2013 Kawasaki KLX Review


The 2013 Kawasaki KLX is a mini bike that both kids and adults will love. This well-rounded motorcycle is made for hours of off-road fun for riders of all ages. It is offered as the KLX 110 and the KLX 110L, which is basically a taller version of the 110. 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 2013 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 2013 Kawasaki KLX.

The 2013 Kawasaki KLX 110L is powered by a 111cc, air-cooled, four-stroke engine, paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. The push button electric start is one of the key features of the Kawasaki KLX, helping the more inexperienced rider. 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 2013 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 like. 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 2013 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 2013 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 2013

  • After receiving many updates on the 2012 model, the 2013 remains basically unchanged.

2013 Kawasaki KLX Specs

  • Model: KLX 110, KLX 110L
  • Engine Type: 111cc, air-cooled, 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/kickstart
  • 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


  • A U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrester comes as standard equipment
  • The KLX110 meets California "Green Sticker" requirements, for year-round riding fun
  • Cool KX450F-style fuel tank, seat, shrouds, side panels and fenders look fast even sitting still
  • KX-style half-waffle grips provide excellent control and comfort
  • Convenient side stand makes life easier

Key Competitors For The 2013 Kawasaki KLX

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