First, the KX450F – a machine that hardly needs an introduction. Simply dominating USMotocross and Supercross Championships last year, the KX450F took the championship title in both AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross. And this year, the 2012 KX450F proved to be unbeatable again claiming yet another AMA Supercross Championship title with Ryan Villopoto aboard a machine that was tantalisingly close to shop-bought standard specification. In MX1, the KX450F is fighting for podiums at every round, with a Kawasaki 1-2 in both races at Sevlievo, Bulgaria and dominance at the recent Brazilian round.
For the 2013 model, the stand-out improvements made to the new KX450F are a pneumatic spring front fork – first time on a production motocrosser – a more powerful engine that complies with the new lower dB limit, better ergonomics and numerous detailed changes designed to make this impressive machine even better!
With an enviable race-proven and Championship winning pedigree, the KX250F is a true precision weapon in the hands of mid-level to expert riders. In race trim, the current KX250F has proven itself time and time again, last year taking the AMA SX Lites West crown, as well as capturing 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the AMA MX Lites Championship. In MXGP, the KX250F took Kawasaki to 2nd in the manufacturer’s standings and 3rd in the rider standings in 2011. Already in 2012, expectations are even higher after several strong race wins already in the MX2 class. Kawasaki has a justifiable reputation for taking proven race-winning technology straight from the track and incorporating it into the bikes for sale
Ride Direct enjoyed their first practice weekend on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March.
The weekend saw the first Ride Direct practice weekend and it was a great success. The event took place at Stalkers MX and with sun, rain and even a little snow it was a good test of their excellent new all-weather track.