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KX 250F: THE BIKE THAT

KX 250F: THE BIKE THAT BUILDS CHAMPIONS. The 2018 Kawasaki KX250F is the second year of the brand’s newest generation quarter litre motocross bike. The 2017 model was an all-new machine, so Kawasaki sought to improve on their newest generation bike by making refinements to the engine and suspension. The changes made to the engine were implemented to try and improve the power and torque throughout the rev range while the new suspension settings were aimed at better overall compliance. The changes made to the engine include a new throttle body with a less vertical injector mounting angle, a new fuel pump, a revised intake duct and shorter intake funnel, a new cylinder head design, a new intake camshaft, revised ECU settings, and a new header pipe. The changes to the suspension were made in both the front and rear of the bike. Up front, the Showa Separate Function Fork (SFF) has a softer spring and added preload in the right fork while the left fork receives a new compression shim setting, a new rebound shim setting, and a new BCV shim setting. The rear shock changes are a new rebound shim setting, compression shim setting, and new plug-bolt setting. From R83995.00 KX 450F: THE FINAL CHAPTER. Kawasaki redesigned this bike two years ago with weight loss and improved handling as the primary goals. The chassis was changed much more than the motor, which dates back to a time before anyone thought that electric start would be a trend in motocross. So, now the KX450F is one of the two that still has a kickstarter. It’s the lightest of the Japanese bikes, due in part to its air fork. Kawasaki is using a Showa SFF fork with three separate air chambers in the right leg. Without a doubt, handling is the KX450F’s calling card. It doesn’t do anything wrong, and it feels much lighter than any of the Japanese bikes. It is, in fact, around 4 kilogrammes lighter than the Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha. While the KX’s peak power is less than most of the others, it has more low-end power than any of them, and that makes it very easy to ride. The suspension, once you get the fork dialed in, is excellent, and the bike has very neutral ergonomics, which can be further customized with the adjustable foot peg height and handlebar position. From R89995.00 At a Kawasaki Dealer near you. 28 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE MAY 2018

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