At both the amateur and professional levels, Kawasaki has long been the dominant brand in mini-motocrossing, with many of today's top professional riders getting their start on KX minicrossers. Kawasaki continues this tradition by offering a trio of completely revamped green meanies: the KX85 and KX85-II.
Designed with the same philosophy of putting riders on the top step of the podium - a philosophy that has not changed since the creation of the KX brand over 40 years ago - these machines feature significantly boosted engine and chassis performance; improved ergonomics care of all-new flush-fit bodywork, new seat and adjustable handle position; and sharp factory looks just like the KX450F ridden by Kawasaki champion Ryan Villopoto. With these new generation KX85 models, pushing to the front of the pack has never been so easy or so much fun
Changes to the 2-stroke racing engine result in increased power and torque across the revrange. The gains are so significant that the engine can be considered a completely different unit from its high-revving predecessor. The new engine produces nearly 20% more power
New KIPS Power Valves
Completely revised KIPS valve construction (3-piece >> 2 independent pieces) offers improved sealing, greatly contributing to increased engine performance.
Larger radiator is taller (200 mm >> 240 mm) and wider (110 mm >> 112.6 mm), offering a more than 50% increase in cooling performance (5.6 kW >> 8.5 kW) to match the greater engine performance.
Boosted Chassis Performance
Complementing the increased engine performance, the chassis package benefits from numerous changes to the suspension and brake systems that allow young racers to ride at a higher pace
New Petal Brakes
Petal disc brakes front and rear, just like the larger KX models, contribute to strong braking performance
Adjustable handlebar: 6 positions
Riders are able to choose from six possible handlebar positions. Collars offer a choice of three heights (STD, +5 mm, +10 mm), while reversible handlebar clamps allow two forward/rearward positions (STD, +10 mm FWD)
Completely redesigned bodywork follows the direction of the larger KX450F and KX250F. In addition to ontributing to strong factory looks, the new parts form a slim ergonomics package that facilitates rider movement.
Unmistakable KX DNA
Just like our larger KX motocross models, the KX100, KX85 and KX85-II feature factory looks evocative of our works racers. The all-new bodywork, sharp graphics package and numerous factory-style touches contribute to a strong KX family image and warn rivals of the racewinning potential housed in all KX motocross models.
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