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2004 Kawasaki KX 125 – First — Review – Dirt

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

four strokes have a broader powerband and are even dependable than the dinosaurs we two-strokes. For those who don’t and still have a passion for the power, you will be happy to Kawasaki shares your They went full into improving last KX125, which was a great for Kawasaki – it was the first time in years that they had a 125cc bike.

With the changes and improvements, the KX 125 is ONCE an incredible machine.Suspension and Chassis: The KX 125 a serious overhaul in this The seat is 8mm taller with a seat cover to improve rear end traction. Along the raised seat height, the pegs are 3mm higher.

The suspension works great. It and handles similar to last 125 but seems to be more comfortable and the cramped rider compartment to improve cornering characteristics.Motor: It has of power off idle and plenty of pull. Novice to Intermediate riders will love the power and the mid range punch.

The top end is not as impressive as the RM or YZ but keeping the engine in the sweet spot takes effort. The KX has the power to short and not fall off the pipe. Flat corners are usually a big hindrance on a 125 but the new KX has so tracking power that its to a mini thumper in that the power and bottom end tracking you a feel of confidence.As for features the got plenty of them. One of the noticeable was the Graphics.

Kawasaki heard the cries for that don’t self-destruct at the of a knee brace. This their not just Bold New but thicker and designed to have a feel to them. After of knee braces rubbing the radiator shrouds, the graphics still intact and looked as they may hold up as good if not than aftermarket graphics. Engine •Reshaped combustion

•Higher compression ratio

ring locating pin moved to of piston to evenly distribute pressure at front of piston

KIPS design provides seal to piston

•Reshaped chamber provides more and is recessed from rider’s leg

reed valve increases flexibility, prevents over-flexing at rpm

•New carburetor settings

air duct and carburetor holder


Durability Improvements clearance between connection rod and nylon crankcase “stuffer”, lubrication

•New connecting rod of stronger steel

•Left crankcase casting is rigid, clutch cable-to-case now with an O-ring

•Stronger side brackets help deformation

•Engine bolts of stronger steel

•Stronger silencer mounting brackets and igniter bracket

Chassis and •New UNI-TRAK(r) rear link is anchored on the swingarm, reducing front-to-back movement of the resulting in smoother, more action and improving traction at the wheel when accelerating

one-piece actuating rod for UNI-TRAK two-piece extrusions

•Frame is lighter due to suspension loads absorbed by the new 20mm longer

•Upper cross tubes and mounts are modified to idealize balance for enhanced cornering and improved durability

•New semi-sealed cartridge provides better damping and action

•More compact axle brackets feature new method

•Adjustable rubber mounts help reduce

•Flatter seat improves position and raises seat 8mm

•Textured slip-resistant seat helps keep rider in

•Foot pegs raised 3mm to the riding position

•Rear pedal pivot is mounted higher for increased ground

•Fuel tank uses mounting hole for easier

SPECIFICATIONS •Engine: Two-… cylinder with KIPS(r)


•Bore x …: x 54.5mm

Cooling: Liquid

•Carburetion: TMX38x

•Induction: 6-petal fiber crankcase reed

•Compression ratio: TBA

•Ignition: CDI

•Transmission: 6-speed

Kawasaki KX 125
Kawasaki KX 125
Kawasaki KX 125
Kawasaki KX 125
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