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2017 models suspension drawbacks?

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is suspension really that worse then previous years models?



I give the 2017 300 XC-W low marks in cornering for three reasons:

The suspension setup is unbalanced to begin with (see Balance above).

The XPlor fork has the worst brake dive I have experienced in any modern performance-oriented dirt bike.  Fork dive cannot be reduced by adjusting the clicker due to the problems with WP’s split adjuster system explained earlier.

The Xplor PDS shock still has the same top-out tendency we saw in previous PDS shocks.



From a tuner’s perspective, the XPlor suspension looks like a cost-cutting measure for KTM.  The new shock body was downsized from 50mm to 46mm, which reduces fluid volume and could contribute to heat buildup and fade.




wonder if new huskvarna have same issues.

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