Increase the bar to find the trail. These lightweight, full-size recreational trail bikes, the KLX230R, feature long-travel suspension and ample ground clearance, making them ideal for enjoying dirt rides. For off-road excursions, Kawasaki offers full-size recreational trail bikes, the KLX230R and 2023 Kawasaki KLX230R S Dirt Motorcycle. They all have the same long-travel suspension with an engine and frame designed with plenty of ground clearance to improve off-road capability—trails in mind.
The KLX230R S’s upgraded suspension lowers the total seat height by an inch from the KLX230R, which is the only difference. It is just one more way that Kawasaki contributes to ensuring that the KLX range of motorcycles includes an affordable, strong, and capable model so that everyone in the family can get out and experience off-road experiences.
2023 Kawasaki KLX230R S Dirt Motorcycle – Features and Specs
The KLX230R recreational off-road motorbike’s 233cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected single engine is built for low- to mid-range power.
Platform With Purpose
Its short wheelbase, low seat height, and small frame provide the handling necessary for capable trail riding. The seat height of the KLX230R trail bike is 36.4 inches, while the seat height of the 2023 Kawasaki KLX230R S Dirt Motorcycle is 35.4 inches.
Confident Trail Riding
Long-travel suspension with Unitrack single-shock rear suspension and 37 mm front fork quickly absorbs bumps, increasing rider comfort and control over rough terrain better than 2022 Kawasaki KLX230R S.
Take On The Trails
It was built from the ground up for fun in the mud. For this reason, the KLX230R off-road motorcycle features full-size wheels, disc brakes both front and rear and a long-travel suspension system.
Ready When You Are
Thanks to its spark arrestor silencer, the KLX230R motorcycle is ready to ride on trails in all 50 states. For year-round trail access, a California green sticker type is available.
Blaze Your Trails
The KLX230R is the perfect off-road adventure partner for pure off-road performance due to its long-travel suspension, lightweight, and ample ground clearance.
A long-stroke engine’s ample low- to mid-range torque allows for powerful pulling at small throttle openings and easy low-speed control.
Simple air-cooled SOHC architecture simplifies maintenance. Digital Fuel Injection (DFI) (KP) on the trail helps deliver a precise and smooth throttle response for better engine control. In addition to a constant fuel supply, fuel injection also helps reduce emissions by automatically correcting for altitude and air temperature variations. When paired with an electric starter button, DFI provides reliable starting regardless of engine temperature, making starting the engine easy.
A tuned exhaust enhances the engine’s easy-to-use performance, and a tapered muffler with an oval cross-section contributes to a powerful off-road appearance.
Constructed from high-tensile steel, the frame was co-engineered to improve trail performance and increase rider confidence. The frame was designed so riders could easily grip it with their legs to improve rider control and input. The engine height was lowered to help create an optimal frame line for an optimal stiffness balance and precise center of gravity.
The relatively flat seat design and flush seams between the shrouds, seat, and side covers contribute to better ride control and increased range of motion. A short wheelbase facilitates easy trail maneuvering. The suspension, which has been tuned, helps provide enough ground clearance for better trail riding performance.
To increase riding confidence by enabling more riders to reach the ground comfortably, the 2023 Kawasaki KLX230R S Dirt Motorcycle’s suspension has been gently adjusted to lower the seat height by an inch. The new Uni-Trak (KP) rear suspension system absorbs big bumps more firmly while offering a smooth ride over smaller ones. Riders can preload a gas-pressurized single rear shock to help the bike respond to its weight. Petal disc brakes provide reliable stopping power.
Trail riding performance is enhanced with 18-inch rear and 21-inch front aluminum wheels—an agile, aggressive image inspired by the styling of the Kawasaki KX. A large, bright headlight with a 55/60W halogen element provides good illumination.
Models Eligible for California “Green Sticker” Registration: 50 States The following features are fitted to 50-state models approved for use in California to comply with state emissions regulations for off-highway vehicles. Key type ignition: Steel fuel tank with locking top; Engine cut-off switch is equipped with FI indicator lamp to indicate any FI fault.
2023 Kawasaki KLX230R S Dirt Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
|233cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve single
|Bore x Stroke
|67.0 mm x 66.0 mm
|Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 1
|Forced lubrication, wet sump
|Wet multi-disc, manual
|Perimeter, high-tensile steel
|Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
|ø37mm telescopic fork / 220mm (8.7 inches)
|Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
|New Uni Trak with adjustable spring preload / 223mm (8.8 inches)
|Rake / Trail
|25.7-inches / 108mm
|Steering Angle (L/R)
|45-degree / 45-degree
|ø240 mm petal disc including dual-piston caliper
|ø220 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
|Dimensions (L x W x H)
|2,035 mm x 840 mm x 1,175 mm (80.1 x 33.1 x 46.3 in)
|1,350 mm (53.1 in)
|275 mm (10.8 in)
|900 mm (35.4 in)
|115 kg (254 lb)
|Kawasaki Protection Plus
|12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months