Kawasaki KLX300A: review, history, specs

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Kawasaki KLX300
Manufacturer
Also called KLX 300 R, KLX 300R, KLX300R, KLX 300
Production 1996 - 2008
Class Enduro
Engine
292 cc, single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 78.0mm x 61.2mm
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Horsepower 32.32 HP (24.1 KW) @ 8500RPM
Torque 20.65 ft/lbs (28.0 Nm) @ 7500RPM
Fuel System carburetor. keihin cvk34
Ignition digital cdi
Spark Plug NGK CR8E '97-06
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: 43mm inverted cartridge fork with 20-way compression damping / 11.2 in.
Rear: uni-trak® single shock system with 20-way compression damping and 18-way rebound damping / 11.0 in.
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 80/100-21 '97-06
Rear Tire 100/100-18 '97-06
Wheelbase 56.5 inches (1435 mm)
Length 83.31 inches (2116 mm)
Width 35.79 inches (909 mm)
Height 47.99 inches (1219 mm)
Seat Height 36.42 inches (925 mm)
Weight 233.69 pounds (106.0 Kg) (dry), 106.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-112
Fuel Capacity 2.6 Gallon (9.84 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Kawasaki KLX300R was a single cylinder, four-stroke Enduro motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1996 and 2008. Max torque was 20.65 ft/lbs (28.0 Nm) @ 7500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 32.32 HP (24.1 KW) @ 8500 RPM.

Overview[edit]

The off-road motorcycle KLX300R is the equivalent of Kawasaki´s "old guy" KDX200. It features a KDX-style chassis for precise handling, great suspension, comfortable ergonomics for all-day trail rides and its four-stroke engine provides a smooth powerband for traction on the most difficult trails.


Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 78.0mm bore x 61.2mm stroke result in a displacement of just 292.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 80/70-x21 front tire and a 100/90-x18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm inverted cartridge fork with 20-way compression damping / 11.2 in. while the rear was equipped with a uni-trak® single shock system with 20-way compression damping and 18-way rebound damping / 11.0 in.. The KLX300R was fitted with a 2.6 Gallon (9.84 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 233.69 pounds (106.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 56.5 inches (1435 mm) long.


1996 KLX300-A1[edit]

1996 Kawasaki KLX300 A1


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Lime Green (7F)
  • F No. - LX300A-000001
  • E No. - LX300AE000001
  • PC No. - 99911-1296-01 & 99911-1296-52
  • OM No. - 99921-1598-01
  • SM No. - 99925-1114-02 & 99925-1150-51

1997 KLX300-A2[edit]

1997 Kawasaki KLX300 A2


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Lime Green (7F)
  • VIN No. - (AU) (CA) (US) JKALX8A1vVA000001,
  • (EUR) JKALX300AAA000001
  • E No. - LX300AE000001
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0438, (EUR) 99917-1747-05,
  • (AU) 99917-1748-03
  • OM No. - (CA) (US) 99920-1813-01,
  • (AU) (EUR) 99923-1442-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1165-03 & 99924-1200-51

1998 KLX300-A3[edit]

1998 Kawasaki KLX300 A3


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Lime Green (7F)
  • VIN No. - (CA) (US) JKALX8A1vWA030001,
  • (EUR) JKALX300AAA003001
  • E No. - LX300AE000001
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0438, (EUR) 99917-1747-05
  • OM No. - (CA) (US) 99920-1840-01, (EUR) 99976-1003-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1165-03 & 99924-1200-51

1999 KLX300-A4[edit]

1999 Kawasaki KLX300 A4


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Lime Green (7F)
  • VIN No. - (CA) (US) JKALX8A1vXA010001,
  • (EUR) JKALX300AAA010001
  • E No. - LX300AE000001
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0438, (EUR) 99917-1747-05
  • OM No. - (CA) (US) 99920-1903-01, (EUR) 99976-1011-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1165-03 & 99924-1200-51

2000 KLX300-A5[edit]

2000 Kawasaki KLX300 A5


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Lime Green (7F)
  • VIN No. - (CA) (US) JKALX8A1vYA016001,
  • (EUR) JKALX300AAA016001
  • E No. - LX300AE000001
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0438, (EUR) 99917-1747-05
  • OM No. - (CA) (US) 99920-1942-01, (EUR) 99976-1012-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1165-03 & 99924-1200-51

2001 KLX300-A6[edit]

2001 Kawasaki KLX300 A6


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Lime Green (7F)
  • VIN No. - (CA) (US) JKALX8A1v1A022001,
  • (EUR) JKALX300AAA022001
  • E No. - LX300AE000001
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0438, (EUR) 99917-1747-05
  • OM No. - (US) 99987-1005-01, (CA) 99929-1381-01,
  • (EUR) 99976-1024-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1165-03 & 99924-1200-51


2007[edit]

2007 Kawasaki KLX300R
2007 Kawasaki KLX300R left side
2007 Kawasaki KLX300R right side


In Media[edit]