2011 Kawasaki KLX™140
There’s nothing like an off road motorcycle that does many things well, especially one that fits a wide variety of riders and skill-sets. And with its mid-sized stature, flexible engine and easy-to-ride nature, Kawasaki’s 2011 KLX™140 is one such multi-talented machine. Smaller riders will love the KLX’s physical size – a touch larger than a typical minibike – and push-button starting, while those a bit taller will appreciate the larger-wheeled KLX140L, which features a 19” front and 16” rear wheel in place of the standard KLX’s 17” front and 14” rear wheels. Both 140s are friendly to beginners and novices, yet both offer a roomy cockpit and enough performance and handling prowess to keep more advanced riders smiling.
144cc Air-Cooled, Single-Cylinder Engine - Reliable and easy to use lightweight engine is simple to operate and maintain
144cc Air-Cooled, Single-Cylinder Engine - Engine revs easily and allows riders to use the engine’s full rpm range up to the rev limiter at 10,500 rpm
144cc Air-Cooled, Single-Cylinder Engine - Exhaust pipe is curved to achieve optimum length for good power characteristics
144cc Air-Cooled, Single-Cylinder Engine - Quiet muffler is equipped with a USFS-approved spark arrester, meaning the KLX140 can access designated public off-road riding areas
144cc Air-Cooled, Single-Cylinder Engine - Oil-moistened air filter is washable, reusable, easily accessed and highly effective in dusty situations
Electric Start - Keyless electric starting via handlebar-mounted button
Electric Start - Orange LED light activates when the power button is depressed, indicating that power is “ON” to help prevent accidental battery drain
Electric Start - Digital CDI ignition helps ensure quick, reliable starts
Carburetor - Oval piston-valve Keihin PB20 carburetor features several Kawasaki-original modifications to provide stable fuel delivery under rough off-road conditions
Carburetor - Partitions in the float chamber keep the fuel from sloshing excessively, while an umbrella around the main jet traps fuel when jumping
Carburetor - Dual air vents help provide a stable fuel supply and eliminate hesitation even when the bike is at extreme lean angles
Carburetor - Needle valve is suspended on a spring, which acts like a shock absorber
Carburetor - Float material is rubber instead of plastic
Close-Ratio Transmission - Close gear ratios help the acceleration performance of the KLX
Close-Ratio Transmission - Shift lever features a ball bearing design for easy shifting like KX™ models, and has a folding tip for reduced crash damage
Progressive Manual Clutch - Manual clutch offers young riders the chance to master clutch engagement and gear shifting
Progressive Manual Clutch - Spring damper in the clutch provides a two-stage engagement that permits half-clutch use when riding at extremely low rpm or idling speeds, and helps provide better clutch feel and durability
Box-Section Perimeter Frame - Ready for the off-road abuse, the highly rigid, KX-inspired high-tensile steel perimeter frame uses the same upper tubes as the high-performance KLX250S
Box-Section Perimeter Frame - Aluminum swingarm is lightweight, strong and features a hairline finish just like the KX machines
Box-Section Perimeter Frame - KX-style chain adjusters allow precise chain adjustment
Superior Suspension - 33mm telescopic fork has spring rates and damping settings specific to each model
Superior Suspension - KLX140 rear shock features 5-way preload adjustability
Superior Suspension - More advanced KLX140L rear shock and reservoir can be mounted on the KLX140 for faster riders
Petal Disc Brakes Front & Rear - Front 220mm petal disc and large-bore 27mm twin-piston caliper (same size as those on the KX450F/250F) offer strong and easy-to-control braking
Petal Disc Brakes Front & Rear - Rear brake uses a 186mm petal disc gripped by a 27mm single-piston caliper
Petal Disc Brakes Front & Rear - Rear brake master cylinder features a large-volume, unitized reservoir that contributes to stable braking and helps ensure sufficient fluid pressure, even when the brake pad wears down
Petal Disc Brakes Front & Rear - The wave shape of the petal discs help clean the brake pads for more efficient braking performance and reduce unsprung weight
KX-Style Wheels - Strong, high-grade die-cast hubs offer the same durability as those on the KX models
KX-Style Wheels - Durable, lightweight RK EXCEL aluminum rims are featured on the KLX’s 17/14-inch front/rear wheels
Ergonomics - Flat-shaped box-section of frame, long footpegs mounted close to the bikes’ centerline and no kick-start lever combine to offer riders a good grip on the bike and thusly a higher level of machine control
Ergonomics - Footpeg/frame relationship is modeled after the KX models for maximum leg grip
Ergonomics - Handlebar is rubber-mounted to reduce vibration transferred to the rider’s hands
Ergonomics - Two-piece upper triple clamp and handle clamp allow easy aftermarket handlebar installation
Ergonomics - Raised pattern on half of the handgrip surface improves rider grip and comfort
Ergonomics - Two-tone seat cover has a slip-resistant top surface for improved grip and smooth sides for excellent rider mobility when standing
Sharp, Aggressive Bodywork - Box-section perimeter frame features advanced styling similar to that of the KX racers
Sharp, Aggressive Bodywork - Two-piece shrouds with ventilation holes inspired by the top-of-the-line KX race machines
Sharp, Aggressive Bodywork - Fuel tank cover provides a smooth transition from tank to shroud, and contributes to the high level fit and finish
Sharp, Aggressive Bodywork - Eye-catching box muffler design protrudes as little as possible from behind the side cover and features a plastic muffler end-cap that offers a surface that’s cooler to the touch than steel
2011 Kawasaki KLX™140
- Four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single
- Bore x Stroke
- 58.0 x 54.4mm
- Compression Ratio
- Keihin PB20
- Fuel Capacity
- 1.5 gal.
- Five-speed with wet multi-disc manual clutch
- Final Drive
- Suspension Front
- 33mm telescopic fork
- Wheel Travel, Front
- 7.1 in.
- Suspension Rear
- UNI-TRAK® linkage system and single shock with 5-way preload adjustability
- Wheel Travel, Rear
- 7.1 in.
- Brake Front
- Single 220mm petal disc with a dual-piston caliper
- Brake Rear
- Single 186mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
- Tires Front
- Tires Rear
- Rake (Caster Angle)
- 27 degrees
- 3.3 in.
- 71.7 in.
- 31.1 in.
- 41.3 in.
- Ground Clearance
- 9.3 in.
- Seat Height
- 30.7 in.
- Curb Weight
- 205.0 lbs.
- 49.6 in.
- 6 months base warranty
- High-Tensile steel, box-section perimeter
- Lime Green