Kawasaki KLX140: review, history, specs

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Kawasaki KLX140
Manufacturer
Also called KLX140L Monster Energy, KLX 140L Monster Energy, KLX140 Monster Energy, KLX 140 Monster Energy, KLX140G, KLX 140G, KLX 140L, KLX 140, KLX140L
Production 2008 - 2019
Class Minibike
Engine
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 58.0mm x 54.4mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel System carburetor. keihin pb20
Ignition digital dc-cdi
Spark Plug NGK CR7HSA
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: multiplate, wet
Final Drive Chain: 428x122 ‘08-19[1]
Front Sprocket 14T ‘08-19[1]
Rear Sprocket 50T ‘08-19[1]
Suspension Front: 33mm telescopic fork
Rear: uni-trak linkage system and single shock with 5-way preload adjustability
Brakes Front: single disc. petal disc with a dual-piston caliper
Rear: single disc. petal disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire 70/100-17
Rear Tire 90/100-14
Wheelbase 49.61 inches (1260 mm)
Length 71.69 inches (1821 mm)
Width 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Height 41.3 inches (1049 mm)
Seat Height 30.71 inches (780 mm)
Weight 194.01 pounds (88.0 Kg) (dry), 93.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 1.1 L (1.2 US qt)
Oil Filter K&N KN-112
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 1.5 Gallon (5.68 Liters)
Related Kawasaki KLX110
Manuals File:2013 Kawasaki KLX140L owners manual.pdf
File:2015 Kawasaki KLX140L owners manual.pdf
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The Kawasaki KLX140 was a single cylinder, four-stroke Enduro motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 2008 and 2019.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 58.0mm bore x 54.4mm stroke result in a displacement of just 144.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the multiplate, wet.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 70/100-17 front tire and a 90/100-14 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. petal disc with a dual-piston caliper in the front and a single disc. petal disc with single-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 33mm telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a uni-trak linkage system and single shock with 5-way preload adjustability. The KLX140 was fitted with a 1.5 Gallon (5.68 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 194.01 pounds (88.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 49.61 inches (1260 mm) long.

2012 Kawasaki KLX140[edit]

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The 2012 MY Kawasaki KLX140 comes in two versions, the standard KLX140, addressed mainly to younger riders, and the KLX140L, with its 19" front and 16" rear wheels, which addresses larger and a little more experienced riders.

When it comes to dirt bikes, the KLX140 may be considered one of the best options available, small and nimble, but also still packing some juice thanks to its 144 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine. The electric start via the handlebar-mounted button also enhances the appeal and ease of use of this small motorcycle.

The 33mm telescopic fork and the rear UNI-TRAK linkage system and single shock with 5-way preload adjustability mean it can tackle almost any type of terrain.


2013 Kawasaki KLX140L[edit]

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The 2013 Kawasaki KLX140L provides an alternative to riders who tend to outgrow the base model. That is, fellows with a longer inseam might find the KLX140 a tad too small for them, and here's where the L-suffixed model comes in handy. Bigger wheels provide better terrainability and a different stance, while allowing these riders to remain in the same displacement class.

Aside for larger, 19" front and 16" rear, wheels and a reservoir-type shock developed to improve performance and addressed especially to more experienced riders, it is the same as the KLX140.


2013 Kawasaki KLX140[edit]

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The 2013 MY Kawasaki KLX140 comes with a bundle of features to help it cope with modern-day tracks.

The 144cc single-cylinder engine is paired to a close-ratio transmission for optimum power delivery. The progressive manual clutch helps even inexperienced riders master gear shifting and clutch engagement. The front 220mm petal disc and large-bore 27 mm twin-piston caliper, which are usually found on larger bikes, make braking precise and easy to master.

33mm telescopic fork and an Uni-Trak rear linkage with a 5-way preload adjustability mean it can tackle the every type of track and trail available out there.


2014 Kawasaki KLX140[edit]

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The 2014 MY Kawasaki KLX140 is a great choice for a small displacement off-roader. It sports a 144cc air-cooled single-cylinder packed with modern Kawasaki technology in it, to ensure a fun ride throughout the trail.

The close-ratio 5-speed transmission with a progressive manual clutch transfer the optimum amount of the engine's power to the wheel and in the same time may help more inexperienced riders get used to gear shifting and clutch engagement.

A big 220 mm front petal disc, the same size as those found in the KX540F/250F, ensure a strong and easy-to-control braking, whether on a woodland dirt track or on a gravel-track.


2015 Kawasaki KLX140[edit]

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The 2015 MY Kawasaki KLX140 is a sound choice for a small displacement off-road bike. Its 144cc single-cylinder engine is paired to a close-ratio five-speed transmission with a progressive manual clutch that allows more inexperienced riders to master clutch engagement and gear shifting.

The two-wheeler has a keyless electric start system, via a handlebar-mounted button.

Another feature worth mentioning on this model is the 220mm front petal disc and large-bore 27mm twin-piston caliper, which can be found on its larger siblings, the KX450F and KX250F. This makes the bike more easy to control.


2017 Kawasaki KLX 140G[edit]

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The KLX 140G is powered by a 144cc, 4-Stroke, air-cooled, SOHC (OHC), single cylinder engine. With a cylinder bore of 2.28 in and stroke of 2.14 in, its motor is oversquare, meaning that the cylinder bore (width) is greater than the stroke (length). This makes the engine more powerful than one of similar displacement with a smaller bore. Electronic ignition makes starting your bike a breeze and ensures a consistent throttle response.


2017 Kawasaki KLX 140[edit]

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The Kawasaki KLX140 has the means to make every rider comfortable as they come off of the KLX110 ready to hit the dirt trails. It comes with a progressive manual clutch and five-speed transmission for the riders that are more inexperienced and the taller riders will like the roomier cockpit. The Kawasaki KLX140 shows its 144cc four stroke engine with a push of a button and is off in a flash on the KLX lightweight aluminum wheels.


2017 Kawasaki KLX 140L[edit]

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The KLX 140 comes with the standard, five-way preload adjustment, but the L model monoshock boasts a remote reservoir with 14 compression-damping settings and 22 rebound settings for complete control over the ride. Both models run on 33 mm, right side up front forks complete with gaiters to protect the fork tube seal.


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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.