2010 KAWASAKI KLX 110 AND KLX 110L

More Power, More Performance and Electric Starting Add Up to Even More Fun

      With the original KLX(tm)110, Kawasaki did to barrels of monkeys what the automobile did to the horse and buggy – put them right out of business. One of the most fun-to-ride, kid-friendly bikes of all time, the KLX has a little secret: adults seem to enjoy riding it as much as kids do! That’s some serious versatility, and for 2010, the thoroughly re-engineered KLX110 is more versatile than ever, with more power, more performance and more convenience.
You can still kick-start the KLX110 if you want, but there’s an easier option now: Push-button electric starting makes it even simpler than ever to get riding. And once that dependable 111cc four-stroke thumper is warmed up, it puts out about 15 percent more torque and horsepower than before thanks to revised valve timing, a free-flowing new exhaust, a new ignition system and low-tension piston rings.
 
     There’s also one more gear in the gearbox: The new four-speed provides a wider range of ratios so riders can better exploit the engine’s newfound power. Shifting has been improved too, thanks to changes to the shift drum and springs. Meanwhile, the KLX’s automatic centrifugal clutch gives novice riders one less thing to worry about when all they want to do is ride.
More power calls for more control, so a longer shock out back with a stiffer spring and damping rates to match provides longer, firmer rear wheel travel and greater resistance to bottoming. Up front, fork spring and damping settings have been revised to complement all the other changes, and tapered roller bearings at the bottom of the steering stem mean more durability.
      While they were busy overhauling everything else, the KLX design team outfitted the bike in all-new bodywork: gas tank, seat, side panels, shrouds and fenders now mimic the KX(tm)450F. A reshaped seat is part of the deal, too, along with a new handlebar bend that gives more comfort and control to a greater variety of riders. Because variety is what the KLX110 is all about. This little machine will definitely spice up anybody’s life.

Authentic Kawasaki Accessories to customize the KLX110 can be found at Kawasaki dealers.


 
2010 Kawasaki KLX(tm)110

 
Features and Benefits

Air-Cooled, Four-Stroke 111cc Engine
* Revised valve timing, a new freer-flowing muffler, a new ignition system and lower piston-ring tension add up to 15 percent more power and torque than before
* Pushbutton electric starting makes it easier than ever to get rolling, but a reshaped kickstarter that clears the rider’s leg better is there for back-up
* The starter button and kill switch are located on the left handlebar for easy access
* KACR (Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release) provides easy starting
* KLX’s compact lay-down engine design is perfect for engine cooling and a low center of gravity
* An ignition timing inspection hole was added for easier maintenance
* A redesigned choke knob on the 18mm carburetor is easier to grab with gloves on

New Four-speed Transmission
* Four speeds instead of three exploit additional engine power: While the overall top-gear ratio is nearly the same, that extra gear is combined with a shorter final drive ratio to effectively tighten the gaps between each gear, while also widening the available range of operating speeds
* A rugged, reliable centrifugal clutch teaches entry-level riders to shift without the distraction of having to operate a clutch lever
* A redesigned shift drum cam groove and positioning spring, and a smoother cam surface, result in improved shift feel and more positive gear engagement

Safety Features and Parental Controls
* The KLX110 will only start in neutral for added safety
* The engine off switch is within easy reach on the left handlebar
* A screw-type throttle limiter allows adult supervisors to control kids’ speed while learning

Expanded Performance Envelope
* 30mm telescopic fork with 4.3 inches of travel is revised to deal with the new bike’s increased performance
* Tapered roller bearings at the lower steering stem add durability
* A new handlebar bend fits a greater variety of riders, along with a reshaped seat
* A longer rear shock controls the rear wheel through a swingarm with a lower pivot. Stiffer spring and damping rates control the rear wheel through 4.3 inches of more firmly controlled travel, with greater resistance to bottoming
* Lowering the swingarm pivot point accommodates the longer shock and increased stroke
* 14-inch front and 12-inch rear knobby tires on strong, steel rims provide great off-road traction and durability, and keep the seat low
* The rear brake rod is more rigid for better braking and feel

Big KX(tm) Style, Built to Last
* The high-tensile KLX steel backbone frame is strong, lightweight and built to take years of abuse
* Four strategically placed heat shields provide protection from the exhaust pipe
* A low, 26.8-inch seat height accommodates a broad range of riders
* Cool new KX450F-style fuel tank, seat, shrouds, side panels and fenders look fast even sitting still
* KX-style half-waffle grips provide better control
* A convenient side stand makes life easier

Additional Features
* A U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrester comes as standard equipment
* The KLX110 meets California ‘Green Sticker’ requirements, for year-round riding fun

SUGGESTED RETAIL $2,099

2010 KAWASAKI KLX 110L

Kawasaki’s Fun Little Dirt Bike Gets Serious

      The original KLX 110 was one of the most fun-to-ride, kid-friendly bikes of all time, with a torquey four-stroke single / automatic-clutch drivetrain that encouraged everybody to hop on and have a ride. And that’s exactly what happened – everybody did hop on: Research reveals that KLXs get ridden more by adults than by kids. For 2010, a thoroughly re-engineered KLX110 gains more versatility than ever, with more power, more performance and more convenience. So, while they were busy doing all that anyway, Kawasaki’s engineers decided to build an entirely new KLX110 with bigger kids in mind, even fully grown ones: the 2010 KLX110L.
      The KLX110 ‘L’ model’s seat, at 28.7 inches high, is nearly 2 inches farther from the dirt than a standard KLX. That’s the result of equipping it with a 2.4-inch longer fork with 5.5 inches of wheel travel, plus a longer shock that serves up 5.2 inches of wheel travel out back. Naturally, those long-travel components carry revised spring and damper settings as well, so bigger kids can push harder wherever they ride.
      Aggressive riders often demand the superior control of a manual clutch, so the new KLX110L model gets one to compliment its four-speed gearbox. This combination lets more experienced riders wring every drop of performance from the 111cc engine. Convenient push-button electric starting helps make starting the KLX110L quick and easy for any rider.

      The Kawasaki design team outfitted the new KLX110L with a gas tank, seat, side panels, shrouds and fenders that mimic the KX450F’s. A taller, reshaped seat is part of the deal, too, along with a handlebar bend optimized to provide excellent comfort and control to a large variety of riders. In other words, this one’s for big kids of all ages.

2010 Kawasaki KLX 110L Features and Benefits
 

Air-Cooled, Four-Stroke 111cc Engine
* All 2010 KLX 110 and 110Ls receive revised valve timing, a new freer-flowing muffler, a new ignition system and reduced piston ring tension for up to 15 percent more power and torque than an ’09 KLX110
* Pushbutton electric starting makes it easier than ever to get rolling, but a reshaped kickstarter that clears the rider’s leg better is included for back-up
* The starter button and kill switch are located on the left handlebar for easy access
* KACR (Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release) keeps one exhaust valve open for easy starting
* KLX’s compact lay-down engine design is perfect for engine cooling and a low center of gravity
* An ignition timing inspection hole was added for easier maintenance
* A redesigned choke knob on the 18mm carburetor is easier to grab with gloves on

Four-speed Transmission
* Four ratios are spaced to help exploit the engine’s increased power: While the overall top-gear ratio is nearly the same as last year’s KLX110, that extra gear is combined with a short final drive ratio to effectively tighten the gaps between each gear, while also widening the available range of operating speeds
*  that extra gear is combined with a shorter final drive ratio to effectively tighten the gaps between each gear, while also widening the available range of operating speeds
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* A manual clutch makes it easier to squeeze maximum performance out of that powerful little engine
* A redesigned shift drum cam groove and positioning spring, and a smoother cam surface result in improved shift feel and more positive gear engagement under all conditions

Safety Features and Parental Controls
* The KLX110L will only start in neutral for added safety
* The engine off switch is within easy reach on the left handlebar
* A screw-type throttle limiter allows adult supervisors to control kids’ speed while learning

Expanded Performance Envelope
* The bike’s 30mm telescopic fork with 5.1 inches of travel is tuned to deal with the 110L’s increased performance over a 2009 KLX110
* Tapered roller bearings at the lower steering stem add durability
* The 110L’s handlebar bend fits a wide variety of rider sizes
* A longer rear shock controls the rear wheel through a swingarm with a lower pivot. Stiffer spring and damping rates control the rear wheel through 5.2 inches of more firmly controlled travel, with greater resistance to bottoming
* Lowering the swingarm pivot point accommodates the longer shock and increased stroke
* 14-inch front and 12-inch rear knobby tires on strong, steel rims provide great off-road traction and durability, and keep the seat low
* The rear brake rod is more rigid for better braking and feel

Big KX Style, Built to Last
* The high-tensile KLX steel backbone frame is strong, lightweight and built to take years of abuse
* Four strategically placed heat shields provide protection from the exhaust pipe
* A 28.7-inch seat height accommodates a broad range of riders
* KX450F-style fuel tank, seat, shrouds, side panels and fenders look fast even sitting still
* KX-style half-waffle grips provide better control
* A convenient side stand makes life easier

Additional Features
* A USFS-approved spark arrester comes as standard equipment
* The KLX110L meets California ‘Green Sticker’ requirements, for year-round riding fun

SUGGESTED RETAIL $2,249

 

 

 

 

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