2013 Kawasaki KX450F

2013 Kawasaki KX450F
MSRP $8,699

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.

2013 Kawasaki KX450F First Ride

2013 Kawasaki KX450F First Ride

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 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 SystemDFI with 43 mm Keihin throttle body
IgnitionDigital DC-CDI
Starting SystemNA
Final DriveNA
Rake Trail26.9° / 4.4 in.
Seat Height37.6 in.
Wheelbase58.3 in.
Front Suspension48 mm inverted, Kayaba PSF with DLC coated sliders, 22-position compression
Rear SuspensionUNI-TRAK linkage system and Kayaba shock with 50 mm piston
Front BrakeSingle rigid-mount 250mm 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 Weight248.0 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.


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