Every segment is valuable for Kawasaki in India and to drive in this point Kawasaki initially started their off-road/motocross range with the KLX110 for India. And now Kawasaki has added the KX450F and KLX450R into their 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 a price of Rs. 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 the KLX450R, performance is primary alongside control. The 449 cc liquid cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder engine is tuned for maximum low-and mid-range performance. Its wheelbase is 1,480 mm and ground clearance is 315 mm. KLX45R has got 8 litres of fuel capacity making it highest as compared to other Kawasaki off-road motorcycles. Priced at Rs. 8,49,000/- (Ex showroom Delhi) the 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 needs to 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 moto-crosser 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.