2020 Kawasaki KLX230R

One of Kawasaki’s two new trailbikes for 2020.

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The Kawasaki KLX230R is a new model to Team Green’s lineup for 2020, which fills the gap between the KLX140G and KLX300R. With its smooth, yet capable air-cooled four-stroke 230cc engine and nonadjustable conventional fork, the KLX230R is a trailbike that is intended for the adult recreational off-road rider looking to conquer moderate adventures.

2020 Kawasaki KLX230R Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Our sister publication Dirt Rider put the 2020 Kawasaki KLX230R through its paces at the intro of the bike near the Lily Prairie Staging Area in Jacksonville, Oregon. Off-road editor Andrew Oldar thoroughly enjoyed blasting around the dusty trails on the KLX230R, noting its impressive handling: “The KLX230R has a very light and nimble feel on the trail along with intuitive, predictable handling.”

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Two competitors of the 2020 Kawasaki KLX230R include the 2020 Yamaha TT-R230 and the 2020 Honda CRF250F. With its suggested retail price of $4,399, the KLX230R is the least expensive of the three, but only slightly. The green machine is $50 less than the TT-R230 and $200 less than the CRF250F.

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Kawasaki KLX230R Updates For 2020

The Kawasaki KLX230R is new from the ground up as 2020 is its first year on the market.

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2020 Kawasaki KLX230R Claimed Specifications

Price $4,399
Engine Air-cooled SOHC single-cylinder
Displacement 233cc
Bore x Stroke 67.0 x 66.0mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque N/A
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 36.2 in.
Rake 26.5°
Trail 4.4 in.
Front Suspension 37mm conventional fork, nonadjustable; 9.8-in. travel
Rear Suspension Preload adjustable; 9.9-in. travel
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 100/100-18
Wheelbase 53.5 in.
Fuel Capacity 1.7 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 254 lb., 258 lb. (CA model)
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