Hey guys, looking for a 450 dirt bike. I ride mostly wide open sand dunes and single tracks, sometimes a track but not often. I have narrowed my search down to a 2008 Honda crf450r and a 2009 KTM 450 XC-W.
1. 2008 Honda crf450r, Good condition, looks fairly clean, does not have a hour meter but does have a aftermarket trail tech device. I think would excel at the dunes and great on on the track, but I don't track that often. I think it might not do as well in the single track unless I geared it down but then again it only has 5 gears. People say the suspension on these bikes are amazing as well as the engine.
2. 2009 KTM 450 XC-W, Great condition only 41.9 hours on it, everything looks very clean. Semi-close 6 speed which I think would be awesome for my riding situations. I think it would do great in every area but might not be totally suitable on the track, but I don't ride there often. I heard these bikes run a very long time if taken care of. It is a little more but willing to pay it.
There was a YZ but it was rode hard and didn't think it was clean enough. What do you guys think?? I think I am leaning towards the KTM personaly. Thanks