The C model has:
Better front brakes: Twin-pot caliper.
Needs better brakes because it has a dry weight of 370 lbs (vs. 337 lbs for the A model)
Different rear subframe. Has the mounting for the rear brake master cylinder welded to the subframe. Not a bolt on aluminium part like the US version. Most other stuff is the same.
Better front forks, 41mm with pretty stiff springs.
Smaller gas tank (14litre).
Different styling (gas tank, light, saddle and whole rear), looks sleeker.
Rear tire made from butter. Good grip, but spent after 300km.
No temp gauge, only a warning light.
The speedo shows correct speed!
The luggage rack will only hold 3kg. The factory says...
Better engine guard. Welded steel pipe and plate construction.
Wierd emission control system where the idle mixture is controlled by engine heat! [Could this be a carb anti-icing system?]
I believe the wierd emission set-up is coolant hoses routed to the carb.
Steel rims should be a dead give away.
And I believe the KLX has 43mm diam. forks, not pos tho.
I know "C" models have a more straight out rear fender and the KLX has a slight turn down midway in it.
I have pics of both but can't post due to lack of # of posts. Sorry.
If its a "C", engines are the same except the carb. Bodywork won't interchange easily without a lot of mods. Haven't known of anyone swaping wheels.
Sounds like you have a "C". And no the c and x are not the same bike at all.
Wish we had more c's over here. Very hard to find. They sure look better I think!
Last edited by 04redbike; 03-16-2012 at 10:04 AM.