Added reply in a thread Eli's Bike 5/8/2018 5:46 AM

I️ always assumed it was the flux capacitor.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Kawi release 5/1/2018 10:52 AM

I️f they have a monster motor on it, I️ wouldn’t be surprised if the launch it at Glen Helen to prove it. Maybe early June?

Added reply in a thread Tomac Outdoors 4/15/2018 1:07 PM

I️ read somewhere that he will not be on the new bike. I’m sure they want time to figure the bike out before switching from a bike he’s finally got dialed in.

Added reply in a thread Sneak Peek: 2019 Kawasaki KX450F in the flesh... 4/8/2018 8:03 AM

Solid results for the bikes debut. One rider finished second overall and the other crashed in moto 1 and then got 2nd in moto 2.
Added reply in a thread Sneak Peek: 2019 Kawasaki KX450F in the flesh... 4/7/2018 9:49 AM

Mentions extensive head and valve train changes for increased HP. I’m sure ET is looking forward to this.

Added reply in a thread Sneak Peek: 2019 Kawasaki KX450F in the flesh... 4/7/2018 8:48 AM

Added reply in a thread Sneak Peek: 2019 Kawasaki KX450F in the flesh... 4/7/2018 6:47 AM

Transworld has a big write up. Hydraulic clutch and spring forks confirmed for production bike.
Added reply in a thread Sneak Peek: 2019 Kawasaki KX450F in the flesh... 3/21/2018 6:27 AM

You seriously heard that or is it wishful thinking? I’m inclined to believe that’s not the final design because the plastic doesn’t fit well plus, why go to the trouble of designing a new bike only to put old looking plastic on it.

Added reply in a thread Sneak Peek: 2019 Kawasaki KX450F in the flesh... 3/19/2018 5:35 PM

ML, are these factory guys the only ones that ride/test the new bike during development or do they have riders from the states involved as well? Any chance ET will get seat time during the process?

Added reply in a thread Sneak Peek: 2019 Kawasaki KX450F in the flesh... 3/19/2018 3:18 PM

Showa spring fork.

Added reply in a thread Sneak Peek: 2019 Kawasaki KX450F in the flesh... 3/19/2018 5:32 AM

The right side definitely looks better than the left side based on these pics.

Added reply in a thread Sneak Peek: 2019 Kawasaki KX450F in the flesh... 3/19/2018 3:49 AM

A closer look makes me think the plastic is different on the two bikes (?). The shrouds on #331 looks smaller and don’t extend down to cover as much of the radiator compared to the #2 bike. Maybe there still finalizing the plastic?

Added reply in a thread Sneak Peek: 2019 Kawasaki KX450F in the flesh... 3/19/2018 3:30 AM

I️ hope they tweak the shrouds some before production but looks like a great machine.

Added reply in a thread Suzuki RM80 1980 Project 3/14/2018 6:20 AM

It’s original.

Added reply in a thread Suzuki RM80 1980 Project 3/14/2018 5:32 AM

All that I️ have left of my ‘80 KX80.
Added reply in a thread 2019 bikes 3/13/2018 7:18 AM

I️ think the current bike is great. Plenty fast, corners well and is light. The trick will be if Kawi can bring spring forks and e-start without gaining weight.

Added reply in a thread 2019 bikes 3/12/2018 11:33 AM

I️ think e-start and spring forks are a given. Excited for what they do above and beyond.

Added reply in a thread 2019 bikes 3/12/2018 10:27 AM

Could be there horizontal shock was shelved. The reason I️ think there’s a chance it did not was that 1) that patent drawing is from a year or two ago and 2) the ‘19 Kawi was described by someone as “revolutionary, not evolutionary”. Guess we’ll see ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 bikes 3/12/2018 10:01 AM

I️ would bet we see the new Kawi just before the start of the ‘18 All Japan Motocross Championship next month. There was some talk they might have rolled it out for a final round or two last year so they have long since completed development.

Added reply in a thread Reverse intake DRT kawasaki 250f 3/6/2018 7:16 AM

DRT has the bike on Instagram and I️ see no noticeable difference in the motor.