Chaplin Kawasaki/Factory Connection KX450F - Dirt Rider Magazine Online

For the fast-paced, hit-and-sprint style of racing found on the BooKoo Arenacross circuit, the Chaplin Kawasaki/Factory Connection KX450F is precisely the kind of bike a racer wants. Ridden by team riders Billy Ainsworth, Robby Marshall and-for the final round of the series at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut-me, Chaplin's 450F is the perfect model of predictability and confidence on the track.Transforming the KX450F from a big-feeling aircraft carrier into a nimble jet fighter, Factory Connection completely dialed in this machine for the hard hits, tight turns and big jumps of the arenas. With only minor adjustments to the sag and compression, the suspension was soft enough to settle into corners but handled everything the stadium whoops threw at it. Traction was not a problem, as the Hinson/FMF MegaBomb-equipped, PR2-built engine was able to harness the Kawasaki's aggressive motor into a smooth, well-tuned package.An entire day before the race spent testing at the Mototown USA Indoor AX track confirmed just how hard the Kawi can charge. Smooth yet direct, it performed best when ridden aggressively, a testament to Ainsworth and Marshall's precise settings. As far as supercross-style 450s go, this is the best setup I've ever ridden in terms of usability and performance.

As a guest team rider for the weekend, Denison found that the Chaplin Kawasaki/Factory Connection KX450F provided a great mix of consistency, usability and knock-your-socks-off speed.
If you needed a smart setup for indoor racing, this Kawasaki would be as close as you, a mortal, would want to get.
The Pirelli tires and Vortex sprockets on the 450 sport more traction than your local hospital!
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The FMF Factory 4.1 exhaust performed outstandingly on the KX450F.
Hinson clutch components help deal with the abuse arenacross hands out.
A generously fast PR2-tuned motor complemented the KX-F's superb Factory Connection suspension setup.