2017 Kawasaki KLX140 | Dirt Rider

2017 Kawasaki KLX140

  • 2017 Kawasaki KLX140



Displacement (CC)


Seat Height (in)


Wet Weight (lbs)


Kawasaki's 2017 KLX140 was built with the serious off-road enthusiast in mind. 144cc of power, a 31-inch seat height, and a sticker price of $3,099 differentiate this Kawasaki in what has become a highly competitive segment of the motorcycle market. Built in Japan but ridden the world over, the KLX140 was designed to be taken straight off the showroom floor and ridden away from the truck and into the elements - a 1.5-gallon tank provides fuel for the journey. Of course, a wide variety of mods for the KLX140 are available through a number of aftermarket companies in order to help you fine-tune this Kawasaki to your exact liking, although some of these changes may render it a competition-only machine. See what we think of the KLX140 and similar machines.

Kawasaki may not be the off-road racing icon that it once was, but its legendary history lives on in bikes like the 2017 KLX140. Much of the brand's motocross technology has found a way over to the off-road side, meaning that the KLX140 will have certain handling and delivery characteristics that are unmistakably "Kawi" in nature. At 205-pounds wet and with a 30.7-inch seat height, the 2017 KLX140 is set up to accommodate a wide variety of skill levels, rider sizes, and abilities. See below for even more specifications.



  • Bore (MM)58
  • Compression Ratio9.5:1
  • CoolingAir
  • Displacement in CC144
  • Displacement in CI8.8
  • Engine TypeSingle-Cylinder
  • StarterElectric
  • Stroke54.4
  • Valve ConfigurationSOHC


  • Numer Of Speeds5
  • Transmission TypeManual


  • Front Tire70/100 R17
  • Rear Tire90/100 R14


  • Front Brake Diameter220
  • Front Brake TypeDisc
  • Rear Brake Diameter7.3
  • Rear Brake TypeDisc

Suspension & Steering

  • Air AdjustableNo
  • Front Suspension TypeTelescopic Fork
  • Rear Adjustable Rebound DampingNo
  • Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-LoadYes
  • Rear Suspension Brand NameUNI-TRAK®
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)30.7


  • Fuel Capacity (gal)1.5
  • Manufacturer CountryJapan
  • Manufacturer TypeOff-Road
  • Wet Weight (lbs)205
  • Wheelbase (in)49.6

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