Kawasaki motorcycles are manufactured by the Motorcycle & Engine division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries at plants in Japan, USA, Philippines and various other countries. The Japanese manufacturer has launched the all new Kawasaki KLX140G in India after receiving a positive response for its small off-road bike, the KLX 110, for kids.
This new bike is aimed at reaching young riders, as an initial step towards larger 250-cc machines, and its light weight, slim profile and easy rideability make it an enjoyable off-roader, without being too terrifying. The model is similar to the previous one except for a slightly bigger engine. The company has also launched two of its motocross bikes in India, namely the KX100, for beginners, and KX250F, for profession riders.These motorcycles are not road-legal and can be used on off-roading tracks only.
The KLX 140G is powered by a fuel-injected, 144cc engine, 4 stroke engine. The loftily revving SOHC motor also comes mated to a five-speed transmission with manual clutch. The motorcycle gets a push-button keyless ignition electric start for added convenience. There is 33mm telescopic forks at the front and a link-type Uni-Trak mono shock unit at the rear which is five-way preload adjustable.
It receives a box-style, highly malleable steel frame.This contributes the bike’s great handling and effortless maneuverability. The handlebar is rubber-mounted in order to cut down vibrations and the motorcycle gets 2-stage engagement which facilitates half clutch use when riding at extremely low rpm or idling speeds. The set-up provides a travel of around 180mm at both ends to soak up bumps without any trouble. The motorcycle weighs just 99kgs and gets a 5.8-litre fuel tank.
The KLX140G is produced in a single Lime Green colour option.
The KLX140G is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs 3.5 lakh.