MSRP*
$9,499

KX450F

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KX design philosophy is simple: put mid-level to expert riders on the top step of the podium – and that is what the KX450F does best. Engine and chassis performance delivers what riders need to win. And complimenting this dominant performance, the KX450F is loaded with advanced technology with industry firsts that give riders an even greater edge.

Engine

Type 4-stroke, Single
Displacement 449cc
Bore and stroke 96.0 x 62.1 mm
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Valve system DOHC, 4 valves
Fuel system Digital fuel injection with 43 mm Keihin throttle body
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Starting Primary Kick
Lubrication Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump)
Cooling Liquid

Brakes

Front: type Single rigid mount 252 mm petal disc
Front: calipers Dual-piston caliper
Rear: type Single 240 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper

Dimensions

Overall length 2,195 mm
Overall width 820 mm (32.3 in.)
Overall height 1,275 mm (50.4 in.)
Wheelbase 1,480 mm (58.3 in.)
Ground clearance 330 mm (13.2 in.)
Seat height 955 mm (37.8 in.)
Curb mass** 112.5 kg (250 lbs.)
Fuel capacity 6.2 litres (1.59 gal.)

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed, constant mesh, return shift
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 2.727 (60/22)
Gear ratio: 1st 1.750 (28/16)
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.412 (24/17)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.188 (19/16)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.000 (19/19)
Gear ratio: 5th 0.875 (21/24)
Final reduction ratio 3.846 (50/13)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

Frame

Type Perimeter, Aluminum
Wheel travel: front 314 mm (12.4 in.)
Tire: front 80/100-21
Wheel travel: rear 315 mm (12.4 in.)
Tire: rear 120/80-19
Caster (rake) 26.9°
Trail 113 mm (4.57 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 42°/42°

Suspension

Suspension, front 48 mm inverted Kayaba AOS with DLC coated sliders, 22-position compression and 20-position rebound damping adjustment
Suspension, rear New Uni-Trak linkage system and Kayaba shock with 22-position low-speed and 2-turns or more high-speed compression damping, 22-position rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload

MSRP*

$9,499

Special offers

4.9% Special Retail Financing
Take advantage of our Special Retail Financing offer for as little as 4.9% APR OAC for 60 months. Visit your local Kawasaki dealer today for complete details and get moving - for less - right now.

*Limited time purchase financing offer for 60 months on select new, unused 2012, 2013 and 2014 Kawasaki models sold by participating authorized Canadian Kawasaki Motors Dealers, available on approved credit. See dealer for complete details. Offer ends January 15, 2015. Offer cannot be combined with any other special offers.

Motorcycle Sony Action Cam Promotion
Purchase a select new Kawasaki motorcycle and ride away with a Sony Action Cam. Relive the memories, and capture all those on the horizon. Offer ends September 30, 2014.

The Motorcycle Sony Action Cam Promotion is available on select Motorcycle models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between July 8, 2014 and January 15, 2015. Receive a Sony Action Cam with accessories (including waterproof housing and adhesive mounts) valued at $418, with the purchase of a KX450FFF – KX450F. Quantities are limited and certain conditions will apply. Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions unless otherwise indicated. See your dealer for complete details.

Kawasaki Pit Tent Promotion
Keep cool in the shade between races. Purchase a new 2015 KX or KLX and receive a free Kawasaki Pit Tent. Visit your local Kawasaki dealership to access this limited time offer.

The Kawasaki Pit Tent Promotion is available on select Motorcycle models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between July 8, 2014 and January 15, 2015. Receive a Kawasaki Pit Tent valued at $570, with the purchase of a KX450FFF – KX450F. Quantities are limited and certain conditions will apply. Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions unless otherwise indicated. See your dealer for complete details.

OGIO Equipment Bag Promotion
Get to the race in style with a free OGIO Performance Equipment Bag. Purchase a new KX or KLX motorcycle and receive a free OGIO Performance Equipment Bag. Visit your local Kawasaki dealership to access this limited time offer.

The OGIO Performance Equipment Bag Promotion is available on select Motorcycle models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between July 8, 2014 and January 15, 2015. Receive a OGIO Performance Equipment Bag valued at $199, with the purchase of a KX450FFF – KX450F. Quantities are limited and certain conditions will apply. Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions unless otherwise indicated. See your dealer for complete details.

Kawapedia

Launch Control Mode

In motocross racing, getting a good start is critical. A few tenths of a second can make the difference between getting the holeshot or not. In slippery conditions, getting the maximum drive from a motocrosser requires precise control of the both the clutch and throttle. 

Launch Control Mode helps riders get a good start by complementing high-level technique with engine management. Featured on a mass-production motocrosser for the first time on Kawasaki's KX450F, the system activates a separate engine map designed to get a more efficient start off the line. The system is designed to the same specifications as that used by our factory racers competing in the AMA Supercross and Motocross championships. 

Launch Control Mode is activated simply by pressing the button on the handlebar. The Launch Control map slightly retards ignition timing to help tame the engine's strong torque and reduce wheel spin off the start. Launch Control Mode is only active in the first two gears off the start, disengaging and returning to the standard engine map automatically once the rider shifts into 3rd gear. The system gives riders a great advantage when lining up at the gate and puts them in a better position to win.

* The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as "Your price" may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer's suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.