2006 Kawasaki KX 85

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2006 Kawasaki KX 85

Model Overview:

2006 KX 85

Bodystyle Motocross
Warranty 6 months
Manufacturer Country Japan
Introduction Year N/A
Displacement (cc) 84
Engine Type Single-Cylinder
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2006 Kawasaki KX 85

Intro

The Kawasaki KX is one of the most lineups of youth and adult off-roading motorbikes currently available. The KX 250F was originally co-developed with Suzuki in a 2002 collaboration. Kawasaki provided a full array of diverse off-roading KX motorbikes in 2006 that can appeal to any type of rider that enjoys the dirt. The MSRP for the 2006 Kawasaki KX 50 model is around $1,200. The MSRP for the Kawasaki KX 450F is around $6,800. The Kawasaki KX 65, KX 85, KX 85 II Grossrad, KX 100 and KX 125 are all smaller motorbikes that are ideal for younger and novice dirt riders.

The KX 250F and KX 450F are the high-performance championship caliber dirt bikes that Kawasaki provided in 2006 for the more experienced and aggressive dirt riders. The engines in the high-performance motocross bikes are liquid-cooled and have four valves per cylinder. All of the motorbikes in the KX lineup weigh less than 250 pounds.

The 2006 Kawasaki KX 65 is around 5.2 feet long while the 2006 KX 450F motorbike is around 7.17 feet long. The KX 65 is 29.9 inches wide and has around 12 inches of ground clearance. The KX 450F motorbike from 2006 is around 32.3 inches wide and has around 13.6 inches of ground clearance. The 2006 KX off-roading motorbikes feature a one-piece vinyl seat that is made to just hold one rider.

The youth KX models like the KX 65 and KX 85 typically come equipped with foot pegs for the driver. The high performance 250F and 450F motorbikes feature frames that are made from aluminum. The Kawasaki KX 250 is made from aluminum and steel. The rest of the motorbikes in the KX series have frames that are made from steel.

New For 2006
  • Kawasaki decided to break from the joint venture with Suzuki and develop its own Kawasaki KX 250F for 2006. The 2006 model featured a new frame made from aluminum. Kawasaki also added new Renthal handlebars, Showa suspension in the front and rear and redesigned the engine for 2006. The new changes for 2006 Kawasaki KX 250F made it one of the best motorbikes on the market throughout the year.
  • Overall, surveyed riders preferred the 2005 Kawasaki KX 250F over the version released the following year. These riders thought the 2005 edition has better engine performance, was more reliable, more fun, had a better design and was safer than the 2006 KX 250F. Riders also thought the 2005 KX 250F has better off-road, racing track and touring capabilities when compared to the 2006 model.

2006 Kawasaki KX Specs

  • Models: KX 65, 85 ,85 II Grossrad, 100, 125, 250, 250F, 450F
  • Engine Type: 64 cc, 84 cc, 99 cc two-stroke single-cylinder; 124 cc, 249 cc, 449 cc four-stroke single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 1.75 x 1.64 inches, 1.91 x 1.8 inches, 2.07 x 1.8 inches, 2.1 x 2.1 inches, 2.62 x 2.84 inches, 3.03 x 2.11 inches, 3.78 x 2.45 inches
  • Compression ratio: 8:4:1, 9:2:1, 9:6:1, 8:8:1, 10:9:1, 9:1:1, 13:5:1, 12:0:1
  • Valve Train: Reed Valve, OHV, DOHC
  • Induction: Mikuni Carburetor, Keihin Carburetor
  • Ignition: Kick
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual, 5-speed manual, 4-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 1 gallon, 1.5 gallons, 2.17 gallons, 2.2 gallons, 1.9 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: n/a
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic Disc, Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Disc, Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork, Inverted Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 44.1 inches, 49.4 inches, 50.8 inches, 57.9 inches, 58.3 inches, 57.8 inches, 58.5 inches
  • Rake: n/a, 27°, 26°, 27.7°, 27.1°
  • Trail: n/a, 4.7 inches
  • Seat Height: 29.9 inches, 33.1 inches, 34.3 inches, 37.2 inches, 38 inches, 37.8 inches
  • Curb Weight: 132.2 pounds, 143.3 pounds, 149.9 pounds, 191.8 pounds, 213.9 pounds, 204 pounds, 220.1 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 60/100 R14, 70/100 R17, 70/100 R19, 80/100-M21, 80/100 R21 51M, 80/100 R21 51M, 90/100 R21 51M
  • Tires (Rear): 80/100 R12, 90/100 R14, 90/100 R16, 100/90-M19, 110/90 R19 62M, 110/90 R19 57M, 100/90 R19 57M

Accessories

  • The 2006 Kawasaki KX motorbikes are available in Lime Green/Black
  • Scott USA Comp II, Hurricane Hand, Logo Hand, MX2, AT Pro MX Hand Grips
  • Renthal 10-Inch Handlebar Pads
  • Acerbis Rally Pro Brush Guards
  • Acerbis Rally Pro Spoiler
  • Acerbis Rally Spoiler
  • Renthal 1/2 Waffle Firm, Medium and Soft Hand Gripsv
  • Renthal Diamond Firm, Medium and Soft Hand Grips
  • Renthal 7/8-Inch Silver/Carbon Handlebars
  • Renthal 7/8-Inch Mini Handlebars
  • Acerbis Plastic Rear Fender
  • Acerbis Radiator Shroud
  • Acerbis Rally Brush Guards
  • Acerbis Flag Hand Guards
  • Acerbis MX Hand Guards
  • Acerbis MX White Hand Guards
  • Acerbis Plastic Front Fender

Key Competitors For The 2006 Kawasaki KX

  • The 2006 Honda CRF 250X
  • The 2006 Yamaha TT-R 250
  • The 2006 Suzuki RM-Z 250
  • The 2006 Suzuki RM 250
  • The 2006 Yamaha YZ 250F

Available KX Sub Models

2006 Kawasaki KX 65 Buyer's Guide 2006 Kawasaki KX 65
Bodystyle:
Youth
HP/Torque:
N/A / N/A
2006 Kawasaki KX 250 Buyer's Guide 2006 Kawasaki KX 250
Bodystyle:
Off-Road
HP/Torque:
N/A / N/A
2006 Kawasaki KX 100 Buyer's Guide 2006 Kawasaki KX 100
Bodystyle:
Off-Road
HP/Torque:
N/A / N/A
2006 Kawasaki KX 450F Buyer's Guide 2006 Kawasaki KX 450F
Bodystyle:
Off-Road
HP/Torque:
N/A / N/A
2006 Kawasaki KX 250F Buyer's Guide 2006 Kawasaki KX 250F
Bodystyle:
Off-Road
HP/Torque:
N/A / N/A
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