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The Kawasaki KX450F–SR is the pinnacle of Kawasaki’s four-stroke motocross GP technology, with class and race-leading power delivery controlled by state of the art suspension and lightweight high-tech chassis components. Developed over a number of seasons by technicians from the Japanese factory’s Akashi race department and the KRT base in Europe, the ‘SR’ model still retains many of the outstanding engine and chassis qualities of the standard KX450F machine available from any Kawasaki off-road dealer. The bike is raced in the top flight MXGP class, against other 450cc four stroke machines. Utilising the latest generation Showa suspension, the machine can be set-up to offer the best bump absorption and stability in the varied terrain experienced by riders across the extensive global MXGP calendar. In 2018 the KX450F–SR is campaigned by Belgian’s Clement Desalle and Julien Lieber under the KRT banner.


The KX250F was launched in 2004 and has been continually developed ever since. Successful in MX2, Arenacross on an international level and equally successful in national and club racing, the KX250F is a formidable racing machine. As the final step on the MX competition ladder before the demands of MXGP, and MX2, a racing machine needs agility, power and predictability as much as season-long durability and easy maintenance. The highly praised production KX250F scores highly in each regard and is “first pick” for many individual riders and racing teams across the world. Combining ultimate race-long performance and holeshot ability with enviable durability has been the challenge for Kawasaki’s engineers. The evidence is on show for all to see, a machine with podium potential that rewards riders with ease of riding characteristics making each moto a chance to be the first to see the chequered flag.