2012 Kawasaki KX Review


The 2012 Kawasaki KX (KX65) is a lightweight sports bike that is geared towards the younger rider. This bike features a powerful two-stroke engine with a lightweight chassis and long travel suspension which is an ideal for the younger racers to gain the experience they need and the perfect chance to hone in on their riding skills. The optimal handling and ease of riding makes the 2012 Kawasaki-KX65 an ideal way for parents to get their children started in competitive riding.

The 2012 Kawasaki-KX65 features a liquid cooled 64cc engine which delivers an abundance of power that is not too overwhelming. The smooth shifting of the manual transmission allows riders to hone in on their riding skills. One of the key features of this bike is the Uni-Trak linkage system which allows an alteration of the rear shock when the suspension is compressed. This unique system allows one to handle small bumps with ease. The small bumps in the road will receive light damping and the larger bumps in the road will receive a firmer damping. The result of this system is a smoother rider and allows the rider to have better control. The braking system, which contains hydraulic disc brakes, provides optimal stopping power and also requires very little maintenance.

The sleek and sporty look of this bike helps the young rider to stand out in a crowd. The 2012 Kawasaki-KX65 is designed to help the younger rider make their entry debut into the motocross cycle and to give the inexperienced rider a chance to hone in on their skills. Many custom graphics are also available which is sure to delight the younger rider. If you are looking for a bike that handles well, is easy to control and has tremendous stopping power for your child, this may just be the bike for your child.

New For 2012

  • Uni-Trak rear suspension that provides progressively increasing spring and damping strength based on the riding conditions. Allowing for a much smoother rider with ease of control.
  • High tension steel frame that offers exceptional durability. The rigid steel frame has reinforced down tubes which help deliver excellent and precise handling.
  • 64cc two-stroke engine that features digital ignition which helps to offer ideal timing for the throttle.
  • Front and rear disc brakes that are lighter but also more powerful. The brakes are now designed to resist fading and also require less pressure. Also features an ergonomically designed front brake that enhances the riders comfort.
  • Detachable aluminum silencer.

2012 Kawasaki KX Specs

  • Model: 2012 Kawasaki KX 65
  • Engine Type: 64cc two stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 44.5mm x 41.6mm
  • Compression ratio: 8.4:1
  • Valve Train: Mikuni VM24SS
  • Induction: Liquid cooled
  • Ignition: Kick start
  • Transmission: Six speed
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 1 gallon
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: TBD
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Single disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm with rebound damping
  • Wheelbase: 44.1 inches
  • Rake: 27 degrees
  • Trail: 2.4 inches
  • Seat Height: 29.9 inches
  • Curb Weight: 132.2 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 60/100 R14
  • Tires (Rear): 80/100 R12


  • Custom graphic kits that come in a variety of colors and styles and are designed to enhance the look of the bike. From racing graphics to custom graphics these are sure to help enhance the look of the bike.
  • Heated grips that help keep the riders hands warm. Ideal for use in cold weather.
  • Pro Circuit thermo strips. These strips help to monitor the engine temperature and are ideal for using when racing or practicing on the off road.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Kawasaki KX

  • 2012 Honda CRF 50F
  • 2012 Yamaha TT-R 50E
  • 2012 KTM SX 65
  • 2012 BETA Mini cross R10
  • 2012 KTM SX Mini