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I just went from a WR 400 to the KTM 400. If you want more power - get the 520.

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having just sold my wr4oo.....

fancy a change.....

leccy start a must .......

any advise....would be looking for something

with a bit more zap than wr400

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I rode an XR600R for about seven years. Nice bike. I also decide something new was in order, was ready for a change, and went with an MXC 520. I can't describe to you the performance of this machine. The motor is amazing. Super smooth power, revs effortlessly, wheelies on command, and having ridden YZF's on occasions I don't need to convince of the merits of the button. Suspension very nice for off road activites. Can handle anything I throw at it in the Dez, and occasional GP track. Turns great compared to my XR, but, not quite as good as a YZF. Still, over all I'm very pleased with my decision. Best of all it's a little different. Where I ride its not uncommon to see a group of YZ's and WR's together. But, KTM's are a little more unique. NICE...

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Had a 98' YZ400. You'll love the 520 MXC, everything the 400 was and MORE...more power, more gears, way more easier to start ;-) The button is wonderful, but these are easy to start even kicking....but the only time I kick mine is to show some Yamathumper guy how easy it is! smile.gif

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Chris in the Mojave

'01 520 MXC

'01 200 MXC

'00 CR250R

'01 KX85

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hey the honda 450f is hitting dealers as we speak, all the power, easy starting and best looking bike hands down for about $1000 less.

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I raced with one at Glen Helen a week ago. I'm sure the Magazines with hale it "Bike of the YEAR" but it's no match power wise for the 520....or 426 from what I saw. I'm sure it's a fine bike, but they are going to have some first year troubles... Shifting under power and airbox sealing have already turned up as area's to be "addressed".

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Chris in the Mojave

'01 520 MXC

'01 200 MXC

'00 CR250R

'01 KX85

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