My 2018.5 KTM factory edition *update*

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7/3/2018 1:23 PM

I posted a few weeks ago that I bought a new Ktm factory addition. I’ve gotten to ride it and wanted to update the people that were asking. It sits into corners better then any bike I have ever ridden. Entrance and exit is the best 450 I have ever ridden.
You can really feel the weight difference!

The motor is also the hardest hitting 450 I have ever ridden. It’s extremeley explosive but useful if that makes any sense. The traction control works nicely. The transmission, clutch, and brakes are all miles ahead of the compition.

The suspension works well, it is different being back on air forks so I don’t want to say they are bad it’s just very different then my 16 yamaha spring forks. I will say they are much better then my 13 Honda air forks. The shock works amazing. With a few more rides I’m sure the air fork I will be used too.

Overall this is the best 450 I have ever had. Mainly because of how good The cornering, motor, trans, clutch and brakes are all way ahead. The bike feels 50 pounds less. I am very happy with it and it’s worth the extra money for sure! I snapped some photos of it before the first ride. Thanks for reading!


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7/3/2018 1:30 PM

She sure is pretty!

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7/3/2018 1:35 PM

HenryA wrote:

She sure is pretty!

I agree!!

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7/3/2018 1:52 PM

HenryA wrote:

She sure is pretty!

shunter986 wrote:

I agree!!

Hey man i followed your spoke with wallet thread and saw where you said you was 250lbs and im 270lbs and just got a 18 250sx and its my first bike with air forks and was curious what air pressure your running in your forks.

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7/3/2018 3:16 PM

HenryA wrote:

She sure is pretty!

shunter986 wrote:

I agree!!

Sharpe325 wrote:

Hey man i followed your spoke with wallet thread and saw where you said you was 250lbs and im 270lbs and just got a 18 250sx ...more

155psi range

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7/3/2018 4:24 PM

shunter986 wrote:

I agree!!

Sharpe325 wrote:

Hey man i followed your spoke with wallet thread and saw where you said you was 250lbs and im 270lbs and just got a 18 250sx ...more

Flipsid33 wrote:

155psi range

I am honestly not sure since I went to the track from rg3. I will check the spec sheet when I get home

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7/3/2018 4:30 PM

Sharpe325 wrote:

Hey man i followed your spoke with wallet thread and saw where you said you was 250lbs and im 270lbs and just got a 18 250sx ...more

Flipsid33 wrote:

155psi range

shunter986 wrote:

I am honestly not sure since I went to the track from rg3. I will check the spec sheet when I get home

Ok sounds good i appreciate it. Flipsid33 im at 154psi now and it feel good so far but i have only been riding at 1 spot and aint really had a chance to just play with settings.

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7/3/2018 4:35 PM

Make sure to update us when the frame snaps.

In all seriousness that is a great looking bike, good to hear you're enjoying it!

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7/3/2018 5:39 PM

Hcallz5 wrote:

Make sure to update us when the frame snaps.

In all seriousness that is a great looking bike, good to hear you're enjoying ...more

I hope that doesn’t happen, seems the newer 450 frame has been okay

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7/3/2018 5:59 PM

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I’ve got about 15 hours on mine and I absolutely love it.
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7/3/2018 6:12 PM

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I’ve got about 15 hours on mine and I absolutely love it.

Looks awesome congrats!

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7/3/2018 7:54 PM

Beautiful

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7/3/2018 9:03 PM

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