The new KLX150BF successors to the KLX150L and KLX150 respectively, offer riders serious off-road performance for riding in the jungle and on other off-road trails.Both machines offer a slim, compact package with low seat height, comfortable riding position and low-effort controls, resulting in bikes that are easy to ride for new riders and satisfying for experienced riders. Racy, KX-inspired styling further adds to pride in ownership, and, for the KLX150BF, a special edition model has looks that even more closely resemble Kawasaki’s factory motorcross racers.
The 4-stroke air-cooled single cylinder engine offers a lightweight power plant with both reliability and strong performance. Bore and stroke of 58.0 x 54.4 mm yield a displacement of 144 cm3. Secondary air system contributes low exhaust emissions. Exhaust emissions clear Euro-III emissions regulations. A larger catalyser (located at the silencer entrance) ensures emissions regulations continue to be met with the shorter gearing.
5-speed transmission ensures there is a gear for every situation, enabling quick pick-up when accelerating from a stop, and relaxed cruising ability when riding at higher speeds. Shorter final gearing care of larger rear sprockets (and smaller front sprocket for the KLX150) than those of their predecessors (KLX150: 46/14 vs 43/15; KLX150BF: 52/14 vs 47/14) focuses the engine’s performance in the low-mid rpm range. This contributes to increased off-road performance, the stronger low-end enabling riders to continue moving forward even when navigating tricky off-road trails. 5-plate clutch uses three different types of friction plates to ensure durability while reducing clutch noise.
Electric starter is standard for all markets, ensuring easy-access to fun riding. Kick starter offers back-up for emergencies. Electric starter ensures quick, hassle-free starting. A kick starter is also featured, providing a reliable back-up should battery power be low.
The high rigidity, compact size and light weight of the steel perimeter frame offer excellent handling qualities and contribute to easy manoeuvrability. High ground clearance (295 mm on the KLX150BF; 255 mm on the KLX150) facilitates trail riding. On the KLX150BF, larger-diameter wheels, measuring 21” at the front and 18” at the rear, are even better able to overcome obstacles encountered on off-road trails, offering considerably improved off-road performance. The KLX150BF aluminium wheels each feature 36 spokes, ensuring sufficient wheel strength. Bead stopper hole and plug added to the rims enable riders to use bead stoppers should they so choose.
Fat bar contributes to the aggressive, racy image while offering increased rigidity. Handle covers, frame covers and a skid plate offer greater protection for rider and machine when off-road riding. Black rims like those on the KX factory race bikes and special C&G add to the aggressive, racy image.
Air-cooled, 4-stroke Single
SOHC, 2 valves
|Bore and stroke||
58.0 x 54.4 mm
Electric / Kick
Wet multi-disc, manual
|Length x Width x Height||
2,070 mm x 825 mm x 1,155 mm
|Fuel Tank Capacity||
Single ø240 mm petal disc , Twin-piston
Single ø190 mm petal disc, Single-piston
ø35 mm inverted fork
|Suspension: Rear||Uni-Trak, with 5-way adjustable preload|