Kawasaki Announces All-New 2014 KX85 Motocrosser
Kawasaki is pleased to unveil the all new 2014 Kawasaki KX85 motocrosser. Kawasaki Australia anticipates that the new model will be available at Kawasaki dealerships in late August 2013 at a RRP to be announced.
NEW More powerful 2-stroke Single – A low-friction piston, new KIPS valve, new cylinder head and numerous other updates give these liquid-cooled, 2-stroke racing engines increased power and torque across the rev range. There is more power at all RPM and peak power is 19.6% greater.
NEW 6-position handlebars with new bend – A choice of six positions allows riders to tailor their riding position.
NEW Slim ergonomics – All-new minimalist bodywork, flatter tank and slimmer, flatter seat were designed to make it easier for racers to go fast.
NEW 36 mm inverted fork – Revised fork offers improved damping and bottoming resistance, enabling higher-paced riding and contributing to increased ride comfort. Revised front fork bottom cases (axle brackets) are 12.5 mm shorter, resulting in greater clearance in turns and ruts. 20-way compression damping adjustability.
NEW Uni-Trak rear suspension – Revisions to the rear shock contribute to a more stable ride feel, and offer increased adjustability and lighter weight. The new mechanism is 24-way adjustable for compression damping, 21-way adjustable for rebound damping
NEW Petal disc brakes – Disc brakes front and rear ensure strong stopping power with excellent control. Now with petal discs, just like the larger KX models.
NEW Factory styling – KX DNA – All-new bodywork and racy graphics ensure the new bikes will look good in the winners’ circle. Black alumite rims, black fork guards, and blue alumite1 finish on the suspension adjusters further strengthen their factory image.
Two available sizes – Riders can choose from two available sizes: the KX85II (Large-Wheel) features 19” front and 16” rear wheels; the KX85 (Small-Wheel) is equipped with a 17” front and 14” rear.