2015 Kawasaki KX450F
The Kawasaki KX450 gets an all-new Showa air-fork instead of the Kayaba air fork, has a larger front brake rotor and a new piston design and revised ECU settings headlining the powertrain alterations. It has a revised Bridged Box piston design, which makes use of reinforced external ribs and shorter skirts. The programmable ECU settings for 2015 have been altered to increase traction. The system works by retarding ignition when the computer detects excessive wheelspin on the Kawasaki KFX450.
Kawasaki introduces a completely new suspension set-up on the 2015 KX450F, as well as changes to the braking system, engine and ECU. How does the green beast fare on track? Check out the 2015 KX450F First Ride to find out.
|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||27.9° / 4.7 in.|
|Seat Height||37.8 in.|
|Front Suspension||Inverted Showa SFF-Air TAC fork with Triple Air Chamber, DLC coated sliders|
|Rear Suspension||UNI-TRAK linkage system and Showa shock, 19-position low-speed|
|Front Brake||Single rigid-mount 270 mm Braking petal disc with dual-piston caliper|
|Rear Brake||Single 240 mm Braking petal disc with single-piston caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||1.64 gal.|
|Dry Weight||247.1 lbs. (Wet)|
Ride Engineering's latest project bike is a 2016 Kawasaki KX450F, with components dedicated to improving handling and performance.