274 Parramatta Road, Granville NSW 2142

Serious Off-Road Performance

The 2017 KLX450R is Kawasaki's capable big-bore 4 stroke off-road Enduro model. The easy to handle, rider friendly, road registerable, learner legal, trail explorer, enduro racing KX derived motorcycle that has stump-pulling low down torque. Electric start and performance components combine to deliver a fast and usable total package built for the off-road.

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The high-powered, lightweight 4-stroke engine is derived from the Championship Winning KX450F and features several tweaks including increased flywheel mass for greater low-end torque. The high powered, lightweight 4-stroke engine of the KX450F has been tweaked for more stump-pulling low end torque. 449cm³ Single cylinder DOHC 4-valve engine.

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An electric starter was regarded as essential in the design brief. A lightweight, highly reliable electric start system is employed for fast, easy, trouble-free starting. A manual kick starter is retained as a backup. Having both electric and kick starter means the bike can be quickly restarted if the engine stalls or has to be stopped.

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The KLX450R's gear ratios have been selected to specifically suit off-road competition. The engine is tuned for a broad delivery of power to optimize the gear ratios. The gear sets and center cases are very compact allowing the frame to be narrower at the rider‘s ankles. Great, grippy footpegs are standard and ready to race.

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Kayaba twin chamber forks take care of the big hits up front while Kawasaki's legendary Uni-Trak rear suspension gets the power to the ground. Fully adjustable damping at both ends provides easy tuning and setup. The high-spec KYB AOSS 48mm inverted front fork and superb rear suspension have been tuned for off-road competition and to minimise rider fatigue over long distances.

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Petal brake discs front and rear reduce unsprung weight, and help clean the brake pads for more efficient braking. The forged aluminium rear brake pedal has a heavy duty mounting bolt and a large “foot” with sharp teeth to provide a solid feel. An integrated rear brake fluid reservoir provides increased reliability.

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Fully equipped for off road competition the KLX450R instrument panel lets the rider see what the bike is doing....right now. This lightweight digital instrumentation includes a speedometer, twin tripmeters, odometer and clock.

Type 4-Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC, 4-Valve, Single
Displacement 449 cm³
Bore and Stroke 96.0 x 62.1 mm
Compression ratio 12.0:1
Transmission 5-speed, return
Length / Width / Height 2,175 mm / 820 mm / 1,250 m
Seat Height 935 mm
Curb Mass 125.8 kg
Fuel Capacity 8 L