Kawasaki rides in new motocross & enduro bikes

Japanese motorcycle g?i??ant Kawasaki Motors Corporation has int?rod?uced the 2019 versions of KX250, KX450 motocross co?mpetition bikes and 2019 KLX450R enduro bike in In?dia. While KX250 bike is pri?ced at Rs 7.43 lakh, KX450 costs Rs 7.79 lakh at pan In?dia showroom. KLX450R enduro bike is priced Rs 8.49 lakh. Chan?g?es 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 lig?hter and the traction control system has been improvised.

The 2019 Kawasaki KX?250 bike gets a 249cc, liquid-coo?led, single-cylinder, DO?HC engine that is mated to a five-speed gearbox. It is suspended on 48mm telescopic forks on the front and uni-tr?ak suspension at the rear. A 270mm petal disc on the fro?nt and a 240mm at the rear give it the stopping power.

Powering the 2019 KX4?50 is a 449cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC mot?or that comes mated to a fi?ve-speed gearbox. Braking du?ties are handled by a 270?mm 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 al?so powered by a 449cc, liqu?id-cooled, single-cylinder, D?O?HC mill that is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The bi?ke gets electric as well as ki?ck st??arter. It comes with LED tail lamp and digital ins??t?rument cluster which cons??ists of speedometer, twin tr?ip meters, odometer and clo?ck.

“Our motocross models have been performing well in various national and global competitions. Motocross enthusiastic now will have more exciting experience wi?th KX450 and KX250 and as far as Enduro enthusiast?ic are concerned the KLX?450R is a complete package with power performance, el?e?ctric start and performance components,” Yutaka Yama?shita, managing director at India Kawasaki Motors, said.