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Kawasaki KLX300R: A High-Performance Trail Bike

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Key Highlights

  • Displacement
    292cc
  • Mileage
    --
  • Top Speed
    --
  • Curb Weight
    282.2 lb / 286.6 lb. CA model*
  • Fuel Capacity (approx)
    2.1 gal
  • Seat Height
    35.4 in
Base MSRP: $5,899*

*Prices & Specifications subject to change without notice. MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, destination charge and dealer installed options and accessories. Dealer prices may vary.

Latest on Kawasaki KLX300R

  • The Kawasaki KLX300R is part of the KLX lineup with a few changes for 2023. This trail bike is part of the lineup that introduces low-maintenance throttling.
  • The bike is mentioned in the top 10 beginner bikes for 2023, especially for adults riding for the first time.
  • The Kawasaki KLX300R model has put together all the requirements and suggestions of its riders.
  • The trail bike specializes in dual sport riding and is perfect for hitting your favorite trails with the Kawasaki KLX300R.
  • The latest version of the trail bike is priced at around $5,899.

Introduction of Kawasaki KLX300R

With explosive popularity, Kawasaki KLX300R has all kinds of riders in its target audience. It has a significant performance and a commendable engine. The bike became popular in the late 1990s and the early 2000s, and the popularity continues with the latest lineup.

The indulging KLX300R’s specifications make it perfect for recreational riding. It has excellent endurance and a real potential for off-road riding as well. The bike is relatively lightweight, a practical option for experienced riders, and an excellent bike for beginners trying new things. The pricing is also deemed quite resealable.

What's New in the Latest Model of the Kawasaki KLX300R?

  • Most of the updates happened in the latest version of the bike. It is better balanced than its earlier version.
  • The power is the same as in the earlier version; however, the translation is more clean and smooth performance.
  • The 2023 model is fuel injected, and the balance between the engine’s gear and drive helps provide a more appealing bike version.
  • The bike has traditional wheels that help go seamlessly around winding roads.

Highlights of Kawasaki KLX300R

Design of Kawasaki KLX300R

The Kawasaki KLX300R has a unique style, especially compared to other bikes from the same category. It has an aggressive-looking headlight, and the panels on its body are minimal. It has an ADV-styled beak as well.

The bike received better ergonomics with its new seating and solid build. It features a triple tree mount as well as an off-road style mudguard. The relaxed positioning of the handlebar provides a better riding posture, and the footpegs have been moved closer to the center. The relaxed and upright riding position contributes to better ergonomics as well.

The seat, which is extended, comes with a revised foam and has thick padded seating, which improves the support for long-distance riding. The raised seat height, handling, and bike build make sure that it has perfect ergonomics.

The bike has a dirtbike-type styling with this seat and the rear fender, and the mudguard completes the bike’s look.

The bike has a slim, lightweight frame, and the short wheelbase helps with quick handling and agile maneuverability. The frame provides high rigidity and ensures that the bike has straight-line stability. All the instrumentation is digital on display.

The bike also features a digital speedometer, dual trip meters, clock, odometer, bar-type tachometer, and warning or indicator lamps.

Color and Variants of Kawasaki KLX300R

Kawasaki KLX300R is available in two colors:

  • Lime green
  • Fragment Camo Gray

The Kawasaki KLX300R is available in one variant:

  • Kawasaki KLX300R STD

Engine of the Kawasaki KLX300R

The Kawasaki KLX300R has a 292cc four-stroke DOHC VTwin engine which is liquid-cooled. The Kawasaki KLX300R’s engine produces a 17 lb. ft torque @ 7,750 rpm and a max power of 26 bhp @8,080 rpm.

The bike’s lightweight frame and powerful engine ensure a smooth performance. The engine is crisp and smooth, and the throttle response is also quick. It is exceptionally balanced, and its agility gives the bike agile handling. It has a bore and stroke of 78.0mm and 61.2mm, respectively, and a compression ratio of 11:01.

Features of the Kawasaki KLX300R

The electric start and its digital speedometer add a touch of modernity and the unique styling it provides.

The lightweight dual sport frame of the KLX300R ensures that the bike has a consistent performance. The engine has a strong mid-range, and the pulling power is top-end.

The throttle response is crisp as well as the power delivery is smooth. The innovative radiator of the bike ensures that even during heavy traffic, the bike is comfortable.

The capacity of 2.1 gallons fuel tank can give good mileage, and the seating with the padded cushion is exceptionally comfortable.

Kawasaki KLX300R is easy to ride and perfect for beginners and veterans. Its design also adds to its uniqueness and gives the rider confidence.

Transmission, Suspension, and Brake of the Kawasaki KLX300R

The 6-speed transmission is an essential aspect of the bike, and the chain drive and the transmission provide the optimum performance required for the bike.

The Kawasaki KLX300R has a 43mm inverted telescopic fork in the front and a Unit Trak gas-charged shock in the rear, and both are adjustable, which is the main attraction of the trail bike.

The suspension and the bike’s seating ensure a blissful experience, especially for beginners.

The bike features a Single 270mm petal disc with a dual-piston caliper in the front for braking. The rear sports a similar Single 240mm petal disc with a single-piston caliper. The braking is quick and provides a clean response.

Pros and Cons of Kawasaki KLX300R

Pros

  • Adjustable Suspension for Front and Back
  • Comfortable Ergonomics
  • Smooth Engine
  • Lightweight
  • Eco-Friendly Power Mill
  • Protection from Steel Body

Cons

  • Battery is Small
  • Takes Time to Settle
  • Pulling Sixth Gear is Challenging
  • Seat Might Not Suit Short Riders.

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Displacement
    292cc
  • Engine Type
    4-stroke single, DOHC, liquid-cooled
  • Bore
    78.0 x 61.2mm
  • Stroke
    4-stroke
  • Compression Ratio
    11.0:1
  • Ignition
    TCBI Electronic Advance
  • Transmission
    6-speed, return shift with wet multi-disc manual clutch
  • Chain
    Chain
  • Clutch
    return shift with wet multi-disc manual clutch
  • EMS
    --
  • Fuel Capacity (approx)
    2.1 gal
  • Mileage
    --
  • Top Speed
    --
  • Fuel Delivery
    DFI® with 34mm Keihin throttle body
  • Horsepower
    --
  • Torque
    --

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Rear Tire Size
    100/100-18
  • Rear Suspension
    Uni-Trak® gas charged shock with piggyback reservoir with adjustable compression, rebound damping and spring preload/11.2 in
  • Front Brake
    Single 270mm petal disc with a dual-piston caliper
  • Rear Brake
    Single 240mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
  • Front Tire Size
    80/100-21
  • Front Suspension
    43mm inverted telescopic fork with adjustable compression damping /11.2 in
  • Frame Design
    --
  • Frame Type
    Tubular, Semi-Double Cradle
  • Suspension Travel (Front)
    --
  • Suspension Travel (Rear)
    --

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Wheelbase
    56.5 in
  • Seat Height
    35.4 in
  • Overall Width
    32.5 in
  • Overall Length
    83.5 in
  • Overall Height
    49.2 in
  • Ground Clearance
    12.0 in / 11.8 CA model
  • Curb Weight
    282.2 lb / 286.6 lb. CA model*
  • Steering Head Angle
    --
  • Rake
    26.9°
  • Trail
    4.3 in
  • Frame Type
    Tubular, Semi-Double Cradle

Others

  • Warranty
    6 Months
  • Color Choices
    Lime Green
  • Starter
    --

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Top 2 Competitors of Kawasaki KLX300R

Beta 350 RR vs. Kawasaki KLX300R

Price

The Kawasaki KLX300R costs $5,899, while the Beta 350 RR costs $10,999.

Engine

Kawasaki KLX300R has a four-stroke DOHC VTwin engine which is liquid-cooled. The engine has a 292cc displacement. The bike has a bore and stroke of 78.0mm and 61.2mm, respectively.

The Beta 350 RR has a single-cylinder 4-stroke liquid-cooled engine and has a 349.1 cc displacement. The bike has a bore and stroke of 88mm and 57.4mm, respectively.

Suspension

The Kawasaki KLX300R has an inverted telescopic fork in the front and a Unit Trak gas-charged shock in the rear.

The Beta 350 RR features a 48mm Sachs open cartridge with compression in the front and an Aluminium Body Sachs shock in the rear.

Ergonomics

The Kawasaki KLX300R has good agility and a curb weight of 282.2lb. The Beta 350 RR has easy handling and weighs 251lb.

Gasgas EX 350F vs. Kawasaki KLX300R

Price

Kawasaki KLX300R is priced at $5,899, while the Gasgas EX 350F costs around $11,900.

Engine

Gasagas EX 350F has a displacement of 349.7cc with a single-cylinder four-stroke engine. Kawasaki KLX300R has a four-stroke DOHC VTwin engine with a 292 cc displacement.

Kawasaki KLX300R can produce a torque of 17 lb. ft @7,750 rpm and a max power of 33 bhp, and the Gasgas EX has a torque of 25.3lb. ft @ 8,800 rpm and a max power of around 48.9 bhp.

Suspension

The Kawasaki KLX300R has an inverted telescopic fork in the front and a Unit Trak gas-charged shock in the rear.

Gasgas EX 350F features forged triple clamps, WP XACT front forks, and a WP XACT shock in the rear wheel.

Braking

The Kawasaki KLX300R features a single-petal disc and a dual-piston caliper in the front. The Gasgas EX 350F has high-quality calipers and front and rear discs for braking.

Conclusion

The comeback of the Kawasaki 2023 aims to out off-road bikes back on track. The Kawasaki is a perfect choice for a beginner and a veteran.

It has an electric kickstart mechanism and many other added features, making riding the Kawasaki KLX300R relaxing. Its ergonomics and agile handling make it easy to move through with comfort. With a little price difference compared to the previous year’s models, the bike is a complete package and a perfect choice for biking.

FAQs

Is KLX300R a beginner bike?

The bike is excellent for beginners as well as veterans.

Is KLX300R a fast bike?

KLX300R can touch a top speed of 75 mph.

How heavy is KLX300R?

KLX300R has a curb weight of 282.2lb.

Is a KLX300R a trail bike?

Yes, KLX300R provides an optimum trail bike experience.

How much is KLX300R worth?

KLX300R gets priced at around $5,899.

How many gears does Kawasaki KLX300R have?

The bike has a 6-speed transmission.