426 more intensive maintenance than 450?

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  • synergya

Posted January 16, 2010 - 08:47 AM



I´m looking for a street motard bike just for fun after work. (50-60 miles per week). Choose 426 or 450. Don´t mind starter, just looking for shorter periods of maintenance and reliability. Which one do you choose?


edit: Also looking a 520exc...

  • Parx_400

Posted January 16, 2010 - 10:15 AM


Either one will be fine. I had a 400 and now have a 450. The 450 is much easier to start even with out the e start. The maintenance is no different although my E start has given me trouble on the 450.

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  • RichFZR-WR

Posted January 16, 2010 - 12:29 PM


They are basically the same bike with a different displacement.
Steel frame versions anyway.
There is pretty much nothing in it.
A hell of a lot less maintenance than on a KTM.
Either way a fun ride, just get the best 1 you can find with your funds.:banghead:

  • synergya

Posted January 17, 2010 - 10:49 AM


Thanks Rich :banghead:


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