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KAWASAKI KX450X: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

Kawasaki has returned to the off-road racing world with the 2021 KX450X, a dedicated racer designed to compete in GNCC, NGPC and WORCS types of event. In truth, Kawasakis are already common in those events with riders like Zach Bell and Josh Strang riding converted motocross bikes. The X is here to shortcut the conversion. […]

RIDING THE 2021 KAWASAKI KX450: THE WRAP

Kawasaki was the first manufacturer to release a 2021 model to the press. The new Kawasaki KX450 is in our greedy hands and we couldn’t be happier. Mark Tilley, in particular, is the  bike’s biggest fan. He used the 2020 model to dominate the Vet Expert and Senior Expert classes in the NGPC events and […]

2021 KAWASAKI KX450 FIRST RIDE: 2021 VIDEO SERIES

The Kawasaki KX450 is the first of the 2021 models to arrive and we have already spent a day testing it. The bike might look unchanged, but it has a number of welcome improvements. The most significant is the redesign of the clutch; it now has a single cupped disk spring rather than five coil […]

2021 KAWASAKI MX MODELS: E-START KX250!

Kawasaki just released photos and information on the 2021 KX250 and KX450. The big news is that the KX250 was redesigned and now has electric start. Kawasaki also announced a new line of closed-course competition off-road bikes. Click here for information on the Kawasaki XC line and other 2021 models. The new KX250 received many […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: FCP RACING 2020 KAWASAKI ENGINE MOUNTS

PRODUCT: FCP Racing offers a chassis upgrade with titanium and aluminum engine-mount kits. The front engine mounts are CNC-machined out of titanium and come in the exotic titanium color combined with CNC-machined aluminum top engine mounts anodized bronze. We tested the kit specifically designed for the 2019-’20 Kawasaki KX450 motocross model. POSITIVES: The FCP Racing […]

KAWASAKI KX450 PROJECT: THUMPER THURSDAY

When the 2019/20 Kawasaki KX450 appeared, all thought and discussion of the 2018 model was put on hold. The new bike was a show-stopper. But the older KX is lighter and has a sweet power delivery and many riders still prefer. On this week’s Thumper Thursday we take our 2018 Kawasaki test unit and pay […]

RIDING THE 2020 KAWASAKI KX450: THE WRAP

In 2019, the Kawasaki KX450 was the winner of the Dirt Bike 450 motocross shootout. Now, the 2020 model has arrived and we have already logged some time on it in preparation for this year’s shootout. It might be able to repeat, but it faces some significantly improved 450s with no changes of its own. […]

2020 KAWASAKI MOTOCROSS MODELS

Kawasaki’s 2020 new models are out! The KX450, KX250, KX100, KX85 and KX65 have been released. To read about the 2020 KX250 with its new motor and reconfigured suspension, click here. The other models have fewer changes and are summerized below in Kawasaki’s official press release. The Kawasaki KX™ motocross lineup has created a long […]