WR450F vs KDX220r
Posted April 25, 2003 - 05:47 PM
I would stay far away from a kdx if I were you. I'm only 160 lbs and not a good rider and the forks were still too soft.
Posted April 26, 2003 - 08:36 AM
"I would stay far away from a kdx if I were you. I'm only 160 lbs and not a good rider and the forks were still too soft. "
Fork springs cost about $50.00 U.S., a good exhaust pipe such as an FMF costs about 160.00. That's all you need to have a great little bike. You said you weren't a good rider, I guess you're not much of a wrench either.
I recently saw a KDX220 on factory sale for $4200, a YZ250f generally goes for about $5500, then side stand for 75.00, spark arrestor and silent insert for 160.00 etc.
Yep, the Yzf is a better bike for an experienced, wealthier rider - I have one - but the KDX is a sweet package. Why do I harp on this? I've ridden and raced KDX's for about 15 years - and have never had a major failure of any sort, never DNF'd, alway finished in top 10% of class, and had fun doing it. Never had to worry about changing oil every 2 hrs, and changed the spark plug about once a year just for drill. I guess the bike kind of grew on me
Posted April 27, 2003 - 04:03 PM
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Posted January 01, 2008 - 10:54 PM
And when the power of my 450 just dies up top I'll let ya know.
hahaha. For sure!
I was watching this HD movie on the Rush channel about these expert freestyle riders compete in this 3 day even racing in some sandy place in the states, where all they would do is jump on any hill they could find. It was pretty cool.
There was this one hill with a huge jump. Out of the 8 bikes only one was a 450, and the only bike that could jump the jump was a 450. Some of the others discussed the the whole weight thing of the 450 vs the smaller bikes....but not after they could not make the jump and the 450 guy was ripping huge air...