Kawasaki has showed specs and prices of the latest 2012 Kawasaki KLX 140 series from 2012 Kawasaki KLX family line-up. There are no much specs changed on this bike, still with 144cc of engine capacity, this bike is light-weight off-road bikes from Kawasaki. The engine of 2012 Kawasaki KLX 140 comes with air-cooled, single cylinder it's mean that this bike is low maintenance, easy to ride and friendly handling for all new beginner rider or who want to try the off-road bikes from Kawasaki motorcycles.
2012 Kawasaki KLX 140 prices MSRP $2,949, basically, 2012 Kawasaki KLX 140 is great bike for all riders, the light weight features delivery a fun ride, this bike comes with manual-clutch and has close ratio transmission that makes a great maximal power of engine. On the front side, 2012 Kawasaki KLX 140 uses 33mm telescopic fork suspension, 220mm size of petal disc brakes, on the rear side, 2012 KLX 140 uses 5-way pre-load adjustability suspension and 186mm petal disc gripped by a 27mm single-piston caliper , it's good brake system for better handling and better safety ride.
- 144cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine is simple to operate and to maintain
- Close-ratio transmission makes optimum use of the engine’s power
- Progressive manual clutch offers young riders the chance to master clutch engagement and gear shifting
- Keyless electric starting via a starter button on the handlebar; an LED indicates when the power button is on to help prevent accidental battery drain
- Front 220mm petal disc and large-bore 27mm twin-piston caliper (same size as those on the KX450F/250F) for strong and easy-to-control braking
- Quiet muffler is equipped with a USFS-approved spark arrester, meaning the KLX140L can access designated public off-road riding areas
Engine : Four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single
Displacement : 144cc
Bore x Stroke : 58.0 x 54.4mm
Cooling System : Air
Carburetion : Keihin PB20
Compression ratio : 9.5:1
Ignition : CDI
Transmission : Five-speed with wet multi-disc manual clutch
Final drive : Chain
Frame Type : High-Tensile steel, box-section perimeter
Rake/Trail : 27 degrees / 3.3 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel : 33mm telescopic fork / 7.1 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel : UNI-TRAK® linkage system and single shock with 5-way preload adjustability / 7.1 in.
Front Tire Size : 70/100-17
Rear Tire Size : 90/100-14
Front brakes / rear brakes : Single 220mm petal disc with a dual-piston caliper / Single 186mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
Overall length : 71.7 in.
Overall width : 31.1 in.
Overall height : 41.3 in.
Wheelbase : 49.6 in.
Ground clearance : 9.3 in.
Seat height : 30.7 in.
Curb weight : 205.0 lbs.
Fuel capacity : 1.5 gal.
Color Choices : Lime Green
(2010 edition here - 2010 KLX 140)
Quoted from Kawasaki official website
"Describing the KLX™140 in one term is easy: multi-talented. And with its mid-sized stature, flexible engine and easy-to-ride nature, Kawasaki’s 2012 KLX™140 is the kind of versatile machine that can fit a variety of riders. Smaller riders will love the KLX’s physical size – a touch larger than a typical minibike – and push-button starting, while those a bit taller will appreciate the larger-wheeled KLX140L, which features a 19” front and 16” rear wheel in place of the standard KLX’s 17” front and 14” rear wheels. Both 140s are friendly to beginners and novices, yet both offer a roomy cockpit and enough performance and handling prowess to keep more advanced riders smiling."
Kawasaki KLX is off-ride motorcycles series from Kawasaki, 2012 Kawasaki KLX 140 is one of them and it's the beginner line-up from Kawasaki bikes in the market.