:
29.9”
Overall height:
37.6”
Ground clearance:
12.0”
Seat height:
29.9”
Curb weight:
132.2 lb
Fuel capacity:
1.0 gallon
Wheelbase:
44.1”
Color:
Lime Green
MSRP:
TBD
Wholesale distributor:
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618
949-770-0400
www.kawasaki.com
*Specifications are subject to change. Media are encouraged to visit http://www.kawasaki.com for most
current specifications.
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