Kawasaki KLX450R

4.53 | 15 Review(s)
This Oct, 2015 Model has expired

In Malaysia, Kawasaki has discontinued the KLX450R and this Motorcycles model is out of production.

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KLX450R Pros & Cons

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Things we like in KLX450R

Nimble performance

Handling

Things we don't like in KLX450R

Stiff ride quality

Pillion comfort

Seat height very tall for short riders

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Recent Updates of KLX450R

The KLX450R is without a doubt the greatest trail bike on the market. This big-bore trail bike boasts a variable suspension system and an economical engine that looks to be tailor-made for it. Because of its outstanding ergonomics, the bike is quite pleasant to ride, and one can easily spend a long day on the seat without feeling claustrophobic. The handling is also superb due to the lightweight body. The major highlight of this vehicle is the extremely powerful engine and the suspension system associated with this ride. These features make this ride popular. The KLX 450R overpowers its rivals in every aspect and will certainly impress passionate riders.

 

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Kawasaki KLX450R Review 2024

To meet the best of both the worlds, Kawasaki has the KLX450R dual purpose motorcycle on sale in the country. The KLX450R blends in the practicality of a dirt bike and a street-legal roadster, making it a fun-to-ride and practical machine at the same time. The flagship dual purpose motorcycle from Kawasaki has been priced at RM 25,000, with the only color option available on sale being green.

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Overview

 
Brand Kawasaki Malaysia
Price RM 27,000
Body Type Off Road

Powertrain

 
Engine 449 cc
Transmission Type Manual
Fuel Type Petrol
Drive Type Chain Drive

Dimensions

 
Seating Capacity 1 Seater
Width 820 mm
Length 2175 mm
Height 1250 mm
Ground Clearance 315 mm

Kawasaki KLX450R Design

Based on the highly capable KX450F motorcross machine, the KLX450R borrows a lot of design cues from the former. However, to make it street legal, Kawasaki has equipped the KLX450FR with a few features which are absent on the KX450F and enhance the practicality of the motorcycle.

At the front, gone is the white colored plastic cowl, and in comes a proper tiny headlamp surrounded by a sharply styled bikini fairing. However, the turn indicators are still absent on the motorcycle, whereas the high mounted green colored front fender is there to glorify its off-road appeal.

The side profile has been completely lifted off from the KX450F, which means that the KLX450R too comes with a slim stance with a thin design for the high mounted fuel tank and pointy cowls. The exposed aluminium frame has the same layout as that on the KX450F, and so is the big white colored plastic over the side mounted under-seat exhaust pipe.

The rear of the KLX450R too is exactly the same as that of the KX450F, with the pointy tail section and the absence of proper taillight assembly on the former. The flat and high-positioned single piece seat is good enough for only one rider at a time.

A big miss on the KLX450R, however, is a proper instrument console, which could have made it a bit more practical for daily urban usage. The flat handlebar with rubber mounting over the central position too has been carried over from the KX450F.

KLX450R Ride & Handling

Like the KX450F, the KLX450R too comes with a sturdy suspension setup. It includes a pair of 48 mm upside-down AOS-type telescopic fork at the front and a unit-trak swingarm with fully adjustable monoshock at the rear. Both the front as well as rear suspension come with 22-way adjustments for compression damping and rebound damping.

The lightweight all-aluminum perimeter frame on the KLX450R has been shared with the KX450F, which already has gained a strong image for its sturdiness and compactness. Kawasaki has equipped the KLX450R with a set of 250mm petal disc at the front and a single 240mm disc brake at the rear.

 

Kawasaki KLX450R Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Kawasaki KLX450R comes with a four-stroke, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, which is quite different from that of the KX450F. Sharing the bore and stroke design with the KX450F’s engine, the engine of the KLX450R misses out on fuel injection.

Kawasaki hasn’t shared the power and torque numbers of the KLX450R as well, however, the light dry weight of just 115 kgs translates into a fact that it has got a tremendous power to weight ratio to boast of. The engine of the KLX450R has been coupled to a 5-speed gearbox.

KLX450R Braking & Safety

Apart from the presence of disc brakes, Kawasaki has kept the KLX450R bare bones when it comes to safety equipment. In addition to the ABS, the KLX450R also misses out on the launch control which is there on the KX450Fon which it is based.

The KLX450R emerges out to be a slightly more practical option when compared to its range of focused motocross bikes. However, when it comes to daily usage, it still has a long way to go, courtesy the compromises made in terms of features, ride quality and pillion comfort. However, in terms of fun factor, both the performance as well as handling of the KLX450R is in the territory of serious dirt bikes, giving it an edge over the regular roadsters in the same pricing bracket. The suspension, which includes the lightweight aluminium frame as well as off-road ttyres, is sturdy enough to tackle rough roads with complete ease.

Kawasaki KLX450R Verdict

The KLX450R emerges out to be a slightly more practical option when compared to its range of focused motocross bikes. However, when it comes to daily usage, it still has a long way to go, courtesy the compromises made in terms of features, ride quality and pillion comfort. However, in terms of fun factor, both the performance as well as handling of the KLX450R is in the territory of serious dirt bikes, giving it an edge over the regular roadsters in the same pricing bracket. The suspension, which includes the lightweight aluminium frame as well as off-road tyres, is sturdy enough to tackle rough roads with complete ease.

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  • Unique choice as a trail bike from Kawasaki brand

    My search for a perfect trail bike ultimately ended well when I encountered with Kawasaki klx450r. The bike will unveil its core competency with its...

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    Steven Jan 30, 2024 for Kawasaki KLX450R
  • A very capable machine from Kawasaki

    I got the chance to ride my friend's Kawasaki KLX 450R, and I must say it is a very capable machine. The first forty minutes of the ride were very...

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    shashvinn Jul 14, 2023 for Kawasaki KLX450R
  • Value for money

    With a 449 cc of engine sitting right at the center, the Kawasaki KLX 450 R bike is a true power available at an affordable price. It comes with four...

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    Syahmi Jun 26, 2023 for Kawasaki KLX450R
  • Robust Mover!

    It is a very robust bike that stands on a very promising suspension and technological upliftments. What I really appreciate about this two wheeler is...

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    Alexis Mar 02, 2023 for Kawasaki KLX450R
  • Perfect companion for off-road trips

    The day I bought this bike I set out for an off-road trip. I made it a point to ride this through various off-road routes. I got mesmerized at some...

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    Imen Sep 15, 2022 for Kawasaki KLX450R
  • Possibly the fastest off-roading beast

    The Kawasaki KLX 450R has to be the fastest and most recognizable off-roading bike by Kawasaki. Especially for the green-colored tonality that the...

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    Anderson Jul 14, 2022 for Kawasaki KLX450R
  • Best bet of a professional

    The Kawasaki KLX 450R is preferably one of the most desired bikes for any track or off-road professional who loves their job. The bike fits every...

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    Yusuf Apr 25, 2022 for Kawasaki KLX450R
  • Lightweight and strong

    Kawasaki isn’t only known for the Ninja. The Japanese company makes some of the best dirt racing bikes and the KLX 450R is one of them. The bike is...

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    Adiputera Jan 15, 2022 for Kawasaki KLX450R
  • Best for off-road trails

    The KLX450R is hands down the best trail bike in the market. This big-bore trail bike is blessed with a versatile suspension setup and an efficient...

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    Ishtiqal Nov 19, 2021 for Kawasaki KLX450R
  • The perfect motocrosser

    This is a high quality vehicle and those who want to do some serious moto-crossing, the Kawasaki KLX450R is undoubtedly the best option. It’s a...

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    Zayana Oct 06, 2021 for Kawasaki KLX450R
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