Kawasaki has launched the 2022 KX250 and KX450 dirt-bikes in India at a price of INR 7.99 lakh and INR 8.59 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. Bookings for the new KX250 and KX450 are open at all Kawasaki dealerships across the country.
The KX250 uses a 249cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine while the KX450 uses a larger 449cc, single-cylinder mill. Exact output figures haven’t been shared.
Starting with their design, both KX250 and KX450 are very similar in their styling barring a few minor variations.
Handling of the bike has been improved too with a retuned race-ready suspension setup comprising 49mm inverted telescopic forks at front and a new Unit Trak unit at rear. Both units are adjustable for compression and rebound damping. For KW250, the suspension travel is pegged at 314mm and 316mm front and rear respectively. For K450, the figures stand at 305mm and 307mm for front and rear respectively.
Braking hardware consists of single disc brakes with 270mm rotor and twin-piston calipers at front and 250mm rotor and a single-piston caliper at rear. KX250 weighs 107 kilos while KX450 tips the weighing scales at 110kg.
The prices of the dirt-bikes are not too different from prices in the UK or USA where the KX450 costs the equivalent of ₹7 lakh. Then there’s also the fact that these motorcycles aren’t street-legal, so there is no registration, tax or insurance amount to pay. What this means is that the ex-showroom price is also the on-road price.