Best Motocrosser: Kawasaki KX450F

Ten Best Bikes of 2013

Best Motocrosser: Kawasaki KX450F

BEST MOTOCROSSER: Kawasaki KX450F
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How quickly things change in the MX world; one year you're hot and the next you're knocked to second spot. Suzuki's RM-Z450 held onto the trophy for two years, but refinements and upgrades to Kawasaki's KX450F have vaulted it into the hot seat for 2013. Key to its improved performance is Kayaba's Pneumatic Spring Fork (PSF), which allows the unit to be adjusted by simply adding or bleeding air. With a new piston, intake cam and revised ECU, the KX450F has become a holeshot machine.

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2013 Kawasaki KX450F - action front view

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2013 Kawasaki KX450F - action overhead aerial view

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2013 Kawasaki KX450F - right-side view

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2013 Kawasaki KX450F - engine right-side view

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2013 Kawasaki KX450F - left-side view

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2013 Kawasaki KX450F - Kayaba PSF forks

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2013 Kawasaki KX450F - engine left-side view

2013 Kawasaki KX450F

2013 Kawasaki KX450F

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2013 Kawasaki KX450F - swingarm/rear wheel

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2013 Kawasaki KX450F - action right-side aerial view

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2013 Kawasaki KX450F - action view