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2020 Kawasaki KLX230 [Model Overview]

2020 Kawasaki KLX230

2020 Kawasaki KLX230 & KLX230 ABS

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.

2020 Kawasaki KLX230

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price:  $4,899 US/$5,499 CA
  • Key Features:
    • Responsive power
    • Full-size wheels
    • Hassle-free electric start

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 233cc, 4-stroke, 1-cylinder
  • Power: 15-20 Hp
  • Wet weight: 393 lb
  • Seat height: 34.8 in

2020 Kawasaki KLX230

2020 Kawasaki KLX230 Specifications

From Kawasaki


Engine 233cc, 4-stroke single, SOHC, air-cooled
Power 15-20 Hp
Bore x Stroke 67.0 x 66.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.4:1
Fuel System
DFI® with 32mm Keihin throttle body
Starter Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump


Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Chain


Suspension Front 37mm telescopic fork/8.7 in
Suspension Rear Uni-Trak® linkage system and single shock with adjustable spring preload/8.8 in
Brakes Front Single 265mm petal disc with a dual-piston caliper
Brakes Rear
Single 220mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
Tires Front 2.75 x 21
Tires Rear 4.10 x 18
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.5 L (2 US gal.)
Color Lime Green


Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length 82.9 in (2,105 mm)
Overall Width 32.9 in (835 mm)
Overall Height 45.9 in (1,165 mm)
Wheelbase 54.3 in (1,380mm)
Ground Clearance 10.4 in (255 mm)
Seat Height 34.8 in (880 mm)
Curb Weight 293 lbs (132 kg)


Warranty 12 Month

2020 Kawasaki KLX230

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.

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