Kawasaki has announced its 2013 KX and KLX lineups with 10 motorcycles across both lines, five 2013 models in each line. The KX models are all classified as Motocross models, while Kawasaki designates KLX bikes as Off-Road and on KLX model as Dual Purpose.
2013 Kawasaki KLX Dual Purpose Models
There are two 2013 Dual Purpose models in Kawasaki’s lineup, one being a KLX model.
With styling inspired by its Off-Road brothers, the 2013 Kawasaki KLX250S features custom spring and damping settings that provide a solid feel in corners and give riders a shorter reach to the ground. The electric starting 249 cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine is cooled via two high capacity Denso radiators. Head and tail lights, directional indicators and mirrors make the KLX250S street legal. The digital instrument panel includes a bar graph tachometer, speedometer, dual trip meters and a clock. Kawasaki offers the KLX250S in Lime Green or Bright White. Base MSRP on the 2013 Kawasaki KLX250S is $5,099.
2013 Kawasaki KLX Off-Road Models
Kawasaki has four KLX models classified as Off-Road bikes, the base model KLX110 and KLX140 and a beefier version each denoted by the “L” in the KLX110L and KLX140L. All four are powered by four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve, air-cooled engines. The Kawasaki Off-Road models are available in Lime Green.
KLX110 and KLX110L
Kawasaki built the KLX110 and KLX110L for beginning and intermediate riders. The 2013 KLX110 features an electric starter, with a backup kick-start lever. It also makes it easier for beginners to get the hang of riding with a four-speed transmission and automatic clutch that allows for clutchless shifting.
Designed for the more experienced or slightly larger rider, the 2013 Kawasaki KLX110L has a manual clutch, longer front fork and rear shock to give it a seat height that’s almost two inches taller than the basic KLX110. Both of the 110 models have a base MSRP of $2,399.
KLX140 and KLX140L
Bigger than the 110 models, the 2013 Kawasaki KLX140 and KLX140L provide size and experience appropriate fun to any size rider. The KLX140 has a 17 inch front tire and 14 inch tire in the rear while the KLX140L sports a 19 inch tire in the front and 16 inch rear tire. Seat heights are 30.7 inches and 31.5 inches respectively. Both of the 140 models have a base MSRP of $2,999.
2013 Kawasaki KX Motocross Models
Kawasaki’s 2013 Motocross lineup includes five KLX models. All of the KX models are available in Lime Green. Major upgrades can be found on the two top of the line models.
The KX450F has been ridden to championships for years. Recently winning the 2011 Supercross and Motocross titles and the 2012 Supercross championship. For 2013 Kawasaki gives the KX450F a number of revisions. The bike gets a new Kayaba Pneumatic Spring Fork, reducing weight, and improving bottoming resistance. The engine has been retuned to provide more power, especially in the low and mid ranges of the powerband. Longer grips, made of lower density material put the rider’s hands closer together for added comfort. Base MSRP on the 2013 Kawasaki KX450F is $8,699.
Also a perennial winner, the KX250F gets a number of upgrades for 2013. A new Showa Separate Function Fork has a bigger diameter, 48 mm, inner fork tube for more rigidity on the 2013 Kawasaki KX250F. Kawasaki also added a dual injector digital fuel injection system. Base MSRP on the KX250F is $7,599.
KX100, KX85 and KX65
There are three more KX models in the 2013 Kawasaki Motocross lineup, each model providing a slightly larger bike for riders of varying size and experience. All have six-speed transmissions, hydraulic disc front brakes and are powered by two-stroke, single-cylinder engines. Base MSRP on the 2013 models are: KX100, $4,249. KX85, $4,049. KX65, $3,649.