Take to the playing field by storm with nimble dual-sport performance that’s ready to conquer both on- and off-road. This agile bike features a quick-revving 233 cc engine, lightweight chassis, long-travel suspension, and styling updates including a new front fender and LED headlight. Fuel injection provides easy starting and crisp throttle response in a wide range of elevations and temperatures. The result is a consistent ride on paved streets, dirt trails and beyond.

Go Play

The KLX230 S dual-sport motorcycle is powered by a 233 cc fuel-injected, air-cooled single, tuned for low- to mid-range power.

Smooth, Reliable, Durable

A compact and lightweight engine delivers easy-to-use low- to mid-range torque ideal for trail riding. New ECU settings result in improved high-altitude power delivery and crisper throttle response in cold temperatures.A smooth-shifting six-speed transmission covers a wide range of street-riding conditions and allows for more comfortable cruising on the highway, as well as trail riding.

Hassle-Free Adventure

Electric start and fuel injection ensure hassle-free performance regardless of altitude or air temperature, while contributing to clean emissions.

Built Tough

The engine and chassis were designed together to make the KLX230 as agile and lightweight as possible.

Platform with Purpose

The high-tensile perimeter frame, short wheelbase and a low seat height offer the handling needed for confident trail riding for a wide range of riders and environments. The KLX230 S offers an accessible seat height of 830 mm.

Road and Trail

A combination of form and function, the frame, seat, and tank were designed to give riders an easier grip, offering superior chassis control. Seams between the shrouds, seat, and side covers are flush, which facilitates freedom of movement when changing riding positions.Actual product may vary from image

Beyond the Road

Designed from the ground up for dirt fun. That’s why the KLX230 S features long-travel suspension, front and rear disc brakes and full-size wheels.

Confident On Road and Off

Long-travel suspension, featuring a o37 mm front fork and Uni Trak single-shock rear suspension, soaks up bumps—contributing to ride comfort and control on bumpy streets and rough trails.

Strong Braking Power

Petal disc brakes offer sure stopping power, with a twin-piston caliper gripping a o265 mm disc in the front and a o220 mm disc slowing the rear. Equipped with Kawasaki’s first dual-purpose ABS.

Big-Time Fun

Full-size aluminium wheels measuring 21” in the front and 18” in the rear allow for confident riding and handling over varied terrain.

Take on the Street and Dirt

Designed for the trails and tuned for on-road versatility, let the KLX230 S take you to new heights with on- and off-road capability.

A Kawasaki First

The KLX230 S is available with an innovative dual-sport calibrated ABS system jointly developed with Bosch. Designed to assist stopping performance on low-friction surfaces, this ABS system will offer reassurance to both new and experienced riders. Switch-operated rear brake ABS cancel function facilitates more active off-road sport riding performance.

Shine Bright

A new, compact LED headlight provides excellent illumination at night or in low light conditions. A new headlight cowling and new front fender contribute to sportier, more aggressive styling.

At-a-glance information

An all-digital instrument panel offers at-a-glance information care of a large, easy-to-read LCD display screen. Features include: speedometer, odometer, dual-trip meters, fuel gauge, clock, and indicator lamps.

Unlock Your Adventure

A toolbox is located inside a lockable compartment under the left side cover. Both the ignition and side cover panel lock are operated with the Kawasaki One Key System.


  • Maximum Power

    14.0 kW {19 PS} / 7,600 rpm

  • Maximum Torque

    19.8 Nm {2.0 kgfm} / 6,100 rpm

  • Engine

    4-stroke Single

  • Displacement

    233 cc

  • Bore x Stroke

    67.0 × 66.0 mm

  • Compression Ratio


  • Valve System

    SOHC, 2 valves

  • Fuel System

    Fuel injection: o32 mm x 1

  • Ignition


  • Starting


  • Cooling


  • Lubrication

    Forced lubrication, wet sump

  • Transmission

    6-speed, return

  • Primary Reduction Ratio

    2.871 (89/31)

  • Gear Ratio: 1st

    3.000 (39/13)

  • Gear Ratio: 2nd

    2.067 (31/15)

  • Gear Ratio: 3rd

    1.556 (28/18)

  • Gear Ratio: 4th

    1.261 (29/23)

  • Gear Ratio: 5th

    1.040 (26/25)

  • Gear Ratio: 6th

    0.852 (23/27)

  • Final Reduction Ratio

    3.214 (45/14)

  • Clutch

    Wet multi-disc, manual

  • Final Drive



  • Frame

    Perimeter, high-tensile steel

  • Front Suspension

    o37 mm telescopic fork

  • Rear Suspension

    New Uni Trak with adjustable spring preload

  • Front Wheel Travel

    158 mm

  • Rear Wheel Travel

    168 mm

  • Rake


  • Trail

    116 mm

  • Steering Angle (L/R)

    45? / 45?

  • Front Tyre

    2.75-21 45P

  • Rear Tyre

    4.10-18 59P

  • Front Brake/s

    o265 mm petal disc

  • Front Caliper/s


  • Rear Brake

    o220 mm petal disc

  • Rear Caliper



  • Dimensions (LxWxH)

    2,080 × 835 × 1,110 mm

  • Wheelbase

    1,360 mm

  • Road Clearance

    210 mm

  • Seat Height

    830 mm

  • Curb Mass

    135 kg

  • Fuel Capacity

    7.5 litres

  • Model Code


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