Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R): review, history, specs


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Class: enduro

Production: 1996-2007, 2020+

Models
Kawasaki KLX300R

(KLX300A/B)

1996-2007

(Japan, Europe, North America)

Kawasaki KLX300R

(KLX300C)

2020+

(North America, Australia)

Kawasaki KLX300R (KLX300-A/B) 1996-2007
Kawasaki KLX300R (KLX300-C) 2020+

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1996 Japan Name: Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R)

Code: KLX300-A1

1997 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R)

Code: KLX300-A2; KLX300-B1

1998 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R)

Code: KLX300-A3; KLX300-B2

1999 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R)

Code: KLX300-A4; KLX300-B3

2000 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R)

Code: KLX300-A5

2001 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R)

Code: KLX300-A6

2002 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R)

Code: KLX300-A7

2003 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R)

Code: KLX300-A8

2004 North America Name: Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R)

Code: KLX300-A9

2005 North America Name: Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R)

Code: KLX300-A10

2006 North America Name: Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R)

Code: KLX300-A6F

2007 North America Name: Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R)

Code: KLX300-A7F

2020 North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R)

Code: KLX300-CLF

Specifications

Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2115 mm / 83,2 in

2120 mm / 83,4 in – KLX300-C

Overall width 910 mm / 35,8 in

825 mm / 32,5 in – KLX300-C

Overall height 1220 mm / 48,0 in

1250 mm / 49,2 in – KLX300-C

Seat height 925 mm / 36,4 in
Wheelbase 1435 mm / 56,5 in
Ground clearance 320 mm / 12,6 in

305 mm / 12,0 in – KLX300-C

Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 114 kg / 251 lbs

128 kg / 282 lbs – KLX300-C

FRAME Type Tubular, semi double cradle, steel
Front suspension, travel 43 mm inverted telescopic fork (adjustable compression damper), 290 mm / 11,4 in

43 mm inverted telescopic fork (adjustable compression damper), 285 mm / 11,2 in – KLX300-A (North America), KLX300-C

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Uni-Trak with monoshock (fully adjustable), 280 mm / 11,0 in

Swingarm Uni-Trak with monoshock (fully adjustable), 285 mm / 11,2 in – KLX300-C

Front tire size 80/100-21 (51M)
Rear tire size 100/100-18 (59M)
Front brake Single disc, 2-piston caliper

Single disc, 270 mm, 2-piston caliper – KLX300-C

Rear brake Single disc, 1-piston caliper

Single disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper – KLX300-C

Fuel capacity 9,8 l / 2,6US gal

7,9 l / 2,1 US gal – KLX300-C

Trail 107 mm / 4,2 in

109 mm / 4,3 in – KLX300-C

Fuel economy
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder
Bore & Stroke 78,0 x 61,2 mm
Displacement 292 cm³ (17,8 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.0:1

11.1:1 – KLX300-C

Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves
Max. power 33,0 hp (24,3 kW) / 8500 rpm – KLX300-A

26,0 hp (19,1 kW) / 8500 rpm – KLX300-A (USA)

KLX300-C – not claimed

Max. torque 28,4 Nm (2,9 kg*m) / 7500 rpm – KLX300-A

27,5 Nm (2,8 kg*m) / 6500 rpm – KLX300-A (USA)

KLX300-C – not claimed

0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)
Top speed
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 1x Keihin CVK34

Fuel Injection (DFI), 1x 34 mm – KLX300-C

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.863

2.800 – KLX300-C

Final reduction 3.571
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


3.000

2.000

1.500

1.250

1.050

0.904; 0.952 – KLX300-C

ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI

Transistorized – KLX300-C

Alternator Three-phase AC
Battery capacity 12V-5Ah – KLX300-C

Kick – KLX300-A

Images

Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R): images, gallery.

Kawasaki KLX 300 (KLX300-A/B)
Kawasaki KLX 300 (KLX300-A/B)
Kawasaki KLX 300 (KLX300-C)

Videos

Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R): video.

2020 Kawasaki KLX300R

Manuals

Kawasaki KLX300 (KLX300R): manuals, parts, microfiches.