2012 Kawasaki KLX Review


The 2012 Kawasaki KLX 110 is an exhilarating mini bike for both kids and adults. This versatile motorcycle is a blast to ride for both the inexperienced rider as well as the rider with years of experience under their belt. While the 2012 Kawasaki KLX 110 may be designed and generally bought for children, adults simply cannot get enough of this fun and exciting ride. There is a good chance that if a parent purchases this bike for their child, they may wind up riding the bike on their own. A very thrilling and fun ride is what one will expect with the 2012 Kawasaki KLX.

The push-button electric start is one of the key features of the 2012 Kawasaki KLX. The simple ease of starting the bike with the push of button allows the inexperienced rider to gain the confidence they need to hone in on their riding skills. Once the child gets used to riding and enhances their skills there is also a kick start lever so the rider will have the option to start the bike however they choose. The kick start also acts as back up starting device in the event the electronic kick start fails. To help make the 2012 Kawasaki even more beginner-friendly, the bike is equipped with an automatic clutch system. This is a no clutch shifting system designed to help the inexperienced rider learn how to ride without worrying about having to shift.

The overall design of the bike is one that both parents and kids will approve of. A comfortable seat designed for optimal comfort and with easy to reach handlebars that bend help to allow for enhanced control of the bike. The stylish design of the fenders and sleek lines give the 2012 Kawasaki KLX a unique look. Optional decal and graphic kits are sold separate and can help to add an even more personal touch to the 2012 Kawasaki KLX.

Lastly, parents will delight in the parental controls that are featured with the bike. These options allow for control of the throttle speed and a safety feature that allows the bike to only start when it is in neutral. Comfort, control, and manageable power help to make this bike a reliable choice for both the inexperienced and experienced rider.

New For 2012

  • Security features including parental controls. Equipped with an engine shut off switch that is in easy reach on the left handlebar. Also has a throttle limiter that allows for parental supervision and control of the speed of the bike. For added security the bike will only start when in neutral.
  • Centrifugal clutch that helps to teach beginner riders to shift without having to worry about learning how to operate traditional clutch lever.
  • Air cooled 111cc engine that has more power and torque than the 2010 models. Gives manageable power to help riders enhance their skills.
  • Optimal spring and damping rates help to control the rear wheel which becomes an excellent resistance to bumpy and tougher driving conditions. Also helps to resistant bottoming out.

2012 Kawasaki KLX Specs

  • Model: 2012 Kawasaki KLX 110
  • Engine Type: 111 cc four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 53.0mm x 50.6mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.51:1
  • Valve Train: Single overhead cam shaft (SOHC)
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric/kick-start
  • Transmission: Four speed with automatic clutch
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 1 gallon
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: TBD
  • Brakes (Front): Mechanical drum
  • Brakes (Rear): Mechanical drum
  • Suspension (Front): Hydraulic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 42.3 inches
  • Rake: 24.8 degrees
  • Trail: 2.0 inches
  • Seat Height: 26.8 inches
  • Curb Weight: 168 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 2.50 x 14
  • Tires (Rear): 3.00 x 12


  • Custom graphic kit designed to add that unique sense of style to the bike. This kit features decals for air box, shrouds, rear and front fenders, as well as the swing arms.
  • Covers for indoor storage of the bike. This cover helps to protect dust and keeps bike clean when in storage. Ideal for parking the bike for an extended period of time or stored in garages. Engine covers that give the bike a custom appearance. Available in a variety of colors.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Kawasaki KLX

  • 2012 Yamaha TTR-110E
  • 2012 KTM SX 85
  • 2012 Suzuki RM 85 L
  • 2012 Honda CRF 100F