WR 450 03 vs 520 EXC 02 ?

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  • Alain

Posted September 25, 2002 - 05:00 PM


Which one should I pick..... I`m looking to trade my 98` WR 400...

the KTM will cost me appox. 2800$ CDN more... about 1750$ US.

Is it worth it for...

hydrolic clutch
linkless rear suspension
pro-taper style magura aluminium bars
no tool air filter access
panoram computer**
street leagal**
+ other things that I might have overlooked manuverability? suspension(WP vs. Kayaba)? Brakes? motor response ? etc....

**the bike is brand new, it`s just that they installed the street legal kit and the panoram for a guy that finally didn`t buy it...

any opinion you guys might have would help me in my decision making !!

  • Alain

Posted September 26, 2002 - 06:08 AM


forget about it guys.... I`ve decided to spoil myself and get the 2003 525 EXC.... I`ll be getting it next week...

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted September 26, 2002 - 06:22 AM


Al, But won't you miss your Hebo clutch? haha

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  • Alain

Posted September 26, 2002 - 06:58 AM


Well the KTM comes stock with the Magura unit which is somewhat stiffer than the hebo... but with all the other stuff that comes stock I don`t really mind that I`m loosing the hebo....

I`m F**ing ecstatic :D :D :D

I can`t think straight.. maybe that`s why I spent so much !! :) :D

  • Ron_S

Posted September 26, 2002 - 12:41 PM


KTM 520, or the 525. Both great bikes, E-start, lighter, lower seat height, I made the switch, much more enjoyable. Much more maintenance though.

  • Alain

Posted September 27, 2002 - 01:21 AM


Much more maintenance though.

Can you descirbe ??

I know that it has two oil filters & 2 screens instead of one filer...

do the valves need more checking ?? what else ??



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