Kawasaki Indonesia launches the KLX230SM and the W175 with new graphics. On June 9, Motor Kawasaki Terbaru 2023 Indonesia launched the new Supermoto (also known as slick) 2023&apos KLX230 SM to the local market, the third On-Road (licensed for public roads) model on this platform, following the KLX230 and KLX230 SE.
The KAWASAKI KLX230SM follows in the footsteps of its older brother, the KLX300SM, with a 233C.C. SOHC air-cooled single-cylinder engine with 19ps/7600rpm and 19Nm/6,700rpm of maximum torque. The brakes are in the form of twin-piston calipers with 300mm single discs at the front and single-piston calipers with 220mm discs at the rear.
The KLX230SM is a moderate bike in terms of power, suspension and brakes, but for those who like this type of bike, the unique appearance of the slick is the most important factor.
The KLX230 has an air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder, SOHC two-valve engine with a bore and stroke of 67 mm x 66 mm, an exhaust volume of 232 cc and a maximum power output of 14 kw (approx. 19 hp). The new KLX230 SM is equipped with inverted forks (the KLX230R has upright forks), 17-inch diameter front and rear wheels (the KLX230R has 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels), a new headlight and fairing, front wheel fenders, etc.
The new KLX230 SM has an official local retail reference price of Rp 52.9 million in Indonesia (approximately Rp 24,300 at the recent exchange rate), which is more expensive than the off-road specification KLX230 (Rp 43.3 million) and KLX230 SE (Rp 45.8 million). The KLX230 is available in China, with an official retail reference price of Rp 37,900.
In the picture below, the 2023&apos KLX230 SE is shown in a more colourful pattern, and the SE version is fitted with the standard KLX230 version with the handlebar guards at the ends of the handlebars, the engine bottom shield, and the outer covers on both sides of the frame at the feet.