2013 Kawasaki KX450F
The biggest noticeable cosmetic change to the Kawasaki KX450F is the all-new styling of the front number plate and fender, as well as the white back fender and the engine appearance. The new ECU settings make the power delivery smoother from low to high rpm. In addition the piston and intake cams do a good job leveling out the power but still offer the large amounts of horsepower. Three different mapping couplers are offered again this year including the standard unit, a hard terrain coupler, and a soft terrain coupler. The Pneumatic Spring Fork which means that changing spring rate is no longer a hassle on the Kawasaki KX450F.
MotoUSA put the 2013 Kawasaki KX450F to the test at Zaca Station Motocross track. Find out what we thought about it in our first ride review.
|Engine Type||Four-stroke single with DOHC and four-valve cylinder head|
|Bore Stroke||96.0 mm x 62.1 mm|
|Fuel System||DFI with 43 mm Keihin throttle body|
|Rake Trail||26.9° / 4.4 in.|
|Seat Height||37.6 in.|
|Front Suspension||48 mm inverted, Kayaba PSF with DLC coated sliders, 22-position compression|
|Rear Suspension||UNI-TRAK linkage system and Kayaba shock with 50 mm piston|
|Front Brake||Single rigid-mount 250mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper|
|Rear Brake||Single 240 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||1.64 gal.|
|Dry Weight||248.0 lbs. (Wet)|
Ride Engineering's latest project bike is a 2016 Kawasaki KX450F, with components dedicated to improving handling and performance.