Engine type Displacement Bore x stroke Compression ratio Valve system Carburetion Ignition Starting
4-stroke, liquid-cooled Single 651cc 100 x 83mm 9.8:1 DOHC, 4 valves Keihin CVK40 Digital Electric with Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release 5-speed Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel 28 º/4.4 inches 58.3 inches 41mm conventional fork
4-stroke, liquid-cooled Single 249cc 72 x 61.2mm 11.0:1 DOHC, 4 valves Keihin CVK34 Digital DC-CDI Electric with Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release 6-speed Perimeter, high-tensile steel 27.5 º/4.3 inches 56.7 inches 43mm inverted fork with 16-way compression damping
4-stroke, liquid-cooled Single 449cc 96 x 62.1mm 12.0:1 DOHC, 4 valves Keihin FCR40 Digital AC-CDI Electric with Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release 5-speed Perimeter, aluminum 27.7 º/4.8 inches 58.3 inches 48mm Kayaba twin-chamber inverted cartridge fork with 20-way compression and 20-way rebound damping Bottom-Link UNI-TRAK ® with adjustable preload, 22-way low-speed and stepless high-speed compression and 22-way rebound damping 12.0/12.4 12.6 inches 80/100-21 51M, 110/100-18 64M 250mm disc with 2-piston caliper 240mm disc with single piston caliper 37.0 inches 2.1 gallons 253 pounds Lime Green
4-stroke, air-cooled Single 144cc 58.0 x 54.4mm 9.5:1 SOHC, 2 valves Keihin PB20 Digital CDI Electric
4-stroke, air-cooled Single 144cc 58.0 x 54.4mm 9.5:1 SOHC, 2 valves Keihin PB20 Digital CDI Electric
4-stroke, air-cooled Single 111cc 53 x 50.6mm 9.5:1 SOHC, 2 valves Keihin PB18 CDI Kick
2008 KLR /KLX DUAL PURPOSE/OFF-ROAD
Transmission Frame type
5-speed Perimeter, high-tensile steel 27 º/3.4 inches 49.6 inches 33mm telescopic conventional fork
5-speed Perimeter, high-tensile steel 27 º/3.8 inches 50.6 inches 33mm telescopic conventional fork
3-speed with automatic clutch High-tensile steel backbone 25.5 º/2.1 inches 41.9 inches 30mm telescopic conventional fork
Rake/trail Wheelbase Suspension, front
Bottom-Link UNI-TRAK ® with 5-way preload and stepless rebound damping
Bottom-Link UNI-TRAK ® with piggyback reservoir shock, stepless adjustable preload and 16-way compression and 16-way rebound damping 10.2/9.1 inches 11.0 inches 3.00-21 51P, 4.60-18 63P 250mm disc with 2-piston caliper 240mm disc with single piston caliper 34.8 inches N/A N/A Lime Green or Sunbeam Red
Bottom-Link UNI-TRAK ® with 5-way adjustable preload
Bottom-Link UNI-TRAK ® with piggyback reservoir shock, stepless adjustable preload and 4-way compression and 22-way rebound damping 7.1/7.1 inches 10.0 inches 70/100-19 42M, 90/100-16 52M 220mm disc with 2-piston caliper 186mm disc with single piston caliper 31.5 inches 1.5 gallons 199 pounds Lime Green
Single hydraulic shock
Wheel travel, front/rear Ground clearance Tire, front/rear Brake, front Brake, rear Seat height Fuel capacity Dry weight Colors
7.9/7.3 inches 8.3 inches 90/90-21 54S, 130/80-17 65S 280mm disc with 2-piston caliper 240mm disc with 2-piston caliper 35.0 inches 6.1 gallons 386 pounds Candy Lime Green or Sunbeam Red or Blue 21
7.1/7.1 inches 9.3 inches 70/100-17 40M, 90/100-14 49M 220mm disc with 2-piston caliper 186mm disc with single piston caliper 30.7 inches 1.5 gallons 194 pounds Lime Green
4.3/4.2 inches 7.5 inches 2.50-14, 3.00-12 Drum Drum 25.6 inches 1.0 gallon 141 pounds Lime Green or Bright White
Up to One-Year Warranty
Your new Kawasaki Dual Purpose motorcycle comes with a 12-month/ unlimited-mileage limited factory warranty. Your new KLX comes with a 6-month limited warranty. Read the next paragraph to ﬁnd out how you can extend your coverage inexpensively, or ask your dealer for details about the factory warranty and available extended coverage.
Ride With Zero Down**
We offer up to 100% instant ﬁnancing on most Kawasaki products with the Good Times™ Credit Plan† and Good Times™ Credit Card. Qualiﬁed buyers can ride away on a brand-new Kawasaki with no down payment. In most cases, the computerized credit approval takes just minutes. You can even add insurance, accessories and the Good Times Protection Plan to your contract. Ask your participating dealer for details. Not available in Kawasaki subscribes to the guidelines of Tread Lightly!, a program dedicated to protecting the great outdoors through education and fostering responsible enjoyment of public lands.
Up to Three Years Additional Coverage*
Let Kawasaki protect your new KLX machine for years to come* with the exclusive Good Times™ Protection Plan†. This plan repairs or replaces most components free of charge if found defective in material or workmanship. Everything about the plan is easy: There’s no deductible. It’s honored at every authorized Kawasaki motorcycle dealer nationwide. And it’s transferable to another owner with no fee. Just ask your dealer how you can buy additional coverage of 12, 24 or 36 months. Imagine, for just pennies a day, you can ride with no worry and no hassle. Just tell your dealer you want the Good Times Protection Plan.
*Depending on the program purchased. Action Photography: Professional riders on a closed course.
Alaska or Hawaii.
Good Times Credit Plan not available in Canada. **Qualified buyers.
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Safe Riding’s More Fun
Ride responsibly. Kawasaki believes safety begins with us and continues with you. Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Passengers, too. Ride defensively. If riding offhighway, use authorized areas only. Obey the Basic Speed Law. Never ride under the inﬂuence of drugs or alcohol. Riding is more fun on a well-maintained motorcycle...follow the instructions in your owner’s manual. Remember, riding safe is smart. Speciﬁcations subject to change without notice. Availability may be limited. Protect the environment.
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R I D E T H E R O A D L E S S T R AV E L E D
A hundred miles ha ve passed under the new 2008 Ka wasaki KLR ™ 650’s skid pla te as the remote two-lane twists up and ov er a hilltop—and turns into dirt. Let it. Because the KLR650 was designed for exactly this kind of adventure. Alread y the best-selling dual-sport bike in the industr y, for ’08 we significantly redesigned the big KLR to make it even b etter. We improved the 651cc liquid-cooled Single engine’s po wer, suspension, braking ca pability and sea ting comfort. A new aerod ynamically designed fairing cocoons the rider in a windo w of calm air. The new KLR also has a larger lugga ge rack so you can use ever y drop of the KLR650’s big fuel tank to take you far afield—and home a gain— in the utmost comfort. Comprehensive instrumenta tion and dual headlights make for grea t utility and function. So feel free to take the road less tra veled. It was made for the KLR650. CANDY LIME GREEN • SUNBEAM RED • BLUE 21
The all-new KLR650 was restyled for 2008 with up-to-date features and modern technology to enhance the onroad riding performance while retaining the classic off-road capabilities.
2 The recently updated 651cc 4-stroke
single-cylinder engine features dual engine balancers, new piston, rings, revised valve timing, a new intake port shape and a smoother one-piece exhaust header that all add up to improved low- and midrange power and better long-distance riding performance.
3 A large 280mm petal-type front disc
brake with 2-piston caliper offers significantly stronger braking power while a 2-piston rear caliper provides the rear petal disc with consistent and strong braking performance.
• From its wider front fender to its moreprotective radiator shrouds, the KLR650 eats miles with ease thanks to its frame-mounted fairing and windscreen.
• With its huge fuel tank, the KLR650 offers
adventure riders phenomenal touring range and extended riding time between fill-ups.
• Now frame-mounted for lighter steering, the
comprehensive instrumentation includes a large speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauge.
• Beefier 41mm long-travel front fork provides
the best of both worlds for on- and off-road riding duties and is tuned for improved onroad performance.
• A new larger rear alloy luggage rack with
built-in toolkit is the perfect platform for carrying your gear. A large 35W 17A alternator is ready to power your accessories.
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M O T O C R O S S I N S P I R E D D U AL P U R P O S E
When it comes to dual-sport performance, the world is moving fast. And the all-new Kawasaki KLX ™ 250S is ready to keep up. Street legal in all 50 states, it takes its inspiration directly from our championship-winning lineup of KX ™ motocrossers and tames that performance just enough for the street. Beneath the unmistakable KX-style bodywork lurks a 249cc DOHC liquid-cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder engine that kicks out brilliant power across a wide rev range. Its KX-inspired perimeter frame is specifically designed for off-road performance, as is the long-travel inverted fork, top-shelf UNI-TRAK ® rear suspension and roomy ergonomics. Now thumb the electric starter, click the wide-ratio 6-speed transmission into gear, and hit the trails—the KLX250S handles it all in stride. And then takes you home again when you’ve had enough. Best of all, the KLX250S handles both worlds with equal ease. What else would you expect from Kawasaki? LIME GREEN • SUNBEAM RED
The compact electric-start 249cc 4-stroke single-cylinder engine is complemented with improved seating comfort, fresh styling and updated suspension components.
2 The all-new, all-digital instrumentation
helps keep the rider informed including a digital bar-graph tachometer, large digits for the speedometer, dual resettable tripmeters plus a handy clock. The allnew KLX250S includes KX-style radiator shrouds and new front and rear fenders.
3 Improved ergonomics include a new,
more comfortable seat, a more relaxed reach to the newly shaped handlebar and a new footpeg position.
• The rear shock features spring preload
adjustment and a remote reservoir with 16way compression and rebound damping. New linkages for the Bottom-Link UNI-TRAK rear suspension system assist off-road handling.
• Class-leading features include the updated
liquid cooling system with new, more compact, more efficient radiators. Dual overhead cams and a 4-valve cylinder head add up to more performance.
• The updated 43mm inverted cartridge fork
with 16-way compression damping is tuned for more off-road performance. KX-style guards protect the lower fork legs.
• Kawasaki petal disc brake rotors front and
back help reduce unsprung weight. The front brake features a powerful 2-piston caliper.
• The high-tensile steel Kawasaki perimeter
frame is based on KX motocross technology with a 27.5 degree steering head angle that provides quick trail handling.
• Electric starting with Kawasaki Automatic
Compression Release (KACR) and a CDI digital ignition help ensure easy and reliable starts.
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OFF-ROAD HEART. MOTOCROSS SOUL.
DIRT BIKE magazine said it best: “the KLX ™450R … is better than anything else Japan has ever produced for off-road riding.” CYCLE WORLD said “the KLX defines off-road versatility.” And CYCLE NEWS proclaimed it the “top dog” in its 2007 450cc 4-stroke Off-Road Shootout. On a vicious hill-climb 10,000 feet up in the Colorado Rockies, you don’t need a flowery list of superlatives. What you need is the 2008 Kawasaki KLX450R, the most powerful and best handling off-road bike we’ve ever created. Based on James Stewart’s all-conquering KX ™450F motocrosser and tuned to deliver exactly the kind of performance that off-road racers require, the KLX450R sets a new standard in off-road performance. The low-speed torque gets you up the gnarliest hills and through deep sand and mud. Its aluminum chassis, sophisticated air-oil separate (AOS) Kayaba fork and UNI-TRAK ® rear suspension are tuned for ideal handling and highspeed stability. And its off-road features include electric starting, bright lighting, and a generous fuel capacity. No wonder CYCLE WORLD, DIRT BIKE and CYCLE NEWS all chose the new KLX450R as the winner in their multi-bike shootouts. One ride, and you will, too. LIME GREEN
Electric starting means you’re never stuck on the side of a hill trying to start the KLX. Plus the automatic compression release (ACR) system eases starting, too.
2 The lightweight digital instrumentation
features a speedometer, twin tripmeter, odometer and clock. Renthal handlebar is strong and comfortable.
3 Off-road features include a compact
35-watt headlight, larger fuel tank with reserve petcock, LED tail light, an 18” rear wheel, side stand and a wider gripper-style seat. • A wide-ratio 5-speed transmission features new, more durable gears and specially selected ratios to take advantage of any changes in off-road racing terrain so you have a gear for just about any situation. • Bottom-Link UNI-TRAK rear suspension offers a longer stroke for more precise control over rough terrain.
• The award-winning KLX450R, born from the
championship-winning KX450F motocross bike, is earning rave reviews for its outstanding off-road prowess, its impeccable ability to handle a wide variety of terrain and, most important, its “awesome” motor.
• Flywheel mass is doubled compared to
the KX450F and smoothes out any hard hits in the powerband for tractable engine characteristics in low traction situations.
• The 48mm inverted AOS (air-oil separate)
Kayaba fork maximizes performance by keeping the air and oil in separate chambers and is fully adjustable with 22-way compression and 20-way rebound damping.
• The high-performance 449cc 4-valve engine
is tuned for low- and midrange power and offers precise throttle response.
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Too big for a mini, not ready for a KX ™ 250F—that’s the classic challenge for young off-road riders. But not anymore. The new 2008 KLX ™ 140 and KLX140L combine outstanding engineering, aggressive KX ™ motocross styling and more advanced suspension than the competition. Both machines feature a responsive 144cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine with electric starting and a special 2-stage clutch engagement that makes learning easier. Designed with input from factory motocross riders, they offer precise handling and all the rugged functionality you expect from Kawasaki—including such features as a works-style perimeter frame, aluminum swingarm, and even exclusive front and rear petal-style disc brakes. The KLX140 features compact 17-inch front and 14-inch rear wheels while the KLX140L has larger 19-inch front and 16-inch rear wheels for taller riders—and also features a fully adjustable piggyback rear shock for added performance. Simply put, they’re the best Kawasaki dirtbikes yet for young off-roaders.
With a keyless ignition switch, the electric starter fires up easily and reliably so young riders can think about proper riding technique and not worry about starting the bike.
• With a smaller 17-inch front and 14-inch rear wheel, the KLX140 tops out with a manageable seat height of 30.7 inches. The wheels
are constructed of lightweight aluminum.
2 The 144cc air-cooled engine runs quiet and smooth, is built to last and features a spark arrestor that lets you ride in
designated OHV areas.
• The 5-speed transmission has a user-friendly 2-stage manual clutch that incorporates a spring damper for easy progressive clutch action. • With a box-section steel perimeter frame that’s modeled after our line of pro-level KX motocross bikes, the KLX140 is an excellent
handling bike off-road. The swingarm is constructed of aluminum for both light weight and high strength.
• The high-quality suspension components include a 33mm front fork while the rear shock features 4-way spring preload adjustability.
DIRTBIKES WITH A PURPOSE
A larger 19-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear wheel raise the seat height to 31.5 inches and make the KLX140L a great transition bike for growing riders before they move up to a full size model.
• The 4-stroke engine features modern technology like a 2-valve cylinder head for excellent engine breathing. The reuseable oiled air ﬁlter makes
maintenance an easier chore. Class-leading front and rear hydraulic disc brakes feature Kawasaki-signature petal rotors for light weight and modern style.
2 The KLX140L features a special remote reservoir rear shock that incorporates threaded spring preload, 4-way compression and
22-way rebound damping adjustability. The extra capacity of the reservoir makes for reduced fade during extended riding sessions over rough terrain with a heavier rider. The long swingarm makes for excellent off-road handling.
M I N I P OW E R
The biggest challenge in owning a KLX ™ 110 isn’t deciding how to enjoy its amazing off-road capabilities. It’s figuring out who’s going to get to ride it first—because its compact dimensions and simple-to-use features were designed for a wide range of beginning riders. The story begins with a proven 111cc air-cooled 4-stroke engine, whose lay-down cylinder configuration helps lower both the center of gravity and the seat height for easy handling. Add a durable automatic clutch, a 3-speed transmission, kid-sized hand controls and an adjustable throttle limiter for safety, and the KLX110 becomes the perfect learning tool for youngsters. But there’s still another facet to this perennially popular Kawasaki off-roader. With a host of available aftermarket accessories, the KLX110 can be fully personalized to your exact needs and tastes. Now that’s a powerfully attractive mini. BRIGHT WHITE • LIME GREEN
The 4-stroke single-cylinder engine is user friendly for entry-level riders. The engine starts only in neutral for added rider safety.
2 Large 14-inch front and 12-inch rear
wheels provide excellent traction offroad for beginner riders. Front and rear drum brakes provide the KLX110 with smooth progressive stopping power.
3 The single rear shock with triangular
swingarm offers smooth rear wheel travel over rough terrain. The hightensile steel backbone frame is the same strong yet lightweight metal used in the world-class KX motocross bikes.
• Smooth power and throttle response are
delivered through a reliable 18mm Keihin carburetor.
• Sporty-looking fuel tank, saddle, shrouds and
number plates are the same as the KX ™65 motocross bike.
• Added heat shields provide extra protection
from the exhaust pipe in case of a tip-over.
• A screw-type throttle limiter allows parents
to monitor and control their child’s speed while a large engine stop switch is within easy reach on the handlebar.
• The 3-speed semiautomatic transmission
with centrifugal clutch provides entry-level riders with shifting experience, but without the distraction of operating a manual clutch.
• Legal in all 50 states, the KLX110 boasts
low emissions that keep the environment in mind. A U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrestor comes as standard equipment.
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