Monster KX450R - Not for the Feint-Hearted
*Warning* . . . This bike is not for amateurs/newbies!!! Too much power!!!
Very Clean . . . Not been raced . . .
I just used it on outrides for fun and games.
* Liquid Cooled 4-stroke 449cc super single
* 4-speed MX spec gearbox
* Still the original kit (nothing broken)
* Upsidedown Shocks with lots of suspension travel
* Regularly Serviced
* Chain and Sprockets Still very good.
* Tyres are still almost new
These bikes were the AMA and World SuperCross GP winners and still rank very high and popular with MX riders.
* N-Style kit
* Hurley X / Renthal Swing Arm scratch protectors
* Hand Guards
* ProTaper Handlebar Protection
_Reason for Selling_
* I'm enjoying my other bike (BMW R1200GS) more, so the KX is just standing in the garage.
Price *** R 30 000 ***
or swap for a small bakkie
* Sarel - 011 408 5629
during office hours
(or 084 double two 72735 after)
_Interesting Review_ I came across . . . :-)
A host of improvements make the Kawasaki KX450F motocrosser easier to ride and more reliable than ever.
* A newly-revised powerplant
* Improved shifting
* AMA and World Supercross GP Championship winner
* Ample power
* Smoother, more user-friendly and linear low-rpm throttle response and torque delivery
These changes result in reduced fatigue, allowing riders to go faster for more laps.
The improvements were achieved with new wedge-shaped crank webs, combined with a new heavier flywheel, resulting in reduced engine vibration and better low-end performance.
Reliability of the engine was enhanced via a new connecting rod material with a harder surface, a revised gear ratio and rotor on the oil pump for increased oil circulation and the piston-cooling oil jet was redesigned to prevent oil from being trapped under the piston.
The bottom end changes are coupled with a new shift cam shape and a wider track on the shift drum to permit easier and more consistent gear selection in the KX450F’s five-speed transmission.
An ultra-smooth coating on the intake ports improves intake efficiency and throttle response, while revised ignition data provides easier restarting and a new five-bolt oil pump cover round out the engine upgrades.
Already a great handling motorcycle, the 2008 KX450F further benefits from new engine mounts spaced 10mm farther from the engine.
This allows a slight decrease in torsional frame rigidity making for quicker turning and increased rear wheel traction.
Complementing the chassis change, the Kayaba fork and shock settings were fine-tuned to improve the front / rear balance for quicker turning and slightly stiffer settings were made to improve the bottoming characteristics.
The overall suspension action is even smoother now through the addition of the friction-reducing Kashima Coat treatment on the inside surfaces of the outer fork tubes and the shock reservoir.
Keywords: Kawasaki KX 450 F KX450 KX-450-R KXF450 KXF 450