Kawasaki KX450: review, history, specs

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Kawasaki KX450
Manufacturer
Production 74-08
Class Motorcross
Predecessor Kawasaki F12MX
Engine
450
Top Speed 72 mph
Spark Plug NGK B9HS '74
NGK CPR8EB-9 '06-08
Final Drive Chain: 520x102 ‘74[1]
Front Sprocket 15T ‘74[1]
Rear Sprocket 43T ‘74[1]
Front Tire 3.00-21 '74
80/100-21 '06-08
Rear Tire 110/90-19 '06-08
4.60-18 '74
Weight
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Related Kawasaki KX450F
Manuals Service Manual


The Kawasaki KX450 was an off-road and motocross motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki in 1974 along with its smaller brother, the Kawasaki KX250. These were the first of the KX-series motorcycles. The KX450 used a plastic fuel tank and was developed from the 1973 Kawasaki F12MX.

1974 Kawasaki KX450


Specifications[edit]

  • 450cc
  • 2-Stroke, 1 Cylinder
  • Piston Inlet Port
  • 5-Speed Return Shift
  • Maximum Horsepower: 38 HP @5,500 rpm
  • Spark Plug: NGK B9HS
  • Tire Size
  • Front: 3.00-18 4PR
  • Rear: 4.60-18 4PR
  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Lime Green
    • Front Fender: Ivory
  • Engine No.: K5E900001-
  • Frame No. : K5-900001-
  • Parts Catalog No.: 99997-630
  • Ownerfs/Shop Manual No. : 99995-450


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.