2012 Kawasaki KX450F Review

2012 KX ™ 450F highlights begin with the DNA Supercross winner of the bike last year. The advanced design of the aluminum perimeter frame and dominate the engine has received numerous improvements to help create a more compact chassis and powered by centralized mass usable energy, more than ever before. Measuring the charge technology, the KX450F has a brand new Launch Control mode that changes the parameters of DFI with the touch of a button to maximize traction out of the starting grid. This is achieved without sacrificing any of the growling mid-range or speed in a straight line that made the KX450F famous.

No other production motocross offers a higher degree of interface control driver or engine character that the new KX450F 2012. With a choice of four different positions controlled, two-position footrest, and two plug-in optional parameters DFI (plus almost unlimited mapping capabilities with the use of DFI Accessories Kawasaki Racing Kit software) - thanks to its injection advanced digital fuel (DFI ®) system - KX450F is only capable of adapting to track and surface conditions and meet the needs of a surprisingly wide range of riders. Available colors: Lime Green

Just sit on the new 2012-model reveals that a new bike. The new framework thinner (4mm thinner than its predecessor), minimalist new look and a flat-tank places online driving position offers a significantly slimmer and improved ergonomics. A choice of four different positions and controlled two different feet positions PEG allows the rider to adapt the new bike for their riding position. Already we can see that this is a very different bike and it has not even begun.

2012 Kawasaki KX450F
2012 Kawasaki KX450F
Kick it over and the new ECU does a masterful job of communicating with the KX but not without your participation. Using the supplied DFI couplers, riders can quickly and easily access their choice of three cards (standard, hard or soft) according to monitor conditions.

But perhaps the most interesting addition to the new 2012 Kawasaki KX450F is using the launch control of the world for the first time on a motorcycle MX. Turns at the touch of a button mounted on the handlebars, the Launch Control system, similar to the Kawasaki factory riders, the engine independent asset card in order to ensure efficient implementation will begin in slippery conditions. (Map of Launch Control "exceptional people" power, saving low-grip tires with traction situations, and allows riders to focus on their lines.) Once the driver moves in the third report, the system automatically turns off, switch back to normal engine map.

Other new features include KX450F 2012 Uni-Trak rear suspension, new factory-inspired tuning, new front brake disc Petal, narrower front tires and lower center of gravity, the new version easier gear shifting, a new plant design, and more .

2012 Kawasaki KX450F
2012 Kawasaki KX450F

2012 Kawasaki KX450F - U.S. Features / Specifications

U.S. MSRP Price: $ 8399.00 USD


Liquid-cooled, four-stroke single, DOHC and four valves per cylinder



Bore and stroke

96.0 x 62.1 mm

Compression ratio


Fuel System

43mm Keihin throttle body


Digital DC-CDI


A five-speed

Rake / Trail

26.9 degrees / 4.4 in.

Rear suspension / wheel travel

Uni-Trak ® coupling system and the collision with the piston 50 mm Kayaba, 22 positions of low-speed compression and high transmission speed dampning, 22-way rebound adjustable spring preload and damping / 12.4 in.

Front Tire Size


Rear tire size


Front brake

A disk of 250 mm piston caliper with two petals

Rear brakes

A 240 mm disc with single piston caliper petals

Overall length

85.8 inches

Overall Width

32.3 inches

Building height

50.2 inches


58.3 inches

Ground Clearance

13.0 in

Seat Height

37.6 inches

Curb Weight

249.1 kg.


1.64 gal.

Colour options

Lime Green