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Kawasaki KX85

Kawasaki KX85

The original Kawasaki KX80 ruled motocross race tracks from 1979-2000. In 2001 Kawasaki upgraded the KX80 to a KX85 in 2001 with an true engine displacement of 85cc using a Keihin PWK28 carburetor.

Kawasaki provides 11.4 inches of frame ground clearance on the KX85 to clear large MX obstacles.

The popular KX85 MX dirt bike from Kawasaki weighs 165.3 lbs and the overall length is 72.0 inches.

Kawasaki produces the KX85 with a seat height of 32.7 inches and a wheelbase from axle to axle measuring 49.8 inches for sharp turning and superior handling characteristics with high speed stability.

The perfectly balanced Kawasaki KX85 is easy to ride, race, service and maintain. Any true motocross and supercross racer will appreciate Kawasaki’s high performance 2-stroke motorcycle engine design.

The current model Kawasaki KX85 has an engine cylinder bore and stroke measuring 48.5mm x 45.8mm making 30 horsepower with the motor at peak power 11,500 rpm with 13 foot pounds of torque.

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Cora Leonhardt was kind enough to share her awesome Kawasaki KX85 racing photos with us taken by her sister Haley Leonhardt, the amazing MX race photographer. Cora’s serious passion for motocross racing is seen in these great shots of her flying on her KX85 while Haley catches all of the racing action!

The Kawasaki KX85 featured here belongs to the amazing motocross racer Cora Leonhardt and as you can see she runs her KX85 to it’s peak performance and pushes her bike to an extreme level of racing.

The engine compression ratio of the potent Kawasaki KX85 is 10.9:1 at low RPM and 9.0:1 at high RPM.

The Kawasaki KX85 2-stroke engine requires the rider to mix 2-stroke pre-mix oil with the gas for proper lubrication of the top end and the bottom end of the motor on this amazing 2-stroke KX85 powerplant.

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Watch for motocross sensation Cora Leonhardt as she takes on the MX racing world on her Kawasaki KX85 and beyond with her amazing talent! Thank you Cora and Haley Leonhardt for such a great bunch of photos! Cora believes that “Motocross isn't just a another sport, it's a lifestyle and a passion. You can't just do it, you have to live it.” Seeing Cora racing motocross on her Kawasaki KX85 really proves this.

The Kawasaki KX85 has a 1.32 gallon gas tank for a lot of MX racing and practicing between fuel stops.

Stunning KX graphics on the Kawasaki classic Lime Green KX85 are a true crowd favorite in motocross.

The Kawasaki KX85 suspension consists of inverted front forks that have easily and fully adjustable compression and rebound dampening. The adjustable rear shock has 10.8 inches of suspension travel.

This video features the current release of the 2014 Kawasaki KX85 with some great motocross action.

Cora’s Kawasaki KX85 has helped her progress forward with her MX racing by moving to a KX125 soon.

The Kawasaki KX85 inspires an MX race lifestyle that is proven with the race results of Cora88MX.

Any serious motocross racer like Cora Leonhardt will tell you that the Kawasaki KX85 is the bike to race.

On a motocross track, the powerful Kawasaki KX85 race bike is able to turn some super fast lap times.

You should also check out our Cora Leonhardt page below for a lot more Kawasaki KX85 racing photos!

The photo below of Cora Leonhardt on her Kawasaki KX85 taken by her sister Haley Leonhardt started a motocross racing sponsorship with her and a future business venture with their Infinity Racing MX team.

Motocross racer Cora Leonhardt that we sponsor prepares for a race on my modified Kawasaki KX85.

Cora Leonhardt has some great new graphics on her Kawasaki KX85 race bike from Fusion Graphix.

This beautiful Kawasaki KX85 motocross race bike is ready to race against some serious competition.

The Kawasaki KX85 was introduced to the motocross racing world in 1979 as the KX80 and it is a motorcycle that has produced some of the most successful MX racers worldwide. Any motocross racer knows that the Kawasaki KX85 is a proven high performance race design that is hard to match and tough to beat. The powerful 2-stroke engine screams to life for extreme horsepower output to launch racers over some serious jumps at race tracks worldwide in a light nimble package purpose built to dominate. Below you’ll find many helpful specs for the Kawasaki KX85 dirt bike.