29 May 2012 New KX450F: The beast is back, stronger than ever before!

The KX450F doesn’t need an introduction, really. To keep the 2013 KX450F at the top of its class, the bike has received important updates.
HOOFDDORP, May 23, 2012 - Across the ocean, in the United States, this machine has dominated the motocross and supercross championships last year, taking the championship title in both AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross.
Also this year, the 2012 KX450F proved to be unbeatable claiming yet another AMA Supercross Championship title!
In MX1, about halfway in the season, the KX450F is continuously fighting for podiums, with a remarkable Kawasaki 1-2 in both races in Sevlievo, Bulgaria.

For 2013, the main improvements made to the new KX450F are a next-generation pneumatic front fork - first time on a production motocrosser! - a stronger engine and better ergonomics. Through these changes, it’s easier to tame the beast and ride it to the limit, thereby destroying the opposition, any time, any place.

Key features:

- Advanced suspension technology: Next-generation Pneumatic Spring Fork (PSF)
- This advanced design fork replaces springs with pressurised air.
PSF advantages:
- Increased bottoming resistance & road holding:
During compression the counterforce generated by pressurised air is firmer than a spring; during rebound air offers less resistance than a spring.
- Wider setting range:
PSF range of adjustability is much wider than with an AOS spring.
- Stepless setting adjustment: Riders are not limited to standard and optional “spring” settings.
- Hassle-free adjustment with an air pump and adapter.

- More powerful engine
Increased performance at all rpm (especially ultra-low to medium-rpm torque) thanks to a revised piston crown and revised ECU settings.