The latest generation Kawasaki KX450 has done very well in the in the Dirt Bike Magazine 450cc shootouts since its introduction back in 2019 without any major updates. We have heard rumors for the last couple years that there was major changing coming and we finally have some confirmation of that. While searching the internet we found these cell phone videos and photos of the European factory Kawasaki team doing some testing for the upcoming race season.
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Compare to the 2023 model we are testing now it looks like the bike Febvre is testing has new styling and a new chassis with different subframe mounting points. In these images it’s hard to see any engine changes but the Pro Circuit exhaust looks to be slightly different, this could also be a race team spec made by Pro Circuit. Stay tuned for more.