For 2014 the mighty 450cc engine has once again proven to be a world beater in many disciplines and for latest generation the philosophy is simple, small changes, the 2014 the 450cc engine receives only minor alterations to ignition timing and fuel control via the ECU and a small change to the piston design to enhance burn control and efficiency. The already immensely powerful and torque laden engine required little in the way of performance increases and simple alterations have just improved its responsiveness at lower rpm’s and facilitated easier starting on the conventional kickstart variants. The 2014 model engine continues recieve the engine changes which graced the 2013 model and these included a revised connecting-rod matched to a new ‘box bridged’ piston with a DLC coated gudgeon pin, revised fuelling and mapping via the ECU working with revised camshaft durations, a new wiring harness, revised gearbox selector forks and selector barrel and a new clutch basket with a friction reducing coating combined with new fibre plates. Other changes include new suspension settings with the new KYB fork fitted as standard, new triple clamp design, and a fresh new look featuring new decals and a new seat cover.
Single cylinder water cooled 4 stroke engine, double overhead camshafts operating titanium valves via a ‘bucket’ system, billet connecting rod with a forged piston, dry sump with twin rotor oil pump for recovery and distribution, downdraught battery-less Electronic Fuel Injection with a 46mm throttle body and a HGS ‘bomb’ type exhaust system.
TM Racing ‘Factory’ rear shock absorber, Kayaba 48mm Fork, billet machined aluminium hubs laced to anodised Excel rims, billet machined aluminium triple clamps oversize taper handlebar, oversize ‘wave’ braking discs and a switchable twin map ignition system.