2012 Kawasaki KX450F unveiled
Kawasaki have released details and pictures of the KX450F – Multi adjustable and Launch Control!
2012 Kawasaki KX450F
Kawasaki have released information and images for the all new 2012 Kawasaki KX450F motocrosser.
The new model has adjustable foot-peg and handle-bar positioning and a slimmer rider interface. The 2012 KX450F also features the world’s first production use of Launch Control on a motocross bike.
The slimmer new frame -4mm slimmer over the 2011 – new minimalist bodywork and a flatter tank-seat line offer a noticeably slimmer riding position and improved ergonomics.
A choice of four different handlebar positions and two different foot-peg positions allows the rider to tailor the new bike to their riding position. A new ECU comes with supplied DFI couplers, riders can quickly and easily access their choice of three maps (standard, hard or soft) according to track conditions.
The KX450F’s Launch Control is a first on a production MX bike. Activated by the push of a handlebar mounted button, the Launch Control system, similar to that on the factory Kawasaki racers, activates a separate engine map designed to ensure efficient race starts in slippery conditions. The Launch Control Mode map retards ignition timing. Once the rider shifts into 3rd gear, the system is automatically disengaged, switching back to the normal engine map.
Other new features on the 2012 KX450F include a new Uni-Trak rear suspension, new factory-inspired tuning, new front Petal brake disc, narrower front tyre and lower centre of gravity, revised transmission for smoother shifting, new factory styling and more. Kawasaki expects that the new model will be available in Australia in the 2nd half of 2011.
After winning the 2011 AMA SX series with Ryan Villopoto, the 2012 Kawasaki is not resting on its laurels.