2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype


2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype
2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype

2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype
2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype

2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype
2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype

2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype
2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype

2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype
2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype

2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype
2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype

2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype
2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype

2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype
2009 BMW S1000RR Prototype




BMW MOTORRAD MEDIA TALK 2008 - PICTURES OF PROTOTYPE RACE BIKE BMW S 1000 RR
04/16/2008

Race bike prototype of the BMW S 1000 RR.

The BMW S1000RR is a super bike manufactured by BMW Motorrad to contend in the 2009 Superbike World Championship.[1] It was introduced in Munich on 16 April, 2008 for the 2009 model year[2] and is powered by a 1,000 cc (61 cu in) inline-4 engine.

The BMW will only produce 1000 production models in 2009 to satisfy World Superbike homologation requirements. It will feature traction control and is targeted to weigh 190 kg (419 lb) and produce 190 bhp (142 kW). The S1000RR is unlikely to be in dealers until early 2010.[1] While BMW has yet to set the price for the production bike, it is aiming to keep it competitive with Japanese super bikes.


2009 Victory Kingpin Tour



2009 Victory Kingpin Tour
2009 Victory Kingpin Tour

2009 Victory Kingpin Tour
2009 Victory Kingpin Tour

2009 Victory Kingpin Tour
2009 Victory Kingpin Tour

2009 Victory Kingpin Tour
2009 Victory Kingpin Tour

2009 Victory Kingpin Tour
2009 Victory Kingpin Tour

• 2009 Victory Kingpin Tour

2009 Victory Kingpin Tour

When the open road calls, answer it on one of these incredible Touring models. Great power, great comfort and great times await, so saddle up today and answer the call.


New for 2009

New Stingray cast wheels that are 13.8 lbs lighter
New LED tail light is twice as bright
New Headlight lighter and better pattern


Key Features

Classic Tour Style introduced in 2007 heavy styling with overnight storage
Reassuring, stabile, and comfortable – visual mass is a plus


Features & Benefits

• Freedom 100 Cubic Inch V-Twin Engine

• Spacious trunk and leather saddlebags

• Classic flared fenders

• Stretched out riding position, full passenger backrest

• Driver full floorboards

• Inverted forks

• Heel-toe-shifter

• Ultra comfortable passenger seat

• Mutli LED Tail light

• Windshield

• Custom-inspired headlight

• Stingray billet wheels


2009 Victory Kingpin Tour - USA Specifications

MSRP $18,399.00

ENGINE
Engine 4-stroke, 50° V-twin, single overhead camshafts with 4-valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters

Displacement 100 ci (1,634 cc)

Bore x Stroke 101 x 102 mm

Compression Ratio 8.7:1

Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45 mm throttle bodies

Clutch Wet, multi-plate

Cooling Air / oil

Exhaust Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with crossover


DIMENSIONS
Length 102.9 in. (2,614 mm)

Weight Dry: 728 lbs. (330 kg)

GVWR: 1,234 lbs. (560 kg)

Ground Clearance 5.8 in. (148 mm)

Wheelbase 65.6 in. (1,666 mm)

Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal. (17 l)

Oil Capacity 5 qt. (4.75 l)

Seat Height 26.5 in. (673 mm)

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission 6-speed overdrive constant mesh

Primary Drive Gear drive with torque compensator

Final Drive Carbon fiber reinforced belt

Suspension Front: Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm fork tube; 5.1 in. (130 mm) travel

Rear: Single, mono-tube gas shock, cast aluminum with rising rate linkage swingarm, preload adjustable spring; 3.9 in. (100 mm) travel

BRAKES/WHEELS/TIRES
Brakes Front: 300 mm floating rotor with 4-piston caliper

Rear: 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

Tires Front: 130/70 B18 Dunlop 491 Elite II

Rear: 180 55-B18 Dunlop D417

Rake 32.8°

Trail 5.4 in. (138 mm)

Colors Black, Blue Ice, Super Graphite, Two-tone Blue Ice / Pearl White with Carbon stripe, Two-tone Midnight Cherry / Pearl White with Carbon stripe

2009 Victory Kingpin Tour - Canada Specifications
MSRP C$20,515.00

ENGINE
Engine 4-stroke, 50° V-twin, single overhead camshafts with 4-valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters

Displacement 100 ci (1,634 cc)

Bore x Stroke 101 x 102 mm

Compression Ratio 8.7:1

Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45 mm throttle bodies

Clutch Wet, multi-plate

Cooling Air / oil

Exhaust Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with crossover

DIMENSIONS
Length 102.9 in. (2,614 mm)

Weight Dry: 728 lbs. (330 kg)

GVWR: 1,234 lbs. (560 kg)

Ground Clearance 5.8 in. (148 mm)

Wheelbase 65.6 in. (1,666 mm)

Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal. (17 l)

Oil Capacity 5 qt. (4.75 l)

Seat Height 26.5 in. (673 mm)

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission 6-speed overdrive constant mesh

Primary Drive Gear drive with torque compensator

Final Drive Carbon fiber reinforced belt

Suspension Front: Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm fork tube; 5.1 in. (130 mm) travel

Rear: Single, mono-tube gas shock, cast aluminum with rising rate linkage swingarm, preload adjustable spring; 3.9 in. (100 mm) travel


BRAKES/WHEELS/TIRES
Brakes Front: 300 mm floating rotor with 4-piston caliper

Rear: 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

Tires Front: 130/70 B18 Dunlop 491 Elite II

Rear: 180 55-B18 Dunlop D417

Rake 32.8°

Trail 5.4 in. (138 mm)

Colors Black, Blue Ice, Super Graphite, Two-tone Blue Ice / Pearl White with Carbon stripe, Two-tone Midnight Cherry / Pearl White with Carbon stripe

2009 Kawasaki KLX450R



2009 Kawasaki KLX450R
2009 Kawasaki KLX450R

2009 Kawasaki KLX450R
2009 Kawasaki KLX450R

2009 Kawasaki KLX450R
2009 Kawasaki KLX450R

2009 Kawasaki KLX450R
2009 Kawasaki KLX450R

2009 Kawasaki KLX450R
2009 Kawasaki KLX450R


• 2009 Kawasaki KLX450R

2009 Kawasaki KLX450R

Off-road warrior is nimble, quiet, fast and easy-to-ride

Kawasaki’s 2009 KLX™450R may have inherited the lightweight engine and chassis from the multiple championship winning KX™450F motocrosser, but it is much more than a high-strung racer with a headlight and 18-inch rear wheel. Designed for the rigors of the off-road world, the KLX450R delivers a wide spread of power with high-traction torque and superior throttle control, combined with the enhanced durability, comfort, and long range that’s required in unforgiving off-road environments.

A simple push of the starter button is all that’s required to light off the 449cc four-stroke engine. In addition to push-button electric starting, the KLX rider also has the option of using the kick-starter. However, a high-capacity starter motor and compact, high-output battery helps ensure quick and reliable starts under just about any condition a rider might face.

A long lasting, trouble-free engine is the heart of any successful off-road racing platform. These extra durability traits were engineered into the KLX450R’s engine via steel exhaust valves and a reservoir tank equipped radiator to provide efficient cooling during long rides.
The KLX450R’s cam lift and timing, and beefy flywheel are designed to produce good low and mid-range performance. Harnessed to this engine is a wide-ratio five-speed transmission with gears specifically for the demands of off-road competition. The overall result is a gutsy response, ideal for hill climbing, mud holes, or other poor-traction challenge.

Avoiding rider fatigue, whether during a race, or a long weekend of back country exploration, was another top-priority for Kawasaki’s engineers. To minimize bothersome rider-taxing effects, the KLX450R’s nimble chassis utilizes top-of-the-line suspension components. Up front its Kayaba AOS inverted fork provides superb damping and more precise steering with tuning specifically optimized for light, easy handling characteristics. Oil and air are kept in separate chambers for sustained and stable damping performance during long events and low-friction seals for smooth fork action. Matching the fork is an equally capable Uni-Trak® rear suspension system. Its shock features both high-speed and low-speed compression damping with the suspension arm mounts below the swingarm for a longer rear suspension stroke.

Further enhancing rider comfort is a wider seat with slip-resistant top surface and smooth sides for enhanced mobility. The KLX450R’s 18-inch rear wheel is well suited to absorbing sharp-edged impacts and allows the rider to choose from a wide selection of off-road tires. Among the other off-road features are a two-piece, left-side cover that allows easy access to the air cleaner; engine guards for both sides of the engine; and a works-style aluminum skid plate.

A lightweight digital instrument cluster includes speedometer, dual tripmeter, odometer, and clock. The plastic fuel tank, which meets all environmental regulations, has a 2.1 gallon capacity and a reserve-enabled petcock. Lightweight illumination equipment includes a compact 35-watt headlight with a plastic lens to show the way to the podium and an ultra-compact and energy efficient LED taillight to highlight the part of the KLX450R that competitors are most-likely to see.

Authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available through Kawasaki dealers.





Features
Ultra-powerful 449cc Liquid-cooled, Four-stroke Single
- 449cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke single with four valves
- Features superb low and mid-range power delivery
- Linear power curve offers plenty of over-rev, for maximum flexibility in choosing shift points
- Cam lift and timing boost low- and mid-range torque
- Camshaft lobes and tappets feature a soft-nitride surface treatment for long wear and high-rpm reliability
- Hand-finished surfaces of the polished intake ports improve intake efficiency at all rpm
- Lightweight 36mm titanium intake valves and aluminum valve retainers reduce reciprocating weight for reliable valve control at high rpm
- 30mm steel exhaust valves for improved durability
- Double valve springs help ensure stable valve operation
- Screw-type automatic cam chain tensioner with oil pressure spring
- Low-friction coating on piston skirt
- Extra flywheel mass provides ultra-smooth engine power delivery
- Crankshaft and connecting rod are sintered for additional rigidity
- Crankshaft, rotor mass centralization, oil circulation, and ignition timing designed for ideal engine braking characteristics

Exhaust
- Large 41mm titanium exhaust header for maximum power
- Tapered exhaust pipe joint helps increase ultra-low rpm power.
- Titanium exhaust pipe heat shield
- Silencer uses long-fiber packing for lower maintenance

Cooling
- High-capacity Denso radiators deliver superior cooling efficiency
- A reservoir tank is fitted to the radiator, for efficient cooling during long enduros
- Slim radiators feature tightly packed cores and fins designed to enhanced heat dispersion
- The radiator shroud design is optimised for a seated position

Electric Starting
- High-capacity starter motor is compact, yet offers high-output to help ensure quick and reliable starts under all conditions
- Lightweight battery is located under the seat and behind the airbox for optimum mass centralization
- Having both electric and kick starters means the KLX450R can be quickly restarted if the engine stalls during an event
- Features highly reliable auto-decompression system; the dual-weight centrifugal decompression system fitted to the exhaust cam eases starting, and its simple construction helps to ensure reliability

Wide-Ratio Five-Speed Transmission
- Features ratios selected="true"="true"="true" specially for off-road racing
- The transmission’s gears are designed for high durability
- Ball bearing shift lever for smoother shifting
- Ratchet-type shift mechanism for smoother shifting and a more positive feel

Frame
- Lightweight all-aluminum perimeter frame is a composite structure comprising forged, extruded and cast components
- Slim frame profile, two-piece radiator shrouds, and careful bodywork design make the KLX450R feel light and narrow beneath the rider
- Aluminum skid plate

Front Suspension
- Fork tuning is optimized for light, easy handling characteristics
- Kayaba AOS (Air-Oil-Separate) fork keeps oil and air in separate chambers for stable damping performance during long rides
- Large front fork damper cartridges offer a more progressive and plush action
- Low-friction fork seals help reduce stiction

Rear Suspension
- Uni-Trak® rear suspension system mounts the suspension arm below the swingarm, allowing a longer rear suspension stroke.
- Rear shock features dual compression adjustability, allowing high-speed and low-speed damping to be tuned separately
- Alloy swingarm uses cast front section, tapered hydroformed spars and forged chain pullers; the tapered spars are shaped to match the balance of flex and rigidity required of the aluminum frame
- Sprocket style chain roller reduces drive lash

Brakes
- Petal brake discs front and rear, help reduce unsprung weight and clean the brake pads for more efficient braking performance

18” Rear Wheel
- Durable 18” rear wheel allows fitment of a wide selection of off-road tires

From the Cockpit
- Renthal aluminum handlebars are standard
- Lightweight short-length grips feature a special pattern to reduce vibration transmitted from the bars to the rider
- Seat is wider than the KX450F’s for additional comfort during long enduros
- Seat uses a slip-resistant top surface for good grip when seated and smooth sides for excellent rider mobility

Off-road racing equipment
- Lightweight digital instrumentation includes a speedometer, twin tripmeter, odometer and clock
- Lightweight 2.1 gallon fuel tank is constructed to meet strict U.S. environmental regulations
- Gas tank petcock is fitted with a reserve pickup
- Compact lighting package includes a 35 W headlight with lightweight plastic lens
- Ultra-compact and energy efficient LED tail light
- Two-piece construction of the left-side cover with a special “door” for easy access to the air filter
- Engine guards protect both sides of the engine
- Includes an aluminum skid plate for added protection from rocks and ledges
- Sealed chain and a side stand are fitted as standard equipment
- California models feature a secondary air system to enable them to meet strict emissions regulations

2009 Kawasaki KLX450R - USA Specifications
Engine: Four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve single
Displacement: 449cc
Bore x stroke: 96.0 x 62.1mm
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Cooling: Liquid
Carburetion: Keihin FCR40
Ignition: Digital AC-CDI
Starting: Electric, with primary kick backup
Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed
Final drive: Sealed chain
Frame: Aluminum, perimeter design
Rake / trail: 27.1 degrees / 4.6 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 48mm inverted AOS-type cartridge fork with 22-way compression damping and 20-way rebound damping / 11.2 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® single shock system with 22-way low-speed, two-turn variable high-speed compression damping and 22-way rebound damping / 11.0 in.
Front tire: 80/100-21
Rear tire: 110/100-18
Front brake / rear brake: 250mm petal rotor with hydraulic dual-piston caliper
/ 240mm petal disc with hydraulic single-piston caliper
Overall length: 85.8 in.
Overall width: 32.3 in.
Overall height: 49.4 in.
Seat height: 37.0 in.
Wheelbase: 58.3 in.
Ground clearance: 12.6 in.
Fuel capacity: 2.1 gal.
Curb weight: 277.7 lbs.
Color: Lime Green
MSRP: $7,499
Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, Calif. 92618
(949) 770-0400
www.kawasaki.com

2009 Kawasaki KLX450R - Canada Specifications
ENGINE
ENGINE
Type 4-stroke, Single
Displacement 449 cc
Bore and Stroke 96.0 x 62.1 mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Valve System DOHC, 4 valves, shim under bucket actuation
Carburetor Keihin FCR 40
Ignition Digital AC-CDI
Cooling Liquid, twin radiators
Lubrication Forced lubrication, Semi-dry sump
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission 5-speed, return
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive Chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.727 (60/22)
Gear Ratios: 1st 2.167 (26/12)
2nd 1.533 (23/15)
3rd 1.188 (19/16)
4th 0.950 (19/20)
5th 0.810 (17/21)
Final Reduction Ratio 3.846 (50/13)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual, cable operation
FRAME
Type Aluminum perimeter main frame, bolt-on aluminum rear section
Wheel Travel: Front 305 mm
Wheel Travel: Rear 315 mm
Tires: Front 80/100-21 (51M)
Tires: Rear 110/100-18 (64M)
Caster (Rake) 27.7°
Trail 122 mm
Steering Angle (Left/Right) 42° / 42°
SUSPENSION
Suspension: Front Kayaba 48 mm upside-down, cartridge-type, AOS telescopic fork
Suspension: Rear Kayaba Uni-Trak with fully adjustable spring preload, 22-click low speed compression damping, 2-turns or more high speed compression damping, 22-click rebound damping
BRAKES
Front Type 250 mm semi-floating petal disc
Caliper Dual-piston
Rear Type 240 mm petal disc
Caliper Single-piston
DIMENSIONS
Overall Length 2180 mm
Overall Width 820 mm
Overall Height 1255 mm
Wheelbase 1480 mm
Ground Clearance 320 mm
Seat Height 940 mm
Dry Weight 115 kg
Fuel Capacity 8.0 litres
DETAILS
Colour Lime Green
Warranty 6 months
Good Times Protection Plan 24 or 36 months (Kawasaki GTPP begins after the standard limited warranty expires)
MSRP TBA

2009 Kawasaki KX450F



2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX450F

2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX450F

2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX450F

2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX450F

2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX450F

2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX450F


• 2009 Kawasaki KX450F

2009 Kawasaki KX450F

A leaner, stronger and EFI equipped racing thoroughbred

Comprehensively re-designed with a new fuel-injected engine, chassis, bodywork and extensive durability enhancements, the 2009 Kawasaki KX™450F motocrosser is sleeker, faster and more high-tech than ever. Although it has undergone the biggest makeover since its original 2006 debut, the new KX450F still shares a clear bloodline with its championship-winning predecessors.

The upgrade to Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) eliminates the need to adjust engine settings to suit track and climate conditions and offers stable fuel-metering even in tough motocross conditions –without sacrificing the hard-hitting character of its predecessor. The new EFI system includes a compact lightweight ECU, a 43mm throttle body, a newly designed lightweight aluminum in-tank fuel pump and an ultra-fine atomizing injector. Set at a 45° angle for ideal mid-range power, the 12-hole injector sprays precise 60 micron fuel particles for smooth power delivery and improved engine response at partial throttle.

Designed specifically for motocross, the KX450F’s lightweight EFI system doesn’t require a battery –the engine can be started within three rotations of the crankshaft, using only the electricity generated through the kickstarter. Kawasaki engineers achieved single-kick start capability by having the ECU power-up at the initial movement of the kickstarter. The system delivers electricity in the following order: ECU, fuel pump, and then injector.

The EFI system’s increased electrical needs are handled by a new larger AC generator rotor that also increases the engine’s rotational inertia. A reshaped and lighter crankshaft, with its rotational inertia unchanged, balances out the bigger ACG rotor. A wedge-shaped crank web increases the offsetting moment to help achieve a crankshaft balance factor of close to 60 percent. This is on par with Kawasaki’s factory racers. The end result of these changes is reduced engine vibration, smoother power delivery and a noticeable improvement in low rpm throttle response.

The new engine is more compact and lighter, with a 5mm shorter cylinder head that also features revised intake and exhaust ports for improved engine performance through the entire rpm range. A new piston with a reshaped top surface raises the engine’s compression ratio from 12.0 to 12.5:1 and works in conjunction with a new one-piece titanium exhaust pipe to provide improved low-mid range performance. Rounding out the powertrain enhancements is a larger-volume silencer body that’s able to meet future noise regulations. It uses long-fiber packing that lasts longer and extends service intervals.

Overall, the new KX450F’s ample power is delivered in a smoother, more user-friendly manner with a linear low-rpm throttle response and torque delivery that reduces fatigue and allows riders to go faster for more laps.

Design of the aluminum frame, suspension components and settings was focused on translating this broad powerband and responsive throttle into better drive off the corners. Other goals of the ’09 revisions were lighter handling and a slimmer chassis with an optimized rigidity balance. To achieve these aims, every part was examined or revised. The cross-sections of the main spars were shrunk, the head pipe is slimmer and a new process was used to form the down tube, while the reshaped sub-frame is narrower yet stronger.

A blend of forged, extruded and cast parts, the revised chassis dimensions, parts reduction and gussets of the new frame equal a 1.8 pounds weight savings and an increase in stability and traction, thanks to improved rigidity balance.

Working in conjunction with the frame revisions is a new aluminum swingarm now pivoting from a 3mm higher position on the frame. The swingarm features a more tapered design with a “D” profile and new cross bracket. A longer rear suspension stroke, and thus more precise rear suspension tuning, was achieved by mounting the arm of the Uni-Trak® rear suspension linkage below the swingarm.

Complementing the chassis balance with settings optimized for experienced racers, the KX450F’s suspension offers a host of new features for better cornering and sharper handling. The Kayaba Air-Oil-Separate (AOS) fork has a new Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating on the outer surface of the inner fork tubes which offers a 15 percent reduction in stiction when the fork is exposed to lateral forces that hamper slide action. The result is improved fork response, especially during cornering. The overall suspension action is even smoother due to the friction-reducing Kashima Coat treatment on the inside surfaces of the outer fork tubes and the rear shock reservoir.

Increasing the rigidity in the reshaped upper triple clamp and decreasing it in the new outer fork tubes optimized the rigidity balance of the front end. Adjusting the race-oriented suspension settings and reducing the fork offset from 24 to 23mm further enhanced the new KX450F’s lighter handling and increased its front wheel traction. Enlarged, wrap around black fork tube guards provide greater protection for the inner tubes.

Matching the smooth action of the fork, the Kayaba rear shock received a new body design and a larger 50 mm piston (previously 46 mm). Its improved response, damping and bottoming performance equate to a better ride and increased maneuvering precision. It also features a Kashima Coat treatment on the shock internals. Its easily accessible dual compression adjustability - allowing high-speed and low-speed damping to be tuned separately - gives mechanics and riders the ability to fine-tune for difficult track conditions.

Durability enhancements are not limited to internal components on the new KX450F. The larger, resin skid plate and narrower, longer lasting chain guide both offer better protection without increased weight and are examples of the race-oriented durability improvements that abound on the new KX450F.

In addition to giving the ’09 KX450F a stunning new look, the bodywork was completely revised with the main focus on rider comfort and ergonomics. Offering the rider an even slimmer interface with a natural positioning makes it easier for racers to relax and go fast. Included in the sleek new bodywork styling are one-piece dual injected, two-tone green and white plastic shrouds and side number plates. This new bodywork translates into less time hassling with backgrounds and graphics and more time collecting trophies.

A slimmer new seat design with firmer urethane, a non-slip top surface and smooth sides provides good seated grip and excellent rider mobility. The frame echoes the slim profile at the top, but widens at the lower end by the ankles to provide the rider with better feel and control. Completing the rider interface improvements are wider 50mm footpegs that offer increased grip and a more comfortable platform.

The 2009 KX450F will be available in Kawasaki Lime Green, with black alumite-coated rims and aggressive graphics for a factory appearance.

Racers who ride their KX450F at designated events are eligible to receive support from Team Green™, Kawasaki’s amateur racing support program. Each year, Team Green provides regional support vehicles and highly trained technicians at more than 100 events, offering technical information and assistance to those who race Kawasaki products. Kawasaki also offers a comprehensive contingency program for amateur and professional riders who place well at designated events.




Features
2009 KX™450F Product Features

All-New Fuel Injection
- Self adjusts to atmospheric changes for easier starting, sharper throttle response and optimized power, and power stability when jumping/landing
- Ultra-fine atomizing injector with 12 holes sprays particles with a droplet size of 60µ for smooth power deliver and improved engine at partial throttle
- 43mm throttle body uses a progressive throttle linkage to deliver airflow in much the same way as an FCR carburetor. Using two linked shafts, the throttle body opens more quickly after reaching the 3/8 open position
- Lightweight throttle body is approximately half the weight of a FCR carburetor, saving over one pound in weight
- Fast-idle knob on the throttle body allows riders to increase engine speed when starting a cold engine

Optimized Injector Angle
- Injector set at 45°, the optimum angle for improved mid-range power, which corresponds to the intake ports of the new head design and is an improved position compared to competing products

New ECU
- No battery needed, saving weight; the engine can be started with only three rotations of the crankshaft using the electricity generated by a single kick of the starter
- The system delivers electricity to FI system in sequence for quick starting: first the ECU, then the fuel pump, and finally the injector
- The compact, lightweight ECU, located on the front of the steering head behind the number plate, was designed specifically for motocross use. The fuel pump relay is built in to the ECU to help cope with the shocks and vibrations of motocross riding

New Lightweight Aluminum Fuel Pump
- Located in the fuel tank
- Features a rubber fuel filter cover that wraps around the inlet port and acts as a fuel trap to help ensure a stable fuel supply during vigorous motocross riding
- Fuel return hose from the pressure regulator helps ensure there is always fuel in the inlet port, preventing stalls due to fuel splashing and enabling riders to use all the fuel
- New 1.8 gallon fuel tank is lighter and formed using a rotational molding process

Improved Engine Performance
- 449cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-stroke single
- New piston with reshaped head increases compression ratio from 12.0 to 12.5:1 for improved low and mid range performance
- Low-friction coating on the piston skirt reduces mechanical loss
- Revised piston jet injects oil at a new angle for improved piston cooling
- Piston jet nozzle opening was improved to minimize oil gathering for a better contribution to piston cooling
- A forward lean angle of 3° puts the engine in the ideal position for maximum traction
- Tuned for a broad powerband with the torque curve set just under the wheel spin threshold
- High-acceleration cams help the engine rev quickly
- Equipped with an automatic compression release (ACR) system for quick and easy starting. The dual-weight centrifugal decompression system is fitted to the exhaust cam
- Maintenance free screw-type automatic cam chain adjuster
- Larger flap inside the airbox helps prevent the ingress of mud and water

New Top End
- Revised intake and exhaust ports for improved engine performance at all rpm
- Reduced cylinder head height from 105 to 100mm for a more compact, lighter engine
- Titanium 36mm intake and 31mm exhaust valves with aluminum spring retainers reduce reciprocating weight and cylinder height and help ensure reliable valve control at high rpm
- New high-strength material with finer metal grain for intake valves offers about a 50 percent greater resistance to fatigue
- Double valve springs allow a short cylinder head height and help ensure stable valve operation
- Dual overhead, lightweight camshafts lobes and tappet surfaces feature a soft-nitride surface treatment for long wear and high-rpm reliability
- Asymmetrical high-acceleration cams and the special coating on the intake ports yield high intake efficiency at all rpm

New Crankshaft Design
- Improved traction with increased rotational inertia via a larger diameter AC Generator rotor
- Crankshaft was reshaped with its rotational inertia unchanged to enable the balance factor to remain the same with bigger ACG rotor and provide weight savings
- Wedge-shaped crank web increases offsetting moment for high crankshaft balance factor of 60 percent – on par with Kawasaki’s factory racers
- New crankshaft large bearing with an increased load capacity, 2mm longer bearing rollers and a 40 percent improvement in durability
- Crankshaft and connecting rod received a carburizing and quenching treatment for additional rigidity
- End result is reduced engine vibration, smoother power delivery and increased performance, with a noticeably snappier response at low rpm

Easier Starting
- Greater electrical output from the bigger ACG rotor provides the necessary electrical power that allows a battery-less FI system with kick starting and provides smoother engine performance
- New ACR with increased lift from 0.5 to 1.0mm, reduces kicking power necessary to start

Better Cooling
- Very slim, high-capacity Denso radiators feature tightly packed cores and a fin design that delivers superior cooling efficiency
- Radiator louvers increased from three to four and decreased in size and angle for less overlap and higher air flow
- Brace bar reinforces the radiator bracket and adds to the KX450F’s durability

Smooth-Shifting, Close-Ratio 5-Speed Transmission
- 5-Speed transmission and low-rpm engine response combination offers riders more gear options for traversing rough sections or getting into the rhythm of a course easily so they can focus more on racing
- Sprocket-style chain drive roller reduces the effect of driveline lash, helping smooth engine braking and facilitating additional corner entry control

New Titanium Exhaust Pipe
- One-piece titanium exhaust pipe with revised length and diameter improves low-mid range performance as well as contributing to improved ergonomics
- New silencer body has increased volume to meet future noise regulations - currently 99dB

Lighter, slimmer chassis
- New main spars with a smaller cross-section down from 70mm tall and 27mm wide to 68mm and 24mm, respectively for a slimmer overall width main spars shape - narrowing near the bend below the seat for a riding position, then widening at the ankles to offer better grip
- Slimmer head pipe, new cross section and a down tube that is formed with a swaging (squeezing and hammering) process and has a smaller cast bracket add up to more weight savings
- Parts revisions combine for about a 1.8 pound lighter new aluminum perimeter frame that offers increased riding stability and traction through a better rigidity balance
- Revised chassis dimensions contribute to improved handling
- Swingarm pivot is located 3mm higher in the frame for improved rear wheel traction
- New sub-frame is lighter via larger diameter tubing with thinner walls, yet still provides a secure mounting for the new silencer

New Aluminum Swingarm
- New tapered “D” shape, vice rectangle design that is 5mm taller at the front (74 to 79mm) and 2mm shorter at the rear (60 to 58mm)
- New cross bracket design for enhanced rigidity
- Alloy swingarm uses a cast front section, tapered hydroformed spars and forged chain adjusters
- New swingarm design is approximately 0.4 lbs lighter and improves stability, rigidity and rear wheel traction
- Uni-Trak® rear suspension system with the suspension arm mounted below the swingarm, allowing a longer rear suspension stroke and more precise tuning

New Front Fork
- Kayaba Air-Oil-Separate (AOS) fork keeps oil and air in separate chambers for stable damping performance during long motos. Low-friction fork seals contribute to smooth action
- New Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating on the outer surface of the inner fork tubes offers a 15 percent reduction in stiction from ‘08 KX450F when the fork is exposed to lateral forces that would usually hamper slide action. The result is improved fork response, especially during cornering
- Friction-reducing Kashima Coat on the inside of the fork outer tubes contributes to smoother suspension action (especially at the initial part of the stroke) and a better ride feel
- Revising the frame’s rigidity balance, amending the suspension settings, and reducing the fork offset from 24mm to 23mm gives the KX450F lighter handling and increased front wheel traction
- Optimized rigidity balance via increased rigidity in the reshaped upper triple clamp and decreased rigidity in the new outer fork tubes
- Enlarged, wrap around black fork tube guards provide greater protection for the inner tubes
- Revised race-oriented suspension settings offer improved over-all performance

New Rear Shock
- Kayaba rear shock has a new cylinder body design and a larger 50mm piston (previously 46mm)
- Improved response, damping and bottoming performance result in better ride feel and terrain following capability
- Rear shock features dual compression adjustability, allowing high-speed and low-speed damping to be tuned separately
- Also features Kashima Coat treatment on the cylinder for reduced friction and smoother suspension action
- Easier accessibility for tuning
- Revised rear suspension settings and ideal linkage ratios derived from extensive rider testing produce an over-all improved and race-oriented performance

Improved Rider Interface and Styling
- All-new body work and graphics
- New dual injected 2-tone, one-piece plastic shrouds and side number plates
- Right side panel has an added passageway to aid in cooling the silencer
- Black plastic covers, triple clamps, engine covers, and black alumite coated rims – just like the factory racers
- Foot peg width (front to rear) increased from 46mm on previous model to 50mm for improved feel
- New seat design that’s slimmer with firmer urethane for improved ergonomics and feel
- Seat has a slip-resistant top surface for good grip when seated and smooth sides for excellent rider mobility

New Chain Guide
- Slimmer and compact, down from 42.7 to 34mm wide, with 2mm thicker wear pad
- Reduced weight and longer wear

Additional Features
- New skid plate made of resin material offers greater protection without a weight increase
- Larger front brake lever boot offers increased protection against dust
- Clutch cable boot features a large quick adjuster, for easy clutch cable play adjustment on the fly
- Throttle grip has a one-piece collar that provides additional stability during throttle operation
- Lightweight short-length grips feature a pattern designed to provide excellent grip
- Rear caliper guard protects the caliper from damage
- Ribless rear hub and butted spokes reduced unsprung weight

Optional ECU Setting Tool Available
- Allows racers to reprogram the ECU’s data maps for volume of fuel injected and ignition timing to alter engine characteristics to suit rider preference
- The tool can also be used as a data logger, recording up to six hours of data for engine rpm, angle of throttle opening, etc.

2009 Kawasaki KX450F - USA Specifications
Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke single with DOHC and four valve cylinder head
Displacement: 449cc
Bore x stroke: 96.0 x 62.1mm
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Fuel Injection: 43mm Keihin Throttle body
Ignition: Digital DC-CDI
Transmission: Five-speed
Rake / trail: 26.7 degrees / 4.6 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 48mm inverted, Kayaba AOS with DLC coated sliders, 22-position compression and 20-position rebound dampening adjustment / 12.4 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® linkage system and Kayaba shock with 22-position low-speed and stepless high-speed compression dampening, 22-position rebound dampening and fully adjustable spring preload / 12.4 in.
Front tire: 90/100-21
Rear tire: 120/80-19
Front brake: Single semi-floating 250mm petal disc with dual piston caliper
Rear brake: Single 240mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
Overall length: 86.0 in.
Overall width: 32.3 in.
Overall height: 50.4 in.
Wheelbase: 58.3 in.
Ground clearance: 13.4 in.
Seat height: 38.0 in.
Curb weight: 247.2 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 1.8 gal.
Color: Lime Green
MSRP: $7,549
Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 770-0400
www.kawasaki.com


2009 Kawasaki KX450F - Canada Specifications
ENGINE
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single
Displacement 449 cc
Bore and Stroke 96.0 x 62.1 mm
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Valve System DOHC, 4 valves
Fuel System Fuel Injection: ø 43 mm x 1 (Keihin)
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Starting Primary Kick
Lubrication Forced lubrication, Semi-dry sump

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission 5-speed, return
Final Drive Chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.727 (60/22)
Gear Ratios: 1st 1.750 (28/16)
2nd 1.412 (24/17)
3rd 1.188 (19/16)
4th 1.000 (19/19)
5th 0.875 (21/24)
Final Reduction Ratio 3.846 (50/13)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

FRAME
Type Perimeter, Aluminium
Wheel Travel, Front/Rear 315mm, 315mm
Tires, Front/Rear 90/100-21 57M, 120/80-19 63M
Caster (Rake) 26.7°
Trail 116 mm
Steering Angle, Left/Right 42°/42°

SUSPENSION
Front TBA
Type 48 mm upside-down AOS-type telescopic fork
Compression damping 22-way
Rebound damping 20-way
Rear TBA
Type New Uni-Trak
Compression damping 22-way (low-speed), 2-turns or more (high-speed)
Rebound damping 22-way
Spring Preload Fully Adjustable

BRAKES
Front TBA
Rear TBA
Type Single 240 mm petal disc
Type Single semi-floacting, 250 mm petal disc
Caliper Single-piston
Caliper Dual-piston

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length 2185 mm
Overall Width 820 mm
Overall Height 1280 mm
Wheelbase 1480 mm
Ground Clearance 340 mm
Seat Height 965 mm
Dry Weight 112.1 kg
Fuel Capacity 7 litres

DETAILS
Colour Lime Green
MSRP TBA

2009 Kawasaki KX450F Monster Energy



2009 Kawasaki KX450F Monster Energy
2009 Kawasaki KX450F Monster Energy


• 2009 Kawasaki KX450F Monster Energy

2009 Kawasaki KX450F Monster Energy

EFI, a new chassis and ominous looks mean sleepless nights for the competition

Sporting a new chassis, fuel-injected engine, bodywork and durability refinements, the 2009 Kawasaki KX™450F motocrosser represents high-tech racetrack domination. However, the all black KX450F Monster Energy® promises a cranked-up heart rate for anyone with a pulse, thanks to its black bodywork and wheels, green hubs and silver frame; highlighted by the aggressive Monster Energy graphics package.

For racers looking to demoralize the competition, the sinister looking KX450F Monster Energy is the weapon of choice. Underneath its tough new appearance, the KX450F has undergone the biggest makeover since its original 2006 debut, but it still shares a clear bloodline with its championship-winning predecessors.

The upgrade to Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) eliminates the need to adjust engine settings to suit track and climate conditions and offers stable fuel-metering even in tough motocross conditions –without sacrificing the hard-hitting character of its predecessor. The new EFI system includes a compact lightweight ECU, a 43mm throttle body, a newly designed lightweight aluminum in-tank fuel pump and an ultra-fine atomizing injector. Set at a 45° angle for ideal mid-range power, the 12-hole injector sprays precise 60 micron fuel particles for smooth power delivery and improved engine response at partial throttle.

Designed specifically for motocross, the KX450F’s lightweight EFI system doesn’t require a battery –the engine can be started within three rotations of the crankshaft, using only the electricity generated through the kickstarter. Kawasaki engineers achieved single-kick start capability by having the ECU power-up at the initial movement of the kickstarter. The system delivers electricity in the following order: ECU, fuel pump, and then injector.

The greater electrical needs are handled by a larger AC generator rotor that also increased the rotational inertia. A reshaped and lighter crankshaft, with its rotational inertia unchanged, balances out the bigger ACG rotor. A wedge-shaped crank web increases the offsetting moment for a high crankshaft balance factor of close to 60 percent, on par with Kawasaki’s factory racers. The end result of these changes is reduced engine vibration, smoother power delivery and a noticeably snappier response at low rpm.

The new engine is more compact and lighter, with a 5mm shorter cylinder head that also features revised intake and exhaust ports for improved engine performance at all rpm. A new piston with a reshaped top surface raises the compression ratio from 12.0 to 12.5 and along with the new one-piece titanium exhaust pipe contributes to improved low-mid range performance. Finishing out the engine revisions is a new silencer body with larger volume able to meet future noise regulations. It uses long-fiber packing that lasts longer and extends time between repacking.

Overall, the KX450F’s ample power is now delivered in a smoother, more user-friendly manner with a linear low-rpm throttle response and torque delivery that reduces fatigue and allows riders to go faster for more laps.

Design of the highly rigid aluminum frame, suspension components and settings were focused on translating this broad powerband and responsive throttle into better drive. Other goals of the ’09 revisions were lighter handling and a slimmer chassis with an optimized rigidity balance. To achieve these aims, no piece was left examined or untouched. The cross-sections of the main spars were shrunk, the head pipe is slimmer and a new process is used to form the down tube that leaves it with a smaller cast bracket while the sub-frame was reshaped narrower but with a beefier down tube.

A blend of forged, extruded and cast parts, the revised chassis dimensions and fewer frame parts and gussets of the new frame total up to approximately 1.8 fewer pounds and an increase in riding stability and traction through a better rigidity balance.

Working in conjunction with the frame revisions is a new aluminum swingarm now pivoting from a 3mm higher position on the frame. It is now a lighter, more tapered design with a “D” profile and a new cross bracket. A longer rear suspension stroke, and thus more precise rear suspension tuning, was achieved by mounting the suspension arm of the Uni-Trak® rear suspension system is now below the swingarm.

Complementing the chassis balance with settings set to suit race-experienced riders, the KX450F suspension has a host of new features for better cornering and handling. The Kayaba Air-Oil-Separate (AOS) fork has a new Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating on the outer surface of the inner fork tubes offers a 15 percent reduction in stiction from ‘08 KX450F when the fork is exposed to lateral forces that would usually hamper slide action. The result is improved fork response, especially during cornering. The overall suspension action is even smoother due to the friction-reducing Kashima Coat treatment on the inside surfaces of the outer fork tubes and the rear shock reservoir.

Increasing the rigidity in the reshaped upper triple clamp and decreasing it in the new outer fork tubes optimized the rigidity balance of the front end. Adjusting the race-oriented suspension settings, and reducing the fork offset from 24mm to 23mm further enhanced the new KX450F’s lighter handling and increased front wheel traction. Enlarged, wrap around black fork tube guards provide greater protection for the inner tubes.

Matching the smooth action of the fork, the Kayaba rear shock received a new body design and a larger 50mm piston (previously 46mm). Its improved response, damping and bottoming performance equate to a better ride and increased maneuvering precision. It also features a Kashima Coat treatment on the shock internals. Its easily accessible dual compression adjustability - allowing high-speed and low-speed damping to be tuned separately - gives mechanics and riders the ability to fine-tune for difficult track conditions.

Durability isn’t limited to internal components on the new Kawasaki model. The larger, resin skid plate and the narrower and longer lasting chain guide both offer greater protection without higher weight and are examples of the race-oriented durability increases that abound on the new KX450F.

In addition to giving the all black ’09 KX450F Monster Energy a stunning look, the bodywork was completely revised with the main focus on rider comfort and ergonomics with natural positioning. With sleek new bodywork styling featuring one-piece plastic shrouds and side number plate, the new KX450F offers a slimmer rider interface that makes it even easier to go fast, win races and collect more trophies.

A slimmer new seat design with firmer urethane foam, a non-slip top surface and smooth sides provides good seated grip and excellent rider mobility. The frame echoes the slim profile at the top, but widens at the lower end by the by the ankles to provide better grip for the rider. Completing the rider interface improvements are wider, front-to-rear, 50mm footpegs that offer increased grip and improved feel.





Features
2009 KX™450F Monster Energy Product Features

Monster Energy Edition
- Special Monster Energy graphics
- All-new special black plastic body work and green hubs compliment the Monster Energy graphics

All-New Fuel Injection
- Self adjusts to atmospheric changes for easier starting, sharper throttle response and optimized power, and power stability when jumping/landing
- Ultra-fine atomizing injector with 12 holes sprays particles with a droplet size of 60µ for smooth power deliver and improved engine at partial throttle
- 43mm throttle body uses a progressive throttle linkage to deliver airflow in much the same way as an FCR carburetor. Using two linked shafts, the throttle body opens more quickly after reaching the 3/8 open position
- Lightweight throttle body is approximately half the weight of a FCR carburetor, saving over one pound in weight
- Fast-idle knob on the throttle body allows riders to increase engine speed when starting a cold engine

Optimized Injector Angle
- Injector set at 45°, the optimum angle for improved mid-range power, which corresponds to the intake ports of the new head design and is an improved position compared to competing products

New ECU
- No battery needed, saving weight; the engine can be started with only three rotations of the crankshaft using the electricity generated by a single kick of the starter
- The system delivers electricity to FI system in sequence for quick starting: first the ECU, then the fuel pump, and finally the injector
- The compact, lightweight ECU, located on the front of the steering head behind the number plate, was designed specifically for motocross use. The fuel pump relay is built in to the ECU to help cope with the shocks and vibrations of motocross riding

New Lightweight Aluminum Fuel Pump
- Located in the fuel tank
- Features a rubber fuel filter cover that wraps around the inlet port and acts as a fuel trap to help ensure a stable fuel supply during vigorous motocross riding
- Fuel return hose from the pressure regulator helps ensure there is always fuel in the inlet port, preventing stalls due to fuel splashing and enabling riders to use all the fuel
- New 1.8 gallon fuel tank is lighter and formed using a rotational molding process

Improved Engine Performance
- 449cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-stroke single
- New piston with reshaped head increases compression ratio from 12.0 to 12.5:1 for improved low and mid range performance
- Low-friction coating on the piston skirt reduces mechanical loss
- Revised piston jet injects oil at a new angle for improved piston cooling
- Piston jet nozzle opening was improved to minimize oil gathering for a better contribution to piston cooling
- A forward lean angle of 3° puts the engine in the ideal position for maximum traction
- Tuned for a broad powerband with the torque curve set just under the wheel spin threshold
- High-acceleration cams help the engine rev quickly
- Equipped with an automatic compression release (ACR) system for quick and easy starting. The dual-weight centrifugal decompression system is fitted to the exhaust cam
- Maintenance free screw-type automatic cam chain adjuster
- Larger flap inside the airbox helps prevent the ingress of mud and water

New Top End
- Revised intake and exhaust ports for improved engine performance at all rpm
- Reduced cylinder head height from 105 to 100mm for a more compact, lighter engine
- Titanium 36mm intake and 31mm exhaust valves with aluminum spring retainers reduce reciprocating weight and cylinder height and help ensure reliable valve control at high rpm
- New high-strength material with finer metal grain for intake valves offers about a 50 percent greater resistance to fatigue
- Double valve springs allow a short cylinder head height and help ensure stable valve operation
- Dual overhead, lightweight camshafts lobes and tappet surfaces feature a soft-nitride surface treatment for long wear and high-rpm reliability
- Asymmetrical high-acceleration cams and the special coating on the intake ports yield high intake efficiency at all rpm

New Crankshaft Design
- Improved traction with increased rotational inertia via a larger diameter AC Generator rotor
- Crankshaft was reshaped with its rotational inertia unchanged to enable the balance factor to remain the same with bigger ACG rotor and provide weight savings
- Wedge-shaped crank web increases offsetting moment for high crankshaft balance factor of 60 percent – on par with Kawasaki’s factory racers
- New crankshaft large bearing with an increased load capacity, 2mm longer bearing rollers and a 40 percent improvement in durability
- Crankshaft and connecting rod received a carburizing and quenching treatment for additional rigidity
- End result is reduced engine vibration, smoother power delivery and increased performance, with a noticeably snappier response at low rpm

Easier Starting
- Greater electrical output from the bigger ACG rotor provides the necessary electrical power that allows a battery-less FI system with kick starting and provides smoother engine performance
- New ACR with increased lift from 0.5 to 1.0mm, reduces kicking power necessary to start

Better Cooling
- Very slim, high-capacity Denso radiators feature tightly packed cores and a fin design that delivers superior cooling efficiency
- Radiator louvers increased from three to four and decreased in size and angle for less overlap and higher air flow
- Brace bar reinforces the radiator bracket and adds to the KX450F’s durability

Smooth-Shifting, Close-Ratio 5-Speed Transmission
- 5-Speed transmission and low-rpm engine response combination offers riders more gear options for traversing rough sections or getting into the rhythm of a course easily so they can focus more on racing
- Sprocket-style chain drive roller reduces the effect of driveline lash, helping smooth engine braking and facilitating additional corner entry control

New Titanium Exhaust Pipe
- One-piece titanium exhaust pipe with revised length and diameter improves low-mid range performance as well as contributing to improved ergonomics
- New silencer body has increased volume to meet future noise regulations - currently 99dB

Lighter, slimmer chassis
- New main spars with a smaller cross-section down from 70mm tall and 27mm wide to 68mm and 24mm, respectively for a slimmer overall width main spars shape - narrowing near the bend below the seat for a riding position, then widening at the ankles to offer better grip
- Slimmer head pipe, new cross section and a down tube that is formed with a swaging (squeezing and hammering) process and has a smaller cast bracket add up to more weight savings
- Parts revisions combine for about a 1.8 pound lighter new aluminum perimeter frame that offers increased riding stability and traction through a better rigidity balance
- Revised chassis dimensions contribute to improved handling
- Swingarm pivot is located 3mm higher in the frame for improved rear wheel traction
- New sub-frame is lighter via larger diameter tubing with thinner walls, yet still provides a secure mounting for the new silencer

New Aluminum Swingarm
- New tapered “D” shape, vice rectangle design that is 5mm taller at the front (74 to 79mm) and 2mm shorter at the rear (60 to 58mm)
- New cross bracket design for enhanced rigidity
- Alloy swingarm uses a cast front section, tapered hydroformed spars and forged chain adjusters
- New swingarm design is approximately 0.4 lbs lighter and improves stability, rigidity and rear wheel traction
- Uni-Trak® rear suspension system with the suspension arm mounted below the swingarm, allowing a longer rear suspension stroke and more precise tuning

New Front Fork
- Kayaba Air-Oil-Separate (AOS) fork keeps oil and air in separate chambers for stable damping performance during long motos. Low-friction fork seals contribute to smooth action
- New Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating on the outer surface of the inner fork tubes offers a 15 percent reduction in stiction from ‘08 KX450F when the fork is exposed to lateral forces that would usually hamper slide action. The result is improved fork response, especially during cornering
- Friction-reducing Kashima Coat on the inside of the fork outer tubes contributes to smoother suspension action (especially at the initial part of the stroke) and a better ride feel
- Revising the frame’s rigidity balance, amending the suspension settings, and reducing the fork offset from 24mm to 23mm gives the KX450F lighter handling and increased front wheel traction
- Optimized rigidity balance via increased rigidity in the reshaped upper triple clamp and decreased rigidity in the new outer fork tubes
- Enlarged, wrap around black fork tube guards provide greater protection for the inner tubes
- Revised race-oriented suspension settings offer improved over-all performance

New Rear Shock
- Kayaba rear shock has a new cylinder body design and a larger 50mm piston (previously 46mm)
- Improved response, damping and bottoming performance result in better ride feel and terrain following capability
- Rear shock features dual compression adjustability, allowing high-speed and low-speed damping to be tuned separately
- Also features Kashima Coat treatment on the cylinder for reduced friction and smoother suspension action
- Easier accessibility for tuning
- Revised rear suspension settings and ideal linkage ratios derived from extensive rider testing produce an over-all improved and race-oriented performance

Improved Rider Interface and Styling
- All-new body work and graphics
- New dual injected 2-tone, one-piece plastic shrouds and side number plates
- Right side panel has an added passageway to aid in cooling the silencer
- Black plastic covers, triple clamps, engine covers, and black alumite coated rims – just like the factory racers
- Foot peg width (front to rear) increased from 46mm on previous model to 50mm for improved feel
- New seat design that’s slimmer with firmer urethane for improved ergonomics and feel
- Seat has a slip-resistant top surface for good grip when seated and smooth sides for excellent rider mobility

New Chain Guide
- Slimmer and compact, down from 42.7 to 34mm wide, with 2mm thicker wear pad
- Reduced weight and longer wear

Additional Features
- New skid plate made of resin material offers greater protection without a weight increase
- Larger front brake lever boot offers increased protection against dust
- Clutch cable boot features a large quick adjuster, for easy clutch cable play adjustment on the fly
- Throttle grip has a one-piece collar that provides additional stability during throttle operation
- Lightweight short-length grips feature a pattern designed to provide excellent grip
- Rear caliper guard protects the caliper from damage
- Ribless rear hub and butted spokes reduced unsprung weight

Optional ECU Setting Tool Available
- Allows racers to reprogram the ECU’s data maps for volume of fuel injected and ignition timing to alter engine characteristics to suit rider preference
- The tool can also be used as a data logger, recording up to six hours of data for engine rpm, angle of throttle opening, etc.

2009 Kawasaki KX450F Monster Energy - USA Specifications
Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke single with DOHC and four valve cylinder head
Displacement: 449cc
Bore x stroke: 96.0 x 62.1mm
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Fuel Injection: 43mm Keihin Throttle body
Ignition: Digital DC-CDI
Transmission: Five-speed
Rake / trail: 26.7 degrees / 4.6 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 48mm inverted, Kayaba AOS with DLC coated sliders, 22-position compression and 20-position rebound dampening adjustment / 12.4 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® linkage system and Kayaba shock with 22-position low-speed and stepless high-speed compression dampening, 22-position rebound dampening and fully adjustable spring preload / 12.4 in.
Front tire: 90/100-21
Rear tire: 120/80-19
Front brake: Single semi-floating 250mm petal disc with dual piston caliper
Rear brake: Single 240mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
Overall length: 86.0 in.
Overall width: 32.3 in.
Overall height: 50.4 in.
Wheelbase: 58.3 in.
Ground clearance: 13.4 in.
Seat height: 38.0 in.
Curb weight: 247.2 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 1.8 gal.
Color: Ebony
MSRP: $7,749
Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 770-0400
www.kawasaki.com

2009 Kawasaki KX450F Monster Energy - Canada Specifications
ENGINE
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single
Displacement 449 cc
Bore and Stroke 96.0 x 62.1 mm
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Valve System DOHC, 4 valves
Fuel System Fuel Injection: ø 43 mm x 1 (Keihin)
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Starting Primary Kick
Lubrication Forced lubrication, Semi-dry sump

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission 5-speed, return
Final Drive Chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.727 (60/22)
Gear Ratios: 1st 1.750 (28/16)
2nd 1.412 (24/17)
3rd 1.188 (19/16)
4th 1.000 (19/19)
5th 0.875 (21/24)
Final Reduction Ratio 3.846 (50/13)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

FRAME
Type Perimeter, Aluminium
Wheel Travel, Front/Rear 315mm, 315mm
Tires, Front/Rear 90/100-21 57M, 120/80-19 63M
Caster (Rake) 26.7°
Trail 116 mm
Steering Angle, Left/Right 42°/42°

SUSPENSION
Front TBA
Type 48 mm upside-down AOS-type telescopic fork
Compression damping 22-way
Rebound damping 20-way
Rear TBA
Type New Uni-Trak
Compression damping 22-way (low-speed), 2-turns or more (high-speed)
Rebound damping 22-way
Spring Preload Fully Adjustable

BRAKES
Front TBA
Rear TBA
Type Single 240 mm petal disc
Type Single semi-floacting, 250 mm petal disc
Caliper Single-piston
Caliper Dual-piston

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length 2185 mm
Overall Width 820 mm
Overall Height 1280 mm
Wheelbase 1480 mm
Ground Clearance 340 mm
Seat Height 965 mm
Dry Weight 112.1 kg
Fuel Capacity 7 litres

DETAILS
Colour Lime Green
MSRP TBA

2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R



2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R
2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R

2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R
2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R


• 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R

2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R

Exciting two-wheel fun, practical two-wheel efficiency

Practicality is the Kawasaki’s Ninja® 500R’s biggest asset as it strikes an ideal balance between function, form and budget that’s rarely achieved in the sport bike world. A sensible sportbike, the 500R is ready to rip, yet remains friendly enough for beginners to feel confident in its manners.

At the heart of this excellent platform is the Ninja 500R’s 498cc liquid-cooled, parallel twin-cylinder four-stroke engine. With dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder, the robust motor is both beginner-friendly and rousing to expert riders. No slouch, this half-liter engine has enough gusto to let novices expand their skills and keep even the most seasoned riders quite happy exploring the upper end of its rev range.

Letting the high-performance engine live to its full potential is a lightweight and compact design. One of the major selling points for the Ninja 500R is its great-handling enabled by its large-diameter 37mm fork tubes and UNI-TRAK® rear suspension system utilizing a progressive linkage similar to the larger-displacement Ninja models. With the motor and chassis combo, the bike begs to be taken out on twisty back roads.

And the Ninja 500R also shares the same sporty styling of its bigger siblings, with an aerodynamic half-fairing that provides wind protection for the rider and is stylishly complemented by a lower fairing.

Authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available through Kawasaki dealers.





Features
Liquid Cooled Twin-cylinder 498cc Engine
- Compact parallel-twin design
- Superior engineering produces sport bike power with broad usable torque
- Good mass centralization for superior handling
- Liquid cooling provides consistent engine temperatures and allows closer engine tolerances for more horsepower and long engine life
- Auxiliary cooling fan maintains optimum temperature for best performance, fuel economy and reliability

Four Valves per Cylinder
- Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow
- Better flow for more power at high rpm and strong low-end torque
- Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation on today’s gasolines

34mm CVK Semi-flat Slide Carburetors
- Precise fuel metering provides uniform power delivery at all engine speeds
- Quick throttle response

Digital Ignition
- Microprocessor-controlled timing never needs adjustment
- Ultra-responsive to engine needs

Six-speed Transmission
- Translates into a gear for all speeds, excellent acceleration and relaxed highway cruising
- Has a Kawasaki exclusive, the Positive Neutral Finder, which means riders can find neutral easily, every time at a stop with just a lift of the shift pedal from first gear

Standard Half Fairing
- Offers rider wind protection for more comfort
- Incorporates large, easy-to-read instruments with two resettable trip meters
- Stylish lower fairing completes the Ninja® image

Double-cradle Steel Box-section Frame
- High-tensile steel perimeter frame
- Lightweight, with superior rigidity for more precise handling and better control

37mm Front Fork
- Large-diameter fork tubes with thin walls for light weight and exceptional rigidity

Bottom-link UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension
- Progressive rate provides a smoother, more controlled ride
- Lightweight aluminum components provide quick suspension response
- Lower center of gravity for better handling

17-inch Wheels
- Wide, modern 17-inch rims fit low-profile, high-performance tires

Front Disc Brake
- Disc is drilled for better cooling and reduced unsprung weight
- Dual-piston caliper for increased braking effectiveness

Rear Disc Brake
- Powerful and controllable
- Single-piston caliper

Sidestand and Centerstand
- Sidestand permits easy parking, while centerstand makes for easy cleaning or servicing

Budget Friendly
- Affordable suggested retail price

2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R - USA Specifications
Engine: Four-stroke, DOHC, parallel twin
Displacement: 498cc
Starting: Electric
Bore x stroke: 74.0 x 58.0mm
Compression ratio: 10.8:1
Cooling: Liquid
Carburetion: Keihin CVK34 x 2
Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
Transmission: Six-speed
Final drive: Chain
Frame: High-tensile steel, perimeter design
Rake / trail: 27 degrees / 3.6 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.1 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® system with single shock / 3.9 in.
Front tire: 110/70x17 tubeless
Rear tire: 130/70x17 tubeless
Front brake / rear brake: Hydraulic disc / Disc
Overall length: 82.5 in.
Overall width: 27.6 in.
Overall height: 45.7 in.
Ground clearance: 4.7 in.
Seat height: 30.5 in.
Curb weight: 434.4 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 4.8 gal.
Wheelbase: 56.5 in.
Color: Metallic Diablo Black
Candy Plasma Blue
MSRP: $5,499
Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 770-0400
www.kawasaki.com


2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R - Canada Specifications
ENGINE

Type 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 498 cc
Bore and Stroke 74.0 x 58.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Valve System DOHC, 8 valves
Carburetion CVK 34 mm x 2 (Keihin)
Ignition Digital, with anti hotwire circuit
Cooling Liquid
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission 6-speed, return, positive neutral finder
Clutch Wet multi-disc, cable operation
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.652 (61/23)
Gear Ratios: 1st 2.571 (36/154)
2nd 1.777 (32/18)
3rd 1.380 (29/21)
4th 1.125 (27/24)
5th 0.961 (25/26)
6th 0.851 (23/27)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.562 (41/16)

FRAME
Type Perimeter, box section high-tensile steel
Wheel Travel: Front 130 mm
Wheel Travel: Rear 100 mm
Tires: Front 110/70-17 (54H)
Tires: Rear 130/70-17 (62H)
Caster (Rake) 27°
Trail 91 mm

SUSPENSION
Front 37 mm telescopic fork
Rear Uni-trak with stepped spring preload adjustability

BRAKES
Front Single, semi-floating drilled disc
Front Calipers Single, BAC, 2-piston, pin-slide mount
Rear Single drilled disc
Rear Caliper Single-piston, pin-slide mount

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length 2095 mm
Overall Width 700 mm
Overall Height 1160 mm
Wheelbase 1435 mm
Seat Height 775 mm
Dry Weight 176 kg
Fuel Capacity 18 litres

DETAILS
Colour Candy Plasma Blue
Warranty 12 months
Good Times Protection Plan 24 or 36 months (Kawasaki GTPP coverage begins after standard limited warranty expires)
MSRP TBA

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD



2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD
2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD


• 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD

Affordable cruiser styling, outstanding small displacement efficiency

The ranks of first-time motorcycle buyers are swelling just as fast as the price of gas. The Vulcan® 500 LTD is Kawasaki’s answer to motorcyclists yearning to ride into the cruiser lifestyle. A low seat height, friendly power delivery and affordable purchase price make it an excellent entry level motorcycle and an easy platform on which to develop those all-important riding skills.

However, the Vulcan 500 LTD isn’t just limited to beginners. More experienced riders will appreciate its ample power and comfortable accommodations, while the Vulcan 500 LTD’s practicality, efficiency and reliability as a transportation source are sure to be appealing to riders of all calibers.

A healthy dose of sportbike genes in the Ninja® 500R-based parallel twin-cylinder engine gives the Vulcan 500 LTD serious cruiser muscle to outperform its rivals. The powerplant provides a smooth, predictable torque delivery that’s ideal for boulevard cruising, yet it still has plenty of gusto for strong acceleration at highway speeds.

However, there’s more to the 500 LTD than its excellent engine. An equally user-friendly chassis with a long and low, matte black steel frame really puts it into the great category. A stepped seat, bobbed rear fender, tank-mounted speedometer and chrome-plated wire-spoke wheels give it the classic cruiser looks sure to please the custom style crowd. The rider calming low, 28-inch seat height rounds out the Vulcan 500 LTD’s rider friendly chassis.

Admire it as is, or select additional enhancements to add your own touch from any of Kawasaki’s accessory line — available through Kawasaki dealers.





Features
Twin-cylinder 498cc Engine
- Compact parallel-twin design based on the NINJA® 500R sportbike engine
- Special cam profiles and ample flywheel weight boost low-end torque

Liquid-Cooling
- Keeps operating temperatures consistent, resulting in longer engine life
- Allows tighter engine clearances for quieter running and more power
- Radiator hides between the frame downtubes

Four Valves per Cylinder
- Better flow for more power at high rpm
- Compact combustion chamber for less detonation with today’s gasoline
- Augments low-end torque

Automatic Cam Chain Tensioner
- Maintains precise timing without maintenance
- Cam chain runs quietly, reliably

Gear-Driven Balancer
- Reduces engine vibration for a super-smooth ride

Six-Speed Transmission
- Allows engine’s full potential to be utilized

Positive Neutral Finder
- When stopped, just lift the shift pedal from first gear to easily find neutral

32mm CVK Semi-Flat Slide Carburetors
- Quick throttle response
- Precise fuel metering provides uniform power delivery at all engine speeds

Straight-Flow Exhaust
- Designed to boost low and mid-range power
- Tuned pipes enhance low-speed pulling power

Single Disc Front Brake
- Single piston pin-slide caliper produces quick, sure stops

Tank-Mounted Speedometer with Turn Signal Indicators and Caution Lamps
- Gives needed information at a glance
- Compact design complements the bike’s clean look

Stepped Seating
- Laid-back riding comfort for two

Chrome-Plated Wire Spoke Wheels
- Narrow 100/90-19 front tire and beefy 140/90-15 rear tire fits the LTD’s traditional cruiser styling

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD - USA Specifications
Engine: Four-stroke, DOHC, eight-valve parallel twin
Displacement: 498cc
Starting: Electric
Bore x stroke: 74.0 x 58.0mm
Compression ratio: 10.2:1
Cooling: Liquid
Carburetion: Keihin CVK32 x 2
Ignition: Digital TCBI
Transmission: Six-speed
Final drive: O-Ring chain
Frame: Double-cradle, steel
Rake / trail: 33 degrees / 5.9 in.
Suspension, front / wheel travel: 41mm hydraulic fork / 5.9 in.
Suspension, rear / wheel travel: Dual hydraulic shocks with five-way adjustable spring preload / 3.9 in.
Front tire: 100/90x19
Rear tire: 140/90x15
Brakes, front: Hydraulic disc
Brakes, rear: Mechanical drum
Overall length: 91.3 in.
Overall width: 32.7 in.
Overall height: 44.3 in
Ground clearance: 4.7 in.
Seat height: 28.1 in.
Curb weight: 471.9 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 4.0 gal.
Wheelbase: 62.8 in.
Color: Metallic Imperial Red
MSRP: $5,499
Warranty: 12 Months
Wholesale Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 770-0400
www.kawasaki.com

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD - Canada Specifications
ENGINE
Type 4-stroke, parallel twin
Displacement 498 cc
Bore and Stroke 74.0 x 58.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Valve System DOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
Carburetion CVK 32 mm x 2 (Keihin)
Ignition Digital, with anti hotwire circuit
Cooling Liquid
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission 6-speed, return, positive neutral finder
Final Drive Sealed O-ring Chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.652 (61/23)
Gear Ratios: 1st 2.571 (36/154)
2nd 1.722 (31/18)
3rd 1.333 (28/21)
4th 1.125 (27/24)
5th 0.961 (25/26)
6th 0.851 (23/27)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.652 (42/16)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, cable operation

FRAME
Type Tubular, double cradle, high tensile steel
Wheel Travel: Front 150 mm
Wheel Travel: Rear 100 mm
Tires: Front 10/90-19 (57S)
Tires: Rear 140/90-15 (70S)
Caster (Rake) 33°
Trail 151 mm

SUSPENSION
Front 41 mm telescopic fork
Rear Dual coil-over shock absorbers with stepped spring preload adjustability

BRAKES
Front Single, semi-floating drilled disc
Front Calipers Single-piston, pin-slide mount
Rear Single drum

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length 2320 mm
Overall Width 830 mm
Overall Height 1125 mm
Wheelbase 1595 mm
Seat Height 715 mm
Dry Weight 199 kg
Fuel Capacity 15 litres

PERFORMANCE
Maximum Power 46 PS @8,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 45 N-m @ 6,000 rpm

DETAILS
Colour Metallic Imperial Red
Warranty 12 months
Good Times Protection Plan 24 or 36 months (Kawasaki GTPP coverage begins after the standard limited warranty expires)
MSRP TBA