Japanese motorcycle giant Kawasaki Motors Corporation has introduced the 2019 versions of KX250, KX450 motocross competition bikes and 2019 KLX450R enduro bike in India. While KX250 bike is priced at Rs 7.43 lakh, KX450 costs Rs 7.79 lakh at pan India showroom. KLX450R enduro bike is priced Rs 8.49 lakh. Changes have been made to KX450’s engine and cycle parts while KX250 gets minor graphical alterations.
The engine of the 2019 KX450 bike has been revised with the inclusion of a finger-follower valve actuation accompanied by hydraulic clutch and electric starter.
Also, it is based on a new aluminium frame that is lighter and the traction control system has been improvised.
The 2019 Kawasaki KX250 bike gets a 249cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC engine that is mated to a five-speed gearbox. It is suspended on 48mm telescopic forks on the front and uni-trak suspension at the rear. A 270mm petal disc on the front and a 240mm at the rear give it the stopping power.
Powering the 2019 KX450 is a 449cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC motor that comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. Braking duties are handled by a 270mm semi-floating disc on the front and a 250mm petal disc at the rear while 49mm adjustable USD forks on the front and adjustable uni-trak suspension at rear take care of the suspension duties.
The 2019 KLX450R is also powered by a 449cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC mill that is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The bike gets electric as well as kick starter. It comes with LED tail lamp and digital instrument cluster which consists of speedometer, twin trip meters, odometer and clock.
“Our motocross models have been performing well in various national and global competitions. Motocross enthusiastic now will have more exciting experience with KX450 and KX250 and as far as Enduro enthusiastic are concerned the KLX450R is a complete package with power performance, electric start and performance components,” Yutaka Yamashita, managing director at India Kawasaki Motors, said.