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The 2016 KLX450R is Kawasaki’s capable big-bore 4 stroke off-road Enduro model. The easy to handle, rider friendly, road registerable, learner legal, trail explorer, enduro racing KX derived motorcycle that has stump-pulling low down torque. Electric start and performance components combine to deliver a fast and usable total package built for the off-road.

The 2016 KLX450R is now even better value for money with a Retail Price Rollback of $1,000. Talk to your local Kawasaki Dealership to find out more!

High Power 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.

The high powered, lightweight 4-stroke engine of the KX450F has been tweaked for more stump-pulling low end torque.


The KLX450R’s gear ratios have been selected to specifically suit off-road competition. 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.

Great, grippy footpegs are standard and ready to race.

Kayaba 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. The high-spec KYB AOSS 48mm inverted front fork and superb rear suspension have been tuned for off-road competition and to minimise rider fatigue over long distances.

Petal brake discs

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.

Digital instrumentation

Fully equipped for off road competition the KLX450R instrument panel lets the rider see what the bike is doing….right now.

This lightweight digital instrumentation includes a speedometer, twin tripmeters, odometer and clock.

MX inspired chassis

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

Electric starter

An electric starter was regarded as essential in the design brief. A lightweight, highly reliable electric start system is employed for fast, easy, trouble-free starting.

A manual kick starter is retained as a backup. Having both electric and kick starter means the bike can be quickly restarted if the engine stalls or has to be stopped.

LED rear light

Kawasaki has fitted an LED rear light for the benefit of the distant competition. The KLX450R comes fully equipped with everthing need for registration on Australian roads. Images shown are without mirrors an indicators, etc.

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.