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Groing from XRL to 450?

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Over the past 9 years I have owned an XR600, DL650 and XR650L. I currently live in AZ where the trails never end. As my skills have improved I now realize how much fun a smaller bike with a ton of grunt would be. My XRL is fully hoped up (Engine rebuild, modified tranny, pumper, full FMF, dirt and supermoto... Yet it's still a bitch to wheelie, I can power up in 1st and clutch in 2nd, but it clearly has its limits. In AZ I can plate about anything, however I plan to move to Atlanta in the next year so I need something I can register there as well.

I am thinking about:

CRF450 (which model?)

WR450

KTM 300

I need to by used and will only have what I sell by XRL for (likely around 3K)

I need a trail bike that can zip around the city and can hold 70mph when needed. I also want to be able to loft the front end in 3rd. I may be wishing for too much.

I am currently leaning toward the WR450, if I can find find one for around $2600 then get at DS kit for around $400.

Thoughts, recommendations...

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Wr sounds good, the CRF 450x is good honda, the KTM 300 may not be good for you, IDK about holding 70, but everything else they should have down quite well.

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Over the past 9 years I have owned an XR600, DL650 and XR650L. I currently live in AZ where the trails never end. As my skills have improved I now realize how much fun a smaller bike with a ton of grunt would be. My XRL is fully hoped up (Engine rebuild, modified tranny, pumper, full FMF, dirt and supermoto... Yet it's still a bitch to wheelie, I can power up in 1st and clutch in 2nd, but it clearly has its limits. In AZ I can plate about anything, however I plan to move to Atlanta in the next year so I need something I can register there as well.

I am thinking about:

CRF450 (which model?)

WR450

KTM 300

I need to by used and will only have what I sell by XRL for (likely around 3K)

I need a trail bike that can zip around the city and can hold 70mph when needed. I also want to be able to loft the front end in 3rd. I may be wishing for too much.

I am currently leaning toward the WR450, if I can find find one for around $2600 then get at DS kit for around $400.

Thoughts, recommendations...

I'd check out a 450x, your best bet for holding 70 and it FREAKIN rips through hill climbs

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