Speaking on the launch, Mr Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors, said, “Kawasaki has a legendary history of dirt bikes. The KLX140G is ideal for every beginner who is willing to gain experience of trail riding. The beginners normally are adults and big youth of all sizes. Yet, the lightweight KLX140G is a comfortable fit to suit a wide variety of off-roaders. Besides, India has a suitable landscape for dirt bikes. Therefore, I am sure that the KLX140G will have excellent success in India. ”
The bike gets a 144cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled,four-stroke engine mated with a five-speed transmission. The ground clearance stands at 315mm which is great for off-road riding. As stated by Kawasaki the air-cooled engine eliminates the need for radiators while keeping the chassis slim and lightweight. So, the weight is only 99kg.
The suspension has a long travel to aid off-road capabilities i.e 190mm in front and 200mm in rear mono shock. The front tyre is 21 inch and the rear one is 18 inch with off road spec tyres.
Kawasaki has no competition in this segment as it is the only manufacturer to offer pure offroad or dirt bikes. Customers can buy the new Kawasaki KLX 140G from any Kawasaki India showroom.