2014 KLX450R

Serious Off-Road Performance

The 2014 KLX450R is Kawasaki's lightest and most capable big-bore 4 stroke off-road Enduro model. It gets its key components straight out of the mighty KX450F motocrosser and adapts them for off-road racing. The KX450F's high powered, light weight 4 stroke engine has been tweaked for more low end torque and is mated to a special wide ratio 5-speed transmission.

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High Performance 4-Stroke Engine

The high-powered, lightweight 4-stroke engine is derived from the Championship Winning KX450F and features several tweaks including increased flywheel mass for greater low-end torque.


Electric Starting

A lightweight, highly reliable electric start system is employed for fast, easy, trouble-free starting. A manual kick starter is retained as a backup.


Wide Ratio 5-Speed Transmission

The KLX450R's gear ratios have been selected to specifically suit off-road competition. Likewise, the engine is tuned for a broad delivery of power to optimize the gear ratios. The gear sets and center cases are very compact allowing the frame to be narrower at the rider‘s ankles.


4-Valve Cylinder Head

Featuring dual overhead camshafts lifting lightweight titanium valves with dual progressive valve springs, the KLX's head boasts revised cam lift and timing to boost low and mid range torque.

Race Oriented Chassis

The MX inspired aluminium chassis features centralised gravity and inertia points to deliver incredible traction, light handling and confidence inspiring high speed stability.


Serious Suspension

Kayaba twin chamber forks take care of the big hits up front while Kawasaki's legendary Uni-Trak rear suspension gets the power to the ground. Fully adjustable damping at both ends provides easy tuning and setup.


Powerful Disc Brakes

Petal brake discs front and rear reduce unsprung weight, and help clean the brake pads for more efficient braking. The forged aluminium rear brake pedal has a heavy duty mounting bolt and a large “foot” with sharp teeth to provide a solid feel. An integrated rear brake fluid reservoir provides increased reliability.


Lightweight Digital Instrumentation

Fully equipped for off road competition, the KLX boasts a fully featured instrument panel including speedometer, odometer, twin trip meters and a clock.



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Type 4-Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC, 4-Valve, Single
Displacement 449 cm³
Bore and Stroke 96.0 x 62.1 mm
Compression ratio 12.0:1
Valve system DOHC, 4 valves
Fuel system Carburettor Keihin FCR40
Ignition Multi-map Digital CDI with TPS (K-TRIC)
Starting Electric and Primary Kick
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission 5-speed, return
Final drive Sealed Chain
Primary reduction ratio 2.727 (60/22)
1st 2.167 (26/12)
2nd 1.533 (23/15)
3rd 1.188 (19/16)
4th 0.950 (19/20)
5th 0.810 (17/21)
Final reduction ratio 3.846 (50/13)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Type Perimeter, aluminium
Wheel travel:
Front 305 mm
Rear 315 mm
Front 80/100-21M/C 51P
Rear 120/90-18M/C 65P
Caster (rake) 27.7°
Trail 122 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 42° / 42°
Front 48mm Inverted, Kayaba AOS with 22-Way Compression
and 18-Way Rebound Damping Adjustment
Rear Uni-Trak with Adjustable Preload, 22-Way (Low Speed)/ Stepless (High Speed) Compression Adjustment, 22-Way Rebound Damping Adjustment, Temperature Compensating Rebound Adjustment
Front: Semi-Floating 250 mm Petal Disc
Caliper Dual Piston
Rear: 240 mm Petal Disc
Caliper Single Piston
Overall length 2,175 mm
Overall width 820 mm
Overall height 1,250 m
Wheelbase 1,480 mm
Ground clearance 315 mm
Seat height 935 mm
Curb mass 125.8 kg
Fuel capacity 8 L
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The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.

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Accessories for KLX450ADF 2013 KLX450R


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* Bike cover Bike model fitment is a guide only.


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* Upgrade kit to increase performance of your KLX450 * Replaces top end with KX450 parts * All parts required supplied


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* MM is an engine hour meter specifically designed for use in the harsh environment of motocross racing As such, it will operate reliably in a number of other applications * - Motorcycles - MM has been specifically designed for motocross racing * It is also useful for tarmac race bikes, ATVs, enduro bikes, karts etc * Note: MM will operate on the new generation "pencil coil" ignitions * - Marine - MM is fully spec'd for saltwater marine use * Applications include outboard motors, jet skis and other recreational and race craft * MM has a dual purpose input circuit * This means that the red sense wire can be cable tied along a sparkplug HT lead (Inductive Connection) OR it can be connected directly into a voltage supply (Direct Connection)


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* 50mm aluminium tubing * Ideal for fixed displays * 3m x 3m coverage * Water resistant roof top * Wall kit and replacement roof will fit either model of pit tent


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* Skid plate with added front and side protection

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