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Industry’s leading automatic sport ATV is popular with trail riders and racers

Kawasaki Motor Corp.The one-of-a-kind Kawasaki KFX®700 sport all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is extremely popular with Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) racers and off-road recreational enthusiasts nationwide. The reasons are simple: The V-twin engine produces incredible power with a throaty sound not available from any other brand, the automatic transmission makes aggressive riding easy, the racing-style chassis is highly responsive and the brakes are powerful.

In fact, the KFX700 was raced to three GNCC championship titles in 2003, while Kawasaki Team Green™ and privateer racers won a host of other off-road racing events held across the nation—all in its first full year of production.

The KFX700’s power and performance begins with its engine. The liquidcooled, 697cc, four-stroke, 90-degree V-twin is matched to a performance-tuned Kawasaki Automatic Power Drive System (KAPS), Kawasaki’s continuously variable automatic transmission. Combined, the powerful engine and automatic transmission eliminate rpm and shifting concerns because it’s in optimum powerband at all times. This allows the rider to focus even more attention on choosing good lines, whether it’s on the race track or the trail.

Other features include shaft drive, powerful dual front disc brakes and Kawasaki’s exclusive sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc rear brake system. The KFX700 also features the industry’s first mass-produced ATV chassis with a racing-inspired single lower front frame tube – the design preferred by cross country ATV racers. Rear suspension duties are handled by a motocross-inspired swingarm with an upside down shock, and ITP Holeshot tires provide the KFX700 with maximum traction and maneuverability.

Rounding out the features list are sport-style serrated footpegs, a protective engine skid plate and a powerful 45-watt headlight.

As with all off-highway vehicle recreation, Kawasaki encourages ATV riders to ride responsibly and to respect the environment. Kawasaki will pay first-time buyers of a new Kawasaki ATV $100 for completing an ATV rider safety course conducted by the ATV Safety Institute (ASI). Interested consumers can call ASI toll-free at 800-887-2887.

Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at

Features and Benefits

  • 697cc V-twin engine with dual Keihin downdraft carburetors provide maximum torque while 90-degree cylinder offset produces perfect primary balance to minimize vibration

  • Super-responsive Kawasaki Automatic Power Drive System (KAPS) with special Kevlar reinforced drive belt enhances acceleration while maximizing durability

  • Forward-neutral-reverse grip-type shifter is positioned conveniently on the left handlebar to make gear selection quick and easy

  • Racing-style chassis with single-spar front frame tube for maximum A-arm length is the design of choice amongst Grand National Cross Country ATV racers

  • Dual A-arm front suspension features 9.3 inches of travel—the long, flat angle of the A-arms provide optimum handling by minimizing “tire scrub” during up-and-down suspension travel

  • Unitized alloy swingarm with large-capacity, piggyback rear shock and dual-rate spring features compression damping, pre-load adjustment and 7.9 inches of travel

  • Unitized swingarm also features integrated shaft drive and Kawasaki’s exclusive, sealed multi-disc brake assembly for superior ground clearance and fade-free braking power

  • Low-mounted 3.2-gallon fuel tank helps keep the center of gravity low for enhanced handling

  • GNCC-proven ITP Holeshot tires provide maximum traction and stability

  • Aluminum alloy rims feature welded inserts for added strength and durability

  • 90 watts of halogen lighting power gives the nighttime rider exceptional visibility

  • Sport-style serrated footpegs allow maximum rider mobility and control


  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke V-twin, SOHC, four valves per cylinder with wet sump lubrication
  • Displacement: 697cc
  • Bore x stroke: 82 x 66mm
  • Carburetion: Dual Keihin CVKR-D32
  • Starting: Electric
  • Transmission: Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System with forward, reverse and neutral
  • Final drive: Shaft
  • Frame type: Double cradle, racing type, high-tensile tubular steel
  • Suspension:
    Wheel travel Dual A-arms, coil-over shocks/9.3 in.
         Rear: Wheel travel Linkless swingarm, upside-down gas-charged shock, dual-rate spring/7.9 in.
  • Tires:
    ITP Holeshot AT22 x 7-10
         Rear: ITP Holeshot AT22 x 11-10
  • Brakes:
    Dual discs with two-piston calipers
         Rear: Sealed, oil-bathed, multi-disc
  • Overall length: 78.1 in.
  • Overall width: 47.0 in.
  • Overall height: 46.1 in.
  • Seat height: 33.5 in.
  • Wheelbase: 50.6 in.
  • Ground clearance: At center of chassis/at rear axle 9.6/6.3 in.
  • Lighting: Dual 45W halogen headlights, 5/21W taillight/brake light
  • Dry weight: 516 lbs.
  • Fuel capacity: 3.2 gal.
  • Footpegs: Sport-style serrated
  • Color: Kawasaki Lime Green, Blazing Orange, Lava Red, Molten Silver

*Specifications are subject to change. Please visit for most current specifications.

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