Kawasaki's Fastest Off-road Machine Ever.
The 2012 KLX450R is Kawasaki’s lightest, fastest and most powerful big-bore 4-stroke off-road race machine ever. It gets its key components straight out of the mighty KX450F motocrosser and adapts them for off-road racing. The KX450F’s high-powered, lightweight 4-stroke engine has been tweaked for more low-end torque and is mated to a special wideratio 5-speed transmission. Plus it comes with an electric starter.
The lightweight all-aluminium chassis is balanced to provide both quick turning and light handling over a variety of terrain. The high-spec AOS inverted fork and superb rear suspension from the KX450F have been tuned for off-road competition and to minimise rider fatigue over long distances.
Out of the crate, off-road competitors can now enjoy the same incredible engine and the same outstanding frame and suspension technologies as the class-leading KX450F, but in a bike purpose-built to excel in off-road racing.