2022 Kawasaki KLX450R launched in India
Kawasaki India has launched the new 2022 KLX450R dirt bike in the country. The new off-road motorcycle has been priced at ₹8.99 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price, the bike comes out as ₹50,000 more expensive than the model it replaces.
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The deliveries of the new bike are set to begin in the first month of 2022. The new KLX450R arrives in India as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) just like its predecessor.
The yearly updated, Kawasaki KLX450R motorcycle has been given new the Lime Green colour option along with a fresh set of decals. The company claims that it has also introduced minor updates to the powertrain for better low-end torque. Other updates on the motorcycle also include a tweaked suspension.
At the heart of the new Kawasaki KLX450R sits the same 449cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. This powertrain now delivers better low-end torque and continues along with the same 5-speed gearbox. This powertrain is housed inside a light-weight perimeter frame.
The suspension duties are performed by long travel upside-down forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. For braking, it uses petal-type disc brakes at both ends. The bike also gets a Renthal aluminum handlebar as standard and a tiny digital console too.
Meanwhile, Kawasaki has recently announced its plans to launch three new electric and hybrid bikes in the market before the end of 2022. This comes as a follow-up to the announcement Kawasaki made in October this year. The motorcycle major claimed that it plans to convert the majority of its fleet to electric and hybrid by 2035.