MORE 450 OFF-ROAD SHOOTOUT
Were’s still working on the 450 off-road shootout, which involves the KTM 450XC, the Husky FX450, the Honda CRF450RX and the Yamaha YZ450FX. Okay, work isn’t the right word, but now almost all the testing is done, we’ve chosen a winner and it’s time to sit down and write the story.
Last year, we did a comparison between the KTM 450XC and the Yamaha YZ450FX. In that contest, the KTM came out on top, which wasn’t what we expected. A little earlier we compared the 250 Yamaha and KTM off-road four-strokes and the Yamaha came out on top. We also compared the Yamaha 250X two-stroke with the KTM 250XC two-stroke, and once again, the Yamaha was the favorite. So why did the KTM come out on top in the 450 shootout? It had advantages in lighter weight and better power delivery.
For this year’s contest, the Yamaha has changed, but so has the KTM. And now there are other factors. Honda has an off-road 450 competition bike and so does Husky. It was one of the most difficult shootouts to call. Look for it in the April print edition of Dirt Bike.
MORE FROM ADELANTO
We get a little excited about the Adelanto GP. It’s the biggest off-road motorcycle race in the country, and it’s incredibly well organized. This year there was a problem that caused the West coast GP to be halted on Saturday and then resumed on Sunday, but that was the call of city officials, not So Cal MC or District 37. Still, it was a great event.
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ALPINE STARS LIMITED EDITION TECH 10
As racing returns to Anaheim for round three of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, riders are at the top of their confidence, the race season is heating up, and the hunt for the championship is underway. Many know that A-2 is not a race where the championship can be won, but it is certainly a venue where the hopes of a title can be extinguished.
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See you next time,