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Kawasaki launches 2013 motocross collection

By Phil West -

New bikes

 24 May 2012 14:22

Kawasaki has launched its 2013 motocross collection, with the new KX250F and KX450F. Both bikes come with updated styling and improved performance.

The KX450F comes with a new ‘pneumatic spring fork’ (PSF), the first on a production motocross, which replaces conventional fork springs with pressurised air, Kawasaki claims, to deliver firmer suspension and less resistance.

Power is up across the whole rev range, thanks to a new piston design and revised ECU, plus there’s now launch control mode, petal disc brakes and adjustable ergonomics with four handlebar and two foot peg positions.

The KX250F comes with a ‘separate function front fork’ (SFF) ‘type 2’ which has a spring in one fork and packs damping into the other; along with petal brake discs, and dual injectors and a straighter intake which is again claimed to improve performance at high rpm.

Both bikes have a new DFI plug-and-play data setting engine, which allows access to three engine maps: standard, soft and hard, reprogrammed with a KX FI calibration kit. There is also new, slimmer frame and bodywork.

For more information on both bikes visit www.kawasaki.co.uk