2009 Kawasaki KLX450R Web Test — Dirt Rider Magazine

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Kawasaki KLX 450R
Kawasaki KLX 450R

2009 Kawasaki KLX450R Web – Dirt Rider Magazine

The lineage of the Kawasaki KLX450R is obvious when you hit the trail. The loves technical riding and it’s off-road bulk well.

Make no mistake it: Kawasaki’s commitment to off-road is Armed with a high-dollar race team, a growing of loyal Kawasaki riders and a product base, the Green has pledged to go toe-to-toe with KTM in an battle for off-road dominance. The tip of the

The 2009 KLX450R, a bike Kawasaki has thrown into the 450 class with confidence, and a that we’ve personally to drill into the ground countless miles of off-road me to put this right up onto the durability is not a concern with machine. Sure, many will claim that the doesn’t have more one season in it, but we’ve buried notion with our own bare

Dirt Rider’s 2007 KLX450R-bless its little soul-made it our Long Haul testing with impressive results. We rode and even drug bike through some of the conditions this side of the and it hung tight the entire If your beef with the KLX is in get your facts straight: puppy can run the great race and have a lot left to give.On to the the motor on this machine is, for of a better word, righteous.

The is smooth and strong, the gearing is a match for the engine’s character and the low of torque is insanely rideable for trail and off-road applications. you’re cruising along on a trail or trying to bang up a hill, the Kawasaki sure how to get the power to the ground. Yes, in form the KLX is a bit “corked”, but that’s why we put a Two exhaust on it.

By opening up the power a little sacrificing too much on sound, you), we were able to a freer, higher revving attitude that still the good, usable torque with the stock pipe. we certainly don’t condone a megaphone on this well-muffled an exploration into different can definitely give the bike life on the trail; keep the down while you do. Our Leo Vince did.

As far as complaints, the biggest to the motor is its hard-starting, cold-blooded and somewhat wheezy off-idle response. This isn’t the crisply jetted bike in the but the power still does a job of oozing out the rear wheel.

And the charging system is a little on the side and we did have to keep an eye on the if the bike sat for a few weeks.Our test were varied in their of the Kawasaki’s handling, but one thing all agreed upon was that the on the KLX is inherently soft. While the can tackle most off-road with solid compliance, beyond a normal trail will be a bit much for the Kawasaki.

In to give the bike more in high-speed scenarios, we turned to Tech for a little tuning and which ended up giving the KLX bottoming resistance and a little feel higher up in the …. allowed the bike to better to hard/ fast hits and was more adaptable off-road. the Kawasaki has some odd traits.

the bike in stock form can most turns with a level of stability, the front end has a habit of tucking in when the is leaned over too far. leads the rider to feel the KLX is too top-heavy and is a sure path to worn out in a hurry.

Kawasaki KLX 450R

To combat this, we added a steering damper and found this was a huge help in the bike to be more reliable and “knifey” in the turns.The ergonomics of the are sound, although bigger noted that the cockpit cramped when ridden to back with a bike the BMW. The stock headlight is shines more to the sides it does forward-but will get you home after a long ride.

One mod that we found of to this bike was a Rekluse which enhanced the trail of the already strong bike. this mod wasn’t for everyone, it the motor to be more easily in tighter trails and rocky and it certainly jived well the stock gearing.

However, the down-low jetting was a at higher elevations, making the easier to stall in some in all, the Kawasaki is a strong machine, and we feel that our only enhanced the versatility and of use of this bike. Way better for fast on now, even as a trail bike. Is this the for you?

Depending on what looking for, it very could be: great power, suspension and proven durability are all that we’d verify any The Kawasaki KLX450R may not yet be the perfect off-road bike, but any way you look at it, bike is definitely on the right Especially if you like hitting the

We put a Rekluse auto-clutch on our Kawasaki, and testers found that it the bike a lot easier to ride in the stuff.

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Kawasaki KLX 450R
Kawasaki KLX 450R
Kawasaki KLX 450R
Kawasaki KLX 450R
Kawasaki KLX 450R
Kawasaki KLX 450R
Kawasaki KLX 450R

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