The Motocross and Enduro bikes.

 

 

    Kawasaki have for years made motocross bikes and have been on the top right from the beginning in the early 60's. In this pages you will hopefully find every Kawasaki motocross bike made in 2000. From the small KDX50 to the big KX500 At the same time Kawasaki are making a complete line of excellent Enduro bikes, also added here. All colours are shown....Lime Green    
 
  Part 1: For the young ones: Two-stroke        
 
 
 

KX60 Model name: KX60-B16

Power, weight & seat height
15hp, 50.5 kg, 710 mm

Smallest Kawasaki Motocross for 2000 was this hard hitting 60ccm bike.  A good start for the youngster wanting to start in motocross. The Kawasaki KX60 is the smallest true motocross bike Kawasaki build and just the right size for a future champion to learn to ride on.

KAWASAKI KX60 Features and Benefits

  • A strong rider friendly power plant, liquid-cooled just like the professionals use.

  • An engine producing good power and torque at all rpm.

  • 6-Speed Transmission

  • High Tensile Steel Frame

  • Uni-Trak Rear Suspension

  • Nitrogen-Charged Shock

  • Works-Type Seat, makes it easy to shift your weight forward for more front wheel bite in the turns.

 
   
   
  Modifications for 2000:    
 
 
 

KX65

Power, weight & seat height
16.7hp, 57 kg, 760 mm

NEW model for 2000.  For years, actually for 16 years Kawasaki have had the KX60 as a fast mini crosser. The KX60 have almost had no updates in it whole life so a new more modern bike was highly wanted.

The new KX65 have the looks of its bigger brothers of the same time.  The engine was bigger then the KX60 and was highly updated. It got 1.5 mm increased bore, which is electro fusion-coated for strength and longevity. Combined with larger airbox, air cleaner and intake duct, the new motor pumps out significantly greater horsepower and torque. The cylinder was moved to the left in the frame to accommodate the new exhaust port and exhaust pipe - tucking the pipe in where it won't burn the rider's leg. The new pipe comes with a removable, aluminium silencer. More horsepower means more heat, so Kawasaki provides the KX65 with a new, larger radiator and a redesigned water pump.

The chassis was brand new with updated uni-track rear suspension, front forks was bigger. With aluminium rims and disk brakes both front and rear, the KX65 completes a package designed for the serious young racer -- not the trail rider.

 
   
   
  Modifications for 2000: New bike  
 
 
 

KX80

KX80 Small wheels
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KX80-II Big wheels
Power, weight & seat height
27.2hp, 68kg, 840-870mm

Many of the world's top riders got their start riding Kawasaki KX80 Junior Motocross machines. The KX80's have been  incredibly successful winning Junior championships all over the world.

There are two models, KX80 and KX80-II, the difference are the wheels the KX80 have 17in front and 14 in. rear wheel, the KX80-II (also called Big wheel) have 19 in. front and 16 in. rear wheel. When you outgrow the normal Junior motocross bikes but you are not yet ready for a 125, Kawasaki has the solution. Go for the KX80-II, bigger diameter wheels mean a higher seat and more ground clearance and an easier bike to handle when the standard size bikes have become too small.

The KX80 provides plenty of power, thanks to its liquid-cooled, two-stroke, single-cylinder 82cc engine. It’s equipped with high-tech features, such as an Electro fusion-coated cylinder with a narrow squish band and large volume to enhance top-end power. Fuel delivery for the engine is provided by a 26mm carburettor. A Kawasaki Integrated Power-valve System (KIPSŪ) and exhaust pipe capped with a KX250-style muffler complement the KX80.s tractable power band, which is easy to control for riders of varying skill levels. A smooth-shifting six-speed transmission. The KX80 utilizes a high-tensile steel perimeter frame, and a specially designed gas tank sits inside the frame, lowering the fuel load and centre of gravity for improved handling, yet another design borrowed from the bigger KX motorcycles. Long-travel suspension features a 36mm inverted cartridge front fork that has the capability of 18-way compression damping adjustment. Out back, the spring preload, compression and rebound damping are all adjustable on the UNI-TRAK rear suspension system.

 
   
   
  Modifications for 2000: Last year for the KX80, will be replaced bye the KX85 for 2001.  
 
 
 

KX125 Model name:KX125-L2

Power, weight & seat height
39.5 hp, 87kg, 945mm

For 2000 the KX125 receive an all-new bladder-type front fork, used currently on the factory race bikes, that should provide smoother response. The outer fork tubes have smoother internal surfaces for better action, improved dust seals and the fork assembly is equipped with new, stiffer 0.43 kg/mm springs (0.41 kg/mm for the KX125). The rear shock has revised settings to match the new fork and also features both high and low speed compression damping adjustments.

The engine have got  revised ports for better low- and mid-range power, a redesigned exhaust pipe, increased cylinder head volume, revised carburettor jetting, an increased intake manifold and a heavier flywheel.

According to this changes, the 2000 KX125 is a lot faster than last year's stock bike. The new model apparently has much better low-end -- something missing from last year's bike. This is good news for Kawasaki fans, many of whom love the sweet handling chassis of the KX125, but have been waiting for Kawasaki to make the stock motor more competitive.

 
   
   
 

Modifications for 2000:

Updated engine, new front and rear suspension  
 
 
 
KX250 Model name: KX250-L2
Power, weight & seat height
55hp, 97kg, 945mm
The KX 250 double the capacity of the KX125, ad 10 kilos of frame and suspension and you have the KX250. As  the 125, the 250 received many new features and change's to help improve power and durability.

For 2000 the KX250 receive an all-new bladder-type front fork, used currently on the factory race bikes, that should provide smoother response. The outer fork tubes have smoother internal surfaces for better action, improved dust seals and the fork assembly is equipped with new, stiffer 0.43 kg/mm springs (0.41 kg/mm for the KX125). The rear shock has revised settings to match the new fork and also features both high and low speed compression damping adjustments.

Changes to the 249cc liquid-cooled engine include smaller main and sub-exhaust ports with the sub port moved closer to the main port for improved power; new valve timing for smoother delivery and to  prevent fluttering; all-new carburettor jetting, ignition timing and an air guide wing. The con-rod has been made stronger and the transmission has been tweaked to improve shifting.

Source: BikePics  
Y2K 250 Motocross Shootout
 
   
   
  Modifications for 2000: Updated engine, new front and rear suspension  
 
 
 

KX500 KX500-E1

Power, weight & seat height
64.5hp,-,-

The biggest and strongest you get, the KX500. Power for the KX500 comes from a liquid-cooled 499cc  two-stroke witch pumps out big-bore horsepower for the entire rpm range. There are powerful front and rear disc brakes provide aggressive stopping power, and fully adjustable suspension components. Incredibly fast and never lacking for torque, it is made for the experienced racer who wants a machine that never ceases to amaze with its ability to win high-speed desert races, climb the steepest hill or manoeuvre through the most challenging Hare & Hound course. A string of racing victories, including nine Baja 1000 championships and nine AMA National Hare & Hound championships, prove this Kawasaki is the king of KX motocross bikes.  The KX500 have not been so frequently updated as the 125 and 250 but its still a modern motocross bike with all the right equipment.

Features and Benefits:  Electro fusion cylinder improves heat transfer for consistent power output,  porous design holds lubrication well and resists abrasion and seizure and allows closer engine tolerances for more horsepower. Liquid Cooling  for even-running temperatures helps ensure consistently strong power output. KIPS-D  Controls exhaust port height to provide optimum exhaust timing at all rpm and produces a broader power band, more low-end torque and more top-end power, bleeds down compression pressure at cranking speeds, making kick-starting a breeze. 39mm Crescent Slide Carburettor  for smooth transitions at intermediate throttle openings at all rpm. High-tensile Steel Frame, semi-double cradle design with bolt-on aluminium rear section and race-proven frame geometry offers nimble turning and unmatched stability. 46mm Upside-down Cartridge Fork offer great rigidity for a confidence-inspiring ride without a weight penalty.  18-way rebound and compression damping adjustments are provided to fine tune for different riders and conditions. UNI-TRAKŪ Rear Suspension with lightweight aluminium-constructed swingarm keeps weight to a minimum.  20-way compression and 18-way rebound-damping adjustment, along with spring preload adjustability, allow the rider to fine tune rear suspension. Triple-bearing Rear Hub, two ball bearings on the drive side of the hub and the brake side help ensure durability.  Rear hub oil seals improve bearing durability and hollow rear axel reduces weight

 
 
   
   
 
 

How good was the KX range in 2000? Well take a look at Ricky Carmichael (see Wikipedia link below) and what he brought Kawasaki up to in Motocross (MX1) / Supercross (SX1). When he rode for Kawasaki from 1997 to 2001 he took Kawasaki to the top EVERY year!!!

1997 AMA 125 National Champion (Kawasaki), 1998 AMA 125 East Coast SX Champion (Kawasaki) , 1998 AMA 125 National Champion (Kawasaki) , 1999 AMA 125 National Champion (Kawasaki), 2000 AMA 250 National Champion (Kawasaki), 2000 U.S. Open of Supercross (Kawasaki), 2001 AMA 250 Supercross Champion (Kawasaki), 2001 AMA 250 National Champion (Kawasaki)

 
       
Ricky Carmichael 2000 AMA 250 Outdoor National Motocross Preview        
 
 
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  Page made:  22.03.2008

Last updated:

05.06.2016          
 
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KX125
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