Kawasaki KDX 200





Make Model

Kawasaki KDX 200


1984 - 85


Two stroke, single cylinder, reed valve


198 cc / 12.0 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 66 x 58 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 7.7:1


32mm Mikuni carburetor


Starting Kick

Max Power

37 bhp / 28 kW @ 9500 rpm

Max Torque


6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

43mm Kayaba telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel 260 mm / 10.2 in

Rear Suspension

Single shock adjustable for compression rebound and spring preload
Rear Wheel Travel 260 mm / 10.2 in

Front Brakes

Single 221mm disc

Rear Brakes

110mm drum

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Seat Height 940 mm / 37.0 in

Dry Weight

101 kg / 207 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

11 Litres / 3.9 US gal
Related Link Kawasaki KLX

The Kawasaki KDX200 is an intermediate enduro motorcycle intended predominantly for off-road use. It was introduced in 1983 after revisions to the preceding KDX175. It has been a long-standing model in Kawasaki's lineup, having been introduced in the early 1980s, seeing several revisions along the way up to the end of its production in 2006. The KDX200 had Kawasaki's KIPS (Kawasaki Integrated Powervalve System), assisting to maximize mid-range to top end power.


KDX200 "B" (1984-1985) runs concurrently with A model variations unconfirmed - possibly local market changes.

First KDX200 - 198cc engine upped from the preceding 173cc.

-Gain in displacement volume is through longer stroke; Bore diameter remains the same as the 175
-New gear ratios in six-speed transmission, one more clutch plate added(7 from 6)
-Chassis based on 1983 KX125; steel tubing, box-section aluminum swingarm
-Adjustable damping aluminum shock, 38mm Kayaba forks
-Electronic odometer
-1984(A2) available in green, or black frame with red plastic
-1985 - new 34mm Mikuni “R” slide carburetor