I'm sure when I did the numbers it's not that far off the KTM weight wise, remember that the KTM are dry weight and the YZ-fx is wet weight
The magazines are weighing them both with fuel and the Yamaha is about 20 pounds heavier.
The KTM website lists the weight emtpy (226 pounds ?) and the Yamaha lists the weight full of fuel (263 pounds) The KTM carries 2.2 gallons of fuel, about 15 pounds. That means the KTM weighs about 241 pounds full of fuel, for a difference of 22 pounds, from the factory. But both bikes need extra equipment to be trail ready, at least for my riding, so neither one of these weights is truly useful.
The 2016 KTM 450XCF is 10 pounds lighter than the 2015 model, so the FX is only 12 or so pounds heavier than the 2015 model, if that helps put things in perspective.
What options does one have if the YZ450FX is too heavy ? Take a bunch of weight off it ?
2016 KTM 450 XCF. Transmission isn't geared right, it overheats, suspension needs a lot of work, no engine programmer
2016 KTM 350 XCF. Same basic weight as the 450. Engine lacks torque. Have to rev the crap out of it to get 450 power.
The Husky FE 450 seems to be a few pounds heavier than the KTM model.
Maybe the 2017 KTM450 XCFW would be the perfect bike ?
The 2016 YZ450F is the heaviest bike in its class and yet it has won several 450 shootouts.
Edited by MidlifeCrisisGuy, March 24, 2016 - 06:08 PM.