The 2020 KLX230 is Kawasaki’s latest, all new dual sport motorcycle, and is aimed squarely at new riders wanting an easy to use dual sport or at experienced riders wanting to venture into their first dual sport or off-road motorcycle. Using a 233 cc air cooled SOHC single, the KLX230 is estimated to produce between 15-20 crank HP and about 10 lbs-ft of crank torque.
When Kawasaki stated that the KLX230 is all new, they meant everything is all new. New frame, new engine, new suspension, new handlebars, everything bespoke to this motorcycle. In the USA and Canada, you can get the KLX230 with or without ABS, but in Europe, only the ABS model is available.
The 2020 Kawasaki KLX230 non-ABS starts at $4,599 US/$5,299 CA, with the ABS version starting at $4,899 US/$5,499 CA
On this page:we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Kawasaki KLX230 in one place.
Uni-Trak® linkage system and single shock with adjustable spring preload/8.8 in
Single 265mm petal disc with a dual-piston caliper
Single 220mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
2.75 x 21
4.10 x 18
Fuel Tank Capacity
7.5 L (2 US gal.)
TCBI with digital advance
82.9 in (2,105 mm)
32.9 in (835 mm)
45.9 in (1,165 mm)
54.3 in (1,380mm)
10.4 in (255 mm)
34.8 in (880 mm)
293 lbs (132 kg)
2020 Kawasaki KLX230 Features
ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.