WR450 or the KTM 530 EXC???
Posted November 24, 2007 - 08:13 AM
Posted November 24, 2007 - 01:31 PM
KTMs are excellent bikes if the new WRs were plated and the new KTMs were less $$$ then it would really be a coin flip for me. As it is a new EXC is plated from the shop and that makes up for the cost delta for me.
you have to tune the intake and exhaust on all modern 4 strokes no matter if they are blue, orange, green or red, they will be lean and clogged up. sure the wr is a little more plugged up than others but it only equates to an extra half hour in the garage.
So later this year I will be on a bright orange beast, but if I could plate a WR then I would stick to the blue
Posted November 24, 2007 - 10:21 PM
Got an '07 WR450 at Vickery in July. Very nice...had the std mods done and had a little suspension work done. 3rd WR for me...I have ridden a KTM, [450EXC], felt comfortable, handled well, owner said it was back at Fay Myers quite a bit for wrench work.
Plating was a breeze and they are reliable as hell...that was my tie-breaker.
If the dealers won't let you ride one, contact me...