KAWASAKI KFX®700 SPORT ATV
Industry’s leading automatic sport ATV is popular
with trail riders and racers
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
2005 KAWASAKI KFX®700
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
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
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
2005 KAWASAKI KFX®700 SPECIFICATIONS*
- 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
- Final drive: Shaft
- Frame type: Double cradle, racing
type, high-tensile tubular steel
Front: Wheel travel Dual A-arms, coil-over shocks/9.3
Rear: Wheel travel Linkless swingarm, upside-down
gas-charged shock, dual-rate spring/7.9 in.
Front: ITP Holeshot AT22 x 7-10
Rear: ITP Holeshot AT22 x 11-10
Front: 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
www.kawasaki.com for most current specifications.