Conquer the Trails riding KLX 110 [2023 with Taller Option]

Looking for an unparalleled blend of power and dexterity in your trail conquest? Look no further than the KLX 110. This off-road bike has exceptional capabilities. They make it conquer the most demanding paths with unwavering agility.

The KLX 110 which sells at a price point of $2,649 is an off-road bike. Its air-cooled, 4-stroke engine has a displacement of 112cc. With this, it generates enough power to muster a top speed of 50 mph (80.5 km/h). At this speed, the bike’s not difficult to handle for youth who can ride this 26.8 in (681mm) seat height bike.

This bike has undergone lots of changes over the years since its first release. The first change is in the naming. This bike presently has two models — KLX 110 R and KLX 110 R L. Another change is in their features. We’ll explore these features and what they mean for your trail riding.

Pros and Cons of KLX110

Illustration of young man riding on his Kawasaki KLX 110 dirt bike in the trail


  • Fast and durable
  • Easy maintenance
  • Electric start
  • Smooth power delivery
  • Taller option available with 2 inches higher seat height


  • Priced higher than competitors
  • Does not use a fuel-injection system

Features of KLX 110

Sketch of Man riding on his Kawasaki KLX 110 dirt bike in the trail

The capabilities of the KLX 110 are all boosted by its features. These features either impact or enhance the performance and agility of the bike. Here are a few of them:

1. Electric Start

Say goodbye to the hassle of kick-starting. The KLX 110 is equipped with an electric start system. Not only is it easier for kids aged 7-12 years old this bike is meant for, but it also saves time and effort.

2. Various Clutch Options

Remember, the KLX 110 has two model options. One of them, the KLX 110R has an automatic clutch. The KLX 110R L has a manual clutch instead. 

What this does is create options for kids who cannot handle a manual clutch. Adults who can ride this bike as a pit bike may want the manual as opposed to the automatic clutch.

“it is pretty neat that Kawasaki gives me flexibility to choose the best bike”.

Steve Hatch, 1994 AMA National Enduro Champ

3. Generous Ground Clearance

This bike offers ample ground clearance. KLX 110R is shorter with 8.5 inches of ground clearance whereas KLX 110R L is taller with 10.4 inches of ground clearance. This feature enables riders to explore a wide range of terrains without fear of damaging the bike.


Engine and Transmission

Engine Characteristics112cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke; single-cylinder
Final DriveChain
Bore x Stroke2.08 in x 1.99 in (53.0mm x 50.6mm)
ClutchAutomatic/Manual clutch
Fuel system18mm Keihin carburetor

Starter and Gas Capacity

StarterElectric Starter
Tank Capacity1.0 gals (3.8 l)

Suspension, Brakes, and Tires

Suspension Front30mm hydraulic telescopic fork; 4.3-in travel
Suspension RearSwingarm with single hydraulic shock, 4.3-in travel
Brakes Front/DiameterDrum brake, 90mm (3.5 in)
Brakes Rear/DiameterDrum brake, 110mm (4.3 in)
Tires Front2.50×14
Tires Rear3.00×12


Weight of Bike167.5 lbs (75.9kg)
KLX 110 Seat Height26.8 in (681mm)
Ground Clearance8.5 inches (216mm)
Wheelbase42.3 inches (1074mm)

Price and Warranty

Warranty6 Months 

Rival Brands to Consider

3 men sitting on their own dirt bike with a bright sun on their back

If you want to step up your kid’s off-road experience, here are some of the best 110cc dirt bike you should look into:

1. The TTR110

The TTR110 is a Yamaha product. Usually, beginner riders who have been riding a TTR50 and need a bike with more power opt for the TTR110. It is a notable contender to the KLX110. It has the advantage of affordability and being lightweight.

2. The CRF110

Comparatively, the CRF 110 is a more equal match to the capabilities of the Kawasaki KLX 110. Like the 110 dirt bike Kawasaki, CRF110 can be used as a pit bike by adults. But while the KLX 110 has more ground clearance and speed, the Honda 110 bests it in its EFI fuel delivery system.

CRF110 TTR 110KLX 110R KLX 110R L
BrakeDrum brakeDrum brakeDrum brakeDrum brake
Top Speed47 mph
(75 km/h)
49 mph
(78.8 km/h)
50 mph
(80.5 km/h)
50 mph
(80.5 km/h)
Seat Height25.9 in
26.4 inches (671mm)26.8 in
28.7 in
Dry weight169 lbs
159 lbs
167.5 lbs
167.5 lbs
Electric/Kick starterYes/YesYes/NoYes/NoYes/No

Resale Value and Maintenance

Young rider riding on his Kawasaki KLX 110 dirt bike in the trail

New Bike Price

A new 2023 KLX 110R price point is $2,649, whereas the taller KLX 110R L is priced at $2,849.

Resale Value and Maintenance Expectations

The KLX 110 has a strong resale value with good maintenance. Regular upkeep such as air filter changes and suspension care should be maintained. They contribute to the optimal performance of the bike. Also, clean out the KLX 110 parts like the carburetor. It tends to get dirty quickly and the bike would not start as a consequence.


It is noteworthy that while a high top speed is good to look out for in a bike, it has little significance for trail bikes. High speed will not be needed to navigate the rough terrain of trail paths. Instead, more suspension and ground clearance will be more beneficial. They prevent damage to the bike’s undercarriage.

Having the option of shorter and automatic transmission compared to the taller with manual clutch, the KLX 110 is recommended in the 110cc class.

Common Questions on KLX 110

How fast does the KLX 110 go?

The KLX 110 can go as fast as 50 mph (80.5 km/h).

How much is a KLX 110 brand new?

A brand new KLX 110 costs $2,649.

How much is a Kawasaki 110 worth?

A Kawasaki 110 is worth as much as the value that can be gotten from it. A new KLX 110 is worth more than a used KLX 110, regardless of the model.

This does not mean the model of the bike doesn’t matter. It does. A KLX110R L costs more than a KLX 110R. While the former has a price point of $2,849, the latter costs $2,649.

What is the weight limit for the Kawasaki 110?

The KLX 110 weight limit is 155 lbs (70kg).