Kawasaki KFX 90 - Off-Road AlternativesPosted in Product Reviews on August 23, 2013 0) (
Everyone craves a little independence. Sure, it might be fun being a passenger in a side-by-side or a 4x4, but after a while we all want to take a turn at the controls.
That goes double when you're young. Kids want to do the driving as much as grown-ups (or overgrown little kids, as we often are), so what's a young dirt enthusiast to do?
Kawasaki's KFX 90 offers a great way for kids to experience independence and learn the fundamentals of controlling four wheels in the dirt. It's a user-friendly machine with lots of convenience built in. Full floorboards offer generous foot support as well as keeping feet and legs well away from the front and rear wheels. There are no worries about shifting gears because a continuously variable automatic transmission lies within the cases. Starting is easy, thanks to an electric starting system that's keyed so that an adult can control when and where the KFX 90 is used.
In addition to the keyed electric start and the full floorboards, the Kawasaki KFX 90 features a settable maximum throttle opening. With this feature, kids can progressively learn the capabilities of the KFX 90's air-cooled four-stroke engine.
Suspension is handled by a double-wishbone–type independent front suspension and a single-shocked swingarm in back.
Brakes are all actuated at the handlebar. The front brakes consist of a drum at each wheel, while the rear brake is a single hydraulic disc.
The KFX 90 is backed by a 12-month manufacturer's warranty, and buyers can choose from 12-, 24-, 36-, and 48-month options on Kawasaki's Good Times Protection Plan.
If you've got a young off-roader in your life who needs a little independence, give the Kawasaki KFX 90 a closer look.