2016 Kawasaki KX450F

2016 Kawasaki KX450F
MSRP $8,799

The 2016 Kawasaki KX450F model has a lot to live up with the motocross champions and starts with the improved throttle response from the new exhaust header to the lighter and more powerful engine. It has a lighter piston, new intake valves, a lighter and slimmer chassis, and an adjustable four position handlebar that can be brought closer or extended farther away due to the arm length. It comes with the revised Showa SFF-Air Tac fork for a smoother ride, and has advanced fuel mapping technology. You can check out how the 2016 Kawasaki KX450F compared to the rest of the dirt bike models of the 2016 Motocross Shootout.

2016 Kawasaki KX450F


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.

Engine TypeFour-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC
Engine Displacement449cc
Bore Stroke96.0 mm x 62.1 mm
Compression Ratio12.8:1
Fuel SystemDFI with 43 mm Keihin throttle body
IgnitionDigital DC-CDI
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail28.0° / 4.9 in.
Seat Height37.8 in.
Wheelbase58.9 in.
Front SuspensionInverted Showa SFF-Air TAC fork with Triple Air Chamber, DLC coated sliders
Rear SuspensionUni-Trak linkage system and Showa shock, 19-position low-speed and 4-turns high-speed compression damping
Front BrakeSingle semi-floating 270 mm Braking petal disc with dual-piston caliper
Rear BrakeSingle 240 mm Braking petal disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire80/100-21
Rear Tire120/80-19
Fuel Capacity1.66 gal.
Dry Weight239.6 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.

Attack Dog 2016 KX450F Project Bike Barks

Attack Dog 2016 KX450F Project Bike Barks

Check out the 2016 Kawasaki KX450F project bike that Ride Engineering started to upgrade.