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Looking to buy a new race type quad

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by BMOC, May 12, 2011.

  1. May 12, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    BMOC

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    I live in arizona and i'll be a weekend warrior type so the atv will be used and

    abused and i'm looking for one that can handle my brutal punishment.

    I've been considering the obvious; TRX450, YFZ450, Raptor700, KTM525, KFX450, etc etc..

    just looking for the right one that's gonna last a while, and have some insane power i'd like some input on which one would be better for the dezzzerrt type of terrain, ie: whoops/ dunes/ washtype area's
     
  2. May 12, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    I have an 08 Raptor 700 SE. Great bike with lots of power. It is faster in the a straight line than the YFZ450 but the 450 will kill it in the twisties. My friend had a TRX450 and he never had problems with it. KTM = Kost Too Much. I have heard really good things about the Can Am DS 450 X XC. That was my choice at first but I didn't have experience with Can Am at the time so I went with Yamaha. My friend has 2 Polaris Predator 500s. They have been great bikes for him. I haven't heard anything bad about the KFX450. Check out Dirtrax TV, Destination Polaris and Fisher's ATV World on Outdoor channel for testing.

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  3. May 12, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    great post, this cover's pretty much all i really needed to know :)
    (really making me interested in that raptor 700 now :p )

    +1 rep for you sir :D
     
  4. May 12, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    dude if ya want 450 that has just as much power as a raptor deff go with an ltr 450 i have an 07 ltr and dude there pretty badass. they are the quickest 450 made and they are the widest stock bike made. so desert riding the ltr 450 would deff be a great choice. i ride woods riding and its amazing how much power those things have. deff look in to them though
     
  5. May 12, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    NP. If you are interested in the 700 remember that it is fuel injection. There is no O2 sensor so the stock computer can't handle mods. I have an aftermarket spark arrestor but I am just at the limit. Any more mods and I will run it too lean. There are fuel computers out there though. Tech Quad Shop offers the big 3 mod for a slight discount. Also 700s don't like single exhaust all that much. The only one that actually brings out some power is the Ron Woods single. The best are Barker duals.

    The LT 450 that was mentioned above is also a great bike but I doubt the power is the same as the 700. Pretty much all 450s have more high end power while the 700 has low to mid range power.
     
  6. May 12, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    i'll definitely do some more research on each bike before i make the final decision, but that raptor just looks nasty..
     
  7. May 14, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    well i will tell ya the ltr 450 has more low end power then a raptor 700 i know this becuase my bro in law has a 700 and out of the hole i dog him but once he hit about 3rd gear he catches me so the ltr has more bottom end then a raptor and also the raptor is going to be fast in a straight line or for a distance but the ltr will dog a 700 on the track or in any type of turns
     
  8. May 14, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    Well a lot of factors come into play especially weight. A Raptor is a pig when compared to a 450.
     
  9. May 14, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    The ktm 525 is fast as hell
     
  10. May 14, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    The new YFZ 450R or the KTM if you have the coin. Neither the LTR or TRX impressed me much.

    Here's my 06. The motor is built by Trinity Racing in Rancho Cucamonga.

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  11. May 14, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    Stick with a 450. Sit on them all and see what feels the most comfortable. I have ridden most of the 450 and prefer the Yamaha. I like mx and wider is better so the YFZ450R would be my choice.
     
  12. May 14, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    ummm yeah
    find an old 500 two smoke quadracer suzuki.....
     
  13. May 15, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    If u want A great bike and save some coin Find a gently used 08' YFZ. they changed to fuel injection as well as many other things in 09' and added about 60 lbs. Ive riden lots of 450 and 700 and nothing has impressed me more than the YFZ carb motor. Has MORE power that you know what to do with with minor intake and exhaust mods. It has been sport bike of the year more than any others. Im not a fan of ATVs with fuel injection, a good TKS carb will be much easier and cheaper to both repair and mod. KTM also a rock solid bike but again $$$...

    hope that helps
     
  14. May 15, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    I found my KTM 450 XC on ebay in 2009 it was a left over from 2008 in the showroom it came with there ready to race package. I got it for $5,500 and that included shipping it from Texas. So a KTM can be had for a resonable price and maintenance isnt that expensive I havent done anything to it but oil changes and keeping the air filter clean.
     
  15. May 15, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    Consider looking at the new Yamaha yfz450r its a beast, i wouldn't buy the ltr450 they are fast as fuck but they arent producing them anymore if im not wrong.the kawasaki kfx450 its a great bike reliable lacks low end torque but compensates it with high end torque, not as fast as the others. If i were you i wouldn't buy a bike that runs on a carburetor all of the manufacturers are moving to fuel injected systems. The raptor its fast and reliable but if you want to do motocross it would not perform as the 450s. By the way Ive tried the yfz450,raptor,ltr450(friend of mine had it and it gave him transmission problems full bolt ons)fastest 450 iv tried, kfx450 fast reliable bike easy to work on(full bolts ons fox evol suspension,hot cams,yoshimura exhaust and fuel injector adjuster many other mods) the bad thing of the kfx its that you don't get low end torque compared to the ltr450 or raptor .the raptor has to be the fastest atv ive driven you can pull third gear wheelies like nothing
     
  16. May 15, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    I have a Can-Am DS450X

    Fast as hell, lower ground clearance, but metal skid plates. Like KTM, Can-Ams come with a good number of "aftermarket items" stock. (i.e. nerf bars, ATP tires, metal skid plates...)

    These are pictures from Glamis in So. Cal. Recommend this trip!!!

    ...If you can afford a KTM 525, go with that!!!

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  17. May 15, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    nice pic's dane taco the glamis photo's. I have trx 450 and suzuki ltr 450. I like them both.
     
  18. May 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    That was a bad ass trip, hot though! I also have the TRX and love it. Is the Honda faster than the LTR?
     
  19. May 15, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    yeah the reason they arent making the ltr anymore is becuase of all this emissions shit thats going on bcz when the cherry bomb is put on it it doesnt pass emissions. i say f**k the emissions thing its a 4 wheeler not a car dear lord
     
  20. May 15, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    no honda trx isint faster than the ltr im not trying to start and argument here but i honestly think the ltr is the fastest 450 besides the ktm. everyone says the yfz is the fastest but im 240 pounds and there is about 4 of my friends that have them that weight about 170 and i can beat em so idk whats the deal with the yfz
     
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