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.

Specifications
Year2012
ManufacturerKawasaki
ModelKX450F
Engine Typefour-stroke single with DOHC and four-valve cylinder head
Engine Displacement449cc
Bore Stroke96.0 mm x 62.1 mm
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Compression Ratio12.5:1
Fuel System43 mm Keihin throttle body
IgnitionDigital DC-CDI
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionFive-speed
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)
MSRP$8,399
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