Ktm 525exc Vs Wr450
Posted May 10, 2005 - 11:22 AM
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Like I said everthing about the Yami makes it a better bike for ME. That may not be the case for you. I was not overly impressed with the 450 MXC I owned and if I was in the market for a KTM the ONLY one I would look at would be the 300 EXC 2 smoker. I LOVE my WR and would not trade it today for any other bike out there, period. It fits me well, has the MOST bulletproof design and motor of ANY 450 thumper and it is EASY to work on. Trust me I am no mechanic and don't want to become one.....the Yamaha is the XR equivalent to todays liquid cooled thumpers. That is why people buy them. The design is proven, the dealers are everwhere, they are the least expensive thumper to own, and parts are easy to come by. The KTM may be the #1 bike by all the mags; then again they have factory wrenchers there to make sure everything is perfect. The question becomes which one do you trust to get you home after an 80 mile ride??? If you question the KTM buy the Yamaha.
Posted May 10, 2005 - 05:40 PM
Well if you have any dirt on the ktm let me know because im seriously thinking about getting one instead of the wr. I have only read good things so far but then agian ive only been looking at them for a few days. Its a grand more but you get alot for the money so it seems.
OK, from the May 05 issue of Dirt Bike magazine, thhy had a shootout with the 05 KTM450 EXC, the WR450F, Husky and the Honda.
Weight for the KTM is 251, MSRP is $7298, noise is 95.3
" " WR is 259, MSRP is $6599, noise is 92.0
Honda CRF450X was 42.46
Husky at 44.64
In the shootout, Yamaha made the most HP, but this is with the throttle stop remove, snorkel opened up and grey wire snipped.
Posted May 10, 2005 - 05:50 PM