Entry level and first championship riders will enjoy the KLX110R and KX65 respectively with the four-stroke KLX employing a 4-speed transmission with automatic clutch for stall-free shifting, it is the ideal machine to learn the craft of off-road riding on while the two-stroke KX65 is the stuff of legends, having won more races and championships than any proud father has had time to put up trophy shelves.
Further up the capacity scale – and sticking with the two-stroke theme – are the small and large wheel KX85 machines. They are liquid-cooled and feature Kawasaki’s Uni-Trak suspension while benefiting from constant refinement keeping them competitive and reliable. And that reliability and durability is something that Kawasaki owners report back on often. No use being fast one day and in the garage with a stripped down, unreliable bike the next weekend. It’s consistency that wins Championships.
Speaking of consistency, the KX250 is routinely a front runner at national and international level and, for 2023, is equipped with a host of upgrades making its prodigious power more available via modification of the upstream injector in the inlet duct plus changes to valve sizes and inclination while low down power is enhanced thanks to a longer exhaust header. Complete with a wider rear tyre and gearing changes in first and second ratios plus suspension refinements, the KX250 is set to dominate once more.
At the top end of the range is the might KX450, the most powerful production MX machine Kawasaki has ever manufactured. Created to dominate in the upper echelons of off-road sport, the mighty KX450 continues to carve a fearsome reputation heading up an impressive range that boasts, in total, three enduro focussed 450 models and a pair of 250 class enduro type machines.
The KLX450R continues for 2023 complete with electric starting and easy access air-filter plus the benefit of optional flywheel weights to adjust the inertia to the taste of the rider and event. And in terms of the previously mentioned enduro style machines, the successful KX450X and KX250X feature boldly in the new season range both ready to attack Hare & Hound style events plus organised enduro events that allow such machines to compete.
Finally, the KX450X and KX250X are available in certain countries within Europe in 2023 in a more road/race guise thanks to adaption by the highly respected off-road conversion specialists KL*. Featuring CE approved lighting kits and further modifications such as changes to the exhaust systems; these machines broaden the scope of machines available to Kawasaki enthusiasts in the coming year.
A new off-road season is always something to welcome and Kawasaki dealers across Europe are looking forward to answering the riding needs of a diverse audience. The green team is ready for the good times ahead in 2023 and prepared to do anything it takes to help Kawasaki riders achieve the success they deserve.
*Note: Please check with your local Kawasaki dealer if KL converted machines are available in your country.