2016 Kawasaki KX450F
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.
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 Type||Four-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC|
|Bore Stroke||96.0 mm x 62.1 mm|
|Fuel System||DFI with 43 mm Keihin throttle body|
|Rake Trail||28.0° / 4.9 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 and 4-turns high-speed compression damping|
|Front Brake||Single semi-floating 270 mm Braking petal disc with dual-piston caliper|
|Rear Brake||Single 240 mm Braking petal disc with single-piston caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||1.66 gal.|
|Dry Weight||239.6 lbs. (Wet)|
Ride Engineering's latest project bike is a 2016 Kawasaki KX450F, with components dedicated to improving handling and performance.