THE FIRST STEP ON THE PATH OF A CHAMPION.
Once a young rider has mastered the basics of motorcycle riding, they’ll often want to try their hand at racing. The Kawasaki KX™65 is made just for them. From a small group of friends in a vacant field, to fully-sanctioned motocross races, the KX65 is a perfect platform for developing racecraft and honing bike control skills. With its liquid-cooled, high-performance two-stroke engine, full-race chassis, long-travel suspension and disc brakes, the smallest KX model is an ideal starting point for young riders wishing to emulate their Supercross heroes.
The heart of the KX65 is a liquid-cooled, 64 cc two-stroke engine matched to a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission and manual clutch.
The engine is bolted into a semi-double-cradle steel frame, and like the larger KX models, the KX65’s swing arm uses the UNI-TRAK® linkage system, which applies progressively stiffer damping and spring rates to the single rear shock as the suspension is compressed. The shock and fork boast four-way adjustable rebound damping for optimal handling.
Lightweight aluminum rims reduce unsprung weight to help improve suspension action, and both wheels feature hydraulic disc brakes that not only provide great stopping power, but require little maintenance and simplify wheel removal. Plus, the KX65 features a two-tone seat, just like larger KX models.
Youngsters who race their KX65 at designated events are eligible to receive support from Team Green™, Kawasaki’s amateur racing support program. Each year, Team Green provides regional support vehicles and highly trained technicians at more than 100 events, offering technical information and assistance to those who race Kawasaki products. Kawasaki also offers a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events.