Large 21” front and 18” rear tyres provide strong off road capability. Large wheels are better to overcoming obstacles encounted when taking the bike through off road trails or tackling the unpredictable roads of the urban environment.
The 240 mm front petal disc is gripped by a twin-piston caliper and when combined with 190 mm rear petal disc and single piston caliper offers strong easy-to-control braking. The front and rear calipers use sintered brake pads for good wear characteristics.
The engine in the KLX150BF offers a simple, easy-to-use and highly reliable power plant. The 144 cm³ 4-stroke air-cooled single-cylinder engine offers a lightweight power plant with both reliability and strong performance. Large Keihin NCV24 carburettor ensures smooth throttle response and excellent fuel economy.
With 35 mm diameter inverted front fork offers a serious boost to off-road riding potential. Increased bottoming resistance eliminates bottoming on off-road trails. Wheel travel measures a large 175 mm. New gold finish on the inverted forks enhance the appearance of the 2018 KLX150BF SE model.
Single rear shock absorber with pressurised nitrogen gas is 5-way adjustable for preload, allowing riders to set the bike up for their weight.
Uni-Trak rear suspension with 192 mm of wheel travel provides great road holding ability and bump absorption. Shock settings suit the large wheel sizes.
A combination of form and function, the frame was also designed to be easy to grip with the legs, offering superior chassis control to the rider. Throttle grips are the same as those on our top-class MX racers. Raised pattern on half of the surface makes them easier to grip. Fat bar contributes to the aggressive, racy image while offering increased rigidity. The handlebar is rubber-mounted for reduced vibration transferred to the rider’s hands. Further, the upper triple clamp and handle clamp are separate pieces, making it easier to install an aftermarket handlebar.
5-speed transmission ensures there is a gear for every situation, enabling quick pick-ups when accelerating from a stop, and relaxed cruising ability when riding at higher speeds. Short final gearing care of large rear sprockets KLX150BF: 52/14 focuses the engine’s performance in the low-mid rpm range. This contributes to increased off-road performance, the stronger low-end enabling riders to continue moving forward even when navigating tricky off-road trails. The 5-plate clutch uses three different types of friction plates to ensure durability while reducing clutch noise.