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ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine.
KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode) optimizes acceleration from a stop by electronically managing engine output to minimize wheelspin.
4-stroke single, DOHC, liquid-cooled
96.0 x 62.1mm
DFI® with 44mm Keihin throttle body
Digital CDI with electric start
5-speed, return shift, with wet multi-disc manual clutch and hydraulic clutch actuation
49mm inverted telescopic coil-spring fork with 16-way compression damping and 16-way rebound damping/12.0 in
Uni-Trak® gas charged shock with piggyback reservoir with dual-range (4 turns stepless high speed/19-way low-speed) compression damping, 38-way rebound damping and adjustable preload/12.1 in
232.3 lb without fuel / 242.4 lb**
Single semi-floating 270mm Braking® petal disc with dual-piston caliper
Single 250mm Braking® petal disc with single-piston caliper
**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).
Specifications subject to change
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Proper fit is key for rider comfort and control. However, the ideal fit varies from rider to rider, depending on their physical dimensions and riding style.
ERGO-FIT is an interface system designed to allow riders to find their ideal riding position. Various points of the chassis interface (the handlebar, footpegs and seat, etc) can be adjusted through a combination of interchangeable parts and parts with adjustable positions. This enables a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. Feeling at one with their machine, they will be able to experience how Kawasaki machines are fun and rewarding to ride.
*Adjustable parts and their range of adjustability vary by model.
Designed to assist riders by optimizing acceleration from a stop, KLCM electronically manages engine output to minimize wheelspin when moving off.
With the clutch lever pulled in and the system activated, engine speed is limited to a determined speed while the rider holds the throttle open. Once the rider releases the clutch lever to engage the clutch, engine speed is allowed to increase, but power is regulated to minimize wheelspin and help keep the front wheel on the ground. The system disengages automatically once a predetermined speed has been reached, or when the rider shifts into 3rd gear. Depending on the model, riders can choose from multiple modes, each offering a progressively greater level of intrusion.