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2012 Kawasaki KX 85

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$1,995.00
Was $2,199.00


New/Used
Used
Usage
Low Hours Hours
Availability
In Stock
Location
Triangle Cycles Danville
VIN
JKBKXFAC5CA055015
Stock #
U55015
Title
Clean
Condition
Excellent
Year
2012
Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model
KX 85

Overview

Dealer Insights

The 85cc-class mini-motocrosser has long been the training crucible for the world's top racers. For much of that time, Kawasaki's KX™85 has been at the forefront. The level of technology, power and berm-busting capability packed into this 152-pound rocketship is mind-boggling, and the way it can tear up a motocross track in an expert's hands must be seen to be believed. It's nothing short of a youth motocrosser's dream machine.

At A Glance
Liquid-cooled, two-stroke, 84cc engine features a lightweight Electrofusion-coated cylinder that improves heat transfer while resisting abrasion and seizure
Kawasaki Integrated Power-valve System varies exhaust port height for increased horsepower and produces a powerband with more low-end torque and mid-range, while retaining excellent top-end power
Uni-Trak® rear suspension is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping and spring preload
Rigid 36mm inverted cartridge forks are 18-way adjustable and provide better steering response and control
28mm Keihin PWK carburetor is tuned for ideal fuel atomization, providing quicker throttle response and a smoother power delivery
Six-speed transmission has chrome-finished shift fork ends to resist wear and seizing while bushings on the second, third and fourth gears on the output shaft increase durability
Industry-leading amateur racer support through Team Green™
Liquid-Cooled, Two-Stroke, Single-Cylinder 84cc Engine
Lightweight Electrofusion-coated cylinder improves heat transfer while resisting abrasion and seizure
Intake and exhaust port bridges are machine-finished for reduced wear and improved reliability
Liquid cooling means even-running temperatures and consistent power output
Rotor comes with rare-earth magnets; the unitized piece is small, light and more efficient; low inertial moment improves low-rpm response
Connecting rod big-end bearing has more rigid cage for improved durability
Intake port shape and cylinder skirt allow cooling air into the crankcase chamber
Primary gear is secured using a lock-nut to help reduce mechanical noise
Metafoam gaskets for the generator and water pump covers improve sealing
Kawasaki Integrated Power Valve System (KIPS®)
KIPS system varies exhaust-port height for increased horsepower and torque at all rpm
Produces a broad powerband with more low-end torque and mid-range, while retaining excellent top-end power
Breather in KIPS cover improves high-rpm and overrun performance
Airbox
Large right-side cutout improves airflow for increased power
Reusable foam air filter
28mm Keihin PWK Carburetor
Large crescent slide positions the needle closer to intake ports for ideal fuel atomization, providing quicker throttle response and a smoother power delivery
Carburetor adjustable for various conditions
Exhaust System
Features large-diameter O-ring and groove on exhaust pipe for improved durability and easy installation
Aluminum silencer is re-packable like larger KX models
Clutch
Thick-base clutch hub rides on needle bearings for smooth action
Large, 119mm clutch plates add durability and control
Clutch-release lever ratio is designed for light clutch lever action
Clutch plate service cover simplifies maintenance and utilizes a metal-carbon composite gasket
Six-Speed Transmission
Positive shifting action and rugged durability
Fifth and sixth gears ride on bushings for added reliability
Shift forks are hard chrome-finished to resist wear and seizing
Convenient oil-level window offers easy level checks
Bushings on the second, third and fourth gears increase durability
High-Tensile Steel Perimeter Frame
Wide, steel footpegs offer added control and strength.
Thick footpeg-mount brackets withstand today's rigorous tracks
Engine and chassis bolts feature rust-resistant coating
Fuel Tank
Fuel tank design lowers center of gravity for improved handling
Uni-Trak® Rear Suspension
Swingarm uses large cross-section beams for improved rigidity and control
Cast-aluminum drive chain adjuster sections allow easy chain adjustments
Shock is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping and spring preload
36mm Inverted Cartridge Fork
Inverted fork is rigid, providing better steering response and control
Compression damping is 18-way adjustable
Aluminum upper fork tubes measure 49.5mm in diameter for flex-free performance
Disc Brakes
Front brake lever shape offers optimum feel
Forged-aluminum rear brake pedal is strong, lightweight and features two seals at the pivot for smooth operation and increased durability
Provide strong braking power with minimal effort
Lightweight Aluminum Rims
Black-coated lightweight aluminum rims offer a factory look
Rear hub features two bearings on the drive side for added durability
Large rear-axle diameter for optimum rigidity
Graphics
Aggressive Kawasaki graphics complement the black frame and wheels
Specifications
Engine: Two-stroke single with KIPS®
Displacement: 84cc
Bore x Stroke: 48.5 x 45.8mm
Cooling System: Liquid
Carburetion: Keihin PWK28
Induction: Crankcase reed valve
Compression ratio: 10.0:1 (low speed) – 9.2:1 (high speed)
Ignition: Digital CDI
Transmission: Six-speed
Final drive: Chain
Frame Type: High-tensile steel perimeter design with subframe member
Rake/Trail: 27 degrees / 3.5 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 36mm inverted telescopic cartridge fork with 18 position compression damping adjustment/ 10.8 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® single shock system with 4 position compression and 20 position damping adjustment plus adjustable spring preload/ 10.8 in.
Front Tire Size: 70/100x17
Rear Tire Size: 90/100x14
Front brakes / rear brakes: Hydraulic disc / Disc
Overall length: 71.7 in.
Overall width: 28.9 in.
Overall height: 41.5 in.
Ground clearance: 13.4 in.
Seat height: 33.1 in.
Curb weight: 152.1 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal.
Wheelbase: 49.4 in.

Description

The 85cc-class mini-motocrosser has long been the training crucible for the world's top racers. For much of that time, Kawasaki's KX™85 has been at the forefront. The level of technology, power and berm-busting capability packed into this 152-pound rocketship is mind-boggling, and the way it can tear up a motocross track in an expert's hands must be seen to be believed. It's nothing short of a youth motocrosser's dream machine.

    At A Glance
    • Liquid-cooled, two-stroke, 84cc engine features a lightweight Electrofusion-coated cylinder that improves heat transfer while resisting abrasion and seizure
    • Kawasaki Integrated Power-valve System varies exhaust port height for increased horsepower and produces a powerband with more low-end torque and mid-range, while retaining excellent top-end power
    • Uni-Trak® rear suspension is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping and spring preload
    • Rigid 36mm inverted cartridge forks are 18-way adjustable and provide better steering response and control
    • 28mm Keihin PWK carburetor is tuned for ideal fuel atomization, providing quicker throttle response and a smoother power delivery
    • Six-speed transmission has chrome-finished shift fork ends to resist wear and seizing while bushings on the second, third and fourth gears on the output shaft increase durability
    • Industry-leading amateur racer support through Team Green™
    Liquid-Cooled, Two-Stroke, Single-Cylinder 84cc Engine
    • Lightweight Electrofusion-coated cylinder improves heat transfer while resisting abrasion and seizure
    • Intake and exhaust port bridges are machine-finished for reduced wear and improved reliability
    • Liquid cooling means even-running temperatures and consistent power output
    • Rotor comes with rare-earth magnets; the unitized piece is small, light and more efficient; low inertial moment improves low-rpm response
    • Connecting rod big-end bearing has more rigid cage for improved durability
    • Intake port shape and cylinder skirt allow cooling air into the crankcase chamber
    • Primary gear is secured using a lock-nut to help reduce mechanical noise
    • Metafoam gaskets for the generator and water pump covers improve sealing
    Kawasaki Integrated Power Valve System (KIPS®)
    • KIPS system varies exhaust-port height for increased horsepower and torque at all rpm
    • Produces a broad powerband with more low-end torque and mid-range, while retaining excellent top-end power
    • Breather in KIPS cover improves high-rpm and overrun performance
    Airbox
    • Large right-side cutout improves airflow for increased power
    • Reusable foam air filter
    28mm Keihin PWK Carburetor
    • Large crescent slide positions the needle closer to intake ports for ideal fuel atomization, providing quicker throttle response and a smoother power delivery
    • Carburetor adjustable for various conditions
    Exhaust System
    • Features large-diameter O-ring and groove on exhaust pipe for improved durability and easy installation
    • Aluminum silencer is re-packable like larger KX models
    Clutch
    • Thick-base clutch hub rides on needle bearings for smooth action
    • Large, 119mm clutch plates add durability and control
    • Clutch-release lever ratio is designed for light clutch lever action
    • Clutch plate service cover simplifies maintenance and utilizes a metal-carbon composite gasket
    Six-Speed Transmission
    • Positive shifting action and rugged durability
    • Fifth and sixth gears ride on bushings for added reliability
    • Shift forks are hard chrome-finished to resist wear and seizing
    • Convenient oil-level window offers easy level checks
    • Bushings on the second, third and fourth gears increase durability
    High-Tensile Steel Perimeter Frame
    • Wide, steel footpegs offer added control and strength.
    • Thick footpeg-mount brackets withstand today's rigorous tracks
    • Engine and chassis bolts feature rust-resistant coating
    Fuel Tank
    • Fuel tank design lowers center of gravity for improved handling
    Uni-Trak® Rear Suspension
    • Swingarm uses large cross-section beams for improved rigidity and control
    • Cast-aluminum drive chain adjuster sections allow easy chain adjustments
    • Shock is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping and spring preload
    36mm Inverted Cartridge Fork
    • Inverted fork is rigid, providing better steering response and control
    • Compression damping is 18-way adjustable
    • Aluminum upper fork tubes measure 49.5mm in diameter for flex-free performance
    Disc Brakes
    • Front brake lever shape offers optimum feel
    • Forged-aluminum rear brake pedal is strong, lightweight and features two seals at the pivot for smooth operation and increased durability
    • Provide strong braking power with minimal effort
    Lightweight Aluminum Rims
    • Black-coated lightweight aluminum rims offer a factory look
    • Rear hub features two bearings on the drive side for added durability
    • Large rear-axle diameter for optimum rigidity
    Graphics
    • Aggressive Kawasaki graphics complement the black frame and wheels
    Specifications
    • Engine: Two-stroke single with KIPS®
    • Displacement: 84cc
    • Bore x Stroke: 48.5 x 45.8mm
    • Cooling System: Liquid
    • Carburetion: Keihin PWK28
    • Induction: Crankcase reed valve
    • Compression ratio: 10.0:1 (low speed) – 9.2:1 (high speed)
    • Ignition: Digital CDI
    • Transmission: Six-speed
    • Final drive: Chain
    • Frame Type: High-tensile steel perimeter design with subframe member
    • Rake/Trail: 27 degrees / 3.5 in.
    • Front suspension / wheel travel: 36mm inverted telescopic cartridge fork with 18 position compression damping adjustment/ 10.8 in.
    • Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® single shock system with 4 position compression and 20 position damping adjustment plus adjustable spring preload/ 10.8 in.
    • Front Tire Size: 70/100x17
    • Rear Tire Size: 90/100x14
    • Front brakes / rear brakes: Hydraulic disc / Disc
    • Overall length: 71.7 in.
    • Overall width: 28.9 in.
    • Overall height: 41.5 in.
    • Ground clearance: 13.4 in.
    • Seat height: 33.1 in.
    • Curb weight: 152.1 lbs.
    • Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal.
    • Wheelbase: 49.4 in.
    • Color Choices: Lime Green

    Specs

    Engine

    Engine Type
    Two-stroke single with KIPS®
    Displacement
    84 cc
    Bore and Stroke
    48.5 x 45.8 mm
    Cooling
    Liquid
    Compression Ratio
    10.0:1 (low speed) – 9.2:1 (high speed)
    Fuel System
    Carburetion: Keihin PWK28; Induction: Crankcase reed valve
    Ignition
    Digital CDI

    Chassis

    Front Suspension
    36mm inverted telescopic cartridge fork with 18 position compression damping adjustment/ 10.8 in. travel
    Front Brakes
    Hydraulic disc
    Front Tire
    70/100x17
    Rear Suspension
    UNI-TRAK® single shock system with 4 position compression and 20 position damping adjustment plus adjustable spring preload/ 10.8 in. travel
    Rear Brakes
    Disc
    Rear Tire
    90/100x14

    Dimensions

    Dry Weight
    Curb Weight: 152.1 lb.
    Fuel Capacity
    1.5 gal.
    Wheelbase
    49.4 in.
    Ground Clearance
    13.4 in.
    Seat Height
    33.1 in.
    Trail
    3.5 in.
    Rake
    27 deg.

    Transmission

    Transmission
    Six-speed
    Final Drive
    Chain

    General

    Colors
    Lime Green