Added reply in a thread 2020 rmz450 Most peak torque of all 450s 9/22/2019 2:53 AM

I'd probably be faster on a 219lb, 48hp, yz250, than a 250lb, 52hp, rmz 450. Unless the track was suuuper wide open, with very few tight turns. 30lb is a crap-ton of weight. the YZ would be way more whipable and playfull.

Added reply in a thread Prado riding 450 and talking mxon 9/22/2019 2:02 AM

Very good throttle control, and looking sneaky fast. Not man-handling the bike a whole lot, but that will come with practice.

Added reply in a thread I've Noticed Something Weird That I Now Can't Unnotice.. (Justin Cooper Related) 9/22/2019 12:36 AM

Added reply in a thread I've Noticed Something Weird That I Now Can't Unnotice.. (Justin Cooper Related) 9/22/2019 12:35 AM

Steve Caballero does that too, and he still skateboards better than 99% of people out there. I saw him ride at Hollister Hills a few times too, and he's no slouch in the dirt either.

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Added reply in a thread MXdN team USA 1a vs 1b 9/21/2019 10:38 PM

Our "B team" are all solid picks for MXDN because starts are super important and you need someone who isn't affraid to ride a bit dirty through the pack. Justin Cooper beat AC both motos at WW Ranch, a flat-ish sand track. He (AC) and Tomac have proven ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 rmz450 Most peak torque of all 450s 9/21/2019 1:18 PM

How is weight not gonna matter? We're talking about motocross, not supermoto. Unless you roll every jump on the track/ only do 2-3 laps at a time you're gonna notice 15 pounds. Quit comparing the bike to the rider. Even a total squid is gonna have more ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 rmz450 Most peak torque of all 450s 9/18/2019 9:47 PM

It's not that you do it regularly, or all the time. Just an objective fact that the RMZ stock for stock doesn't measure up to the competition in that range.

Added reply in a thread 2020 rmz450 Most peak torque of all 450s 9/18/2019 8:42 PM

-50hp at 11,000 RPM. 500 less usuable revs than the competition. JGR stage whatever kit is cheap tho, Hahaha! Reprogrammed EFI. full Hinson clutch, Deeerp! Sucking serious wind from 9-11k RPM. Absolutely DOES NOT have a peak torque advantage compared

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Added reply in a thread 2020 rmz450 Most peak torque of all 450s 9/18/2019 6:57 PM

How about you tell us why every credible 450 shootout since 2008 has got it completely wrong and a bike that's overweight, has a crappy stock clutch, and doesnt rev out is actually the best bike.

Added reply in a thread 2020 rmz450 Most peak torque of all 450s 9/18/2019 6:28 PM

They shot themselves in the foot because they had a section in their shootouts where it said bikes recently riden/raced, and bikes from the same brand always did unusually well in their shootouts.

Added reply in a thread 2020 rmz450 Most peak torque of all 450s 9/18/2019 6:23 PM

LOL, and the RMZ 450 is the best 450 MX race bike because it has the most low RPM torque, haha. Troll harder!

Added reply in a thread 2020 rmz450 Most peak torque of all 450s 9/18/2019 6:04 PM

Rich Taylor was one of Transworld MX's main test riders. Transworld MX is gone because real riders know they were full of @%&+ . Just saying

Added reply in a thread 2020 rmz450 Most peak torque of all 450s 9/18/2019 6:02 PM

That's straight up BS. All the 450s have more than enough power and the KTM/Husky, and Kawi are like 20lbs lighter. The yellow tank isn't better than those bikes unless you're on Suzuki's payroll.

Added reply in a thread 2020 rmz450 Most peak torque of all 450s 9/18/2019 5:45 PM

"from 5500 rpm to 8900 rpm, it can run with the big dogs in terms of horsepower and torque. When used properly, the stock 2019 engine can get the job done—unless you are a rev ranger. For riders who love to wring their powerbands out until the rev limiter ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 rmz450 Most peak torque of all 450s 9/18/2019 5:22 PM

All the other 450's make similar torque AND they have over-rev. So you can short shift or rev the bike out. The RMZ's lack of top end power forces you to short shift.

Added reply in a thread 2020 rmz450 Most peak torque of all 450s 9/18/2019 5:03 PM

Yeah you're right, nobody revs their bikes through whoops... In the C class

Added reply in a thread 2020 rmz450 Most peak torque of all 450s 9/18/2019 4:54 PM

Because it doesn't rev out on top end, so if theres a long whoop section/ rollers where it's akward to shift, you're going to be going slower than all the other bikes that keep making power for 1-2k higher. Dyno's don't tell you which bike is fastest ... more »

Added reply in a thread Anyone want a new 2000 KX250 ? 9/18/2019 4:45 PM

There's waaaay fewer 2000 KX250's in brand new condition nowdays than in 2000. Supply and demand, dude. The price he's asking is super reasonable too. If you couldn't do all the work yourself, you'd spend way more money restoring a clapped out, used ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why can't goggles be exported? 9/16/2019 6:33 PM

Yeah, they're gonna leave the largest consumer economy in the world and go setup shop somewhere else.

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Added reply in a thread The Yamaha Enigma 9/9/2019 8:59 PM

Yamaha nowadays reminds me of KTM in the early 2000's. Holeshots for days in the small bike class, but Chassis setup seemingly just a step behind and not much success in the 450's.