Kawasaki KX450F and KLX450R India Launch strengths the brand off-road motorcycles by a big margin. Bikes are meant to be used at private courses as they cannot be registered
Every segment seems valuable for Kawasaki in India. While the motorcycles of Ninja, Z and Versys series are regularly upgraded, Kawasaki slowly and steadily works on off-road motorcycles as well. Kawasaki entered with KLX110 initially, Kawasaki now has added KX450F and KLX450R into the portfolio. Like the first entrant the new off-road motorcycles fall under the CBU category.
KX series has a simple design philosophy which says put mid-level to expert riders on the top of the podium. KX450F becomes the lightest machine in the class with a significant reduction in the weight to engine and chassis. The KX450F comes at the price of 7,97,300 (Ex Showroom Delhi). Fuel-injected engine, which 450CC, offers power across the rev-range while ensuring stable fuelling in all conditions. Kawasaki KX450F and KLX450R India specifications are listed below.
Price: Rs. 8,49,000 (Ex showroom Delhi).
Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single
Compression: ratio 12.0:1
Valve system: DOHC, 4 valves
Bore x stroke: 96.0 x 62.1 mm
Displacement: 449 cm³
Fuel system Carburettor: Keihin FCR-MX40
Ignition Digital: AC-CDI
Starting System: Electric & Kick
Lubrication: Forced lubrication, semi‑dry sump
Brakes front: Single semi-floating 250 mm petal disc. Caliper: Dual piston
Brakes rear: Single 240 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single piston
Suspension Front: 48 mm inverted AOS type telescopic fork with 22-way compression and 18-way rebound damping
Suspension Rear: Uni-Trak with 22-way low-speed, 2 turns or more high speed compression damping, 22 way rebound damping and adjustable spring preload
Frame type: Perimeter Aluminium
Trail: 122 mm
Wheel travel: front 305 mm
Wheel travel: rear 315 mm
Tyre, front: 80/100-21M/C 51P
Tyre, rear: 120/90-18M/C 65P
L x W x H 2175 x 820 x 1250 mm
Wheelbase: 1480 mm
Ground clearance: 315 mm
Fuel capacity: 8 litres
Seat height: 935 mm
Curb Mass: 126 kg
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Price: Rs. 7,97,300 (Ex showroom Delhi).
Engine: 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled
Bore x Stroke: 96.0 x 62.1mm
Compression ratio: 12.8:1
Fuel SystemDFI® w/43mm Keihin throttle body
Ignition: Digital DC-CDI
Transmission: 5-speed, return shift
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension / Wheel TravelInverted Showa SFF-Air TAC fork with Triple Air Chamber, DLC coated sliders, 22-position compression and 20-position rebound damping adjustment/12.0 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel TravelUni-Trak® linkage system and Showa shock, 19-position low-speed and 4-turns high-speed compression damping, 22-position rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload/12.0 in
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 120/80-19
Front Brakes: Single semi-floating 270mm Braking petal disc with dual-piston caliper
Rear Brakes: Single 240mm Braking petal disc with single-piston caliper
Frame Type: Aluminum perimeter
Rake/Trail: 28.2°/5.0 in