The 2020 Kawasaki KX85 is a staple in the 85cc motocross competition. Serving as a steppingstone between the KX65 and full-size motocrossers, the 85cc class offers a small-displacement opportunity for riders to cut their teeth before more power and more weight.
The KX is powered by a 84cc two-stroke engine and rides on the same 17-inch front and 14-inch rear wheels that are standard in the class. For those looking for something larger or a transition to full-size bikes, stepping up to the bigger-displacement KX100 adds an extra bump in power, as well as larger wheels.
The KX85 has stiff competition, namely the Yamaha YZ85, KTM 85 SX, and Husqvarna TC 85. Suzuki also steps in with the RM 85 as does TM with the MX 85. It’s important to mention the Honda CRF150R four-stroke, which fits in the same motocross class.
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