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Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Dirt Bike Review Specs Price

The new Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Dirt Bike is built to taste the real dirt, focusing on engine and frame construction. Inspired by the KXTM line and Kawasaki’s racing pedigree, the 2020 off-road motorbike is designed to guarantee that the KLX portfolio includes an affordable, capable, and durable motorcycle so that every rider in the family can safely ride the trails.

The Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Dirt Bike was designed and built to be a lightweight, agile motorbike suitable for a wide range of riders. The KLX230 is small and balanced, thanks to a basic, air-cooled engine design and easy handling frame, resulting in excellent trail performance and pleasure.

Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Dirt Bike – Features and Price

Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Dirt Bike

Designed for decent and light-hearted fun

The KLX230R was built from the ground up with trail riding in mind. The brand new 233cc air-cooled, 4-stroke single engine has a low to medium torque range and is well suited for uneven spaces. Confidence in the redesigned compact perimeter frame provides the necessary handling stability for trail riding, while greater ground clearance and suspension improve travel off-road performance.

Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Dirt Bike


The four-stroke air-cooled single-cylinder engine provides smooth, reliable and long-lasting performance in small sizes. The engine size and stroke are 67.0 x 66.0 mm, and the displacement is 233 cc. The long-stroke provides low solid to medium torque for smooth and easy handling. For easy-to-use power character and reliance, a basic SOHC two-valve design was adopted.

Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Dirt Bike

Regardless of outside air temperature or altitude, fuel injection maintains a constant fuel supply. It also allows the use of an electronic starter which allows starting with the touch of a button whether its engine is hot or cold and helps to clear the exhaust. The fuel injection system has a 32 mm throttle body for accurate response.


The brand new high tensile steel frame, designed from the ground up for mud riding, provides the best handling needed for a pleasant trail ride for a variety of riders. By combining the engine and the frame, the engineers achieved low engine height maximum chassis balance, and low center of gravity in a small chassis. Motorcycle mobility is enhanced by its short 53.5 “wheelbase and high 11.8” ground clearance, which allows riders to communicate more easily on the ground.

At the front, a large, 37 mm diameter telescopic fork handles the suspension function. With a 9.8 “travel suspension, the rider has better control over different areas.

Wheels & Brakes

Full-size aluminum wheels, measuring 21 inches at the front and 18 inches at the rear, help riders navigate the terrain, significantly improving trail riding performance.

Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Dirt Bike

The Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Dirt Bike has front and rear petal disc brakes for reliable stopping ability. A 240 mm front disc with twin-piston calipers provides powerful yet easy-to-control brakes. A lightweight Kawasaki KX-type rear master cylinder with a unified reservoir and single-piston caliper holding a 220mm disc to slow down.

Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Dirt Bike – Price

The new Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Off-Road Motorcycle is available at $4,399 only.

Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Dirt Bike – Technical Specifications


Engine 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, SOHC, air-cooled
Displacement 233cc
Bore x Stroke 67.0 x 66.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.4:1
Fuel System DFI w/32mm Throttle Body
Ignition TCBI Electronic Advance
Transmission Six-speed with wet multi-disc manual clutch
Final Drive Chain

Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Dirt Bike


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 37mm telescopic fork/9.8 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Uni-Trak® linkage system and a single shock with preload adjustability/9.9 inches
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 100/100-18
Front Brakes Single 240mm petal disc having a dual-piston caliper
Rear Brakes Single 220mm petal disc including single-piston caliper

Kawasaki 2020 KLX230R Dirt Bike


Frame Type High-tensile steel perimeter
Rake/Trail 26.5°/4.4 in
Overall Length 80.5 in
Overall Width 33.1 in
Overall Height 47.2 in
Ground Clearance 11.8 in
Seat Height 36.2 in
Curb Weight 253.6 lb / 258 lb. CA model
Fuel Capacity 1.7 gal
Wheelbase 53.5 in
Color Choices Lime Green
Warranty 6 Months
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, or 36 months

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