Kawasaki India has launched the fourth dirt bike in its line up – the KLX 140G. Priced at Rs 3.91 lakh, the KLX 140G fits between the KLX110 mini-bike and the two-stroke KX100F.
The KLX 140G gets all the characteristic traits of a dirt bike – minimal bodywork, raised exhaust, tall suspension, high ground clearance and spoke wheel with off-road tyres. The narrow profile and ergonomics have been designed to make keep the rider comfortable even while tackling the harshest of terrains. The KLX140 is based on a steel perimeter frame. At the heart is a 144cc four-stroke single-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed transmission. The KLX140 rides on 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel, with 33mm front forks and a fully-adjustable rear monoshock. It gets a 220mm disc brake at the front and a 190mm at the rear.
The lack of mirrors, headlamp and turn indicators mean that the KLX140 isn’t road-legal. As such, you save a ton of money in registration charges and other duties which make the on-road price of the bike equivalent to the ex-showroom price. Of course, this means that you cannot ride the bike on public roads. As of now, the KLX140 occupies a niche market space and doesn’t have any competition in India. The KLX 140G is being sold as a completely-built-up(CBU) unit from Thailand.