2012 Kawasaki KLX140L Review

It should be mini is a full-size car can sometimes be difficult to move. And for beginners, and makes the jump can be difficult. But now the bridge is a beautiful bike - Kawasaki KLX ™ 140L. Comes with 19 "front and 16" rear wheels mounted on the standard-spec KLX140, the L-model is ideal for fans experienced or longer-limbed machines of a smaller engine capacity. And the more performance-oriented, tank-equipped rear suspension has a lot of performance for everyone. As always, the standard KLX - and 17 "front / 14" rear wheels - a choice of first class for beginners and smaller riders.

A Dirtbike Capable of fun and adventure

Taller riders appreciate the KLX ™ 140L, which is superior to the wheels - 19 "front and rear 16 -. Rather than specifying standard KLX140 It contains all the virtues of the standard 140, including the engine, which provides a constant output of new pilots receive and seasoned model 140L. there are more performance-oriented tank equipped with a shock, because it is popular with a wider experience of the crowd, of course, with the standard KLX -. 17 "front and 14" rear wheels - is still a good choice for beginners and smaller riders.

2012 Kawasaki KLX140L
2012 Kawasaki KLX140L
KLX 140L Bring to life is as simple as pressing the power switch and flick the starter button. The switch contains an internal LED to remind drivers when the ignition is on, and avoid dead batteries. The powerful 144cc engine is easy to manage via a manual clutch and a five-speed, close-ratio transmission. And the progressive clutch means that young and beginning runners can easily get the hang of moving and clutch use, and its progressive nature, it is also a half-coupler can be used at extremely low speeds. The coupling also provides a more direct and more durability.

The KLX engine at high speed, smooth and surprisingly quiet chassis is wrapped in a high-strength steel perimeter covered by KX ™-like shrouds, a two-tone seat cover and sharp, aggressive body work. The 140 is roomy, the overall control layout and close the footrest / frame relationship - including large, comfortable footrests - making it easy for riders to move with minimal effort.

33 mm telescopic fork with a custom-tuning spring rate and damping settings to deal with the obligation for the front suspension. The back, the Uni-Trak ® rear suspension system equipped with a connection to a 5-way preload adjustment, and a separate tank provides a high level of control of the wheel, and is adaptable to the smaller wheels, a standard- KLX140 performance specs added.

2012 Kawasaki KLX140L
2012 Kawasaki KLX140L

Lightweight RK EXCEL aluminum rims and an advanced braking components are another sign of this is a serious off-road motorcycles. Large 220mm front disc and twin-piston 27 mm front and 186 mm rear disc provide serious stopping power. Both use petal-shaped rotors, which helps clean the brakes and reduce unsprung weight for better control of the wheel.

In short? The KLX140L offers an ideal combination of size and performance, while the equivalent of great fun for children and adults.

2012 Kawasaki KLX140L
2012 Kawasaki KLX140L

2012 Kawasaki KLX140L Features and Benefits

At a glance ...

- 144cc air-cooled single cylinder engine is both simple to use and maintain

- Close the computer makes optimum use of engine power

- Manual clutch offers young riders gradually the ability to control the clutch and change

- Deposit of Piggyback rear shock is fully adjustable preload, compression damping lanes to four lanes and recreation 22

- Keyless electric starting via a button on the handlebar, an LED indicates when the button is to help prevent accidental battery discharge

- 220 mm petal disc front and 27 mm caliber with two pistons (same size as the KX450F/250F) a strong and easily controlled braking

- Exhaust muffler is equipped with a USFS approved spark arrester, meaning that KLX140L can access designated public off-road areas

144 cc air-cooled, single cylinder engine

- Reliable and easy to use lightweight engine is easy to use and maintain

Engine revs easily and allows riders to use the speed range of 10,500 rpm rev limiter -

- Exhaust pipe is curved to achieve optimum length for good power character

- Quiet muffler is USFS approved spark arrestor with a, or access to designated public off-road KLX140L

- Oil damped air filter is washable, reusable, easy and very effective in dusty situations

- 31.5 "seat height fits riders higher

Electric Start

- Since it is through an electric bell (no key) starting on the handlebars

- Orange LED lights when the power button is pressed, it indicates that power is "ON"

- Digital CDI will help to ensure a rapid onset and reliable


- Oval piston-valve Keihin PB20 carburetor features several Kawasaki original modifications to provide stable fuel supply of rough road conditions

- Partitions in the tank keep the fuel from sloshing excessively and an umbrella around the main jet traps fuel when jumping

- Dual air vents help provide a stable fuel supply and eliminate hesitation, even when the bike is at extreme angles

- Needle valve is suspended from a spring that acts as a buffer

- Float the material is rubber instead of plastic

Close the transmission ratio

- Close help speed acceleration performance KLX

- Like the KX models, the gear lever has a ball bearing smooth transition and upper fold is less damage in an accident

Progressive manual clutch

- Manual clutch offers young riders the opportunity to master the clutch and shift

- A spring damper in the clutch gives a commitment to two-story half-clutch operation allows use while driving to the diet of very low or idling speeds and helps provide direct drive feel and durability

Box-section perimeter frame

- Ready for the off-road abuse, high stiffness, inspiration KX ™ high-tensile steel perimeter frame uses the same upper tubes that the KLX250

- Aluminum swingarm offers light weight, strength and finish as the KX machines

- Tensioning KX-style allow precise adjustment of chain

Upper suspension

- Installation of 33 mm telescopic fork springs and damping settings specific to 140L

- Intended for use at a faster rate KLX140L have a rear shock with piggyback reservoir is fully adjustable spring preload, compression damping and 4-way 22 ways to relax

KX-style wheels

- High quality die-cast hubs to provide as rugged as can be found on the KX

- Durable, lightweight RK EXCEL aluminum rims 19/16-inch front / rear wheels

Petal disc brakes front and rear

- The 220 mm front disc petals and large-diameter, 27 mm dual-piston (same size as the KX450F/250F) offer robust and easy to control the braking

- Rear brake uses a 186mm petal disc prey to a 27mm single-piston caliper

- Rear brake master cylinder features large-volume, standardized reservoir, which contributes to stable braking and helps ensure sufficient fluid pressure even if the brake pads for wear

- It also helps to reduce unsprung weight, waveforms, petal discs help clean the brake pads for more efficient braking performance


- Combination of the flat surface of the frame box-section, long footpegs mounted close to the axis of the motorcycle and no lever to start to add up to good grip and a high degree of control the machine

- Footpeg / frame relationship is modeled after the KX for maximum leg grip of the line

- For all pumps, rubber to reduce vibration transmitted to the hands of the pilot

- Two-piece upper triple clamp and handle facilitate the installation of aftermarket handlebar

- Half of the model Raised grip surface provides greater control and comfort

- Two-tone seat cover is a non-slip top surface for good grip when seated and smooth sides for excellent rider mobility in an upright position

Sharp, aggressive bodywork styling

- Box-frame type ring contains a sophisticated style is similar to the KX drivers

- Two-piece shrouds with ventilation holes inspired by top-line KX race cars

- The fuel tank cover provides a flush transition from tank to shroud, and contributes to the high level of fit and finish of the bike

- Beat the receiver box muffler design as little as possible to the rear side panel, and has a plastic lid in silence, which offers a surface cooler to the touch than steel