The 2021 Kawasaki KLX 230R is the first of the Japanese brand’s full sized trail bikes, designed exclusively to conquer dirt trails while hopping over tree roots, scramble over rocks, and generally get you where you’re going without any issues. Powered by a 233cc air cooled four-stroke single, with just about 20 HP on tap, combined with a hair under 15 lb-ft of torque.
The Kawasaki KX230R has a six speed transmission, almost 10 inches of suspension travel both front and rear, and comes with a full 12 inches of ground clearance. Disc brakes front and rear have excellent stopping power, and the rear wheel can be locked up for tail sliding as needed. Aesthetically, the bike is modelled to resemble the KLR motocross bikes more closely than any other bike in the KLX trail and off-road range.
Two versions of the KLX 230R exist, with the second being the KLX 230R S, which lowers the seat height by 1 inch (25 mm) so that shorter riders can still enjoy trail riding. There is no difference in any other portion of the bike, including price.
The 2021 Kawasaki KLX 230R and 230R S starts at $4,399 USD / $4,999 CAD.
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Price: $4,399 USD / $4,999 CAD
Six speed manual transmission
Full disc brakes front and rear
Engine Type: 233cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC 2-valve single
Horsepower: Approx 20 HP
Torque: Approx 15 lb-ft
Wet Weight: 254 lbs (115 kg)
Seat Height: 36.4 inches (925 mm) (35.4 inches (900 mm) on S model)