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09' 450xcw vs. 10' 450xcw

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Just like the title says, besides the graphics :excuseme: any big differences between the two?

A local dealer has both and the 09 is $1400 cheaper.

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2010 has all the new upgrades

Including upgraded engine components like the longer lasting and better oil controlling piston rings.

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Hmmm. I just put a deposit on an '09 450xcw. Would this be reason to not buy that bike and get a newer version?

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They also upgraded the Chassis to the SX chassis, reworked the suspension and fork angles. It comes with electric fan, axle pulls and a bunch of other neat little things. It is the better bike but money has a way of compromising decisions.

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The standard 2010 XCF-W doesn't come with these add-ons.

SX chassis??

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SX chassis??

wondering my self, none of the XC4 engined bikes come with the SXF/XCF frame.

Only the 6 days model has the newer frame, The 2010 champions edition is a rebadged 2009

frames:

11 450 6 days 7800300140004

10 450 6 days 7800300140033

10 450 champ 7800300130030

09 450 7800300130030

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The champions edition is a 09.5 bike. it's not technically considered a 10 even though they labeled it as one.

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Here is the Frame for the 450 sxF Frame Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4

Here is the Frame for the 450 xcW Frame Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4

These special editions are fitted with every detail necessary for top competition straight from KTM. They feature: exclusive Six Days graphics, Enduro Racing headlight, tail light, quick-release plastic skid plate, Selle Dalla Valle Italian seat with card holder, radiator cooling fan, Stealth orange chain sprocket, front axle pull, handlebar pad, fork bleeder valves and rear brake retaining pin.

Sixdays Features:

- Mexico Six Day limited edition graphics

- Frame powder coated in Orange

- Quick release plastic engine protector

- Radiator fan

- Black anodized CNC machined triple clamps

- Selle Dalla Valle Italian seat cover with card pocket

- Stealth rear sprocket

- Front axle puller

- Quick-change rear brake pad pin

- Breather valves for front fork

Those value-added items alone could probably explain the price tag, but the bike itself gets some great upgrades including a new frame that works in concert with a 22mm-offset triple clamp, suspension tuning and lighter Excel rims. The backbone of the frame is changed to attach 10mm lower on the steering head tube. That lowers the tank, changes the angle of the seat, drops the engine a bit lower and forward, and steepens the shock angle, which changes the way the rear suspension forces affect the front suspension. All of which it shares with its SX-F motocross brother.

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I decided on the 2010 KTM 450 xcw Champions Edition

Here she is with only 5.5 hours on her after bringing her home 3 weeks ago.

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So, does the 2010 530 SD (Six Days) have a leak jet, where the 2009.5 (2010 Champions edition) not have one?

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