Products 9 Jul 2013

Kawasaki releases details on all-new 2014 model KX85

Take a look at Kawasaki's all-new KX85 for the 2014 season.

Kawasaki Australia sent us the following information on this all-new Motocross model:

Kawasaki has released details on their all-new 2014 Kawasaki KX85 featuring a range of exciting updates for next year’s racing season.

The 2014 KX85 features a low-friction piston, new KIPS valve, new cylinder head and numerous other updates give these liquid-cooled, two-stroke racing engines increased power and torque across the rev range. There is more power at all RPM and peak power is 19.6 percent greater.

A new handlebar bend has been chosen for 2014 along with six different bar positions which allows riders to tailor their riding position.

The all-new minimalist bodywork, flatter tank and slimmer, flatter seat have been designed to make it easier for racers to move around on the bike.

A revised 36mm fork offers improved damping and bottoming resistance, enabling higher-paced riding and contributing to increased ride comfort.


Revised front fork bottom cases (axle brackets) are 12.5 mm shorter, resulting in greater clearance in turns and ruts. The fork also features 20-way compression damping adjustability.

Revisions to the rear shock will contribute to a more stable ride feel and offer increased adjustability and lighter weight. The new mechanism is 24-way adjustable for compression damping, 21-way adjustable for rebound damping.

Disc brakes front and rear ensure strong stopping power with excellent control. The KX85 is now fitted with petal discs, just like the larger KX models.

The all-new bodywork and racy graphics ensure the new bikes will look good in the winners’ circle. Black alumite rims, black fork guards, and blue alumite1 finish on the suspension adjusters further strengthen their factory image.

Riders can choose from two available sizes: the KX85II (Large-Wheel) features 19” front and 16” rear wheels; the KX85 (Small-Wheel) is equipped with a 17” front and 14” rear.

Kawasaki Australia anticipates that the new model will be available at Kawasaki dealerships in late August 2013 at a RRP to be announced. For more information on the new 2014 Kawasaki KX85 visit or visit your nearest Kawasaki dealership.