The KLX450R is Kawasaki's capable big-bore 4-stroke off-road Enduro model. Easy to handle, friendly rider, road-registerable, lawful learner, trail explorer, enduro racing KX-derived motorcycle with a low torque stump. Electric start and performance components combine to deliver a fast and usable total package built for off-road use.
A lightweight, highly reliable electrical start system is used for quick, easy, and trouble-free start-ups. A manual kick starter is kept as a backup. Having both an electric and a kick starter means that the bike can be quickly restarted if the engine stops or has to be stopped.
The gear ratios of the KLX450R have been selected to specifically suit off-road riding. The engine is tuned to provide a wide range of power to optimize gear ratios. The gear sets and center cases are very compact, allowing the frame to be narrower at the rider's ankles.
The KX450F inverted Kayaba AOS (Air-Oil-Separate) fork offers superb damping and steering precision. Oil and air are stored in separate chambers for stable damping performance.
Petal brake disks at the front and rear reduce the unwrapped 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. The integrated rear brake fluid reservoir ensures increased reliability.
The Uni-Trak rear suspension system holds the suspension arm under the swing arm for a longer stroke. The rear shock features dual compression adjustment, allowing high-speed and low-speed damping to be tuned separately.
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 tripmeter, odometer, clock and warning light.