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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 01:32
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New Kawasaki KLX 230

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KLX230 / KLX230 (ABS SE) 120,000baht

Kawasaki’s new KLX230 was purpose-built for serious dirt fun, with both its engine and frame designed from the beginning with trail riding in mind. The all-new 233 cm3 air-cooled, 4-stroke Single engine delivers ample low-mid range torque, and its simple construction makes it ideal for trail runs. The all-new compact perimeter frame was designed to offer the handling stability needed for confident trail riding. KX inspiration can be found in the slim ergonomics and aggressive styling. The new, highly capable dual purpose machine (with 21”/18” wheels) – available with or without Kawasaki’s first dual-purpose ABS – is powerful, light, and manoeuvrable, making it an ideal partner for attacking the trails.

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I thought these were available in Australia. Maybe not. They will compete with the Honda CRF 230 that in built in India/Brazil (?). Not much cheaper than the KLX 250 , but lower and lighter. This will appeal to many new riders. Im still hoping for a KLX 450.   😫

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they are seriously to heavy for serious fun

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I agree with Yankee, too heavy. When I first saw this yesterday I was a bit pissed off that they released this a few months after I bought the KLX140G but then when I checked the specs and saw it was 45,000 Baht more and about 80 pounds heavier I wasn't too upset.

 

It's pretty ugly as well, ignoring that front light for a moment it seems to be the same chassis as the KXL140 but they've increased the seat height 2 inches so it looks like a small bike at the front and a normal sized enduro at the back where they've "built it up" on a small chassis. The wheelbase looks too short as well, almost like it's been rear ended and the back wheel has been pushed towards the engine, makes me wonder how it handles. It all looks a bit Frankenstein to me.

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14 hours ago, thaiguzzi said:

Concur,

if it was'nt painted green, i'd swear it was a 47k Lifan 200.

Hideous.

Stick with the water cooled (can't believe i'm saying this!) established KLX250

Just a few more years lads , and thaiguzzi will come over to the darkside.  Watercooled , EFI , ABS.  Come on tg , you know you want too.  

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I have my heart set on a Lifan KP-200 water-cooled street bike with EFI.  17 HP @ 8,000 RPM.  Top speed of 120.7 km/h, a real screamer! 

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There is a whole new range of Kawasaki off road bikes out there is a 300 cc in the line up.

the 230r at 115 kg could be fun ,not sure about the front end forks though look a bit cheap.

 

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Posted (edited)

The 500 cc Yamaha was already a hit.

Can you imagine to have a 1100 cc engine under your ar_e? A real thunder!!! Sorry for being off topic, but this bike caught my eye in a way that I'd love to have one. 

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On 7/18/2019 at 2:59 AM, Damrongsak said:

I have my heart set on a Lifan KP-200 water-cooled street bike with EFI.  17 HP @ 8,000 RPM.  Top speed of 120.7 km/h, a real screamer! 

How much is it OTR? And any owners' reports here on TV or anywhere else? I can't fix bikes and need a good garage - or else, I'll buy Japanese.

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