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2012 Kawasaki KX450F Comparison Photo Gallery

We put the Kawasaki KX450F up against its rivals in the 450 class to find out which machine would take the crown. Read the 2012 450 Motocross Shootout to see the results.

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2012 Kawasaki KX450F $8399.
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2012 450 Motocross horsepower graph
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2012 450 Motocross torque graph
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2012 Kawasaki KX450F $8399.
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The Kawasaki KX450F ergonomics are great and were rated first.
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The KX450F’s engine features an explosive power delivery that manages to be smooth too so it’s great for all riders.
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With so much power available the rear tire has a propensity to spin off corners.
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Each one of our testers picked the Kawasaki as the bike they would want to go racing with.
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The Kawasaki still feels a little larger than the other bikes.
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Suspension was rated mid-pack but still had okay balance and set-up.
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The Kawasaki offers adequate handling but the engine is what really shines on it.
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The KX450F feels like it comes from the factory with a tuned race motor.
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The Kawasaki KX450F feels like it has the power to hurl you off of any obstacle.
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The KX450F ergonomics fit our testers the best.
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Frankie Garcia loves the KX450F.