The 2017 KLX450R is Kawasaki's capable big-bore 4 stroke off-road Enduro model. The easy to handle, rider friendly, road registerable, learner legal, trail explorer, enduro racing KX derived motorcycle that has stump-pulling low down torque. Electric start and performance components combine to deliver a fast and usable total package built for the off-road.
The high-powered, lightweight 4-stroke engine is derived from the Championship Winning KX450F and features several tweaks including increased flywheel mass for greater low-end torque.
The high powered, lightweight 4-stroke engine of the KX450F has been tweaked for more stump-pulling low end torque.
449cm3 Single cylinder DOHC 4-valve engine.
The KLX450R's gear ratios have been selected to specifically suit off-road competition. The engine is tuned for a broad delivery of power to optimise the gear ratios. The gear sets and centre cases are very compact allowing the frame to be narrower at the rider‘s ankles.
Great, grippy footpegs are standard and ready to race.
Kayaba twin chamber forks take care of the big hits up front while Kawasaki's legendary Uni-Trak rear suspension gets the power to the ground.
Fully adjustable damping at both ends provides easy tuning and setup. The high-spec KYB AOSS 48mm inverted front fork and superb rear suspension have been tuned for off-road competition and to minimise rider fatigue over long distances.
Petal brake discs front and rear reduce unsprung weight, and help clean the brake pads for more efficient braking. The forged aluminium rear brake pedal has a heavy duty mounting bolt and a large 'foot' with sharp teeth to provide a solid feel. An integrated rear brake fluid reservoir provides increased reliability.
Petal disc brakes keep pads clean and efficient, lap after enduro lap.
Type: 4-Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC, 4-Valve, Single
Displacement: 449 cm³
Bore and Stroke: 96.0 x 62.1 mm
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Valve system: DOHC, 4 valves
Fuel system: Carburettor Keihin FCR40
Ignition: Multi-map Digital CDI with TPS (K-TRIC)
Starting: Electric and Primary Kick
Lubrication: Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Fuel capacity: 8.0 litres
Transmission: 5-speed, return
Final drive: Sealed Chain
Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Type: Perimeter, aluminium
Front: 80/100-21M/C 51P
Rear: 120/90-18M/C 65P
Front: 48mm Inverted, Kayaba AOS with 22-Way Compression and 18-Way Rebound Damping Adjustment
Rear: Uni-Trak with Adjustable Preload, 22-Way (Low Speed)/ Stepless (High Speed) Compression Adjustment, 22-Way Rebound Damping Adjustment, Temperature Compensating Rebound Adjustment
Front: Semi-Floating 250 mm Petal Disc
Caliper: Dual Piston
Rear: 240 mm Petal Disc
Caliper: Single Piston
2017 KLX450R Lime Green