Kawasaki has unveiled the 2014 KX100 motocross bike. Engineered to help riders transition as they see both their skills and their physical presence changing, the KX100 lets them focus all of their attention on refining their own capabilities, not the constant need to manhandle an excessively large and powerful 250.
The KX100’s 99cc liquid-cooled, two-stroke engine offers both more power and a broader spread of it than the KX85. The 28-millimeter Keihin carburetor and carbon-fiber reed valve assembly help provide a crisp throttle response, while the Kawasaki Integrated Power-valve System (KIPS) helps produce a powerband with good, low-end torque and a strong, top-end rush. The power then passes onto a smooth-shifting six-speed transmission, giving the KX a gear for every situation on the race track.
The engine is bolted to a black high-tensile steel perimeter frame with a specially designed fuel tank located inside the frame to lower the fuel load and center of gravity for optimal handling. Adjustable long-travel suspension at both ends helps smooth even the roughest motocross circuits.
The 36-millimeter inverted cartridge fork has compression damping adjustment capability, while the Uni-Trak rear suspension system comes equipped with a shock that’s fully adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping. In the braking department, both front and rear discs are mounted with shoulder bolts for easier maintenance.
The KX100 also features aggressive Kawasaki graphics to match its black frame and wheels, just like its larger KX siblings.
Those who race their KX100 at designated events are eligible to receive support from Team Green, Kawasaki’s amateur racing support program. For more than 30 years, Team Green has provided regional support vehicles and highly trained technicians at more than 100 yearly events, offering technical information and assistance to those who race Kawasaki products. Kawasaki also offers a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events.
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