The Kawasaki KLX450R has been updated with a re-tuned engine and revised suspension geometry. The motorcycle now demands Rs 50,000 more than its predecessor.
Kawasaki has updated the KLX450R, which is the brand’s flagship dirtbike available in India. The 2022 Kawasaki KLX450R has been priced at Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom), which makes it Rs 50,000 more expensive than its predecessor. The dirtbike will be sold in India via the CBU route, thus the high sticker price.
As part of the update, the KLX450R now gets a reworked engine, which offers improved low-end torque delivery. The 449cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor is housed in the same aluminium perimeter frame, which is supported by a single-down-pipe dual-cradle arrangement. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. Kawasaki has not disclosed any power or torque figures yet, but you can be sure of getting enough BRAPP at the twist of your throttle. The engine gets an electric starter; however, there is also an option of a kick starter.
The suspension units have been reworked as well, which will help the motorcycle put the power down efficiently. The braking hardware, wheel size, and tyres have been carried over to the new 2022 KLX450R.
The motorcycle has minimal body panels. At the front, there is a raised mudguard, followed by a flat panel in a place where you’d find the headlamp unit. The fuel tank is relatively small, which can only hold up to eight litres of petrol. The flat seat allows the rider to shift weight according to the situation. At the tail section, there is an all-LED taillamp. Bear in mind, the LED taillamp is just for safety purposes. The motorcycle is still not considered road-legal, as it misses out on things such as turn indicators and mirrors.