E5001B61-83B7-40B0-8E35-67AB7FA7189D Created with sketchtool.

Vehicle Profile

Designed for the trails and equipped for on-road versatility, the KLX®230 dual-purpose motorcycle lets you keep going even when the road ends. Dual-purpose ABS assists stopping performance on low-friction surfaces, offering reassurance to new and experienced riders alike. Light the way with a large 60/55 W headlamp while an easy-to-read LCD screen provides all-digital instrumentation. A 233cc air-cooled 4-stroke engine delivers smooth power while electric start and fuel injection ensures hassle-free performance.

Take it for a ride today

Kawasaki Technology

  • tech-LT-BG/ABS Created with Sketch.
  • Discover Kawasaki's Technology

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers, may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip.

More Information

Top Features


  • Engine


    4-stroke single, SOHC, air-cooled



    Bore x Stroke

    67.0 x 66.0mm

    Compression Ratio


    Fuel System

    DFI® with 32mm Keihin throttle body


    TCBI Electronic Advance


    6-speed, return shift with wet multi-disc manual clutch

  • Suspension

    Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

    37mm telescopic fork/8.7 in

    Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

    Uni-Trak® linkage system and single shock with adjustable spring preload/8.8 in

    Front Tire

    2.75 x 21

    Rear Tire

    4.10 x 18


    27.5°/4.6 in

    Ground Clearance

    10.4 in.


    54.3 in.

  • Totals

    Overall Length

    82.9 in.

    Overall Width

    32.9 in.

    Overall Height

    45.9 in.

    Seat Height

    34.8 in.

    Curb Weight

    293.3 lb. / 295.5 lb. CA model**

    Fuel Capacity

    2.0 gal.

  • General

    Final Drive


    Frame Type

    High-tensile steel, box-section perimeter

    Color Choices

    Lime Green

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, or 36 months

  • Brakes

    Front Brakes

    Single 265mm petal disc with a dual-piston caliper with Dual Purpose ABS

    Rear Brakes

    Single 220mm petal disc with single-piston caliper with Dual Purpose ABS

  • Guarantee


    12 Months

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2021 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

close spinner
three sixty view
2020 model shown.