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looking at an 08 450smr vs. an 09 610sm.

i've currently got an 09 drz400sm with all the mods except carb, cams, and big bore. and i wasn't a HUGE fan of the performance on the track - street though, it's money. BUT, i see more and more track days on the tard and less and less on the r6, so that's why i'm looking.

what am i in for between these two options?

1. maintenance

2. life expectancy

3. power

4. flickability

5. the x-factor

help me decide... i know the 610 is about a grand more.

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610 is more like your DRZ. Heavier, slower than the SM450. But way more up to long rode trips and many street miles. 610 probably faster than your DRZ but not by much. SM450 is lighter, faster, and better in every way than either the 610 or DRZ EXCEPT it is a race motor that can tolerate street use but isn't designed for extended street riding. If commuting is improtant, 610. If trackdays are more important than commuting, SM450.

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looking at an 08 450smr vs. an 09 610sm.

i've currently got an 09 drz400sm with all the mods except carb, cams, and big bore. and i wasn't a HUGE fan of the performance on the track - street though, it's money. BUT, i see more and more track days on the tard and less and less on the r6, so that's why i'm looking.

what am i in for between these two options?

1. maintenance

2. life expectancy

3. power

4. flickability

5. the x-factor

help me decide... i know the 610 is about a grand more.

1. maintenance ---610

2. life expectancy --- 610

3. power ---450

4. flickability---450

5. the x-factor ---450

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The 450 or better yet the 510 will be a far better race bike.

All that said if it were me i would look for a 2000-2002 570, those were beasts and faster then the others.

2007-SM570-001_02.jpg

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