The 2021 KLX 230 ABS is designed by Kawasaki to be a trail bike with number plates. Unlike it’s bigger brother the KLX 300, the 230 is much more at home on the trail than the road. However, that’s not to say it doesn’t have road manners. Powered by a 233cc fuel-injected, air-cooled four stroke single, it packs 20 HP and 11 lb-ft of torque.
The Japanese company doesn’t skimp out on features either. For the first time on the KLX 230 platform, dual-zone ABS comes as standard, compared to separate ABS zones on the 2020 bike. What this means is that the ABS sensor determines the braking load across both wheels at the same time, instead of just on one wheel. An electric starter, indicators, headlight, and fully digital backlit dash complete the dual-sport package.
The 2021 Kawasaki KLX 230 ABS starts at $4,899 USD / $5,499 CAD.
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Price: $4,899 USD / $5,499 CAD
Six speed manual transmission
Dual-zone ABS standard
Engine Type: 233cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC 2-valve single
Uni-Trak® linkage system and single shock with adjustable spring preload/8.8 in
Single 265mm petal disc with a dual-piston caliper with Dual Purpose ABS
Single 220mm petal disc with single-piston caliper with Dual Purpose ABS
2.75 x 21
4.10 x 18
Fuel Tank Capacity
TCBI Electronic Advance
293.3 lb. / 295.5 lb. CA model
Kawasaki Protection Plus
12, 24, or 36 months
2021 Kawasaki KX 230 ABS 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.