06 YZ450 Prices in CA

Thats really cool, it looks like they added a 5th that should give the bike some legs on top. I'll see if I can find the #s on my XC to compare...

Sloow, I could swear I saw in your reply the ratios of your 6-spd trans starting with 1st 2.26 and 6th some .8, where did they disappear? :applause:

OK, a trip to KTMtalk found:

450 XC

1st 14:32 -- 2.29

2nd 17:31 - 1.82

3rd 20:28 --1.40

4th 22:26 -- 1.18

5th 24:24 -- 1.00

6th 21:18 -- 0.86

Compared to

YZ450

2006:

1st 1.929

2nd 1.533

3rd 1.278

4th 1.091

5th 0.952

So the YZ is much better than the 03-05 4 speed, but much closer than the KTM XC gearbox. Tough choice here, I think the gaps on my XC gearbox are noticeable, but still OK. And I love being able to go 5 mph in the tight spots without using the clutch while still having an 85 mph top end.

I still think you should get the YZ....

Sloow, I could swear I saw in your reply the ratios of your 6-spd trans starting with 1st 2.26 and 6th some .8, where did they disappear? :applause:

I did a quick edit, and gave the #s a post of their own...

I already thought I was becoming a clairvoyant... :applause:

I definitely like to ratios of the XC better than the YZ. However, some sprocket changes on the YZ would make it very usable... it just wouldn't be an 85mph bike.... which is OK with me!

Sloow... you are shameless in your quest to get a free ride on a new YZ!!

Jimbo

I definitely like to ratios of the XC better than the YZ. However, some sprocket changes on the YZ would make it very usable... it just wouldn't be an 85mph bike.... which is OK with me!

Sloow... you are shameless in your quest to get a free ride on a new YZ!!

Jimbo

Shameless?? Well OK, If the shoe fits...

The best part of the XCs hi top speed is the way it cruises along at 60-70 mph. Totally relaxed, rpms nice and low. Makes fire roads and long transport sections much better than my old 250 mixer..

You should still get the YZ.

Maybe I should get both!!

Maybe I should get both!!

If you can get that one through the kitchen you will truly be THE MAN!!!

I don't think my pen!s is long enough to pull off that deal with the kitchen authority... maybe I should invest in one of those little pumps. :applause::ride::p

I don't think my pen!s is long enough to pull off that deal with the kitchen authority... maybe I should invest in one of those little pumps. :applause::ride::p

If your after two new bikes at once you better get one of the BIG pumps!!!

:p:lol:

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