Kawasaki KX65


The year 2000 marks the 16th year since the introduction of the highly successful KX60. The U.S. market for motocrossers continues to grow, and models in the KX series are enjoying strong sales. Until recently, there has been little competition for Kawasaki in the 60 cc class. However, with the recent release of competing mini-motocrossers, that situation is changing, and Kawasaki has been working feverishly to ensure that like their bigger brothers, the smaller KXers stay on top.

The result: the new KX65. Since parents buy mini-motocross bikes for their kids to introduce them to the world of motocross, mini-motocross bikes play an important role in building future brand loyalty. So Kawasaki gave these small bikes some big attention. After all, by enhancing the appeal and winning potential of these introductory models, many more new riders who enjoy success on KX machines during the formative stages of their careers will be wanting to stay with a winning formula when they are ready to progress.

So for this group of budding motocrossers, Kawasaki introduces the newest Green Screamie, the dynamic new KX65. Tricked to the max with works technology from the bigger KXers and with the same aggro styling, the KX65 not only shares their winning look but also packs the same winning performance potential. With features like a hard-hitting liquid-cooled 64cm3 engine, with stronger low- and mid-range performance and a wider powerband. Long-travel front suspension, Bottom-Link Uni-Trak rear suspension and an all new race-developed chassis. All making the KX65 one serious racing machine for kids who are really looking to ride like a pro.

The all new KX65. A winning head start.

Technical Specifications… 

Model Kawasaki KX 65
Engine 2-stroke
Single Bore & Stroke 44.5 x 41.6 mm
Displ. 64 cm3
Compression Ratio 8.4 : 1
Carburation Mikuni VM24SS
Starter Primary kick
Trans. 6-speed
Dims. L x W x H 1,580 mm x 690 mm x 925 mm
Seat Hight 720 mm
Tyre Size Front/Rear 60/100-14 30M 80/100-12 41M
Fuel Capacity 3.8 litres
Dry Weight 53 kg
Colours Lime Green