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<br /> ELECTRONICALLY REpRINTEd fROm fEbRuARY 2013<br /> 2 0 1 3 4 5 0 < KawaSaKi KX450F<br /> MotocroSS<br /> Shootout<br /> Five Bikes, Four Fork Designs,<br /> Three exhausT seTups, Two Frame<br /> Types anD one winner<br /> Story By Chris Denison And The Dirt Rider Test Crew · Photos By Drew Ruiz And Adam Booth<br /> A<br /> 450cc motocross bike is the ultimate<br /> toy. To the casual enthusiast, this big<br /> four-stroke is a nonstop ticket to exciting<br /> pulling power and heart-pounding<br /> acceleration. To the serious racer, a<br /> 450 is a wickedly effective way to put massive amounts<br /> of power to the ground while tackling jump combinations<br /> that might never be possible aboard a smaller bike. But<br /> not all 450s are created equal—each bike has <a title="95844_elite2[1] page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cc7faeef?page=1"> ELECTRONICALLY REpRINTEd fROm fEbRuARY 2013 2 </a> <a title="95844_elite2[1] page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cc7faeef?page=2"> 2013 4 5 0 MotocroSS Shootout </a> <a title="95844_elite2[1] page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cc7faeef?page=3"> 2013 Dirt riDer 450cc MX Shootout winner: KawaSaK</a>