2009 BMW G450X Dirtbike

New thinking from a new player in the dirtbike market

By Jesse Ziegler, Photography by BMW

Tech Spec

Evolution
New from the ground up, the G450X is BMW's first real off-road production bike.

Rivals
Honda CRF450X, Husqvarna TE450, Kawasaki KLX450R, KTM 450 XC-F, Yamaha WR450F.

TECH
Price na
Engine type l-c single
Valve train DOHC, 4v
Displacement 449cc
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower 50 bhp
Claimed torque 35 lb.-ft.
Frame Stainless-steel hanger with aluminum subframe and swingarm
Front suspension 45mm Marzocchi inverted fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Ohlins shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Single Brembo two-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Rear brake Single Brembo single-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire 90/100-21 Metzeler Six Days Extreme
Rear tire 140/80-18 Metzeler Six Days Extreme
Seat height na
Wheelbase na
Fuel capacity 2.1 gal.
Claimed dry weight 251 lbs.

Contact
www.bmwmotorcycles.com

Verdict 4 stars out of 5
Damn fine first effort for a streetbike manufacturer!

By Jesse Ziegler
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