2018 kawy 450

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5/2/2018 9:27 AM

Soon the new 2019 will.be out, i heard june. But at $5600 for a new 18, kinda hard to overlook a great deal. Figured some could get a great bike at a great price. Kawy rebates,sales etc. Is the 2019 $3500 better?

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5/2/2018 9:34 AM

Nope. Heres why.. KTM/Huskys current bikes have the features the 19 kawi will have. Guess what? Theyre still competitive to each other.

If you have a current gen kx450. A 19 isnt worth the money. If youre coming from a 2008-12, the upgrade is worth it.

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5/2/2018 10:58 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/2/2018 10:59 AM

Well, with no deal on a 19 you'll be looking at somewhere around $10,400 otd. So getting an 18, you'd only be spending a little more than half and you'd still have a brand new bike with contingency opportunity for a year. Not a bad deal to just get an 18.

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5/2/2018 12:53 PM

It's more a question of what that $3500 is worth to you.

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5/2/2018 1:05 PM

I’d buy the 18 and get a 19 when the 20’s come out.

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5/2/2018 1:31 PM

Buy the 18, put $2k into suspension and save the rest for tires and race gas?

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5/2/2018 1:34 PM

CSAR FE wrote:

Buy the 18, put $2k into suspension and save the rest for tires and race gas?

X2, or spring kit, revalved , vortex ecu, slip on or pipe

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5/2/2018 1:47 PM

While were on the subject i think its kind of funny/pretty sad that the jap mfg's cant manage to update both of their bikes in the same year. They all have all of 2 full size mx bikes to update besides yamaha which hasnt done a damn lick of development on their 2 strokes in 14 years lol.

Crf450 all new for 17 crf250 wait till 18
Rmz450 all new for 18, rmz250 bng till 19 maybe
Kx450 all new for 19, bng kx250f
Yz450f all new in 2010, yz250f 4 more years till efi lol. Yz450f all new in 18 and worlds better, bng yz250f.


Meanwhile ktm and husky manage to update how many models? Its getting ridiculous how slow the jap mfgs are.

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5/2/2018 2:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/2/2018 2:10 PM

I am thinking the same thing. I am on a 14 kx450 now and while the 19 with spring fork sounds sweet, an 18 for $4999 (what im seeing on cycletrader) sounds even better. I figure I can get the spring kit if I don't like the air forks. I have the PSF forks now and dont mind them. The crazy thing is looking at 16-18's on craigslist, guys are still trying to get 6-7k for them!!

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5/2/2018 2:08 PM

yz133rider wrote:

While were on the subject i think its kind of funny/pretty sad that the jap mfg's cant manage to update both of their bikes in the same year. They all have all of 2 full size mx bikes to update besides yamaha which hasnt done a damn lick of development on their 2 strokes in 14 years lol.

Crf450 all new for 17 crf250 wait till 18
Rmz450 all new for 18, rmz250 bng till 19 maybe
Kx450 all new for 19, bng kx250f
Yz450f all new in 2010, yz250f 4 more years till efi lol. Yz450f all new in 18 and worlds better, bng yz250f.


Meanwhile ktm and husky manage to update how many models? Its getting ridiculous how slow the jap mfgs are.

It’s not ridiculous, it’s normal product management. KTM has a faster time to release a new product, but they in turn have a shorter time for QA of said product and have had release issues as a result. For example, the 2013 450 SXF was our for over 6 months before a proper service manual was available. And there have been plenty of storys of premature failures of ktm bikes that can be traced to incomplete testing and qa.

I had one of those early ktm 450s and wasn’t happy with KTM. I think the current Japanese manufacturing cycle/model is perfectly fine and doesn’t need “fixing.” They release a good product, and it is fully tested/available to the public.

Has KTM raised the bar? Yes, but it’s not without it’s own set of problems.

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5/2/2018 2:10 PM

Well, if it was two strokes, you could get hanged for suggesting to buy a year old model.

Why not just get a ‘17 that’s left over? These bikes are more advanced than any mere mortals could use anyway.

cool

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