SEE THE 2006 KAWASAKIS. GUESS WHICH ONE IS MISSING?

Today is the day to be a happy owner. Not only does release info on their complete 2006 line-up they do so in style with two almost completely brand new models. There is a bit of sad news for all you two-stroke holdouts though, in a move that will surely be followed by the rest of the manufacturers starting maybe even next year has decided to discontinue the KX125

2006 KX65

FEATURES

Engine Modifications for 2006

? Digital ignition offers ideal timing for better response across the rev range

? Magneto with lower inertial moment improves low-rpm response

? Rotor comes with rare-earth magnets _ the unitized piece is small, lighter and more durable

? Revised ignition coil delivers a higher secondary voltage for a hotter spark; the punchier response

gives an improved acceleration feeling

? Connecting rod big-end bearing has more rigid cage for improved durability

? Primary gear is now secured using a lock-nut to help reduce mechanical noise

? A stopper has been added to the oil seal of the left crankcase for increased engine reliability

? Metafoam gaskets are now used for the generator cover, water pump cover and water pump elbow

to improve sealing

Electrofusion Cylinder

? Advanced exhaust and transfer ports for increased power and performance at higher rpm

? Bridge between exhaust ports is machined for improved reliability and resistance to seizure

? Lightweight cylinder liner transfers heat efficiently

Liquid Cooling

? Large radiator provides more even-running temperatures, keeping the power output consistently

strong

? Provides greater reliability

24mm Mikuni Carburetor

? Feeds a four-petal reed valve for excellent throttle response

? Allows the engine to produce more power and torque at all rpm

Six-speed Transmission

? Positive action and rugged durability

? Hard chrome-finished shift-fork ends resist wear

? Manual clutch mechanism mirrors larger KX?? models

? Clutch cover gasket now made of metal-carbon composite material

High-tensile Steel Frame

? The same strong, light, high-tech material as used on bigger KX bikes

? Exceptional torsional rigidity for superior handling

? Reinforced downtube for increased durability

? Engine and chassis bolts have new rust-resistant coating

UNI-TRAK_ Rear Suspension

? Features rising-rate action: as the suspension compresses, the spring and damping strength

increase progressively for a more controlled ride

Nitrogen-charged Shock

? Four-way adjustable rebound damping improves handling on rough tracks

? Rebuildable aluminum body

? External reservoir helps maintain consistent damping

Front Fork

? Four clicks of rebound-damping adjustment accommodate different riding styles and terrain

Swingarm

? Rocker arm made from forged aluminum to reduce weight and improve durability

Front and Rear Disc Brakes

? Light and powerful

? Revised front brake lever shape offers better feel

? Resist fading

? Require less lever pressure

Aluminum Rims

? Reduce unsprung weight for improved suspension action

Detachable Aluminum Silencer

? Silencer is removable from the exhaust pipe and the packing is replaceable

? Oval shape mimics the styling of larger-displacement KX models

New Seat

? Two-tone seat pattern and graphics just like other KX models

SPECIFICATIONS*

Engine: Two-stroke single

Displacement: 64.7cc

Bore x stroke: 44.5 x 41.6mm

Cooling: Liquid

Carburetion: Mikuni VM24SS

Induction: Four-petal reed valve

Compression ratio: 8.4:1

Ignition: Digital CDI

Transmission: Six-speed

Final drive: Chain

Frame: Semi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel

Rake / trail: 27 degrees / 2.4 in.

Front suspension / wheel travel: 33mm leading axle conventional fork with four-way rebound damping

/ 8.3 in.

Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK_ single shock system with four-way rebound damping

and fully adjustable spring preload / 9.4

Front tire: 60/100×14

Rear tire: 80/100×12

Front brake / rear brake: Hydraulic disc / Disc

Overall length: 62.6 in.

Overall width: 29.9 in.

Overall height: 37.6 in.

Ground clearance: 12.0

Seat height: 29.9 in.

Dry weight: 125.6 lbs.

Fuel capacity: 1.0 gal.

Wheelbase: 44.1 in.

Color: Lime Green / Black

MSRP: TBA

 

2006 KX85

FEATURES

Engine Modifications for 2006

? Magneto with lower inertial moment improves low-rpm response

? Rotor comes with rare-earth magnets _ the unitized piece is small, lighter and more durable

? Connecting rod big-end bearing has more rigid cage for improved durability

? New intake port shape and revised cylinder skirt allow cooling air into the crankcase chamber

? Primary gear is now secured using a lock-nut to help reduce mechanical noise

? Metafoam gaskets for the generator and water pump covers improve sealing

Liquid-cooled Engine

? Even-running temperatures provide consistent power output

? Lightweight Electrofusion-coated cylinder improves heat transfer while resisting abrasion and

seizure

? Bridges between intake and exhaust ports are machined finish for improved reliability

Integrated Power Valve System (KIPS_)

? KIPS system varies exhaust-port height for increased horsepower and torque

? Produces a broad powerband with more low-end torque and mid-range, while retaining excellent

top-end power

? Breather added to KIPS cover to improve high-rpm and overrun performance

Clutch

? Thick base clutch hub rides on needle bearings for smooth action

? Large clutch plates are 119mm in diameter for durability and control

? Clutch-release lever ratio is designed for light clutch lever action

? Clutch plate service cover simplifies maintenance and now utilizes a metal-carbon composite

gasket

Six-speed Transmission

? The fifth and sixth gears on the input shaft ride on bushings for added reliability

? Positive shifting action and rugged durability

? Shift forks are hard chrome finished to resist wear and seizing

? Convenient oil level window

? Bushings added to the second, third and fourth gears on the output shaft for increased durability

28mm Keihin PWK carburetor

? Large crescent slide carburetor positions the needle closer to intake ports for excellent throttle

response and improves power

? Adjustable for various conditions

Airbox

? Large right-side cutout improves airflow for increased power

? Foam air filter is reusable after cleaning

Exhaust System

? Features large-diameter O-ring and groove on exhaust pipe for improved durability and easy

installation

? Aluminum silencer re-packable like larger KX?? models

High-tensile Steel Perimeter Frame

? Wide footpegs for better control, made of cast steel for strength

? Thick footpeg brackets withstand today??fs rigorous tracks

? Engine and chassis bolts have rust-resistant coating

Fuel Tank

? Gas tank design lowers center of gravity for improved handling

UNI-TRAK_ Rear Suspension

? The swingarm uses large cross-section beams for more rigidity and control

? The swingarm incorporates cast-aluminum drive chain adjuster sections for easy chain

adjustments and swingarm rigidity

? Flanged collars are used at the swingarm pivot bearings to protect the seals from mud

? Shock is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping and spring preload

36mm Inverted Cartridge Fork

? Inverted forks are more rigid, providing better steering response and control

? Compression damping is 18-way adjustable

? Aluminum upper fork tubes measure 49.5mm in diameter for flex-free performance

Front and Rear Disc Brakes

? Revised front brake lever shape offers better feel

? Forged-aluminum rear brake pedal is strong, lightweight and features two seals at the pivot for

smooth operation

? Strong braking power is achieved with minimal effort

Front and Rear Wheels

? Rear hub features two wheel bearings on the drive side of the hub for durability

? Rear-axle diameter is large for more rigidity

? Front and rear hubs feature seals to better protect the wheel bearings

New Seat

? Two-tone seat pattern and graphics just like other KX models

SPECIFICATIONS*

Engine: Two-stroke single with KIPS_

Displacement: 84cc

Bore x stroke: 48.5 x 45.8mm

Cooling: Liquid

Carburetion: Keihin PWK28

Induction: Crankcase reed valve

Compression ratio: 10.0:1 (low speed) _ 9.2:1 (high speed)

Ignition: Digital CDI

Transmission: Six-speed

Final drive: Chain

Frame: High-tensile steel perimeter design with subframe member

Rake / trail: 27 degrees / 3.5 in.

Front suspension / wheel travel: 36mm inverted telescopic cartridge fork with 18-way compression

damping / 10.8 in.

Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK_ single-shock system with 4-way compression and

16-way rebound damping, plus adjustable spring preload / 10.8 in.

Front tire: 70/100×17

Rear tire: 90/100×14

Front brake / rear brake: Hydraulic disc / Disc

Overall length: 71.7 in.

Overall width: 28.9 in.

Overall height: 41.5 in.

Ground clearance: 13.4 in.

Seat height: 33.1 in.

Dry weight: 143.3 lbs.

Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal.

Wheelbase: 49.4 in.

Color: Lime Green / Black

MSRP: TBA

 

2006 KX250F

GETS A DRAMATIC MAKEOVER FOR 2006

REIGNING 125 SUPERCROSS/ARENACROSS CHAMP RECEIVES

EVEN MORE POWER AND ALL-NEW ALUMINUM FRAME

Just two short years after it was introduced to American motocross racers, the championship-winning KX?250F motorcycle has been revamped even though it already has five titles under its proverbial belt.

Numerous changes have been made to the potent KX250F. It produces significantly more power than the 2005 model it replaces, and like the new flagship KX450F, the KX250F sports an all-aluminum perimeter frame.

The 249cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine now gives the KX250F a harder-hitting powerband, especially from mid- to high-rpm, and it extends that smooth, traction-grabbing power into the over-rev range.

Additional enhancements include revised intake and exhaust ports, and a revised combustion chamber for stronger low- to mid-rpm performance, while new cam profiles and a higher 13.5:1 compression ratio improve high-rpm performance. To compensate for the increased output, the piston now has a thicker crown.

Other engine modifications include stiffer valve springs to help ensure reliable valve control at high rpm; a surface-hardened crankshaft for additional rigidity; more efficient oil pumps that increase oil flow by nearly 20 percent; a new stick ignition coil that reduces overall weight; and newly designed, high-capacity Denso radiators that deliver superior cooling performance due to their more tightly packed cores and new fin design. also revised the timing and lift of the decompression system, so starting the KX250F is even easier.

The clutch and five-speed transmission have also been modified to include new friction plate material and stiffer clutch springs for improved clutch feel, and the gears have beefier dogs to match the more-powerful engine. engineers have also given the KX250F shift drum a new cam to improve shifting feel.

The most visible change to the KX250F is the aluminum perimeter frame. As with the KX450F, engineers combined their experience designing steel perimeter KX frames and techniques used to construct the Ninja?ZX? -10R sport bike chassis to create an all-new aluminum perimeter frame. Comprised of forged, extruded and cast aluminum parts, the strong but light design gives the KX250F the best possible balance of torsional and longitudinal rigidity necessary for superior handling characteristics.

The frame was designed so that the center of gravity and key chassis dimensions would work together to enhance the rear tire’s ability to drive the KX250F forward instead of squatting under acceleration. Additionally, the four-stroke engine sits in an upright position within the new frame to further aid overall traction.

The slim profile of the KX250F frame, two-piece radiator shrouds that leave the upper frame spars exposed, and careful design of the remaining bodywork make the KX250F feel light and narrow beneath the rider.

The KX250F’s high-performance suspension has been designed to complement the new frame. Up front, a Showa twin-chamber fork keeps the oil and air in separate chambers for consistent damping performance during long motos. On the rear, a new UNI-TRAK? rear suspension system, featuring an alloy swingarm with tapered spars and revised linkage ratios maximizes traction under acceleration.

Front and rear petal disc brakes provide stopping power for the KX250F. This design not only helps to reduce unsprung weight, but the petal shape of the discs helps to clean the brake pads for more efficient braking performance.

In addition to aggressive new bodywork and a new seat, the KX250F comes with a Renthal aluminum handlebar and an aluminum skid plate as standard.

To minimize overall weight, the KX250F utilizes aluminum instead of steel for several components, including the clutch cable elbow, clutch cable fitting nuts, fuel tank fitting nuts, seat mounting brackets, front brake hose clamp and igniter stay bracket. engineers also eliminated the upper mounting brackets of previous designs for the plastic fork protectors.

FEATURES

Engine

?’ 249cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine delivers hard-hitting power from mid- to high-rpm

?’ Wide powerband extends smoothly into the over-rev

Top End

?’ Revised intake and exhaust ports, and revised combustion chamber improve low- to mid-range performance

?’ Rev-limiter settings and ignition timing have been revised to extend the engine’s over-rev capability

?’ New cam profiles help increase high-rpm performance without sacrificing low-end performance

?’ Piston features a thicker crown to compensate for increased power and higher compression ratio

?’ Once-piece magneto rotor offers improved reliability

?’ New stick ignition coil saves weight and offers improved performance

Bottom End

?’ Crankshaft is surface-hardened for additional rigidity

?’ Countershaft sprocket has more and smaller splines to increase reliability

?’ More efficient oil pumps increase oil flow by nearly 20 percent

Cooling

?’ Newly designed, high-capacity Denso radiators are slimmer

?’ Radiator features more tightly packed cores and a new fin design to deliver superior cooling efficiency

Shifting

?’ New friction plate material and stiffer clutch springs improve clutch feel

?’ New clutch lever design compensates for higher spring rate

?’ Five-speed transmission dogs are beefier to match the engine’s increased power

?’ Shift drum features new cam for improved shifting feel

Frame

?’ All-aluminum perimeter frame features composite structure, utilizing forged, extruded and cast components

?’ The slim profile of the frame, two-piece radiator shrouds that leave the upper frame spars exposed, and careful design of the remaining bodywork make the KX?250F feel light and narrow beneath the rider

Front Suspension

?’ Showa twin-chamber fork keeps oil and air in separate chambers for stable damping performance during long motos

Rear Suspension

?’ New UNI-TRAK ?rear suspension system features revised linkage ratios to suit the new fame and swingarm

?’ Alloy swingarm uses cast front section, tapered hydroformed spars and forged chain pullers; the tapered spars are shaped to match the balance of flex and rigidity required of the aluminum frame, and allow additional clearance for the rear brake caliper when the rear suspension is fully compressed

?’ Smaller rear chain guide reduces overall weight

Brakes

?’ Front and rear brakes utilize new petal discs, helping to reduce overall weight

?’ Petal discs help to clean the brake pads for more efficient braking performance

Wheels

?’ New rear wheel helps to reduce unsprung weight From the Cockpit

?’ Renthal aluminum handlebar is strong and reduces overall weight

?’ Short-length grips feature a special pattern to reduce vibration transmitted from the bars to the rider

New Styling

?’ New bodywork and new seat have aggressive style

Options

?’ Different inertia magneto rotors

?’ 12-tooth countershaft sprocket

?’ Top handlebar clamp for an oversized bar

?’ Aluminum and steel rear sprockets with optional tooth sizes

?’ Solid petal brake rotors for wet racing conditions

?’ Optional springs for the front fork and rear shock

?’ Manual decompression lever and cable

?’ 20-inch front wheel

SPECIFICATIONS*

Engine:

Four-stroke single with DOHC and four valves

Displacement:

249cc

Bore x stroke:

77.0 x 53.6mm

Cooling:

Liquid

Carburetion:

Keihin FCR37 and hot start circuit

Compression ratio:

13.5:1

Ignition:

Digital AC-CDI

Transmission:

Five-speed with wet multi-disc manual clutch

Final drive:

Chain

Frame:

Aluminum perimeter

Rake / trail:

27.5 degrees / 4.7 in.

Front suspension / wheel travel:

47mm inverted twin-chamber telescopic fork with 16-way compression and rebound damping / 12.4 in.

Rear suspension / wheel travel:

UNI-TRAK? linkage system with 13-way low-speed and 2-turn high-speed compression damping, 17-way rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload / 12.2 in.

Front tire:

80/100-21 51M

Rear tire:

100/90-19 57M

Front brake:

Single semi-floating 250mm disc with dual piston caliper

Rear brake:

Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper

Overall length:

TBA

Overall width:

TBA

Overall height:

TBA

Ground clearance:

TBA

Seat height:

TBA

Dry weight:

TBA

Wheelbase:

TBA

Fuel capacity:

TBA

Color:

Lime Green / Black

MSRP:

TBA

 

2006 KX250

Several motocross magazines hailed the 2005 Kawasaki KX?250 as one of the best all-around two-stroke motocross bikes due to its sheer power, ideal handling and superb brakes. As one magazine said, “The 2005 KX250 is phenomenal!”

And while it’s sometimes difficult to improve on a winner, has succeeded in making the KX250 even better for 2006 by fine tuning the engine, suspension and brakes.

To make this 250 Supercross race winner even quieter, the 249cc, liquid-cooled, two-stroke engine features a new piston profile, while a longer, wider silencer ensures the KX250 meets modern noise emission standards. Plus, the silencer’s all-new, long-fiber packing is more durable and requires less maintenance. And to keep the KX250 at the best-possible temperature, a new water pump impeller increases coolant circulation.

Changes to the KX250’s chassis include a strong, lightweight Renthal aluminum handlebar, and the rear shock now features dual compression adjustability so riders have more tuning options for both low-speed and high-speed compression damping. Up front, the Kayaba AOS fork has a new, one-piece sleeve to improve suspension action at full compression.

For 2006, the KX250 has even stronger stopping power. The new petal-style disc brakes are not only lighter, but their shape helps to clean the brake pads for more efficient braking performance.

The KX250 also features a new look for 2006, with aggressive new graphics and a new, two-tone seat.

Kawasaki offers optional parts for the KX250, including carburetor tuning parts, ignition rotors, a larger countershaft sprocket, aluminum and steel rear sprockets, solid brake discs for wet racing conditions and a 20-inch front wheel.

Those who race their KX250 at designated events are eligible to receive support from Team Green?, ‘s amateur racing support program. Each year, Team Green provides regional support vehicles and highly trained technicians at more than 100 events, offering technical information and assistance to those who race products. also offers a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and sells at wholesale motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and power products through a network of more than 1,500 independent retailers, with an additional 8,400 retailers specializing in power products and general-purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 2,400 people in the , with more than 350 of them located at the headquarters.

‘s tagline, “Let the good times roll.? “, is recognized worldwide and the brand is aggressively carrying its heritage of leading-edge power, performance and exhilaration into the 21st century. Information about ‘s complete line of recreational products and affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.

FEATURES

Engine

?’ New piston profile helps to reduce mechanical noise

?’ Copper-plated steel washer improves cylinder head’s sealing performance

?’ KIPS? power valve O-ring offers improved sealing performance

?’ New reed valve stopper features new shape to improve low-rpm response revised shape improves scavenging efficiency by facilitating airflow through the third scavenging port

?’ New water-pump impeller increases coolant circulation for improved high-rpm and over-rev performance

?’ Primary gear is now secured using a key and lock-nut to help reduce mechanical noise

?’ New kickstart lever has revised shape and mounting angle for improved durability

?’ New silencer is slightly wider and nearly two inches longer to ensure the KX?250 meets stricter noise emission standards

?’ New long-fiber silencer packing is more durable and requires less maintenance

Chassis

?’ Renthal aluminum handlebar is strong and lightweight

?’ Front and rear petal disc brakes help to reduce unsprung weight

?’ Petal-shaped discs help to clean the brake pads for more efficient braking performance

?’ Rear shock now features dual compression adjustability so riders have more tuning options for both low-speed and high-speed compression damping

?’ Fine-tuning to the Kayaba AOS (Air-Oil-Separate) fork via a new one-piece plastic sleeve inside the fork inner tubes improves suspension action at full compression

New Styling

?’ Aggressive Kawasaki Lime Green and black graphics are matched by a two-tone seat

Options

?’ Carburetor tuning parts

?’ Different inertia magneto rotors

?’ Larger countershaft sprocket

?’ 20-inch front wheel

?’ Solid brake discs for wet racing conditions

?’ Aluminum and steel rear sprockets

?’ Optional fork and shock springs

?’ Steel spoke nipples

?’ Front and rear wheel assemblies

SPECIFICATIONS*

Engine:

Two-stroke single with KIPS?

Displacement:

249cc

Bore x stroke:

66.4 x 72.0mm

Cooling:

Liquid

Carburetion:

Keihin PWK38S with Power Jet

Induction:

Piston reed valve

Compression ratio:

10.5 (low speed) 9.1 (high speed):1

Ignition:

Digital CDI

Transmission:

Five-speed

Final drive:

Chain

Frame:

Perimeter style, high-tensile steel with aluminum subframe

Rake / trail:

26 degrees / 4.1 in.

Front suspension / wheel travel:

48mm inverted cartridge-type telescopic fork with 16-way compression and rebound damping / 11.8 in.

Rear suspension / wheel travel:

UNI-TRAK? linkage system with 18-way low-speed compression and 2-turn high-speed compression damping, plus 16-way rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload / 12.2 in.

Front tire:

80/100-21 51M

Rear tire:

110/90-19 62M

Front brake:

Single semi-floating 250mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper

Rear brake:

Single 240mm petal disc with single-piston caliper

Overall length:

86.0 in.

Overall width:

32.1 in.

Overall height:

49.8 in.

Ground clearance:

13.4 in.

Seat height:

38.0 in.

Dry weight:

213.9 lbs.

Wheel base:

58.3 in.

Fuel capacity:

2.2 gal.

Color:

Lime Green / Black

MSRP:

TBA

KX450F

LEADING-EDGE KAWASAKI FLAGSHIP COMBINES AWESOME FOUR-STROKE POWER WITH TWIN-SPAR ALUMINUM FRAME Kawasaki, the brand that introduced the motocross world to perimeter frames and awe-inspiring powerbands, has unveiled an all-new flagship in its leading-edge KX? motorcycle line. Every aspect of the 2006 KX450F, from its ultra-powerful four-stroke engine to the trick aluminum frame and suspension, reflects its purpose as a championship-winning race bike. engineers stressed every detail on the new, liquid-cooled, 449cc four-stroke engine to ensure that its provides maximum power and traction. Featuring double overhead cams, four valves and a Keihin FCR40 carburetor, it combines amazing acceleration with smooth over-rev capability so the rider can use very ounce of its incredible power on the racetrack. Hand-finished intake ports maximize intake efficiency, while lightweight titanium valves and aluminum valve retainers reduce reciprocating weight for reliable valve control at high rpm. Plus, double valve springs provide stable operation under intense racing conditions. To ensure quick and easy starting, the KX450F features both an automatic compression release and hot start system. The KX450F utilizes newly designed, high-capacity Denso radiators, which provide superior cooling under racing conditions. With its tightly packed radiator cores and new fin design, the new radiators improve heat dispersion for consistent engine power characteristics and dependability.

The KX450F comes equipped with a tapered titanium exhaust pipe that expands in diameter from 38 to 41mm, contributing to its broad powerband, and the silencer features new, long-fiber packing. engineers have matched the high-tech engine to a new four-speed transmission. Combined with a manual, multi-disc wet clutch, the four-speed transmission enables the rider to take advantage of the engine’s inherently broad powerband on the racetrack; from accelerating out of turns to high-speed straights, the rider can use the KX450F’s precise throttle control to adjust speed nearly instantaneously. And to protect the underside of the engine and transmission, the KX450F comes with a lightweight aluminum skid place. The KX450F chassis has been designed to help the rider put the engine’s power to the ground. To do this, Kawasaki engineers combined their experience designing steel perimeter KX frames and techniques used to construct the Ninja? ZX?-10R sport bike chassis to create an all-new aluminum perimeter frame. Comprised of forged, extruded and cast aluminum parts, the strong twin-spar design gives the KX450F optimum balance of torsional and longitudinal rigidity. The frame was designed so that the center of gravity and key chassis dimensions would work together to enhance the rear tire’s ability to drive the KX450F forward instead of squatting under acceleration. Additionally, the four-stroke engine sits in an upright position within the new frame to further aid overall traction. then added complementary front and rear suspension to the KX450F. A Kayaba AOS (Air-Oil-Separate) fork keeps oil and air in separate chambers for stable damping performance during long motos. On the rear, the UNI-TRAK? rear suspension system features an alloy swingarm with tapered spars and linkage ratios to maximize traction under acceleration. Front and rear petal disc brakes provide stopping power for the KX450F. This design not only helps to reduce unsprung weight, but the petal shape of the discs helps to clean the brake pads for more efficient braking performance. The slim profile of the KX450F frame, two-piece radiator shrouds that leave the upper frame spars exposed, and careful design of the remaining bodywork make the KX450F feel light and narrow beneath the rider.

The KX450F comes with a Renthal aluminum handlebar, while the seat uses a slip-resistant top surface for good grip when seated and smooth sides for enhanced rider mobility. The KX450F also features titanium footpegs and footpeg brackets for reduced overall weight. Complementing the KX450F’s ultra-high-performance design is aggressive bodywork and graphics. Kawasaki offers a number of optional parts for the KX450F, including a top mounting clamp for an oversized handlebar, aluminum and steel rear sprockets, solid petal disc brake rotors for wet racing conditions, optional springs for the front fork and rear shock, and a 20-inch front wheel. Those who race their KX450F at designated events are eligible to receive support from Team Green?, ‘s amateur racing support program. Each year, Team Green provides regional support vehicles and highly trained technicians at more than 100 events, offering technical information and assistance to those who race products. also offers a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events. Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and sells at wholesale motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and power products through a network of more than 1,500 independent retailers, with an additional 8,400 retailers specializing in power products and general-purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 2,400 people in the , with more than 350 of them located at the headquarters. ? ‘s tagline, “Let the good times roll.”, is recognized worldwide and the brand is aggressively carrying its heritage of leading-edge power, performance and exhilaration into the 21st century. Information about ‘s complete line of recreational products and affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.

FEATURES

Engine ?’ 449cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke single ?’ Wide powerband extends into the over-rev

Top End ?’ High-acceleration cams help the engine rev more quickly ?’ Camshaft lobes and tappets feature soft-nitriding surface treatment for long wear and high-rpm reliability ?’ Hand-finished surfaces of the polished intake ports improve intake efficiency at all rpm ?’ Lightweight titanium 36mm intake and 31mm exhaust valves and aluminum valve retainers reduce reciprocating weight for reliable valve control at high rpm ?’ Double valve springs help ensure stable valve operation ?’ Screw-type cam chain tensioner adjuster with pressure spring functions automatically ?’ Low-friction coating on piston skirt

Bottom End ?’ Crankshaft, rotor mass centralization, oil circulation, and ignition timing have been carefully examined to help ensure ideal engine braking characteristics ?’ Crankshaft and connecting rod are sintered for additional rigidity

Starting ?’ Features highly reliable auto-decompression system; the dual-weight centrifugal decompression system fitted to the exhaust cam eases starting, and its simple construction helps to ensure reliability ?’ Hot start system gives quick starts when the engine is hot, and the hot start lever is unitized with the clutch lever ?’ The plunger actuating the hot starter has a U-packing seal to prevent water from getting into the carburetion system

Exhaust ?’ Tapered all-titanium exhaust pipe expands in diameter from 38 to 41mm, contributing to both low- and high-rpm performance ?’ Titanium exhaust pipe heat shield ?’ Silencer uses new, long-fiber packing

Cooling ?’ Newly designed, high-capacity Denso radiators deliver superior cooling efficiency ?’ Slim new radiators feature more tightly packed cores and a new fin design for enhanced heat dispersion

Shifting ?’ Four-speed transmission features new shift drum cam to minimize shift lever play

Frame ?’ All-aluminum perimeter frame is composite structure comprising forged, extruded and cast components ?’ The slim profile of the KX450F frame, two-piece radiator shrouds that leave the upper frame spars exposed, and careful design of the remaining bodywork make the KX450F feel light and narrow beneath the rider ?’ Titanium footpegs and footpeg brackets ?’ Aluminum skid plate

Front Suspension ?’ Kayaba AOS (Air-Oil-Separate) fork keeps oil and air in separate chambers for stable damping performance during long motos ?’ Low-friction fork seals contribute to smooth action ?’ Plastic liners inside the fork sliders allow secondary tuning

Rear Suspension ? rear suspension system features linkage ratios to suit the new frame and swingarm ?’ New UNI-TRAK?’ Alloy swingarm uses cast front section, tapered hydroformed spars and forged chain pullers; the tapered spars are shaped to match the balance of flex and rigidity required of the aluminum frame, and allow additional clearance for the rear brake caliper when the rear suspension is fully compressed

Brakes ?’ Front and rear petal disc brakes help reduce unsprung weight ?’ Petal shapes of the discs help clean the brake pads for more efficient braking performance

Wheels ?’ 32-spoke rear wheel for reduced unsprung weight

From the Cockpit ?’ Renthal aluminum handlebars are standard ?’ Lightweight short-length grips feature a special pattern to reduce vibration transmitted from the bars to the rider ?’ Seat uses a slip-resistant top surface for good grip when seated and smooth sides for excellent rider mobility

Weight Savings ?’ Aluminum parts used instead of steel, including clutch cable elbow, clutch cable fitting nuts, fuel tank fitting nuts, seat mounting brackets, front brake hose clamp and igniter stay bracket

Options ?’ Optional cable set-up allows manual operation of the decompressor via a lever on the right handle grip ?’ Top mounting clamp for an oversized handlebar ?’ Aluminum and steel rear sprockets with optional tooth sizes ?’ Solid petal brake rotors for wet racing conditions ?’ Optional springs for the front fork and rear shock ?’ 20-inch front wheel 2006 KX?450F, page 5 of 6

SPECIFICATIONS*

Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke single with DOHC and four valves

Displacement: 449cc

Bore x stroke: 96.0 x 62.1mm

Compression ratio: 12.0:1

Carburetion: Keihin FCR40

Ignition: Digital AC-CDI

Starting: Kick

Transmission: Four-speed with manual multi-disc wet clutch

Final drive: Chain

Frame: Aluminum perimeter

Rake / trail: 27 degrees / 4.6 in.

Front suspension / wheel travel: 48mm inverted AOS-type telescopic fork with 22-way compression damping and 20-way rebound damping / 12.4 in.

Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK? linkage system with 22-way compression and rebound damping, and fully adjustable spring preload / 12.4 in.

Front tire: 80/100-21 51M

Rear tire: 100/90-19 57M

Front brake: Single semi-floating 250mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper

Rear brake: Single 240mm petal disc with single-piston caliper

Overall length: TBA

Overall width: TBA

Overall height: TBA

Wheelbase: TBA

Ground clearance: TBA

Seat height: TBA

Dry weight: TBA

Fuel capacity: TBA

Color: Lime Green / Black

MSRP: TBA

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