So you finally pulled the trigger and bought your dream bike. The 2018 KX450F is one of Kawasaki's most popular four-stroke bikes. Motocross enthusiasts are gushing over the KX450F. At under $9,000, the KX450F motocross is one of the best off-the-shelf motocross bikes on the market. This is a competitive racing bike that can hold its own next to many of its more expensive and prestigious counterparts. The value and performance of the new model is sure to make it one of the most popular bikes at the tracks. However, there are a few accessories that you should consider picking up for your new toy.
In some states the KX450F is going to be street legal if you get it properly licensed. However, it is one super loud bike! The stock exhaust does very little to damper the noise. So, the first thing you will probably want is an aftermarket exhaust. For less than $300 you can invest in a Kawasaki or third party brand (these are usually cheaper) that will quiet down your bike and make the sound much more tolerable.
Get Your Racing Gear
The KX450F is a fast, powerful machine. It is also super fun to ride. If there was ever a MX bike that is going to push you to your limits, it is the KX450F. You want to have your racing gear the day you drive away from the lot. Not only should you have a certified, full-face helmet, but you also need eye protection, a chest protector, knee guards, ankles supports and a neck brace. Whether you plan on competing on your KX450F, or just taking it out in the backcountry, this gear can save your life. If you haven't rode on a MX bike of the caliber and strength of the KX450F, you will likely be surprised, and possibly overwhelmed by how powerful it is.
Protect Your Tank With Sealer
Many riders sweat by tank sealer. This is an advanced chemical that you pour into your bike's gas tank. It seals the interior sidewalls of the tank with a thin but protective skin that prevents rust and corrosion. Basically, it will protect your KX450F's tank from dirty gasoline. This makes it easier to flush your fuel lines and lengthens the lifespan of your tank.
These are just some of the best accessories that you should buy as soon as you get your new Kawasaki.