2019 Kawasaki KX450F Info Released

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6/12/2018 6:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/14/2018 8:27 AM

Edit: Our First Impressions from riding the bike at the press launch can be found here: https://www.vitalmx.com/product/guide/Bikes,6/Kawasaki/KX450,16360#product-reviews/831

Here ya all be: https://www.vitalmx.com/features/First-Look-2019-Kawasaki-KX450F,6001 Photo
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6/12/2018 6:03 AM

Mmmmm..... spring forks cool

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Washed up moto and enduro weekend warrior.

6/12/2018 6:11 AM

Outside of the shroud graphics that is one sweet bike! If I was interested in a four stroke I’d pick me up one of those.

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6/12/2018 6:13 AM

Yeah, KTM is screwed.

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6/12/2018 6:18 AM

Is Tomac going to stay on the '18 for the rest of the summer? He seems to have that bike dialed so I wouldn't imagine he'd want to hop on a brand new bike in the middle of the championship run like Villo did that one year.

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6/12/2018 6:19 AM

Damn, it checks a ton of boxes. Looks ok too. Can’t wait for ride reports.

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6/12/2018 6:20 AM

Its been well received with the Japanese team green riders this year. They’ve been doing well on it. But they are works versions, so don’t know how that equates to these.

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

6/12/2018 6:21 AM

Looks like a player. Any chance ML that Tomac lines up on the '19 prior to the end of the Nationals? Maybe if he clinches early?

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6/12/2018 6:21 AM

I like all the updates except the looks, my god. Ill wait till 2020 to get mine once its refined.

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6/12/2018 6:24 AM

zehn wrote:

Is Tomac going to stay on the '18 for the rest of the summer? He seems to have that bike dialed so I wouldn't imagine he'd want to hop on a brand new bike in the middle of the championship run like Villo did that one year.

Mec sx.

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6/12/2018 6:25 AM

zehn wrote:

Is Tomac going to stay on the '18 for the rest of the summer? He seems to have that bike dialed so I wouldn't imagine he'd want to hop on a brand new bike in the middle of the championship run like Villo did that one year.

They won’t be changing over until after the outdoors.

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6/12/2018 6:34 AM

Impressed with the weight. They added electronic start, hydraulic clutch and spring forks but only gained 1.4 lbs.

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6/12/2018 6:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2018 6:38 AM

280driver wrote:

Impressed with the weight. They added electronic start, hydraulic clutch and spring forks but only gained 1.4 lbs.

I agree.

Kawasaki managed to add all that and keep the weight competitive with KTM/Husqvarna.

Very impressive.

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6/12/2018 6:38 AM

Bravo Kawasaki! Awesome bike for sure...if the ride reports are good, I know what I will be on next year.

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6/12/2018 6:38 AM

Curious if this bike went on a diet

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6/12/2018 6:38 AM

Hmmm. Was going honda again but im going back to my fave! This bike should be a winner
How much did last year's weigh?

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6/12/2018 6:41 AM

Jrewing wrote:

Hmmm. Was going honda again but im going back to my fave! This bike should be a winner
How much did last year's weigh?

Believe dry weight was 231lbs for ‘18 and the new one is 232.4lbs.

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6/12/2018 6:46 AM

Boner.

Do I buy one? Or wait a year to refine it....that is the question.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

6/12/2018 6:46 AM

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6/12/2018 6:48 AM

280driver wrote:

Goosebumps

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6/12/2018 6:50 AM

BobPA wrote:

Boner.

Do I buy one? Or wait a year to refine it....that is the question.

Very good question. Im hoping it's good to go now

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6/12/2018 6:51 AM

Soooooo sick. I can't wait to see the 250 for 2020!!

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6/12/2018 6:59 AM

Well done Kawasaki! Will be buying one next season. I kinda dig the graphics, but that’s just me.

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6/12/2018 7:00 AM

Holy shit that is one serious muffler blink

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6/12/2018 7:02 AM

HenryA wrote:

Holy shit that is one serious muffler blink

laughing
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6/12/2018 7:03 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2018 7:03 AM

Looks like a winner.

On a more somber note, anyone notice they dropped the "F" from both the 450 and the 250 on the Kawi website. Say goodbye to your chance of a 2-stroke revival.

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6/12/2018 7:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2018 7:08 AM

MX915 wrote:

Looks like a winner.

On a more somber note, anyone notice they dropped the "F" from both the 450 and the 250 on the Kawi website. Say goodbye to your chance of a 2-stroke revival.

I️ noticed they dropped the “F” from the 450 butt haven’t seen the ‘19 250 yet.

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6/12/2018 7:11 AM

Yeah. It's up on the website now. Looks like BNG. 450 is cool though.

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6/12/2018 7:36 AM

MX915 wrote:

Yeah. It's up on the website now. Looks like BNG. 450 is cool though.

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the spot between the KX100 and the KX250 needs to be filled

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6/12/2018 7:40 AM


If you get to about 55 sec you'll see the forks actually working. Just what I want, the wheel goes up and down but the mudguard doesn't move unlike previous jackhammer's lol
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