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ccie2be

2010/2011 450

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Thinking about changing brands. I have a 09 kx450 and like it but.... I had a 06 yz450 and liked it better. So how do people like their new YZF and have you ridden both brands?

-David

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There are at least three threads floating in the forum on that very topic, including one with responses from KXF owners. Try the advanced search.

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Rode my friends 2009 kx450 w/ pc pipe. Seemed like a good bike. I have a 2010 yamaha and liked it better though, mainly for the suspension. I know mags rave about the kawi engine, but my yamaha with a yoshimura exhaust seemingly ran just as good and this was backed up while drag racing the bikes (they were pretty much dead even). I know the new yami gets beat down on it's air filter access, but I like the filter design more as its easier to clean and oil.

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I'm there with you.

I like the kawi just fine but with my old yamaha it seems that the chassis balance made suspension tuning a little easier.

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