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The Kawasaki KX450F–SR is the pinnacle of motocross GP technology, with class and race-leading power delivery controlled by state of the art suspension and lightweight high-tech chassis parts. Specially developed by technicians from the Japanese factory’s Akashi race department and the KRT base in Europe, the ‘SR’ model still retains many of the outstanding engine and chassis qualities of the standard KX450F. The bike is raced in the blue riband MXGP (formerly known as MX1) class, against other 450cc four stroke machines. Utilising the latest generation Showa suspension, the machine can be set-up to offer the best bump absorption and stability in the varied terrain experienced by riders across the extensive global MXGP calendar. In 2017 the KX450F–SR is campaigned by KRT Belgian Clement Desalle, French rider Jordi Tixier plus Dixon Racing teamster, the Englishman, Tommy Searle.


Kawasaki’s first foray into production four-stroke motocross machines, the KX250F was launched in 2004 and has been continually developed ever since. The most advanced incarnation of the model is the KX250F-SR, a lightweight high-revving four stroke machine created by Kawasaki’s race department and KRT for the top riders in the MX2 class. As the penultimate step on the MX competition ladder before the demands of MXGP, an MX2 machine needs agility, power and predictability as much as season-long durability and easy maintenance. The highly regarded production KX250F scores highly in each regard and forms the ideal basis for further development to the factory SR level of refinement. The KX250F-SR is a popular and formidable competitor in the class with top teams Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team and Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki fine tuning their machines for their riders Petar Petrov, Stephen Rubini plus Vsevolod Brylyakov and Darian Sanayei respectively.