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2023 Kawasaki KLX 230 [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Kawasaki KLX 230
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2023 Kawasaki KLX 230: A Versatile Off-Road Motorcycle For All Skill Levels

The 2023 Kawasaki KLX 230 is the smallest dual sport in Kawasaki’s 2023 lineup and is a versatile off-road motorcycle that offers an enjoyable riding experience for riders of all skill levels. The KLX 230 has a fuel-injected 233cc engine that provides a smooth and responsive power delivery. The engine is paired with a six-speed transmission that allows riders to easily find the right gear for any situation.

Kawasaki is known as a premier Japanese motorcycle brand and the KLX 230 continues the tradition by featuring high quality components.  The front suspension is handled by a 37mm telescopic fork that offers 8.7 inches of travel, while the rear suspension is a Uni-Trak linkage system with 8.8 inches of travel. The suspension provides a comfortable ride over rough terrain and is adjustable to suit a variety of riding conditions.  While the KLX 230 is tall at 34.8 inches seat height, the S version comes in at 32.7 inches to make it a bit more accessible.  The trade off is you only get 6.2 inches of travel in the front and 6.6 inches in the rear.

Kawasaki is known for adding the latest technology and the KLX 230 features a digital instrument panel that displays all the necessary information, including speed, engine rpm, fuel level, and more. The motorcycle has a 2.0-gallon fuel tank that provides plenty of range for off-road adventures.  The KLX 230 is equipped with a range of features that make it suitable for off-road riding including a skid plate to protect the engine and frame from rocks and other obstacles.

The 2023 Kawasaki KLX 230 starts at $4,999 USD/$5,749 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Kawasaki KLX 230 in one place.

2023 Kawasaki KLX 230

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $4,999 USD/$5,749 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • LED lighting
    • 233cc Fuel injected engine
    • Lightweight frame
    • LCD display

Main Specs

  • Engine: 233cc 4-stroke single, SOHC, air-cooled
  • Power: 20 horsepower
  • Torque: 15 lb-ft
  • Weight: 291 lbs (131 kgs)
  • Seat Height: 34.8 inches (883 mm)

2023 Kawasaki KLX 230

2023 Kawasaki KLX 230 Specifications

From Kawasaki


Engine 233cc, 4-stroke single, SOHC, air-cooled
Power 20 HP
Bore x Stroke 67.0 x 66.0mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System DFI® with 32mm Keihin throttle body
Starter Electric


Transmission 6-speed, return shift with wet multi-disc manual clutch
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 240mm 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 2.0 gal.
Battle Gray


Ignition TCBI Electronic Advance
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length 82.9 in.
Overall Width 32.9 in.
Overall Height 45.9 in.
Wheelbase 54.3 in.
Ground Clearance 10.4 in.
Seat Height 34.8 in.
Curb Weight 291.1 lb. / 293.3 lb. CA model*


Warranty 12 Months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12, 24, or 36 months

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