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another 450 shootout...

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Finally a win for believers of the great pumpkin. Rather liked the comment about the YZ being a "tank" while at a standstill. I guess that detracts from the times your sitting in your garage making "vroom vroom" sounds.:moon:

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I had a KTM 300XC a few years back that I set up for MX and it was a great bike. I can see why the 2010 won the shootout. I'm still looking forward to riding my second place bike.

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:moon::snore::cheers:

You know you like reading the shoot outs gray. If you didnt like reading about what other peoples opinions are on dirt bikes you probably wouldnt spend that much time on a dirt bike forum.

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You know you like reading the shoot outs gray. If you didnt like reading about what other peoples opinions are on dirt bikes you probably wouldnt spend that much time on a dirt bike forum.
Your opinion means more to me than what I see in the mags, most cases.

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I think the biggest problem with Mags is that they seem to test the bike rate it and thats that. On the forums you get to hear what the A guys say about the feel of the bike or what they needed to do. You get to hear what bigger guys had to do. You dont get that "its heavy but doesn't feel heavy, but is heavy" bs. You could really master any bike so I dont get the whole 1st-4th thing. I like stats but thats about it.

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I tend to agree I like to see the statistics but the bottom line is all these bikes are soo good these days. Some need different things setup on them when you take them home. Just pick your favorite color and go ride!

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I think Yamaha did an incredible thing this year. They took some HUGE chances with this years bike. Most companies would take many years to introduce all of the changes on this years 450 little by little and they did it all in one year very successfully. For this first year bike to be in the top 2 in all of the shootouts so far says allot about Yamaha's engineers, designers, and manufacturing ability. :moon: Also tons credit to KTM with no FI, no linkage, and with a steel frame to be at the top in these shootouts is very impressive.

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These are just opinions of other riders...that may not necessarily agree with yours...from a magazine. And magazines are subject to say whatever the highest payer instructs them to say.

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