http://crosstrainingenduro.com I think I'm turning Japanese... or I should! Awesome riding by talented trials rider, Takumi Narita, on a KDX200 in this old clip from the 1990s. Looks as though cross training has been around for a while! Keen to learn trials techniques to build your enduro skills? Get into our vids regardless of whether you own a Kawasaki KDX200, KDX220 or KDX250.
What do the world's best extreme enduro riders have in common? Riders like Graham Jarvis, Jonny Walker, Alfredo Gomez and Tim Coleman are all former trials riders who applied cross training skills to hard enduro events. Learning how to ride a dirt bike? Or taking your enduro technique to the next level? Get into cross training. And remember it's only 20% the bike and 80% your ability so doesn't matter if own an old bike like the Kawasaki KDX200 or KDX250.
The Kawasaki KDX200 is an intermediate enduro motorcycle intended predominantly for off-road use. It was introduced in 1983 after revisions to the preceding KDX175. It has been a long-standing model in Kawasaki's lineup, having been introduced in the early 1980s, seeing several revisions along the way up to the end of its production in 2006. The KDX200 had Kawasaki's KIPS (Kawasaki Integrated Powervalve System), assisting to maximize mid-range to top end power. Many key upgrades came to the KDX200 in 1989 and later on the KDX250. It received liquid cooling, a modified powervalve system with larger expansion bottle and valves, a heavier crank, dual disc brakes, heavier clutch springs and more plates, a newly modeled frame with a modern style linkage, KX125-based shock with 16 compression and 16 rebound adjustments, quick release access for rear wheel, large airbox, and a 12.0 litres (2.6 imp gal; 3.2 US gal) fuel tank. KDX200 "B" (1984-1985) runs concurrently with A model variations unconfirmed - possibly local market changes.
First KDX200. 198cc engine upped from the preceding 173cc. Other models included the Kawasaki KDX220 and KDX250.
-Gain in displacement volume is through longer stroke; Bore diameter remains the same as the 175.
-New gear ratios in six-speed transmission, one more clutch plate added(7 from 6)
-Chassis based on 1983 KX125; steel tubing, box-section aluminum swingarm,
-Adjustable damping aluminum shock, 38mm Kayaba forks,
-1984(A2) available in green, or black frame with red plastic
-1985 - new 34mm Mikuni “R” slide carburetor.
So check out the Kawasaki KDX200 or KDX250!