DBT Garage: KX450 Factory Replica

DBT GARAGE: Kawasaki KX450 Factory Replica Build

Photos: Scott Hoffman

The bike you wish you had in your garage? Just because the KX450 has not received a load of updates except for a clutch and piston since 2019, does not mean this is not one of the best base 450s in the class. Like we have said in the past, it can be made better with a few upgrades, but what about a lot of upgrades? Several months back we started this project, then we heard rumors Kawasaki might be working on a possible Monster Edition. (Probably just graphics and plastic like the YZ450F Monster Edition?) Yet we just found out we were wrong. Regardless, we plugged on to build our own version of a Factory Replica and mods we wanted to see in a stock KX450. Well, here it is, just finished and yet to be ridden. Our bike and the new SR from Kawasaki are very similar.

What is new on the DBT Factory Replica

-Dcor Factory Kawasaki Replica Graphics
-Dcor Factory Kawasaki Replica Seat Cover
-Hinson Clutch Complete
-Hinson Clutch Cover
-XTrig Rocs Pro Triple Clamps with PHDS Bar Mounts (Technical Touch USA)
-Light Speed Carbon Fiber Glide Plate
-Light Speed Carbon Fiber Front Rotor Guard
-Light Speed Carbon Fiber Rear Rotor Guard
-ODI Soft MX V2 Lock-On Grips
-ODI Podium FLIGHT MX Handlebar
-Dubya Wheels with Kite Elite Hubs, DID ST-X Rims, and Stainless Spokes
-Enzo Kashima Upper Fork Coatings
-Enzo Valving and spring settings
-Dunlop MX33 Tires with Tire Stickers
-Pro Circuit Slip-On Exhaust
-Smaller 240mm Rear Rotor from KX450X

Help Support DBT: A lot of our OEM parts and accessories for this bike were purchased from RMMC

Not only did we want our KX450 to have that Factory look, we also wanted to make personal improvements and address some of the issues that came up while riding a KX450 over the past several seasons. We will do a test on our DBT Factory Replica in the near future. And believe it or not, we built the entire bike including the cost of the stock KX450 for less than the OTD cost of most new 2022 KX450s. You will have to wait and see how we did it!

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