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What a let down that they have updated just about every KTM except the 450sxf...motor wise anyway, guess I will stick with my 2010 another year.....

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ville was saying that the 2013s are going to have FI. but either way the carbed bike still won.

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Every magazine has a completely different shootout winner, I don't buy my bikes based on what magazines say, especially since none of them can agree on anything. I was just hoping they would update the motor, it's past due by several years. It would be nice to see some KTM's winning some supercross and motocross races here in America. If they would update there 450, they may be able to attract some big names capable of winning some of these races. I love my bike, just want them to update the damn motor!!!

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Every magazine has a completely different shootout winner, I don't buy my bikes based on what magazines say, especially since none of them can agree on anything. I was just hoping they would update the motor, it's past due by several years. It would be nice to see some KTM's winning some supercross and motocross races here in America. If they would update there 450, they may be able to attract some big names capable of winning some of these races. I love my bike, just want them to update the damn motor!!!

Whats wrong with the motor!!!

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The 2011's feet great, both the linkage bikes and the PDS bikes. Doesn't really matter anymore to me.

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Every magazine has a completely different shootout winner, I don't buy my bikes based on what magazines say, especially since none of them can agree on anything. I was just hoping they would update the motor, it's past due by several years. It would be nice to see some KTM's winning some supercross and motocross races here in America. If they would update there 450, they may be able to attract some big names capable of winning some of these races. I love my bike, just want them to update the damn motor!!!

you forget they still need to get rid of all the 350's they made. But agree...It's like they are trying to ignore there's still a market for 450s.:smirk:

BTW: I love the looks of the 2012 450, carb or otherwise. :smirk:

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can most people tell the difference between linkage and PDS?

No !!!!!

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you forget they still need to get rid of all the 350's they made. But agree...It's like they are trying to ignore there's still a market for 450s.:smirk:

BTW: I love the looks of the 2012 450, carb or otherwise. :smirk:

I don´t think they ignore anything. The 2013 450 SXF will have a new engine from ground up. Build around an FI - much like the current 350 engine.

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I don´t think they ignore anything. The 2013 450 SXF will have a new engine from ground up. Build around an FI - much like the current 350 engine.

Yep, but you missed 2012. I don't think he's alone in being somewhat frustrated with the 450, knowing all the good stuff is yet to come, but other models got in line first - by 2 years.

Personally I'm all game for a 450 that will be 6 lbs lighter and with EFI, but it looks like I'll have to wait yet another year.

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Why does everyone think new is always better.

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Yep, but you missed 2012. I don't think he's alone in being somewhat frustrated with the 450, knowing all the good stuff is yet to come, but other models got in line first - by 2 years.

Personally I'm all game for a 450 that will be 6 lbs lighter and with EFI, but it looks like I'll have to wait yet another year.

You can look it that way too but you mentioned they ignore the 450 market and that clearly isn´t the case since there´s a brand new engine etc. in the cards. I quess they have to have their immediate priority on a 350 SXF refinement since the creation took quite a chunk of the R&D budget. KTM is a tiny factory compared to the big four..

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Yep, but you missed 2012. I don't think he's alone in being somewhat frustrated with the 450, knowing all the good stuff is yet to come, but other models got in line first - by 2 years.

Personally I'm all game for a 450 that will be 6 lbs lighter and with EFI, but it looks like I'll have to wait yet another year.

I am more than frustrated, the motor is 5 model years old now, that's why I didn't get a 2011 and why I won't be getting a 2012. I hope the 2013 gets here soon!!!:smirk:

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can most people tell the difference between linkage and PDS?

They think then can.

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