Drag site icon to your taskbar to pin site. Learn More

2012 Kawasaki KX450F First Look Photo Gallery

Take a peek at Kawasaki's revised flagship motocross bike, the 2012 KX450F, to see why it might be right for you.

Slideshow
KX450F-DFI-COUPLERS.jpg
This is one of three DFI couplers that change ignition settings.
KX450F-FORK.jpg
DLC coating on the lower fork legs helps protect from damage and prevent stiction.
KX450F-FRAME.jpg
Kawasaki thinned the chassis by 4mm between the main aluminum spars.
634412364745013819KX450F-FOOTPEG.jpg
Two footpeg placement options give the KX450F more adjustability for rider size and preference.
KX450F-FRONT-BRAKE.jpg
The front brake rotor is now fixed.
KX450F-LAUNCH-MODE.jpg
Kawasaki gave the KX450F Launch Control Mode and multiple ignition map options without having to use the calibration kit.
KX450F-LEFT.jpg
New graphics and seat give the Kawasaki a fresh look.
KX450F-LEFT-ANGLE.jpg
The 2012 Kawasaki KX450F is eligible for Kawasaki contingency.
KX450F-MUFFLER.jpg
A tapered muffler looks like the old Kawasaki two-stroke endcaps.
KX450F-RIGHT.jpg
Kawasaki uses a slimmer front tire for 2012.
634412368319556384KX450F-RIGHT-ANGLE.jpg
With more adjustments to the rider cockpit, the KX450F will suit a wide variety of body types and riding styles.
KX450F-TIE-ROD.jpg
The linkage tie-rod is less rigid and Kawasaki offers a shorter option to lower the seat height.
KX450F-TRIPLE-CLAMP.jpg
The handlebars have two mounting holes in the top triple clamp.