Kawasaki KX450F

4.47 | 19 Review(s)
This Oct, 2015 Model has expired

In Malaysia, Kawasaki has discontinued the KX450F and this Motorcycles model is out of production.

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Kawasaki KX450F Pros & Cons

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Things we like in KX450F

Performance

Handling

Lightweight nature

Things we don't like in KX450F

Not legal for street use

Stiff ride quality

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The base package for the Kawasaki KX450F gives a strong basis for experienced racers to ride fearlessly. The very rigid aluminium frame, suspension components, and settings were designed to give outstanding high-speed stability – especially in straight lines – allowing race-experienced riders to ride to their full potential. And, in order to deliver holeshot-winning performance – a critical factor that can mean the difference between running up front and winning or getting stuck in the middle of the pack – chassis geometry and the hard-hitting 4-stroke engine's wide powerband were designed to maximize rear wheel traction. The liquid-cooled DOHC digital fuel-injected engine performs excellently. It also features an all-new launch control mode that minimises the easy wheel spin and facilitates the starting of the vehicle.

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Kawasaki KX450F Videos

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Kawasaki KX450F Review 2024

The KX450F is serving as the flagship off-road motorcycle in Kawasaki’s motorcycle portfolio in the Malaysian market. The dirt bike has been known for its off-road prowess and tackling the imperfect terrains with ease. The motorcycle is not legal for urban usage, however, it is meant to provide cheap thrills with a minimal approach in visual appeal. Kawasaki retails the KX450F for RM 25,499 in only one paint shade of green.

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Overview

 
Brand Kawasaki Malaysia
Price RM 46,065
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 2195 mm
Height 1290 mm
Ground Clearance 345 mm

Kawasaki KX450F Design

Dirt bikes are usually engineered keeping pure performance and handling in mind, with cosmetic appeal and design being at the last of the priority list. This is why the KX450F has been blessed with a minimal design with limited bodywork, in order to keep the overall weight in check.

At the front, the Kawasaki KX450F comes with a blank white visor in place of a conventional headlamp, thus making the front end very light weighted. The typical trait of all the off-road motorcycles of a high mounted front fender is present on the KX450F as well.

From the side, the KX450F comes with a very sleek design with minimalist but sharply styled and angular body panels. The fuel tank has a very thin design but positioned quite highly. The single piece seat is almost flat and blends with the fuel tank and side body panels quite effortlessly. The side profile also exhibits the exposed frame quite beautifully, making the motorcycle look quite aggressive.

At the rear, the KX450F misses out on a conventional tailpiece with tail light and turn indicators. Instead of it, the motorcycle comes with an angular tail cowl which acts as an extension of the seat at the rear. The under-seat exhaust pipe has a bulky design with a plastic cowl over it for better heat protection.

Another minimalist attempt in the KX450F happens to be the absence of a proper instrument console. Instead, here, the motorcycle comes with a pure flat handlebar with circular rubber pad over the center of the handlebar and silver finished levers for front brake and clutch. The pure off-road spec tyres add to the visual appeal, apart from serving their very purpose of building up traction on rough roads.

KX450F Ride & Handling

The Kawasaki KX450F is built around an aluminum perimeter frame. It comes fitted with a pair of 49 mm, inverted telescopic forks SFF-Air TAC (Separate Function front Fork Air - Triple Air Chamber) with adjustable compression and rebound damping at the front and Uni-Trak mono-shock with adjustable dual-range (high/low speed) compression damping, adjustable rebound damping and adjustable preload at the rear.

As expected from a dirt bike, the suspension is set on the stiffest mode in order to make the overall handling a child’s play. The braking setup of 270mm disc brake at the front and a 240mm disc brake at the rear are strong enough and complement the light weighted nature of the motorcycle pretty well.

Kawasaki KX450F Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Kawasaki KX450F sources its thrust from a four-stroke, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 449cc engine. This engine, mated to a six-speed gearbox, has a short stroke design. And while Kawasaki refrains from announcing its power and torque figures, they are roughly in the same region as a conventional 500cc motor.

However, what helps the KX450F is the fact that it has got a tremendous power-to-weight ratio, courtesy the very low kerb weight of 109 kgs. This makes the overall performance very peppy, with quick acceleration figures on tap.

KX450F Braking & Safety

In the name of safety list, the Kawasaki KX450F, apart from the disc brake setup at both the ends, comes with launch control in order to keep the wheel spins while hard throttling conditions under control.

Kawasaki KX450F Verdict

The Kawasaki KX450F is quite pricey for the amount it asks. However, this minimalist package impresses with its light weighted frame and stiff suspension setup, making it a brilliant handling machine. This sharp riding dynamics of the KX450F only gets even more enjoyable with the performance-oriented engine it has got under the minimalist clothing. The KX450F might not be legal to use on the streets. However, if weekend off-roading in a closed periphery is what you are looking for, the KX450F is an amazing track tool for the job.

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  • Exquisite choice of bike for both new and experienced riders

    It becomes a daunting task to search out a bike that both novice and pro riders would enjoy riding. I needed one such as both me and my son wants to...

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    Myrza Jan 30, 2024 for Kawasaki KX450F
  • Occasional motocross tracks, enduro adventures bike

    I rode a sport bike for years, but it couldn't handle the demand of the challenging terrains, so I had to trade it. I explored many bikes, but the...

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    Murad Jul 13, 2023 for Kawasaki KX450F
  • Ideal for those who crave thrill and speed

    The Kawasaki KX450F's off-road capabilities were appreciated in a motorcycle magazine review, which made me eager to try it out. I decided to take it...

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    Hanna Jul 11, 2023 for Kawasaki KX450F
  • Slender but raw power

    With a skeletal frame, the Kawasaki KX 450F is indeed one of the best creations from the brand so far. It not only boasts a wonderful color...

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    Ishraaq Jun 26, 2023 for Kawasaki KX450F
  • Classy Making!

    The Kawasaki KX450F base package provides experienced racers with a solid foundation for fearless riding. The only drawback of this model is that it...

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    Hafiz Mar 03, 2023 for Kawasaki KX450F
  • Born To Rule!

    Dirt bikes are my sweet nerve. It has helped me earn my first bread myself and has given wings to my passion. Therefore buying this bike was not just...

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    yunus Feb 27, 2023 for Kawasaki KX450F
  • Exceptionally improvised Kawasaki model

    What grabbed my attention at the onset was the exquisite-looking newly designed clutch that the model is projecting. If you prefer an aggressive ride...

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    Daniel Sep 13, 2022 for Kawasaki KX450F
  • Love to use off road

    Very relaxing reliable and appropriate to experience at off road ride where road is roughly and muddy especially in the garden

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    Paran Lah Aug 01, 2022 for Kawasaki KX450F
  • The best off-roader to kick off your journey with

    The Kawasaki KX 450F is a bike that is designed to help new users make the most of their track experience. The bike is preferably one of the best...

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    Syahmie Rasshidi Jul 07, 2022 for Kawasaki KX450F
  • The ultimate experience!

    The Kawasaki KX 450F is one of the best off-roading dirt bikes to have come into the picture in recent years! What makes the most of the bike is the...

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    Ahmad Apr 25, 2022 for Kawasaki KX450F
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