2012 Kawasaki KX100 Review

Having said that using the tool for the job, the KX ™ 100 is the perfect tool to help riders increase their competitive game - and begin the transition to the big leagues competing full-size Lites 250cc. The KX100 is helping to bridge the huge gap between the classes, riders younger and younger with a machine that meets both their basic skills and expanding their size so they can focus on developing skills rather as controlling excessive power.

Bridging the gap is a Big Time

Everyone knows the importance of using the right tool for the job, which makes the KX ™ 100 the ideal tool to help drivers increase their competition - and begin their transition to a competitive full-size Lites. The KX100 is helping to bridge the gap between the classes, providing more and more young riders with a machine that hosts its growing base of skills and physical size, allowing them to concentrate on developing their capacities and not as the control of excessive power.

The KX100 is water cooled 99cc two-stroke engine provides power to the two largest and spread like a KX85. 28 mm Keihin carburettor and carbon fiber reed valve to help provide a strong throttle response, while the Kawasaki Integrated Power Valve System (KIPS ®) helps to produce a power curve with good low-end torque and a strong high level of art. The power goes through a smooth shifting six-speed transmission, giving the KX a team to each situation on the track.

2012 Kawasaki KX100
2012 Kawasaki KX100
The engine is bolted to a black high tensile steel perimeter frame with a specially designed fuel tank is located inside the frame to lower the fuel load and center of gravity for optimal handling. Adjustable long-travel suspension at both ends helps to smooth even the roughest motocross circuit. The 36mm inverted fork cartridge has a capacity compression damping, while the UNI-TRAK ® rear suspension system features a shock that is fully adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound. In the braking department, both front and rear discs mounted with shoulder bolts for easier maintenance.

KX100 Kawasaki is also a graphic to reflect its aggressive black frame and wheels, just like larger KX siblings.

Those who race their KX100 at events are eligible for Team Green ™, Kawasaki's amateur racing support program. Each year Team Green provides regional support vehicles and highly qualified technicians with over 100 events, offering technical information and assistance to those who race Kawasaki products. Kawasaki also offers a contingency plan for a program of amateur and professional riders than good designated events.

2012 Kawasaki KX100
2012 Kawasaki KX100

2012 Kawasaki KX100 Features and Benefits

In a nutshell ...

- 99cc two-stroke engine is liquid cooled to help ensure even running temperatures, constant power and greater reliability

- Kawasaki integrated power valve system varies the height of the exhaust port, helping to produce a broad powerband with more low-end torque while retaining excellent top-end power

- A six-speed transmission offers a positive move, and rugged durability, hard chrome forks for wear and seizure

- Clutch has 119 mm diameter plates for durability and control

- Swingarm uses large section beams, the stiffness

- Uni-Trak ® rear suspension features damper, adjustable compression, rebound and preload, while the cartridge 36 mm inverted fork with 18-way adjustable compression

- Industry-leading amateur racer support Team Green ™

Liquid-cooled, 99cc, two stroke engine

2012 Kawasaki KX100
2012 Kawasaki KX100

- Use a separate clutch cover on the right side of the engine for quick servicing without removing the pump cover water

- Liquid cooling ensures even temperatures, use, consistent performance and reliability will be improved

- The assumption of bridges and exhaust ports are machine finished for increased durability

- Rotor uses rare earth magnets - the room unit is small, lightweight and efficient, low moment of inertia at low speeds improves the response

- The connecting rod connecting rod bearing has more rigid box for improved durability

- Intake port shape and cylinder skirt allow cooling air into the crankcase chamber

- Primary Team is attached via a counter-nut to help reduce mechanical noise

- Joints Metafoam for the generator and water pump covers improve sealing

Kawasaki Integrated Power Valve (KIPS ®)

- KIPS system varies the height of the exhaust port for more power and torque at all speeds

- Produces a broad powerband with more low-end torque, while maintaining excellent high power range

- Vent the lid kips improves performance at high engine speeds and overcoming

Keihin 28mm

- The carburetor slide the needle Crescent is closer to the intake ports for optimal throttle response

- Adjustable for various conditions


- Walking in the clutch shaft needle bearings for smooth action

- Large clutch plates measuring 119 mm in diameter for durability and control

- Ratio provides clutch lever action light clutch

- The heavy clutch housing improves durability

- To service the clutch plate for easy maintenance and uses a metal-composite joint carbon


- The race in fifth and sixth gear bushings added reliability

- Affirmative action and robust sustainable change

- Allows full potential of the engine

- Oil level window makes it easy to control the level of

- Hard chrome forks resist wear and seizure

High-strength steel perimeter frame

- Large steel footpegs for better control and increased resistance

- Compatible with thick tracks footrest support today's stringent

- Engine and chassis bolts have rust-resistant coating

Fuel tank

- Placed in the low to lower the center of gravity and better handling

Uni-Trak ® rear suspension

- Swingarm uses large cross-section beams for more rigidity and control

- Swingarm incorporates cast aluminum sections of chain drive control for easy adjustments of the chain

- Necklaces flange at the bearings to protect the seals from mud

- Fully adjustable shock with compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload adjustment

36mm inverted fork cartridge

- Aluminum Tubes are superior 49.5mm in diameter for excellent control and steering

- Compression damping is 18-way adjustable

Disc brakes

- The shape of the front brake lever offers improved feel

- Forged aluminum rear brake pedal is strong, lightweight and equipped with two shaft seals for ease of use

Lightweight aluminum wheels

- Rear hub features two wheel bearings on the driver side resistance

- Thick spokes are used in the front and back for strength and require less adjustment

- Light Alloy Wheels


- Aggressive Kawasaki graphics complement its black frame and wheels, as big KX models