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2008 Kawasaki KLX™ 450R

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2008 Kawasaki KLX™ 450R

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2008 Kawasaki KLX™ 450R Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Off-Road
BASE MSRP(US)  $7,299.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  6
Insurance
Finance
Engine:  
Engine Type  Single-Cylinder
Cylinders  1
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  96 / 3.78
Stroke (mm/in)  62.1 / 2.45
Displacement (cc/ci)  449 / 27.4
Compression Ratio  12:1
Starter  Electric / Kick
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Keihin
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  40
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Front Tire Width  80
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  100
Front Wheel Diameter  21
Rear Tire Width  110
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  100
Rear Wheel Diameter  18
Front Tire (Full Spec)  80/100 R21
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  110/100 R18
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  9.9 / 250
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  9.5 / 240
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Inverted Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.9 / 48
Front Travel (in/mm)  12 / 304.8
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Front Suspension Brand Name  Kabaya
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  12.4 / 315
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Brand Name  UNI-TRAK®
Rear Suspension Material  Aluminum
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.15
Width (in/mm)  32.3 / 820.4
Height (in/mm)  49.4 / 1254.8
Wheelbase (in/mm)  58.3 / 1480.8
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  12.6 / 320
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  2
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  253.5 / 115
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  2.1 / 7.9
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.77
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  37 / 939.8
Number Of Seats  1
Backrest Logo Plate  No
Exterior:  
Frame  Aluminum
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver
Adjustable  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Exhaust Guard  Yes
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Skid Plate  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  6 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Off-Road
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Introduction Year  2008
Parent Company  Kawasaki
Display Name  KLX™450R
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Decal Kit  Standard

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KLX 450R
By Brent Cotter(Owner), May. 20, 2010
I like the bike but need to find a cure for over heating in the really tight stuff. The bike needs to be ging forward to keep air going through the rads. Keep the battery on a charge when not in use, it goes flat quickly.



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