WR450 or 525EXC?
Posted October 22, 2003 - 10:13 AM
I'm hoping to get some comparisons between the WR450 and 525EXC. What are the pros/cons to these bikes? How is the power output? Just stuff like that would help me out greatly. Thanks a lot guys
Posted October 22, 2003 - 12:18 PM
Sorry couldn't resist.
Posted October 22, 2003 - 12:23 PM
Guys on this forum will generally admit both are great bikes.
That's about as much help I can give you
Posted October 22, 2003 - 01:05 PM
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Posted October 22, 2003 - 04:29 PM
Posted October 22, 2003 - 09:00 PM
I remember that I've read something like " ridiculously too powerful" in Dirt Bike mag talking about the 525. I've also read that the power of that 525 is smooth compared to the WRs who produce a 2-troke-like snap at high rpms.
They were talking about the SX which has a totally different motor, and it is a handful.
525 E/MXC is super smooooooth. But I don't like the rear suspension, I personally think most of the other linkage designs work better, especially on small, sharp obstacles.
OTOH the new KTMs don't handle like the old ones (that is a good thing), my pal's 525 reminds me more of a KX than a 520, the forks are much improved, they are refined, reliable, ready to race out of the box, versatile, light (and feel even lighter), and very well put together.
I've been trying to talk myself into an orange bike for quite some time, and I've ridden several, but the one thing stopping me is the rear suspension. Having said that I wouldn't buy a new WR either (due to Woodruff, Foof, & Heft, in that order).
Just my two pennies.
Posted October 23, 2003 - 11:41 AM
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Posted October 24, 2003 - 11:26 AM
I wish I could try one of those 525 one day, EXC or SX...
Posted October 27, 2003 - 04:18 PM
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Posted October 30, 2003 - 08:17 AM