03 Oct 2017 Every segment is valuable for Kawasaki in India. While the motorcycles of Ninja, Z and Versys series are regularly upgraded, Kawasaki slowly and steadily works on off-road motorcycles as well. Entered with KLX110 initially, Kawasaki now has added KX450F and KLX450R into the portfolio. Like the first entrant the new off-road motorcycles fall under the CBU category.
KX series has a simple design philosophy which says put mid-level to expert riders on the top of the podium. KX450F becomes the lightest machine in the class with a significant reduction in the weight to engine and chassis. The KX450F comes at the price of 7,97,300 (Ex Showroom Delhi). Fuel-injected engine, which 450CC, offers hard-hitting power across the rev-range while ensuring stable fuel-metering in all conditions.
In case of KLX450R performance is primary alongside power and control. The 449 CM3 liquid cooled, 4-storke single cylinder engine is tuned for maximum low-and mid-range performance. Its wheelbase is 1,480 mm and ground clearance is 35 mm. KLX45R has got 8 litres of fuel capacity making it highest as compared to other Kawasaki off-road motorcycle. Priced at 8,49,000 (Ex showroom Delhi) KLX450R is expected to woo passionate endure riders.
On the occasion of launch Yutaka Yamashita, Managing said” The culture and passion for off road motorcycle need be developed in India. Right now it is a niche market and we are happy to contribute in this segment by introducing KX450F, which was awarded as world’s best motocrosser in 2016 by Cycle World.” Those, who follow Motocross racing, will be aware of the fact that The Monster Energy Kawasaki racing team has been the most dominant supercross and motocross team in the last decade with eight combined AMA titles.