Mickaël Pichon’s 1995 Splitfire Pro Circuit Kawasaki KX125

In 1995, Pro Circuit was tasked with turning the somewhat lackluster stock KX125 into a Supercross-winning firebreather. In stock condition, it delivered a solid midrange punch, but little else. On top, it was no match for Honda’s fire-breathing CR125 and on the track, it lacked the broad pull and excellent suspension of Suzuki’s RM125. While decent as…

Kawasaki KX80, KX85, ​and KX100 mini-class history 1979-2017

Here is another in my series on motocross bike history. This installment covers Kawasaki’s mini class racers from the first KX80 in 1979 through the current KX85 and KX100 models. While slightly late to the mini party, Kawasaki quickly asserted itself as a mini-class power in the early 1980s. Their KX80 and KX60 mini racers…