Kawasaki has been typically quiet but finally news has been released of its all-new Pure Sport KF-X 450.
Getting info from the Green Team is like pulling teeth, however we have some concrete news on this model. The KF-X uses a variant of Kawasaki’s KX-F motocross motorcycle engine for motivation.
A race-ready 32-bit processor controlled EFI system provides induction for this powerplant and we expect it will be every bit as potent as Suzuki’s EFI 450 Quadracer.
The chassis is entirely crafted from aluminum and uses a cast aluminum swingarm. The box section lower front frame member allows room for super long A-arms damped by KYB piggyback reservoir shocks up front and also in the rear.
A notable inclusion on this built-for-racing offering is reverse gear, absent from the YF-Z 450 and the Quadracer 450. Kawasaki claims its reverse is very “lightweight”.
The engine is a 4-valve, twin cam, liquid cooled single with titanium valve springs and a three ring piston. This thing has the makings of a very potent, race ready Pure Sport.
Can’t wait to get our hands on one. One small problem, the KF-X 450 is a 2008 model not set to be officially released until sometime during 2007.