Iíve read it a thousand times and probably written it a few hundred: If you want to grow your motorcycle skills, get a dirtbike. Most people who arenít so familiar with knobbies might think that means one of those $9,000 450cc monsters capable of leaping tall orthopedic wards in a single bound, but what you really want is a bike like the ones they train people on at Colin Edwardsí Texas Tornado Boot Camp, Rich Oliverís Mystery School, and others. Okay, well, those happen to be Yamaha TT-R125s
, but now Kawasaki
has a new competitor for that little beast in the form of its 'all-new' KLX140G
In fact itís not all-new, but if Kawasaki wants us to come out and ride one morning at our local Wildomar OHV area, Iím more than happy to play along. Theyíve already been cranking out the KLX140
for years; the new KLX140G is the all-new full-size version of that bike, with a 21-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear knobbie, which makes it easier Ė more stable and bump-absorbent Ė for full-size adults to roost.