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1/22/2018 1:53 PM

I have a 2013 ktm 450 sxf with after market suspension and rims/new tires/redone O-rings. Should I be thinking a new bike soon or continue to maintain this one? Is it that much of an advantage to drop another 8-11k on a bike or should I continue to put money into this one?

not really sure, im pretty comfortable on it riding it for years/racing but I feel like im missing out on something with the new bikes that will allow less talented riders to perform better.

Let me know, any 450 (2018)


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1/22/2018 1:58 PM

Ride the 450 you have.

Not Knocking you but you are likely not riding that 2013 to 50% of it's potential. A new bike isn't going to change that.

Or buy a new one. I just like riding new bikes, so thats what I do.


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1/22/2018 2:07 PM



1/22/2018 2:13 PM

Less talented riders very, very rarely preform better on "better" bikes compared to more skilled riders on "worse" bikes. Unless you ride at tracks that are freeways and require zero skill.

I have a 2017 SXF 450 and i like it. I also had a 2014 SXF 450 which is basically the same bike as your 2013. The difference is pretty big. I would give you this advice: Go to demo days in your area or try newer bikes that people you know have. Then you'll know if you can justify the upgrade!


Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

1/22/2018 2:18 PM

Motofinne wrote:

Less talented riders very, very rarely preform better on "better" bikes compared to more skilled riders on "worse" bikes. ...more


Im just an almost fast guy that rides a couple times a month and while the new bikes feel nice to ride, I cannot justify dropping 10k on a freshy within the next couple years. I ride a restored 2004 RM250 and a 2006 CRF450 and feel that I'll never come close to riding them to their potential lol. Still have a kickass time on them and thoroughly enjoy my riding days.


1/22/2018 2:30 PM

Buy a new bike simply because you want a new fresh bike. But it wont be any faster.


1/22/2018 2:39 PM

Nah just keep it. Shit i ride a 09 450 and when i go to a test day i cant seem to see the value in $8000 for a bike thats not $8000 better


2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600