The 2011 Kawasaki KX 100 Dirt Bike

2011 Kawasaki KX 100,the Stepping Stone to Big-League Motocross

The gulf between a KX™85 and a full-sized Lites-class motocrosser such as the KX250F is a large one, and rare is the rider who bridges the transition easily.

2011 kawasaki KX 100 Dirt Bike

KIPS system varies exhaust port height for increased horsepower and torque at all rpm

All of which explains the existence of Kawasaki’s KX100 – the ideal stepping stone from minis to the major leagues.

With its larger wheels, the KX100 provides adolescent motocross racers and off-road riders with a right-sized motorcycle, one that allows them to focus on riding technique instead of excessive power and heft.

Besides 2-inch larger-diameter wheels than the KX85, the KX100 boasts a larger 99cc liquid-cooled two-stroke engine that offers more power and a broader spread of it than the smaller KX.

The engine breathes through a 28mm Keihin carburetor and a carbon-fiber reed valve assembly for crisp throttle response, and is fitted with the Kawasaki Integrated Power-valve System (KIPS®) to help produce that broad powerband with good low-end torque and a strong top-end rush.

That impressive power is then routed to a smooth-shifting six-speed transmission, which gives the KX100 a gear for every situation on the race track.

The engine is bolted to a black high-tensile steel perimeter frame with a specially designed fuel tank located inside the frame to lower the fuel load and center of gravity for optimal handling.

Adjustable long-travel suspension at both ends helps smooth even the roughest motocross circuits. The 36mm inverted cartridge fork has compression damping adjustment capability, while the UNI-TRAK® rear suspension system comes equipped with a shock that’s fully adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping. In the braking department, both front and rear discs are mounted with shoulder bolts for easier maintenance.

The KX100 also features aggressive Kawasaki graphics to match its black frame and wheels, just like its larger KX siblings.

Those who race their KX100 at designated events are eligible to receive support from Team Green™, Kawasaki’s amateur racing support program. Each year, Team Green provides regional support vehicles and highly trained technicians at more than 100 events, offering technical information and assistance to those who race Kawasaki products. Kawasaki also offers a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events.

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