The Kawasaki has always been a favorite bike brand for those riders who want performance and class in one bike. This brand has made its name in the world of motocross and dirt bikes by manufacturing the number of quality bikes. This year it has launched the powerful, lightweight and agile Kawasaki 2018 KX 450F Motocross. This motocross has been developed from the highest level of racing and is suitable for championships. It has an incredible history of winnings in different championships and premier races. The review of new Kawasaki 2018 KX 450F Motocross with its price, specifications, and pictures are given here.
Kawasaki 2018 KX 450F Motocross – Price and Specifications
The new Kawasaki 2018 KX 450F Motocross is available with the price of $8,849 only.
The new Kawasaki 2018 KX 450F Motocross features the lightweight and powerful engine featuring innovating race-proven components. The latest race-team-inspired bridged-box bottom piston is kept the light in weight and is designed to match intake valve to optimize combustion efficiency for ultimate performance at all rpms. This powerful and lightweight engine has the ability to deliver an instant throttle response, broad power delivery and incredibly peak power more than 2018 Kawasaki KX 250F. The latest exhaust header contains an integrated resonator for crisp throttle response at low rpm and it also reduces an exhaust sound level. The rear seat intake ensures to have a clean airflow plus it also contributes to an improved throttle response.
Chassis and Bodywork
The new Kawasaki 2018 KX 450F Motocross features the slim, strong, lightweight aluminum perimeter frame with triple clamps that contributes to agile handling. It features an awesome seat profile with an integrated bodywork that facilitates an easy rider movement. This lightweight aluminum perimeter frame is the response for ultimate handling better than the previous model i.e. 2017 Kawasaki KX 450F. The triple clamp provides an optimal stability on corners entry for quicker turn-in. The slim frame spars features the narrow shrouds allows the rider to have the full rider movement. All-new optimized swingarm rigidity guarantees to have a better rear wheel traction. The handlebar is adjustable in four different positions allowing the rider to have better handling when riding off-road. The latest factory-styled Renthal handlebar and handlebar pad come as standard. The lightweight bodywork comes in-mold graphics for more durable, aggressive and attractive look. This bodywork provides the smooth and seamless surface at the rider’s contact points. The footpegs are also adjustable in two different positions that help in reduced knee angle. They allow the rider to adjust the center of gravity up to 5mm. The latest Showa SFF-AIR TAC fork has been used to achieve an extreme level of damping force making its ancestors to be a part of the list of Top Ten Best Dirt Bikes. They feature low-friction fork seals with an optimized valve setting for smoother action with progressive damping.
The new Kawasaki 2018 KX 450F Motocross features the latest technology, advanced ignition and fuel-mapping system for precise adjustability. The fuel mapping system consists up of latest KX FI Calibration Kit. This handheld calibration controller reduces the need for the 12V battery at the track. It also lets the rider to adjust the fuel and ignition system according to their preference to achieve better performance. There are seven different maps available in new Kawasaki 2018 KX 450F Motocross for different track conditions making it be a part of Top Ten Best Bikes of 2013 in the category of Motocross. The latest DFI Coupler is also used, which is factory tuned power settings having plug-and-play versatility. It allows to adjust it at three different preset engine maps i.e. standard, hard and soft terrain setting options. The use of launch control mode allows for maximum traction and acceleration out of the gate. The latest race-team-derived feature for grabbing the holeshot. The new Kawasaki 2018 KX 450F Motocross can easily engage with just a press of a button and it also works well in first two gears. The precise ignition timing helps guarantees to have quicker acceleration with less slippage.
Kawasaki 2018 KX 450F Motocross – Technical Specifications
|Engine||4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||96 mm x 62.1 mm|
|Fuel System||DFI® with 43 mm Keihin throttle body|
|Transmission||5-speed, return shift|
|Front Suspension / Wheel Travel||Inverted Showa SFF-Air TAC fork having Triple Air Chamber, DLC coated sliders, 22 different position compression, and 20 different position rebound damping adjustment/12.0 inches|
|Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel||Uni-Trak® linkage system and Showa shock, 19-position low-speed and 4-turns high-speed compression damping, 22 different position rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload/12.0 inches|
|Front Brakes||Single semi-floating 270 mm Braking® petal disc with dual-piston caliper|
|Rear Brakes||Single 240 mm Braking® petal disc with single-piston caliper|
|Frame Type||Aluminum perimeter|
|Overall Length||86.4 inches|
|Overall Width||32.3 inches|
|Overall Height||50.4 inches|
|Ground Clearance||13.2 inches|
|Seat Height||37.4 inches|
|Curb Weight||239.8 lbs|
|Fuel Capacity||1.66 gallons|
|Color Choices||Lime Green|
|Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)||Not Available|
The new Kawasaki 2018 KX 450F Motocross is really an impressive dirt bike especially for champions and those riders who want to conquer the new terrains. Its powerful engine having latest components and equipment incredible performance under all conditions. The chassis is attractive and slim offering better handling experience. The seat provides better movement to tackle all kinds of obstacles in the way. The suspension and braking systems are always ready to serve.