2012 Kawasaki KX450F

2012 Kawasaki KX450F
MSRP $8,399

With a new upgrades from last year to the frame and the motor the Kawasaki KX450F is sure to make another mark in the races and trails. It features a new Launch Control Mode for maximum traction at the gate without sacrificing the speed.

Best Motocross Motorcycle 2012: Kawasaki KX450F

Best Motocross Motorcycle 2012: Kawasaki KX450F

After plenty of in-house testing and success on the race track, MotoUSA chooses the Kawasaki KX450F as the Best Motocross Motorcycle of 2012.

Engine Typefour-stroke single with DOHC and four-valve cylinder head
Engine Displacement449cc
Bore Stroke96.0 mm x 62.1 mm
Compression Ratio12.5:1
Fuel System43 mm Keihin throttle body
IgnitionDigital DC-CDI
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveNA
Rake Trail26.9 degrees / 4.4 in.
Seat Height37.6 in.
Wheelbase58.3 in.
Front SuspensionNA
Rear SuspensionUni-Trak linkage system and Kayaba shock w/50mm piston, 12.4 inch travel
Front BrakeSingle 250 mm petal disc with dual piston caliper
Rear BrakeSingle 240 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire80/100-21
Rear Tire120/80-19
Fuel Capacity1.64 gal.
Dry Weight249.1 lbs. (Wet)

Ride Engineering 2016 Kawasaki KX450F

Ride Engineering 2016 Kawasaki KX450F Project Video

Ride Engineering's latest project bike is a 2016 Kawasaki KX450F, with components dedicated to improving handling and performance.


2016 450 Motocross Shootout

MotoUSA’s 2016 450 Motocross Shootout features seven bikes from six manufacturers. See how the 450 MX class sorts itself out in this 450 Motocross shootout.