Handling differences between 07/08 450


8 replies to this topic
  • Jonny Quest

Posted May 08, 2008 - 01:54 AM

#1

I'm looking at either a modded 07 (susp, billet "bling", exhaust, etc.), or a mainly stock 08 YZ450F, for both about the same price. Both have about 20 hours.

Recommendations??

Right now i have a KTM450SXF and love the handling, but hate the suspension.

  • mxracer206

Posted May 08, 2008 - 02:48 AM

#2

I would have to do the 08, stock, the suspension and turning is as good or better than anything we came up with on our 07. All you need is a pipe and the 08 is good to go.

  • KSL

Posted May 08, 2008 - 07:26 AM

#3

Agreed, the 08 handles much better IMO.

  • kreativecid

Posted May 08, 2008 - 09:45 AM

#4

The 08's frame has a little less material in the head/stem area which allows it to turn sooooo much better than the 07.

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  • Jonny Quest

Posted May 08, 2008 - 05:26 PM

#5

Thanks! From what i've read about the 06/07's they don't turn that well, and that was one thing i love about my 07 ktm, is how well it turns.

Can anyone compare the 07 ktm 450sxf to the 08 yzf450?

  • mx614

Posted May 09, 2008 - 09:31 AM

#6

Yea nothing turns as good as a ktm, so you'll need not compare the two that way or you'll be disapointed. 07 or 08 are both good but both need a Dr. D pipe and raise forks up 5mm or neither will turn IMO.Also chunck that stock front tire as far away as you can and you will be much happier.

  • Lowedog

Posted May 09, 2008 - 12:06 PM

#7

I really want to ride an '08! When the 2006's came out everybody was on here raving about how much better the handling was than anything else out there. I even remember CRF riders on this forum saying how much better it was that they were switching brands. I really have never had a complaint about the way my '06 handles but all this talk about the 2008 being better has me wondering. :thumbsup:

-Lowedog

  • KSL

Posted May 09, 2008 - 02:08 PM

#8

My 06 was a great bike - but my 08 is better. Races are usually won in the corners.

  • CaGasser

Posted May 09, 2008 - 05:26 PM

#9

Yea nothing turns as good as a ktm, so you'll need not compare the two that way or you'll be disapointed. 07 or 08 are both good but both need a Dr. D pipe and raise forks up 5mm or neither will turn IMO.Also chunck that stock front tire as far away as you can and you will be much happier.


Wrong... Gas Gas bikes typ. turn better then the KTM's.





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