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I am looking to purchase a new bike this week. I am considering an 07 CRF 450X, 07 WR 450, or an EXC.

If I go with the KTM which one do you guys recommend? (400, 450, or 525)

Thanks,

Timmy:confused:

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Definitly go orange. I just bought a left over 450exc and compared it side by side with a wr450. No comparison. The KTM is way nicer fit and finish wise and alot easier to work on. If you go with the exc the valve adjustment is screw and lock, no cam removal. The KTM comes with alot of the stuff you would add to a Japanese bike too. I would recommend going with either a 450 or 525, but look for an 06 unless you want it street legal.

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You don't have to buy an '07 Exc to be able to make it street legal. The dealer "converted" my '06. If you don't need it street legal, you could also consider the XC or XC-W. The XC-W has the wider ratio transmission (like the EXC) that makes it more versatile in tighter woods riding.

As to the 400-450-525 question, I had the 520 and loved the low end power. Sold the 520 and now have the 450 (there we'rent any left over '06 525s left when I wanted to get a new bike) and love the 450 just as much. Either motor makes way more power than I ever need and the power bands are pretty forgiving.

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I had a 06 WR450. Liked it allot till I bought a dual-sported 450 EXC.

The EXC is much easier to ride, better built and a 6-sp to boot.

I'd base the engine size on on your weight. I go 175 lbs and the 450 enough more than enough for me.

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I had a 06 WR450. Liked it allot till I bought a dual-sported 450 EXC.

The EXC is much easier to ride, better built and a 6-sp to boot.

I'd base the engine size on on your weight. I go 175 lbs and the 450 enough more than enough for me.

Likewise... I weigh more towards 215 and my 450 EXC needs a bit more oomph. The 525 fits me better.

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I maade the jump from a DRZ and bought the 525EXC I required the dual sport. My buddy (a long time KTM loyal rider) went with the Husky 510 because it was less money. Both are top of the line but I like the KTM better because the wide ratio 6-speed, better handle bars and for me better ergonomics. He likes the Husky because the 50mm forks and hand holds at the rear fender. The WR didn't even make it to my want list. The KTM is the finest bike money can buy.

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Likewise... I weigh more towards 215 and my 450 EXC needs a bit more oomph. The 525 fits me better.

Likewise... I weigh 155 and thought that the 525 EXC was ideal until I converted it into the perfect bike, the 540. :applause:

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Likewise... I weigh 155 and thought that the 525 EXC was ideal until I converted it into the perfect bike, the 540. :applause:

I like your style.

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Go with the EXC ,best bike you can get :applause:

Here is a teaser:

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cant go wrong with any thing orange,you just need the right one.400:smooth power,tight woods specialist.450:a little hit to make it fun but still smooth.525:your a power whore and should order the big bore kit too!

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