With all-new model announcements and major revisions and upgrades to already great machines from various manufacturers so far, the 2019 new off-road model season has yet to disappoint, and has delivered good news to pique just about any rider’s interests. The latest manufacturer to pull the veils off of what they’ve been cooking up is Kawasaki, and their biggest news comes in the form of an all-new, completely-redesigned 2019 KX450.
It would probably be easier to list what Kawasaki hasn’t changed, but to give you an idea, this is biggest update the KX450 has received since its introduction in 2006. Also, notice that it’s lost the ‘F’ as well. Now in its fifth generation, the 2019 features an all-new chassis, frame, swingarm and bodywork. Also brand new is its ground-up redesign of the engine, hydraulic clutch (first Japanese manufacturer to do this – kudos, Kawasaki), suspension componentry and… electric start! Anyone who’s watched any motocross or supercross in the past couple of years knows Eli Tomac has been kicking some serious ass on his KX450, so we know some pretty sweet upgrades will have trickled down from everything Kawasaki’s Factory Racing Teams have learned over the years – including from its road-racing teams, too! More on that below.
For those looking for bikes that breathe a little less fire than the premier class 450, the KX250 (again, no ‘F’) as well as the two-stroke KX100, KX85 and KX65 are back for 2019. And for those looking for even more trail-friendly, low maintenance and easy-to-ride off-road bikes, the KLX line has multiple model variations to fit every rider, including the little ones. Scroll down for all the new tech and in depth innovations Kawasaki is offering us for 2019.
Kawasaki Introduces All-New KX450
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