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KFX 700 Specs, Engine and Chassis Review


The 2009 KFX® 700 ATV deserves a rave review for it's new styling, improved specifications and decreased price tag. I give Kawasaki an enthusiastic high five, I like what I see very much. The bar has been raised on all sport ATVs and quads so lets review what Kawasaki Industries has done to the KFX 700 specs.

2009 KFX 700

KFX 700 ATV appeal - Striking good looks and a distinctive style jump out at you right away which is important in the ever evolving sports ATV market. A closer look at the grab bars and plastics reveals a very similar design to the 2008 model but a change in color to metallic marble red is well received.

Also included on the 2009 KFX 700 are GNCC tested ITP Holeshot tires, aluminum alloy wheels, more powerful halogen lighting and sports style serrated footpegs perfect for off road four wheeler fun.

KFX 700 ATV
KFX 700 Engine

The KFX 700 Engine is a familiar liquid cooled four stroke V-twin, single overhead cam design with four valves per cylinder and wet sump lubrication. Also included are two Keihin downdraft carburetors and tuning designed to provide a wide torque curve for power across the entire rpm range. Who needs a motorcycle for raw power ?!

The KFX700 ATV also comes in traditional Kawasaki green if you're a diehard team green fanatic. Kawasaki has clearly been paying attention to the ATV racing scene as well as can be told by the fact that the 2009 KFX 700 sports a racing style chassis design made popular by many GNCC ATV racers. Do you recognize the team green Kawasaki beast in these pictures?

KFX700 ATV
KAWASAKI KFX 700

Kawasaki KFX 700 Specifications and Features - 2009

  • Engine: liquid cooled 4 stroke V-twin, SOHC w/ four valves per cylinder
  • Displacement: 697cc
  • Bore and stroke: 82 x 66mm
  • Carb: Dual Keihin CVKR-D32
  • Starter: Electric
  • Transmission: Variable with forward, reverse and neutral
  • Drive: Shaft
  • Frame type: Double cradle high tensile tubular steel
  • Front suspension: Dual A-arms, coil-over shocks / 9.3 in.
  • Rear suspension: Linkless swingarm with piggy-back reservoir shock and 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 inches
  • Overall width: 47.0 inches
  • Overall height: 46.1 inches
  • Wheelbase: 50.6 inches
  • Dry weight: 551.3 lbs.
  • Color options: Lime Green and Metallic Marble Red

And with all of that ATV goodness it's roughly $1000.00 cheaper than Honda's 700xx. Here is what the official Kawasaki website has to say about this model.

The KFX 700 all-terrain vehicle continues to be a hit with off-road enthusiasts for obvious reason. Its the winning formula of Kawasakis 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.

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