Kawasaki has launched two new motocross bikes Kawasaki KX450F and KLX450R to expand its off-road motorcycle portfolio in India
The Kawasaki KX450F comes at the price of INR 7,97,300, and the Kawasaki KLX450R costs INR 8,49,000, both ex-showroom, Delhi. The two motorcycles come via the CBU route and are not road legal. They are meant for off-road use only.
Tipping the scale at just 108.8 kgs, the KX450F is powered by a 449cc, liquid-cooled engine mated to a 5-speed transmission. While the front-end gets 49 mm inverted forks from Showa with Triple Air Chamber, an adjustable Uni-Trak monoshock is provided at the rear. The braking department is headed by petal discs at either end.
The KLX450R utilises a carburetted version of the 449cc liquid-cooled engine and comes with the same five-speed gearbox. Equipped with a headlamp, digital console, electric starter and a larger fuel tank, the bike is suspended via 48 mm adjustable AOS-type inverted forks at the front and Uni-Trak monoshock setup at the rear.
The two motocross machines also get a Launch Control function which switches a different engine map to provide better starts on low traction surfaces. Even though the market for dirt bikes is limited in India, the new product launches coupled with updates to their superbike range show Kawasaki’s efforts for our market.