2022 Kawasaki KX450SR (KYB suspension, and more...)

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10/5/2021 6:08 AM

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10/5/2021 6:15 AM

Beauty!!!

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10/5/2021 6:17 AM

Impressive! Bike looks great. I like that they are starting to “one-up” each other with these FE/WE/SR options...Hopefully, Yamaha is next with a true GYTR offering

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10/5/2021 6:20 AM

Wow, and at $12,399 this a one hell of a package. I have a standard '21, and I have far more invested to get my bike to its current state.

My bike is extremely well set up right now, but I still can't help but feel like I need to update to this bad boy.

Good work, Kawi.

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10/5/2021 6:21 AM

According to the press release it will come with KYB kit suspension. Any idea what "kit" suspension from KYB is exactly?

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10/5/2021 6:23 AM

jamiechapman418 wrote:

According to the press release it will come with KYB kit suspension. Any idea what "kit" suspension from KYB is exactly?

It's a loose term for KYB, it's basically the same fork you'd buy if you hit up Technical Touch and ordered a set of forks for your KX (minus billet lugs and whatever setting they shipped it with).

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10/5/2021 6:23 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/5/2021 6:26 AM

Aren't polished intake port a bad thing??

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10/5/2021 6:27 AM

So - this seems to shit all over the other bikes from a value point.

12.4 - with :
xtrigs $750
pc full exhaust 1100
Did Stx 400
Kyb kit suspension 7500
Better chain and sprocket $130
Stock bike of 9400 plus all those parts is about 20k

Also the stock bikes retailing for 95-11k look like a joke next to this bike from my perspective.

This is pretty interesting stuff.

And the Yamaha monster edition costing more for a set of lame ass graphics is a pretty Yamaha thing to do lol.

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10/5/2021 6:28 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/5/2021 6:29 AM

I sure hope Kawasaki keeps doing this each year. This will be my next bike if so.

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10/5/2021 6:31 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/5/2021 6:33 AM

I just like that they used the SR designation.

That means something / resonates with us old blokes. cool

Though, some may cry "sacrilege, that's the Works Bike designation".

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10/5/2021 6:36 AM

All of that stuff is so trick but who is the market for these works editions? Vet Riders?



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10/5/2021 6:38 AM

yz133rider wrote:

So - this seems to shit all over the other bikes from a value point.

12.4 - with :
xtrigs $750
pc full exhaust 1100
Did Stx ...more

Technical touch KYB forks really cost $7500??

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10/5/2021 6:38 AM

bierbower105 wrote:

All of that stuff is so trick but who is the market for these works editions? Vet Riders?



People with money, yes.

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10/5/2021 6:39 AM

Very cool

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

10/5/2021 6:40 AM

yz133rider wrote:

So - this seems to shit all over the other bikes from a value point.

12.4 - with :
xtrigs $750
pc full exhaust 1100
Did Stx ...more

agn5008 wrote:

Technical touch KYB forks really cost $7500??

Forks and shock are around there.

Showa A-kit from PC is like $9,500 range last I heard.

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10/5/2021 6:42 AM

yz133rider wrote:

So - this seems to shit all over the other bikes from a value point.

12.4 - with :
xtrigs $750
pc full exhaust 1100
Did Stx ...more

agn5008 wrote:

Technical touch KYB forks really cost $7500??

ML512 wrote:

Forks and shock are around there.

Showa A-kit from PC is like $9,500 range last I heard.

Jeez. That is bonkers.

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10/5/2021 6:42 AM

It's going to be the kyb air forks that all the teams are running

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10/5/2021 6:42 AM

yz133rider wrote:

So - this seems to shit all over the other bikes from a value point.

12.4 - with :
xtrigs $750
pc full exhaust 1100
Did Stx ...more

agn5008 wrote:

Technical touch KYB forks really cost $7500??

ML512 wrote:

Forks and shock are around there.

Showa A-kit from PC is like $9,500 range last I heard.

Just looked up on technical touches website the forks are $4800 and the shock is $2600. That’s 7400 without shipping or tax. Plus the xtrigs.

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10/5/2021 6:46 AM

Bike is badazz, imo. Best deal of special edition models. So many good bikes now to choose from.

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10/5/2021 6:47 AM

agn5008 wrote:

Technical touch KYB forks really cost $7500??

ML512 wrote:

Forks and shock are around there.

Showa A-kit from PC is like $9,500 range last I heard.

agn5008 wrote:

Jeez. That is bonkers.

Gotta pay to play. Hahaa

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10/5/2021 6:48 AM

spimx wrote:

It's going to be the kyb air forks that all the teams are running

Nope, it's AOS (air oil separate) spring fork.

Eli was on air when he first went to Kawasaki but switched to spring and has been since.

Star is on air and my team was.

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10/5/2021 6:49 AM

So pumped on this! Hopefully a 250f is in the works..

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2022 KX250

10/5/2021 6:50 AM

Can someone help me justify spending $13,000 on a dirtbike?

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10/5/2021 6:52 AM

llaliberte22 wrote:

Aren't polished intake port a bad thing??

Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

Depends on many factors, primarily port shape and the short turn. Texturing for boundary layer/atomization is not always required.

The dyno and the flow bench hold the answers.

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Violence You Can Believe In

10/5/2021 6:57 AM

If nothing else, it looks nice.

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10/5/2021 7:03 AM

Well done, Kawasaki.

I love it when a manufacturer raises the bar.

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10/5/2021 7:05 AM

spimx wrote:

It's going to be the kyb air forks that all the teams are running

ML512 wrote:

Nope, it's AOS (air oil separate) spring fork.

Eli was on air when he first went to Kawasaki but switched to spring and has ...more

That’s too bad. Kyb kit air is where it’s at! It’s on both my Yamaha and my KTM.

But still, Kawasaki nailed it! Way to go!

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2015 Husqvarna FE501s
2020 KTM 250xc
2019 Yamaha YZ250F

10/5/2021 7:07 AM

Pretty cool, guess they see people willing to pay $20-30k for a sXs, might as well get bike prices up there

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10/5/2021 7:07 AM

kb228 wrote:

Can someone help me justify spending $13,000 on a dirtbike?

I can't help you there. At $13,000 I'd be nervous riding it. Although I'm also one who will never finance a dirt bike. If I don't have the money in my account then I don't buy it.

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10/5/2021 7:08 AM

kb228 wrote:

Can someone help me justify spending $13,000 on a dirtbike?

You get a decent amount for that $13000. That being said, people who are adding up the retail cost of the parts list and slapping it onto the price of a standard KX to show the value, is not accurate at all. You paid for the standard exhaust, forks, shock etc on your standard KX for that $9500. And they have some value. So you would have to deduct the cost of those parts from the SR to really have an accurate number there.

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