What to buy???? TE 450 or Exc 450 or Wr 450

I'm thinking of ether buying the Exc 450 or the TE 450 and even maybe Wr450. I would really like to know what think? I also may consider the exc 530 or the Te 510. I own a WR 250 R great bike love it run very good. Gearing is high. Not that great on rocks. It's more of a 40/60 bike. I ride 85/15 to 90/10 and there's a lot or rock here in Pa. Don't want to always be working on my new bike either. I weight 200 LB. I do whan something I can ride on the road sometimes. I don't do a lot of jumping, but I would like to start running some Endoro races. Could you please help.

exc yes - husky maybe - wr no as it feels way too heavy

husky for shure :thumpsup: Best big bore enduro weapon ever! Fairly low maintenance. Pretty decent on the road except its limited top speed because of the close ratio tranny.

I would have to say no to the WR, I do not have experience with the others, except for the 450exc's that routinely smoke me.....

Husky for sure!!!!!!! I have a TE 450 that I ride 100's of miles every weekend requiring little or no maintenence.

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Thank you for your feed back!!! Maybe you can clear something up for me?

I have allways heard that it was the other way around KTM for endoro's TE for dual sport. I am not racing, however I do plan to try a few endoro's. I ran in one last year but did not finsh on my WR 250 R dual sport. What do you mean by wide range grearing and closer gear range??? Please explain?? The are a lot of rocks around here .How does the TE handle them better than the KTM? I heard the KTM was the rock bike??? Last can you bog the engine when in tight places like I heard you can do with the KTM? I found a left over new 09 TE 450 for $6200 which I think is a steal conpair to the $9200 2010 KTM exc 450.

Once again Thank you so much for you time in replying to my question!!!!!

Kevin.

Ok. Huskys have a close ratio tranny for woods riding, not much top speed. ktms have a wide ratio tranny which is good for top speed/dual sport. Either bike will do fine on the rocks IF you have the suspension set up properly. I have heard ktms can be a pain to get set up. Either bike you can bog, but the ktm is carbed and the husky is fuel injected (you will need to get that set up by the dealer, he should know what hes doing).

The KTM is a much better dual sport bike than the Husky primarily because of the much more versatile wide ratio 6 speed tranny in the KTM.

i own the exc but have ridden the husky with dialed suspension and a rekluse, offroad this bike was incredible, like i was cheating.

Please help??[/

Thank you for your feed back!!! Maybe you can clear something up for me?

I have allways heard that it was the other way around KTM for endoro's TE for dual sport. I am not racing, however I do plan to try a few endoro's. I ran in one last year but did not finsh on my WR 250 R dual sport. What do you mean by wide range grearing and closer gear range??? Please explain?? The are a lot of rocks around here .How does the TE handle them better than the KTM? I heard the KTM was the rock bike??? Last can you bog the engine when in tight places like I heard you can do with the KTM? I found a left over new 09 TE 450 for $6200 which I think is a steal conpair to the $9200 2010 KTM exc 450.

Once again Thank you so much for you time in replying to my question!!!!!

Kevin.

Kevin, you better jump on that Husky deal. $6200 is a good price for an '09. My bikes an '08 and works great in the rocks and tight woods. As far as top speed, I have a buddy that rides a 450 KTM that always trys to race me on gravel roads and I always smoke him with my husky. Buy the Husky and on May 16 be in Park Hills, Missouri for the Lead Belt National Enduro. I think you'll be very happy with your purchase. BTW, Rolliew is right. A rekluse is like cheating.

How is PA with regards to plating a non 50 state legal bike? If it's hard, then that eliminates the Yamaha straight off. As to the Husky vs. KTM, while the Husky has a closer ratio tranny than the KTM, it is still a wider ratio tranny than the TC or TXC. A friend has an '08 TE510 and it has plenty of range to rock crawl in first and cruise on the road w/o spinning too many RPMs. As to which 1 is better in tight, rocky trails, it's all about getting the suspension set-up fro your weight and skill level, simple as that. IMHO, I'd buy the Husky for $6200 and send the suspension off to get it dialed in. It'll be totally personalized to your needs and still cost less than a bone stock KTM. 1 thing with the TE is that since it's EFI, make sure your dealer knows how to tune it and get it dialed in if you decided to remove the quiet insert or go with an aftermarket exhaust.

As to the Husky vs. KTM, while the Husky has a closer ratio tranny than the KTM, it is still a wider ratio tranny than the TC or TXC.

I believe that all the Husky TE/TC/TXC gear ratios are the same and therefore all are very close.

I believe that all the Husky TE/TC/TXC gear ratios are the same and therefore all are very close.

Husky's website doesn't have the info from what I can find, but I'm pretty sure the TE has a wider ratio trans than the TC/TXC. It was my understanding that the whole deal with the TXC was that it got the close ratio TC trans, but 18" wheel, TE lighting coil (w/ harness, but no lights), and firmer suspension than the TE, but softer than the TC.

Both KTM EXC and Husky TE are great bikes. I would try and see if you could ride both. I'd go Husky but thats just me. Both have pluses and minuses.

Hello, You said?

i own the exc but have ridden the husky with dialed suspension and a rekluse, offroad this bike was incredible, like i was cheating. Sorry I quest I'm not that fast what is a rekluse? Also Did you like the Husky better? Was it faster? Handle the trail better? Could you please reply?/ I going to buy something this week..

These number are correct someone sent them to me and I checked.

Rule of thumb, talking a 450-525 size engine, an experianced rider can deal with a low gear in the range of 19.5 to 20 to 1 (engine turns to wheel turns), note inexperianced riders often want a lower gear (higher numerically such as 21 to 1)to flog down the highway not tearing the engine up we need a top gear abt 7 or 8 to 1KTM 525 has ratios (based on 14x48 sprockets which is what I would use) of1st = 19.152nd = 14.383rd = 11.624th = 9.325th = 7.566th = 6.376th is sufficently tall that I could sacrafice some and lower the overall ratios with say a 50 on the rear, but that is a "do it all" set of gears, want taller gears, pull up on the lever. Husky has them grouped closer, better for the racer who wants the perffect gear for a hill, wants to be able to upshift in the middle of a hill which you can seldom do with wide ratios such as those above If I change final drive to get a similar ratio in first1st = 19.682nd = 15.853rd = 12.944th = 10.695th = 9.056th = 8.02at 8 to one its buzzing the engine pretty hard when you do a long hiway streach, thus the KTM is more versitle. For fast enduro work the Husky is awesome, on the road its not happy

2nd part

Husky is the better "race" bike, KTM is the better "dual sport bike", difference being a wider set of gears in the KTM, it will trail ride or flog down a back road at 70 MPH without working hard, the Husky will go that fast but would be reving hard, its closer ratio gear set is superior for real quick woods but not for road. I would not touch a KTM newer than 08 as they have not sorted out the bugs in the new engine, I would look for a 2005-2007 400-450 or 525 EXC or XC-W. NOT an XC, SX or SMR!

What to think of that? does it sound right???

I'm partial to KTM but that's a good deal on the Husky. If you have good dealer support I would pick the Husky over the KTM at those prices. I'm guessing you don't ride a lot of wide open spaces so the wide ratio KTM tranny wouldn't be that big of a deal.

I've ridden a few TE450s and was quite impressed. Nice machines.

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