As you can see, the changes have been minimal. I tried a few other things that screwed the bike up, but no need to dive into failures. Some other bits were absolutely essential like the graphics. I have an image to uphold, and when I was showing up to the track with my post-shootout tattered and scratched KX-F, I was just reaffirming what everyone thinks of me: "Dirtbag!" RidePG and Acerbis gave the 450 a visual transformation with good-looking graphics that stick and stay put, plus the black fenders seem to give the bike a meaner look, like its rider. The Gripz material the stickers are produced from make it easier for me to stay connected to the bike when I give it too much throttle. And putting the power to the ground is one of the most important games with the Kawasaki 450. It is one of the most sensitive bikes I have ever ridden in relation to the type and condition of the tires. Want to score here? Try the Pirelli Scorpion Mid-Soft tires for anything loose, and then switch the front to the Mid-Hard if the conditions are that way. They not only get better traction, the handling improves, too. Of course, anyone with any time on a KX-F knows it is only a matter of minutes before the chain guide is shot, so T.M. Designworks to the rescue with a holeshot to protecting and keeping the drive system (and the rear brake rotor) in line and out of harm's way.