Kawasaki has launched the KLX230SM, a learner legal supermoto, based on the popular dual-purpose KLX230 S, with an emphasis on fun. The new model adds another exciting dimension to the line-up, with sharp styling and ultra-nimble attributes.
The urban enjoyment factor is off the scale with 17-inch wheels, a 37mm upside-down fork, road-orientated suspension settings and a large 300mm semi-floating petal disc at the front, gripped by a twin-piston calliper. ABS is a standard feature.
The road-focused suspension settings provide 204mm travel at the front and 168mm at the rear. Combined with the 845mm seat height, a low 135kg wet weight and closely spaced ratios in the six-speed gearbox, the KLX230SM is the perfect commuting companion.
The engine is the same tireless campaigner as found in the KLX230 range; a 233cc air-cooled, fuel-injected, four-stroke single, rated at 14kW/19.8Nm. ECU updates include a revised fuel map to offer improved throttle response in cold temperatures.
A compact LED headlight is the centrepiece of the bike’s sporty, aggressive front-end. The front fender also has sleek overtones, while the blacked-out engine, frame, swingarm and handlebar complete the eye-catching package.
Set to be available in two liveries, buyers can choose from Ebony, which features contrasting gold rims, and traditional Kawasaki Lime Green. A range of factory accessories will also be available, including a skid plate, hand covers, a helmet lock and rear carrier.
Pricing will start from $7,494 for Lime Green and $7,595 for Ebony. Both prices are plus on-roads. The new Kawasaki KLX230SM is on sale nationwide. For further information, contact your local dealership.