Kawasaki KX100 & Kawasaki KX250F launched in India
Neelanjan Chakraborty, Motorcycle Nut, will ride, preferably race anything on two wheels!
Kawasaki KX100 and KX250F are not road legal and are two of the few motocross machines available in India.
Both the Kawasaki KX100 and Kawasaki KX250F motocross motorcycles launched this week are brought to India via the CBU route.
The 2017 Kawasaki KX100 is based on the smaller KX85 just like the 2016 edition. Powering the bike is a 99 cc single cylinder, water cooled two-stroke mill coupled with a 6 speed gearbox. At low speed it has a compression ratio of 10.2:1 and at high speed is 8.7:1. The Kawasaki KX100 gets a Keihin PWK 28 carburettor. The handlebar boasts of 6 way adjustment.
The Kawasaki KX100 is suspended by 36 mm inverted telescopic cartridge fork with 20 way compression damping up front and a uni trak single shock system in the rear with 24 way compression and 21 way rebound damping plus adjustable spring preload. The bike gets a 19 inch wheel up front and 16 inch in the rear with petal disc brakes (220 mm in front and 184 mm in the rear) all around.
The Kawasaki KX100 has been priced at INR 4.68 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Kawasaki KX250F gets a 249 cc four-stroke, liquid cooled DOHC mill coupled with a 5 speed gearbox, supported by the 43 mm Keihin EFI with dual injection. The bike gets a 48 mm inverted telescopic forks up front with separate functions. It gets 22 way compression damping and 20 way rebound damping along with 40 way spring preload. The rear gets uni-trak mono shock with 19 way compression damping, 22 way rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload.
Tipping the scales at just 104.3 kg, the seat and tank have been flattened for improved handling. Apart from three riding modes, the Kawasaki KX250F gets launch control. Brakes include a 270 mm petal disc up front with a 240 mm petal unit in the rear.
The Kawasaki KX250F has been priced at INR 7.14 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).