The Kawasaki KLX140G is a dirt bike targeted at beginners. Positioned between the KLX110 mini bike and the KX100F motocross bike, the KLX140G is tough enough to handle serious off-roading while being easy-to-use for amateurs.
The KLX140G draws influence from Kawasaki’s KX range of motocross motorcycles. Bits like the tank shrouds and lightweight plastic body panels enhance the KLX140G’s sporty character. The clawed footpegs, tall handlebar and the narrow tank offer off-road friendly ergonomics. Despite its tall stance, the 99kg weight of the KLX140G makes it easy to handle for beginners. It even gets an electric starter.
The KLX140G is built around a steel perimeter frame. It is powered by a 144cc air-cooled four-stroke single-cylinder engine mated to five-speed gearbox. The 33mm telescopic forks at the front offer 190mm travel, while the fully-adjustable rear monoshock offers 200mm travel. The 315mm ground clearance boosts its ability to tackle different kinds of terrains. Stopping power for the 21-inch front and the 18-inch rear spoke wheels are offered by a 220mm disc and a 190mm disc respectively.
The KLX 140G is imported from Thailand as a CBU. The lack of mirrors, headlamp and turn indicators mean that the KLX140 isn’t road-legal, and can only be used on private property. As of now, the KLX140 occupies a niche market space and doesn’t have any competition in India.