Monday, June 6, 2011

Kawasaki KFX 700, 2009

Kawasaki KFX 700, 2009
USA Specifications

 Powerful and stylish, this V-twin powered machine is built for fun
The KFX700 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) continues to be a hit with off-roaders for obvious reason. It’s the winning formula of Kawasaki’s powerful V-twin engine and automatic transmission coupled with a racing-style chassis, which adds up to a sport ATV offering aggressive all-day riding that is fun and easy for a wide range of riders.

At the heart of the KFX700’s appeal is its engine. The liquid-cooled, 697cc, four-stroke, 90-degree V-twin is matched to a performance-tuned continuously variable automatic transmission. The combination eliminates shifting concerns because it’s in the optimum powerband at all times. This allows the rider to focus even more attention on choosing good lines, whether it’s on the race track or trail.

Other features include shaft drive, powerful dual front disc brakes and Kawasaki’s sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system. The KFX700 also features a single lower front frame tube –designed using lessons learned from cross-country ATV racing –to increase suspension travel and improve handling.

Up front the dual A-arms feature 9.3 inches of travel while providing optimum handling with minimal “tire scrub” during up-and-down suspension travel. Rear suspension duties are handled by an alloy swingarm with a piggy-back reservoir shock and 7.9 inches of travel. The KFX700 is shod with the ITP Holeshot tires to gain maximum traction and maneuverability.

Rounding out the features list on the KFX700 are sport-style serrated footpegs, a protective engine skid plate and powerful 45-watt headlights.

Authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available through Kawasaki dealers.
As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages ATV riders to ride responsibly and to respect the environment. Kawasaki will pay first-time buyers of a new Kawasaki ATV $100 for completing an ATV rider safety course conducted by the ATV Safety Institute (ASI). Interested consumers can call ASI toll-free at 800-887-2887.

Features and Benefits:
697cc V-twin four-stroke engine
- Dual Keihin downdraft carburetors provide maximum torque
- 90-degree cylinder offset produces perfect primary balance to minimize vibration
- Tuned for the widest possible torque curve and a power delivery that’s optimized to make it easier to accelerate without excessive wheelspin

- Super-responsive Kawasaki continuously variable transmission (CVT) with special Kevlar reinforced drive belt that enhances acceleration while maximizing durability
- Forward-neutral-reverse grip-type shifter positioned conveniently on the left handlebar makes gear selection quick and easy
- Shaft drive integrated with the unitized swingarm

Chassis and Suspension
- Racing-style chassis with single-spar front frame tube for maximum A-arm length is the design of choice amongst Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) ATV racers
- A-arms at a long, flat angle, which provides optimum handling by minimizing “tire scrub” during up-and-down suspension travel
- Dual A-arm front suspension offers 9.3 inches of travel
- Unitized alloy swingarm with large-capacity, piggyback reservoir shock and dual-rate spring features compression damping, pre-load adjustment and 7.9 inches of travel
- Low-mounted 3.2-gallon fuel tank helps keep the center of gravity low for enhanced handling

Front Disc and Sealed Rear Brakes
- Dual front hydraulic disc brakes offer strong, consistent stopping performance
- Kawasaki’s sealed multi-disc brake assembly provides superior ground clearance and fade-free braking power

Additional Features
- GNCC-proven ITP Holeshot tires provide maximum traction and stability
- Aluminum alloy rims feature welded inserts for added strength and durability
- 90 watts of halogen lighting power gives the nighttime rider exceptional visibility
- Sport-style serrated footpegs allow maximum rider mobility and control

Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke V-twin, SOHC, four valves per cylinder with wet sump lubrication
Displacement: 697cc
Bore x stroke: 82 x 66mm
Carburetion: Dual Keihin CVKR-D32
Starting: Electric
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission with forward, reverse and neutral
Final drive: Shaft
Frame type: Double cradle, racing type, high-tensile tubular steel
Front suspension / wheel travel: Dual A-arms, coil-over shocks / 9.3 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Linkless swingarm, piggy-back reservoir shock, dual-rate spring / 7.9 in.
Front tires: ITP Holeshot AT22x7-10
Rear tires: ITP Holeshot AT22x11-10
Front brakes: Dual discs with two-piston calipers
Rear brake: Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
Overall length: 78.1 in.
Overall width: 47.0 in.
Overall height: 46.1 in.
Seat height: 33.5 in.
Wheelbase: 50.6 in.
Ground clearance: At center of chassis – 9.6 in, at rear axle – 6.3 in.
Lighting: Dual 45W halogen headlights, 5/21W taillight/brake light
Curb weight: 551.3 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 3.2 gal.
Footpegs: Sport-style serrated
Color choices: Lime Green
Metallic Marble Red


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