If you’re looking at 450 race quads, you want maximum per- formance and minimum weight, and there are lots of tempting choices. Kawasaki saw you coming, and the KFX450R is loaded
with everything most hard-core sport riders want, plus some features
you don’t see on other 450s, as well as cool styling extras courtesy
of this year’s Special Edition model. As good as the KFX is, it’s not
perfect. We grabbed a 2014 KFX for a full test to tell you what you’ll
love about it and what it needs.
What it has and what it needs
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