All-New KX112 Headlines Kawasaki’s 2022-Model Announcements

All-New KX112 Headlines Kawasaki’s 2022-Model Announcements

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

KAWASAKI ANNOUNCES THE ALL-NEW KX™112 AND THE UPDATED KX™85  MOTORCYCLES

The Bike That Builds Champions

ALL-NEW 2022 KX™112 Motorcycle

All-new for 2022 is the KX112 supermini racer that bridges the gap to full-size motocross bikes and boasts a powerful 112 cc displacement engine, the largest in its class. The KX112 boasts several new features including a new 112 cc two-stroke engine, stronger transmission, increased cooling performance, Dunlop MX33 tires, and revised styling and ergonomics. Building on the strengths of its predecessor, the all-new KX112 offers more race-winning potential in a highly competitive class. The increased power makes the KX112 feel faster everywhere on the track, especially where riders can take advantage of its stronger low-end torque.

 

A 2022-model Kawasaki KX85. Photo courtesy Kawasaki.
A 2022-model Kawasaki KX85. Photo courtesy Kawasaki.

 

UPDATED 2022 KX™85 Motorcycle

Built using much of the same race-winning technology as that found on the KX112, the KX85 motorcycle defines a “big bike in a small package” and returns even stronger for 2022 with several new updates that continue to grant young racers the championship-winning advantage they need to sharpen their skills. The KX85 relies on its instantaneous power, nimble handling, and factory-race-inspired styling to reach the checkered flag first. The KX85 shares several new features with its bigger KX112 counterpart, including a stronger transmission, increased cooling performance, Dunlop MX33 tires, and revised styling and ergonomics.

In addition, the following KX™ and KLX® motorcycles are returning for 2022:

KX™65

KX™250

KX™250X

KX™450

KX™450X

KLX®110R

KLX®110R L

KLX®140R

KLX®140R L

KLX®140R F

KLX®230R

KLX®230R S

KLX®300R

 

With summer right around the corner, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is making it even easier to Let the Good Times Roll® with the early introduction of select 2022 street motorcycles available:

KLX®300

KLX®300SM

Ninja® 400 ABS

Ninja® 650 ABS

Ninja® ZX™-14R ABS

Z125 PRO

Z400 ABS

Z650

Z900 ABS

Z900RS

Z900RS CAFE

Vulcan® S

Vulcan® S CAFE

Vulcan® 900 Classic

Vulcan® 900 Classic LT

Vulcan® 900 Custom

Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero® ABS

Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® ABS

 

 

More, from another press release issued by Kawasaki:

2022 KAWASAKI KX™ MINI MOTOCROSS LINEUP

THE BIKE THAT BUILDS CHAMPIONS

The Kawasaki KX™ mini motocross lineup returns even stronger for 2022 with the all-new Kawasaki KX™112, an updated KX™85, and the KX™65. The entire lineup is ingrained with a long list of successes that have stemmed from building champions from the start.

All-new for 2022 is the KX112 supermini racer that bridges the gap to full-size motocross bikes and boasts a powerful 112 cc displacement engine, the largest in its class. It’s joined by the KX85, which shares several new features with its bigger KX112 counterpart, including a stronger transmission, increased cooling performance, Dunlop MX33 tires, and revised styling and ergonomics. The KX65 returns as the most compact bike in the Kawasaki KX™ lineup and the starting point for aspiring champions.

The Kawasaki Team Green™ racing team has been the dominant force in amateur racing for nearly four decades, providing contingency and an unmatched level of trackside support to racers across the nation. Under the Team Green racing program, a trackside support system consisting of local, regional, and amateur motocross and off-road events across the country has been put in place. There, Kawasaki technicians and race transporters can be found providing critical parts and technical assistance to all riders. Kawasaki’s efforts, matched with the input from aspiring young stars, have produced winning products across its lineup.

 

KAWASAKI KX™112

·        NEW class-leading 112 cc two-stroke engine

·        NEW stronger 6-speed transmission

·        NEW factory-inspired styling

·        NEW radiator shroud design

·        NEW Dunlop MX33 tires

 

Building on the strengths of its predecessor, the all-new KX112 offers more race-winning potential in a highly competitive class. The increased power makes the KX112 feel faster everywhere on the track, especially where riders can take advantage of its stronger low-end torque.

The increased displacement on the 2022 two-stroke, single cylinder KX112 comes by way of a 5.8 mm longer stroke and now features a bore and stroke of 52.5 x 51.6 mm. The new engine paired with the powervalve system delivers strong low-end torque that translates to holeshot performance out of the starting gate and a stronger drive when exiting corners. Power and torque are improved across the rev range with peak power significantly greater. Updated intake and exhaust port timing help contribute to the KX112’s stronger low rpm torque, while a revised piston profile improves durability a redesigned contact surface for the piston ring improves the initial bedding-in performance.

In order to reduce the lateral force placed on the piston, and generate more efficient power, the connecting rod was increased by 7 mm. A 4 mm greater crankshaft web offers increased strength to match the greater offset of the crank pin with the new longer stroke engine. The carburetor settings have been fine-tuned to match the all-new engine and contribute to sharp response across the rev range. Complementing the more powerful 112 cc engine is an all-new 6-speed transmission and stronger bearing retainers for the small-end needle bearings, and big-end needle bearings with greater load capacity to help harness the increased engine output. Larger gear dogs improve durability and thrust washers have been added for to improve durability and reduce friction.

A sturdy high-tensile steel perimeter frame was designed in order to harness the engine’s power, offering advantages of strength and torsional rigidity that allows riders to push hard on the track. The chassis is matched with 36 mm inverted front forks that offer excellent damping and bottoming resistance, enabling the all-new KX112 to be ridden hard while maintaining comfort. Riders can fine-tune their settings through 20-way adjustable compression damping. On the rear, Uni-Trak® rear suspension offers preload, 24-way compression and 21-way rebound damping adjustability in order to allow each rider to tailor their settings based on size and skill level.

Similar to the larger KX™ models, petal disc front and rear brakes can be found and are used to achieve strong braking performance. A large-diameter 220 mm front brake is gripped by a dual-piston caliper, while the 184 mm rear disc is held by a single-piston caliper. The KX112’s large 19-inch front and 16-inch rear wheels nicely bridge the gap between minibikes and full-sized race bikes, accommodating larger youth riders and helping to navigate over the bumps and ruts commonly found on motocross tracks. The wheels are fitted with new Dunlop MX33 tires that offer enhanced grip and control. .

Kawasaki continues its unmatched commitment towards providing riders with unmatched comfort with class-leading ERGO-FIT® adjustable components  like an adjustable handlebar mounting system that allows riders to tailor fit their riding style and size by selecting from among  six possible handlebar positions. Collars offer a choice of three heights (STD, +5 mm, +10 mm), while reversible handlebar clamps allow two forward/rearward positions (STD, +10 mm FWD).

The bodywork of the KX112 follows along the lines of its bigger KX counterparts by forming a slim ergonomics package that facilitates rider movements and contributes to strong factory looks. The top of the fuel tank design is flat in order to facilitate sitting farther forward to weigh the front wheel when cornering and a slim, flat seat design makes it easier for riders to adjust their riding position. A new shroud design accommodates a wider range of young riders and makes it easier for taller riders to find a good fit on the bike. The minimalist side covers were made as small as possible and the seams between the shrouds, seat, and side covers are flush in order to allow the rider to move around on the bike with ease.

The new aggressive  looks, paired with the ergonomic fit that facilitates control, moves the styling of the KX112 closer to Kawasaki’s full-sized motocrossers. In addition to the new aggressive shroud styling, the rims are coated in black alumite just like the vehicles used by Kawasaki’s factory racing team. A green alumite finish on the fork and shock adjusters strengthens the KX family resemblance, while the brushed aluminum swingarm completes the high-quality image.

 

KAWASAKI KX112

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $4,999

Availability: Now

 

KAWASAKI KX™85

·        NEW stronger 6-speed transmission

·        NEW factory-inspired styling

·        NEW radiator shroud design

 

NEW Dunlop MX33 tires

Built using much of the same race-winning technology as that found on the KX112, the KX85 motorcycle defines a “big bike in a small package” and returns even stronger for 2022 with several new updates that continue to grant young racers the championship-winning advantage they need to sharpen their skills. The KX85 relies on its instantaneous power, nimble handling, and factory-race-inspired styling to reach the checkered flag first.

The two-stroke, single cylinder 84 cc engine is equipped with the highly advanced powervalve system that generates an easy-to-use wide-spread powerband. Just like the KX112, it receives a new, stronger transmission, new Dunlop MX33 tires for improved traction, and a revised shroud design that contributes to a slimmer ergonomics package, aggressive KX styling and increased cooling performance. Championship performance requires power, which is exactly why the KX85 stands above the competition.

 

KAWASAKI KX85

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $4,499

Availability: Now

 

KAWASAKI KX™65

The 2022 KX™65 is the most compact motocross bike in the Kawasaki KX lineup, built to serve as the machine of choice for aspiring motocross racers driven to follow in Kawasaki’s championship footsteps. The durability and reliability the KX models are known for create a dependable platform for young racers. Featuring a six-speed transmission, race-ready engine, strong stopping power, and superb handling, the KX65 builds champions.

Its liquid-cooled,  two-stroke 65 cc engine and lightweight chassis deliver strong controllable power and exceptional handling that results in the ultimate recipe for winning races. The 33 mm front forks and four-way adjustable rebound damping are capable of performing at the highest level in aggressive terrain, while the rear is fitted with Kawasaki’s Uni-Trak® single-shock system with adjustable rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload.

 

KAWASAKI KX65

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $3,799

Availability: Now

 

KAWASAKI TEAM GREEN™ RACER REWARDS

The Kawasaki Team Green™ Racer Rewards program offers more than 10.3 million dollars in contingency available for eligible KX riders. Team Green’s Racer Rewards program will be available at more than 674 events across the nation. Motocross racers will have more than 5.4 million dollars up for grabs.

 

 

 

 

More, from another press release issued by Kawasaki:

2022 KAWASAKI STREET MOTORCYCLES

KAWASAKI BEGINS EARLY PRODUCTION OF 2022 STREET MOTORCYCLES

Over the course of 2020, the powersports industry saw a significant increase in popularity with new and experienced riders alike, turning to motorcycles, ATVs, side-x-sides, and personal watercrafts. To meet this growing demand Kawasaki is moving up the production and introduction of select model year 2022 motorcycles. Kawasaki has selected a range of supersport, sport, naked and cruiser models that will arrive in Kawasaki dealerships during the summer months so that more riders have a chance to “Let the good times roll®.”

 

SUPERSPORT

Ninja® ZX™-14R ABS

The 2022 Ninja® ZX™-14R supersport will continue its reign as “King of the Quarter Mile.” Featuring a powerful 1,441cc DOHC inline-four engine that can deliver plenty of power and a unique monocoque aluminum frame for balance, performance and responsive handling. Premium onboard electronics and uncompromising refinement allow the rider to take on the track and the backroads with sophisticated ease. It is equipped with two power modes and a three-mode Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) system that can easily be turned on or off with switches. Also featuring back-torque limiting Slipper clutch, stainless steel braided clutch and brake lines, Brembo® 4-piston monobloc calipers paired with large floating front discs and a high-grade dash meter. The 2022 model is available in a Pearl Storm Gray / Metallic Diablo Black color scheme with an MSRP of $15,399.

 

SPORT

Ninja® 400

The 2022 Ninja® 400 sport motorcycle offers the largest displacement in its category at 399cc with the sophistication of a twin-cylinder engine. Approachable power, superb ergonomics and class-leading performance offer a smooth, manageable ride that’s ideal for new riders while also alluring experienced riders, setting a new standard for everyday epic sport riding. A low seat height and aggressive styling with LED headlights make the Ninja 400 the ideal choice for riders looking to enter the sport-riding scene. The 2022 Ninja 400 features a compact 399cc twin-cylinder engine, Assist & Slipper Clutch, lightweight trellis frame, Uni-Trak® rear suspension, 310mm semi-floating petal front disc brake, twin LED headlights, and high-grade multifunction dash instrumentation. For 2022, the Ninja 400 and the Ninja 400 ABS are available in Metallic Carbon Gray / Metallic Flat Spark Black and Metallic Matte Twilight Blue / Metallic Graphite Gray. MSRP for the non-ABS models starts at $4,999. MSRP for the ABS models starts at $5,399. The Ninja 400 ABS KRT Edition is painted in a Lime Green / Ebony / Pearl Blizzard White color scheme with an MSRP of $5,599

 

Ninja® 650

Reinvigorated to further embody Ninja® sportbike lineage, the 2022 Ninja® 650 sport motorcycle comes packed with a sporty 649cc engine, next-level technology advancements and sharp styling updates. Unmistakable sports performance is met with an upright riding position for exciting daily commutes, while a supreme level of attitude reminds you of its legendary heritage. The Ninja 650 also features sharper Ninja® styling, Bluetooth Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP, twin LED headlights, upper cowl and windshield, passenger seat, and Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires. For 2022, the Ninja 650 and the Ninja 650 ABS are available in Metallic Matte Graphenesteel / Metallic Diablo Black and Pearl Robotic White / Metallic Carbon Gray. The non-ABS model has an MSRP of $7,699 and the MSRP for the ABS model starts at $8,099. The Ninja 650 ABS KRT Edition is available in Lime Green / Ebony / Pearl Blizzard White with an MSRP of $8,299

 

Z FAMILY

Z125 PRO

Small on size but big on fun, the Kawasaki Z125 PRO mini naked motorcycle is a nimble streetfighter that makes a statement wherever it goes. Featuring a 125cc engine, low seat height, upright riding position and responsive street tires, it’s your invitation to the rebellious side of fun. The 2022 Z125 PRO also features a four-speed manual transmission, smooth power delivery, lightweight chassis, offset laydown single-shock, digital LCD screen with analogue tachometer and gear position indicator, 12-inch cast wheels, and aggressive Kawasaki Z styling. For 2022, the Z125 PRO is available in Metallic Flat Spark Black, Pearl Robotic White / Candy Plasma Blue and Pearl Shining Yellow with an MSRP of $3,299.

 

Z400 ABS

A fiercely authentic naked sportbike, the Kawasaki Z400 ABS exudes fresh street style and is immediately recognizable in a crowd with its compact chassis and aggressive styling. Comfortable, balanced and capable, the Z400 ABS offers a visceral riding experience that’s sure to turn heads. The 2022 Z400 ABS features a parallel-twin 399cc engine, Assist & Slipper Clutch, aggressive streetfighter styling, lightweight chassis, upright riding position, and a low seat height. For 2022, the Z400 ABS is available in Candy Lime Green / Metallic Spark Black and Pearl Robotic White / Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray with an MSRP of $4,999.

 

Z650

Aggressive meets supernaked with this ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility. Featuring next-level technology and a strong 649cc engine, the Z650 naked sportbike is a compact middleweight without equal. The 2022 Z650 features a parallel-twin 649cc engine, lightweight trellis frame, Sugomi™-inspired Z styling, LED Headlights, TFT color instrumentation, Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP, Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires, and increased passenger comfort. For 2022, the Z650 is available in Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black with an MSRP of $7,349. The Z650 ABS is available in Pearl Robotic White / Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray with an MSRP of $7,849.

 

Z900 ABS

The Z900 ABS naked sportbike receives a host of advanced features and epitomizes Kawasaki’s belief of what the ideal supernaked should be. At 948cc with an ultra-lightweight chassis, every ride is met with exceptional power, responsiveness and excitement. The 2022 Z900 ABS features a 948cc liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine, strengthened frame, improved front and rear suspension settings, Sugomi™-inspired Z styling, Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Power Mode and Integrated Riding Modes selection, Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP, TFT Color Instrumentation, LED headlamp, position lamp & license plate lamp, and Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 Tires. For 2022, the Z900 ABS is available in Pearl Robotic White / Metallic Spark Black or Metallic Matte Twilight Blue / Metallic Spark Black, with an MSRP of $9,099.

 

Z900RS and Z900RS CAFE

Reigniting the classic style of the original Z1 900 motorcycle, the Kawasaki Z900RS retro sport motorcycle calls upon timeless design elements with minimal bodywork and no fairing for a pure retro-style look. The Z900RS line is completed by a 948cc engine and modern technology for a classic yet modern ride. The 2022 Z900RS features a 948cc liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine, Assist & Slipper Clutch, horizontal back-link rear suspension, authentic retro styling, iconic teardrop fuel tank, tuned stainless steel exhaust system, round LED headlight, and bullet shaped analogue dials. For 2022, the Z900RS comes in a new Candytone Blue paint scheme with an MSRP of $11,499. The Z900RS CAFE adds café-racer styling, including front cowl and seat along with a drop handlebar and is available in Metallic Diablo Black with an MSRP of $12,099.

 

CRUISERS

Vulcan® S and Vulcan® S CAFE

Unlike any other cruiser, the Kawasaki Vulcan® S and Vulcan® S CAFE sport cruiser motorcycles are geared to fit a wide range of riders with its exclusive ERGO-FIT® sizing system that includes 18 possible configurations. Never taking away from its vintage styling, this cruiser takes comfort, adjustability, Ninja®-derived power and performance to the next level. The 2022 Vulcan S and Vulcan S CAFE feature a 649cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin engine, sportbike-derived chassis and suspension find your fit with ERGO-FIT® technology, and sporty handling. The 2022 Vulcan S CAFE also comes equipped with three-tone paint, signature tank badging, sport striping, and a dark-tinted windshield deflector. The Vulcan S cruiser is available in four configurations: the Vulcan S and the Vulcan S ABS models are available in Pearl Robotic White and Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Metallic Matte Graphite Gray starting at an MSRP of $7,299; the Vulcan S CAFE is available in Ebony / Pearl Robotic White / Candy Steel Furnace Orange with an MSRP of $7,899 and the Vulcan S ABS CAFE available in Ebony / Pearl Robotic White / Candy Steel Furnace Orange with an MSRP of $8,299.

 

Vulcan® 900 Classic / Classic LT / Custom

The Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 cruiser has all the style and attitude of a one-of-a-kind build. From the detailed paint job to the intense exhaust, the Vulcan 900 is an artful expression of individuality. Enjoy the dynamic fusion of hand-built design and premium fit and finish of the Vulcan 900 tantalizing combination that could only come from Kawasaki. All three of the 2022 Vulcan 900 models feature a 903cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, V-twin engine and a low seat height. The Vulcan 900 Classic features rider floorboards with a heel/toe shifter, tank-mounted instrumentation, and a 180mm rear tire. The Vulcan Classic LT features a comfortable seat with standard passenger backrest, studded seat, leather saddlebags and backrest, height-adjustable windscreen, and comes with a 24-month limited warranty. The Vulcan 900 Custom features wide drag bars and forward-mounted footpegs, low center of gravity for easy handling, custom styling with teardrop tank, parallel slash cut pipes, pinstripe wheels. For 2022, the Vulcan 900 Classic is available in Metallic Dark Green / Pearl Robotic White with an MSRP of $8,399, Vulcan 900 Classic LT is available in Pearl Robotic White / Pearl Nightshade Teal with an MSRP of $9,399, and the Vulcan 900 Custom motorcycle is available in Pearl Nightshade Teal / Metallic Graphite Gray with an MSRP of $8,899.

 

Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero® ABS

It may look like a custom V-twin bagger, but the Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero® ABS cruiser is in a class of its own, where power and luxury peak. A roaring 1,700cc engine featuring advanced Kawasaki technology offers a smooth, reassuring ride. The blacked-out engine, distinct bodywork styling and select chrome accents create a unique and bold appearance. The 2022 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS features a 1,700cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 52-degree V-twin engine, Electronic Cruise Control, Kawasaki Advanced Coactive Braking Technology (K-ACT II) ABS, stylish frame mounted fairing, AM/FM/WB audio system with SiriusXM® radio compatibility, and sealed saddlebags. For 2022, the Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS is available in Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray with an MSRP of $17,399.

 

Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® ABS

The Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® ABS touring cruiser is the king of Kawasaki cruisers, with showstopping style and performance. A 1,700cc digitally fuel-injected V-twin engine plus Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT II) ABS and electronic cruise control help make the Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS the pinnacle of power and luxury on the open road. The 2022 Vulcan Voyager ABS features a 1,700cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 52-degree V-twin engine, stylish frame-mounted fairing, intercom-headset compatible audio system, and integrated luggage. For 2022, the Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS motorcycle is available in Pearl Robotic White / Pearl Nightshade Teal with an MSRP of $18,099.

*RIDEOLOGY THE APP is not intended for use during vehicle operation. Only use RIDEOLOGY THE APP when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so.

 

 

 

 

More, from another press release issued by Kawasaki:

2022 KAWASAKI DUAL-SPORT AND SUPERMOTO

GET OUT AND PLAY

Whether riding off-road, dual-sport or supermoto, every bike in the KLX® lineup brings the fun to new and experienced riders alike.

Taking cues from the KLX® off-road line as well as the adventure capabilities of the KLR®650, the 2022 street legal, dual-purpose motorcycles come ready with all the tools necessary to deliver an exciting riding experience on paved streets, back roads, wooded trails and beyond.

The Kawasaki KLX® family of dual-purpose motorcycles has been purpose-built to provide serious fun on the street, track and on the trails for riders of all skill levels. The KLX®300 dual-sport is designed to provide unlimited on- and off-road fun. As the flagship dual-sport in the KLX® lineup, the KLX300 bridges the gap between the ultimate daily commuter and weekend play bike. The powerful 292cc fuel-injected, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine features an easy-to-use powerband, electric starter and cam profiles sourced from the KLX®300R off-road model. It comes equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, 21” wheel up front and 18” wheel in the back and dual-sport tuned long-travel suspension for optimal ground clearance.

The 2022 KLX®300SM takes the fun to the streets in full supermoto style. Developed alongside the KLX®300 dual-sport, the KLX300SM shares a similar engine and chassis with its dual-sport counterpart. Where the models differ is over styling and use, as the KLX300SM receives a host of supermoto inspired components. This includes 17” front and rear wheels paired with street tires, supermoto tuned suspension and aggressive styling. These differences establish the KLX300SM as the ultimate lightweight supermoto.

For 2022, Kawasaki welcomed the return of the widely popular and critically acclaimed all-new KLR 650® motorcycle to its street legal lineup. The all-new 2022 KLR650 is equipped with a powerful 652cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine, offering increased reliability and fuel efficient. Featuring new technology updates, the KLR650 comes equipped with a new multi-functional digital instrumentation panel with a fuel gauge that is paired with a new fuel tank design for greater usable volume. Several other parts have also been updated for increased rider confidence when carrying luggage, reduced vibrations and increased generator capacity, all of which contribute to the improved performance and ride comfort needed when searching for a tough adventure partner. The all-new KLR650 features a new styling and a LED headlight and an additional trim level has been added to the lineup. The KLR® 650 ADVENTURE model is now available both with and without ABS brakes, and comes equipped with factory-installed side cases, LED auxiliary light set, engine guards, tank pad, and both DC power outlet and USB socket and will be available this summer in the Cypher Camo Gray colorway.

 

Kawasaki KLX®300

Color: Lime Green, Fragment Camo Gray

MSRP: $5,599 – $5,799

Availability: Now

 

Kawasaki KLR® 650

Color: Pearl Sand Khaki, Pearl Lava Orange

MSRP: $6,699

Availability: Now

 

Kawasaki KLX® 300SM

Color: Lime Green/Ebony, Oriental Blue/Ebony

MSRP: $5,999

Availability: Now

 

Kawasaki KLR® 650 ABS

Color: Pearl Sand Khaki

MSRP: $6,999

Availability: Now

 

Kawasaki KLR® 650 TRAVELER ABS

Color: Pearl Laval Orange

MSRP: $7,399

Availability: Now

 

Kawasaki KLR® 650 ADVENTURE (Non-ABS) / ABS

Color: Cypher Camo Gray

MSRP: $7,699 (Non-ABS) / $7,999 (ABS)

Availability: Now

 

 

 

More, from another press release issued by Kawasaki:

2022 KAWASAKI KLX® OFF-ROAD MODEL RANGE

GET OUT AND PLAY

The Kawasaki KLX® family of off-road motorcycles are widely popular with their easy-to-ride character, incredible capabilities while on trails and their low maintenance needs. The eight off-road models consist of four engine configurations and are built to suit a wide variety of riders.

The KLX®300R off-road motorcycle bridges the gap between a weekend play bike and a full race bike. As the flagship of the KLX® lineup, the KLX300R combines the best of both engine and chassis performance to create the ultimate lightweight, fun off-road machine. The powerful 292cc fuel-injected, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine features an electric starter and keyless ignition. It has a user-friendly smooth-shifting six-speed transmission and manual clutch.

The KLX300R comes equipped with full-size off-road wheels and tires, using a 21” front and 18” rear, and long travel suspension for optimal ground clearance.

The KLX®230R off-road motorcycle is available in two model variations and has been purpose-built for serious fun in the dirt; with priority placed on both its engine and frame design. It was designed and built to be a lightweight and easily maneuverable motorcycle for a broad range of riders. A powerful 233cc fuel-injected, air-cooled four-stroke engine utilizes an electric starter and keyless ignition, and has been paired with a reliable, easy-to-use smooth-shifting six-speed transmission and manual clutch. The KLX230R comes equipped with full-size off-road wheels and tires, using a 21” front and 18” rear, and long travel suspension for optimal ground clearance. The shorter KLX®230R S off-road motorcycle is ideal for riders who prioritize a lower seat height and ample ground clearance while offering a full-size recreational trail bike option. The KLX230R S features modified front and rear suspension that lowers overall seat height by one inch from the KLX230R.

The KLX®140R motorcycle is available in three model variations and is designed to provide an off-road experience with memories to last a lifetime. The powerful 144cc, four-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine features an electric starter and keyless ignition. Its broad and smooth high-revving 144cc engine utilizes a manual clutch and five-speed transmission to offer an efficient and user-friendly feel. The KLX140R uses a 17” front and 14” rear wheel, while the mid-sized KLX®140R L motorcycle is equipped with a 19” front and 16” rear wheels to accommodate taller riders, providing extra ground clearance. The KLX®140R F comes equipped with full-size off-road wheels and tires, using a 21” front and 18” rear.

The KLX®110R is available in two model variations and is a great motorcycle for new riders looking to experience off-road for the first time. A high-tensile steel frame, 30mm telescopic fork, and single rear shock provide easy handling and maximum longevity. It also incorporates an automatic centrifugal clutch system that allows easy take off and shifting through the gears, helping the rider maintain focus on the terrain and to make the most of the 112cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine. The larger KLX®110R L motorcycle has a taller seat height (28.7” compared to 26.8” for the KLX110R), longer suspension travel, an extra 1.9” of ground clearance and a four-speed transmission with a manual clutch. No matter your size or skill level, there is a KLX model motorcycle to allow you to get out and play with Kawasaki.

 

2022 Model Variations

Kawasaki KLX® 300R

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $5,599

Availability: Now

 

Kawasaki KLX® 140R L

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $3,499

Availability: Now

 

Kawasaki KLX® 230R

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $4,499

Availability: Now

 

Kawasaki KLX® 140R F

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $3,799

Availability: Now

 

Kawasaki KLX® 230R S

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $4,499

Availability: Now

 

Kawasaki KLX® 110R

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $2,399

Availability: Now

 

Kawasaki KLX® 140R

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $3,199

Availability: Now

 

Kawasaki KLX® 110R L

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $2,599

Availability: Now

 

 

 

More, from another press release issued by Kawasaki:

2022 KAWASAKI KX™ MOTOCROSS AND OFF-ROAD FULL-SIZE MOTORCYCLE LINEUP

The Bike That Builds Champions
The Kawasaki KX™ motorcycle range returns stronger than ever for 2022 with its championship-winning packages, including its recently introduced off-road competition models.

Leading the way as the flagship model in the Kawasaki KX range is the KX™450 with a powerful 449cc engine, electric start, Showa A-KIT technology suspension, and a coned disc-spring hydraulic clutch that have proven to capture awards, accolades, and race wins.

All-new in 2021, the 2022 KX™250 remains the most powerful KX250 to date and features a slim aluminum perimeter frame, electric start, and coned disc-spring hydraulic clutch. The KX250 has more AMA motocross and supercross championships combined than any other manufacturer in its class, truly making it the bike that builds champions.

Powered by technology that hails from a legacy of champions, Kawasaki’s KX motorcycle range saw the addition of the KX™450X and KX™250X cross country models in 2021, bringing purposely tuned off-road competition models to the KX lineup. Developed to dominate off-road racecourses in both the woods and the desert, the cross-country KX lineup offers riders the required components for off-road competition straight from Kawasaki along with the dominant engine and chassis performance found on its KX counterparts right off the showroom floor.

KAWASAKI KX™450

As the flagship model in the Kawasaki KX lineup, the 2022 Kawasaki KX450 is built with race-winning components to help get Kawasaki riders to the top step of the podium. Tuned to best suit race-experienced riders, the 449cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine boasts an abundance of power along with a slim aluminum perimeter frame, Showa A-KIT technology suspension, coned disc-spring hydraulic clutch, and electric start to deliver the ultimate championship-winning package.

The 449cc lightweight engine package utilizes input derived directly from the Monster Energy® Kawasaki race team, producing peak power and a torque curve that makes it easy to get on the gas early. The potent KX450 engine features an electric start activated by the push of a button and powered by a compact Li-ion battery. A lightweight finger-follower valve actuation design comes by way of Kawasaki’s top-level road racing technology and World Superbike engineers, enabling larger-diameter valves and more aggressive cam profiles. A close-ratio five-speed transmission is paired with a high-capacity coned disc-spring hydraulic clutch that helps facilitate control and provide a consistent feeling even under heavy use.

A slim aluminum perimeter frame provides precise cornering through excellent front-end feel and agility when riding at high speeds. The frame’s lightweight construction is composed of forged, extruded, and cast parts, while the engine is used as a stressed member and adds to the frame’s rigidity balance. Engineers carefully selected the dimension of the swingarm pivot, output sprocket and rear axle locations to focus on the center of gravity and balanced handling.

High-performance 49 mm coil spring front forks with A-KIT technology can be found up front, featuring large diameter inner tubes that are the same size as those found on the machines of Kawasaki’s factory racing team. The forks enable the use of large damping pistons for smooth action and firm damping. In the rear, a new Uni-Trak® linkage system is connected to the Showa Compact Design rear shock that boasts A-KIT technology with large diameter compression adjusters.

An oversized 270 mm, petal-shaped front brake rotor from the renowned manufacturer, Braking®, is fitted to perfectly complement the powerful engine of the KX450. The rear is equipped with a 250 mm petal-shaped Braking rotor coinciding with the large front disc.

Kawasaki continues its unmatched commitment towards providing riders with class-leading ERGO-FIT® comfort thanks to its adjustable handlebar mounting system and footpegs to fit a variety of riders and riding styles. The factory-style 1-1/8” Renthal® Fatbar® handlebars feature four-way adjustable mounts with 35 mm of adjustability to suit different sized riders. The footpegs feature dual-position mounting points, with a lower position that reduces the standard setting by an additional 5 mm, reducing the knee angle when taller riders are seated.

Complementing the championship-proven technology, the 2022 KX450 maintains its aggressive styling along with in-mold graphics on the radiator shrouds that result in an ultra-smooth surface and racy look needed to finish at the top of its class. The sleek bodywork has been molded to match the V-mounted radiators and narrow chassis design, helping facilitate rider movement and making it easy to slide back and forth.

 

KAWASAKI KX450

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $9,499

Availability: Now

 

KAWASAKI KX™250

With a championship heritage that boasts 18 AMA professional titles and 193 race wins since 2004, the Kawasaki KX250 is the ideal platform for mid-level to expert riders and continues as the best performing bike on track. Its high revving engine, electric start, coned disc-spring hydraulic clutch, and slim aluminum perimeter frame provide the power and handling needed to deliver quicker lap times.

The 249cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine delivers significant low-mid range performance while boasting top-end revs and impressive peak power thanks to its development through Kawasaki’s factory racing efforts. Its electric start system, activated by the push of a button, makes starting easy and convenient and is powered by a lightweight, compact Li-ion battery. The valve train utilizes a finger-follower valve actuation to help achieve a high rev limit and allows for the use of more aggressive cam profiles. A diamond-like coating on the finger followers helps protect against wear. Large-diameter, lightweight titanium valves and a high-performance piston with a dry film lubricant coating contribute to strong performance at all rpm.

A high-capacity coned disc-spring clutch offers a more direct feel and maintains a consistent feeling even as the clutch heats up under heavy use.  The airbox construction features a tapered intake funnel for high rpm performance and dual injectors deliver a smooth, instant response, and contribute to engine output at high rpm.

The KX250’s slim aluminum perimeter frame is based on its KX450 counterpart and with lightweight, nimble handling, and slim ergonomics in mind. The lightweight construction is composed of forged, extruded, and cast parts and offers optimal rigidity balance. The addition of a KX450 swingarm delivers the rigidity necessary to match the frame and helps to increase traction at the rear wheel. The center of gravity and key dimensions such as swingarm pivot, output sprocket and rear axle locations have all been carefully selected so that the rear tire drives the bike forward.

Large-diameter 48 mm KYB coil-spring front forks offer optimum action at the initial part of the fork stroke and feature large-diameter inner tubes, enabling the use of 25 mm damping pistons and deliver smooth action and firm damping. A Kashima Coat on the fork’s outer tubes creates a hard, low-friction surface to help prevent wear abrasion on the inside of the tubes. On the rear, a KYB shock unit complements the front fork and features dual compression adjustability, which allows high-speed and low-speed damping to be tuned separately. Kashima Coat on the tank cylinder helps prevent wear abrasion and reduces friction. A new Uni-Trak® rear suspension system mounts the linkage arm below the swingarm, allowing a longer suspension stroke and uses the same linkage ratios as that found on the KX450 motorcycle.

Adding to the numerous factory-style racing components on the KX250 are petal disc brakes, which include an oversized 270 mm Braking® brand rotor that delivers strong braking force and superb control. A 240 mm Braking brand disc can be found on the rear and contributes to controllability and optimized stopping performance.

Just like its KX450 counterpart, the KX250 continues with its class-leading ERGO-FIT® comfort thanks to its adjustable handlebar mounting system and footpegs to fit a variety of riders and riding styles. The factory-style 1-1/8” Renthal® Fatbar® handlebars feature four-way adjustable mounts with 35 mm of adjustability to suit different sized riders. The footpegs feature dual-position mounting points, with a lower position that reduces the standard setting by an additional 5 mm, reducing the knee angle when taller riders are seated.

Sleek bodywork with factory-style in-mold graphics help ensure it’s the sharpest looking bike in the paddock and further reflect its highly-tuned performance. The bodywork has been designed to facilitate rider movement with long, smooth surfaces that make it easy to slide back and forth. The fuel tank design allows for a flat progression from the seat to the tank, which gives the rider greater freedom of movement and facilitates sitting farther forward.

 

KAWASAKI KX250

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $8,399

Availability: Now

 

 

KAWASAKI KX™450X & KX™250X

Kawasaki introduced all-new off-road cross country competition models last year with the KX450X and KX250X models, featuring the same championship-proven technology found on KX race machines and purposely tuned them for off-road competition. Kawasaki’s rich history in off-road racing consists of more than 25 championships in WORCS, National Hare & Hound, GNCC, and Endurocross over the past 20 years.

The KX450X and KX250X share many winning traits with their motocross counterparts including the engine, frame, chassis, and styling. That successful base is paired with unique cross-country tuning and settings such as softer suspension settings, shorter gearing, off-road 21”/18” wheel combination, Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires, brake components, skid plate, and kickstand. The softer suspension settings and shorter gear ratio help create the optimal handling package for the race-ready off-road KX lineup.

 

KAWASAKI KX450X

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $9,699

Availability: Now

 

KAWASAKI KX250X

Color: Lime Green

MSRP: $8,499

Availability: Now

 

KAWASAKI TEAM GREEN™ RACER REWARDS

Kawasaki Team Green Racer Rewards return for the 2022 racing season with more than $10,358,075 million dollars in contingency available for eligible KX riders. Team Green’s Racer Rewards program will be available at more than 674 events across the nation. Motocross racers will have more than $5,467,050 up for grabs, while off-road riders will also be rewarded with more than $2,200,750 available.

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