2008 Kawasaki KLX™ 450R
KLX 450RBy (I am an Owner) on 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.
First gear is a little low. On/off throttle is a little abrupt. ... Ride in second or higher and it works great.
I don't like the rubber mounts for the bars. They move out of allignment if you tip over or bounce a hand guard of a tree. Give them a bump to move them back but you should not have to.
The ride is very smooth over most surfaces at most speeds. Once moving it feels lighter than it is. Plenty of power for most people. Easy to ride.
It will pull you up any hill. Good feel from the brakes.
With a few tweeks it would be a fantastic machine, but you shouildn't have to fix the issues listed above.