Kawasaki introduced the KDX line as a small enduro in 1980. In 1986, they revised the KDX200 with lots of features from the KX125 motocrosser, and Kawi was one of the very few manufacturers offering a two-stroke enduro at the time. It was well loved by riders, so much so that even when Kawasaki introduced a 250 of the KDX in 1991, most people preferred the 200 instead.
By 1995, Kawi realized that the 250 wasn’t worth selling so they killed off the big brother and updated the 200 with new styling and a new frame – it would continue on this way until 2006, when the bike was killed off due to emissions laws. The ’95 bike also got upgrades to the suspension, and it was just about unchanged through the ’98 model you see here. For more on the 200, check out this model history from Dirt Rider.
This example is claimed to have been restored with a repaint and a bevy of new parts – tires, radiators, bars, grips, seat cover, fork boots, graphics, bolts, etc. The engine has 190 psi of compression and the sale includes some spares. Find this KDX for sale in Boston, Massachusetts for $1,650 here on Craigslist.