Vehicle Profile

The 2019 Kawasaki KX™85 motocross motorcycle brings Kawasaki's proven performance to the amateur ranks. Proportionate power on a championship-winning platform grants young racers the advantage they need to sharpen their skills. The high-performance engine produces crisp, responsive power to finish each ride with confidence, while the adjustable comfort settings means the KX85 grows with the rider.

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  • Engine


    2-stroke, 1-cylinder, piston reed, valve, water-cooled



    Bore x Stroke

    48.5 x 45.8mm

    Compression ratio

    10.9:1 (low speed) - 9.0:1 (high speed)

    Fuel system

    Keihin PWK28


    Electric CDI with digital advance


    6-speed, return shift

  • Suspension

    Rake / trail

    29°/3.8 in

    Front suspension / wheel travel

    36mm inverted telescopic cartridge fork with 20-way compression damping/10.8 in

    Rear suspension / wheel travel

    Uni-Trak® single shock system with 24-way compression and 21-way rebound damping, plus adjustable spring preload/10.8 in

    Front tire


    Rear tire


    Ground clearance

    11.4 in


    49.8 in

  • Totals

    Overall length

    72.0 in

    Overall width

    30.1 in

    Overall height

    43.3 in

    Seat height

    32.7 in

    Curb weight

    165.3 lb**

    Fuel capacity

    1.32 gal

  • General

    Final drive


    Frame Type

    High-tensile steel perimeter design with subframe member

    Color Choices

    Lime Green

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    Not Available

  • Brakes

    Front brakes


    Rear brakes


  • Guarantee


    Not Available

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2019 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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