MX|VISUALS wrote:I never really understood the easy to ride thing for the 450, if your a beginner-intermediate you shouldn't be riding a 450 in the first place
Shhh get outta here with your logic!!! I second this though, hence why I just ride an overboard 125 now, plenty power, makes all the 450 guys that aren't A level look like goons.
On The Pipe wrote:Boblob801 wrote:Words 2.0
Interesting perspective in Europe. I do know before the 2017 crf450 Honda caught a lot of flak for the under powered mill. Their goal was to make a bike anyone could ride. Looks like they got enough complaints and changed much like the air fork deal. I had a dual muffler crf250r it was a great bike plenty powerful for its time in stock trim. One nice thing about KTM pushing R&D so often is it breeds competition. As of late the Japanese bikes are not seeing much updates. KTM has lit a fire under their butts now.
If they wanted an easy to ride bike they could always change first gear so you don't redline at 40mph in first. The only thing I find difficult is riding a tight section on a 450 and trying not to stall with it's ridiculous steep first gear. It's like trying to ride a 250 without dropping below 3rd (I exaggerate).
On a side note, I had a 2009 kxf250 and it made the 2009 crf250r look like a potato. You'd barely have to go over 1/2 throttle to keep up. Only issue was it rode like a boat.