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1/16/2018 8:46 AM

Loved my 2016 KTM SFX450FE but after both of my buddy's at the track broke the frame on there's Ktm's 16 - 17 bikes and one of them had gnar gnar get of on landing of jump because of that I did not trusted mine anymore and I sold it last Friday. So back to blue after couple years . I had my 2015 YZ450F and I loved the bike but then I had that crazy idea to buy Ktm , but that is all in past. Anyway I pick up new 2018 YZ450F yesterday and so far I am very impressed with the bike , the way is engineered and looks bad ass. I will do some work on it today and tomorrow and I can't wait to ride it on Thursday. Thanks to Elli at WHEELS IN MOTION for great deal.
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Born in Prague,living in LA,so if you don't like my spelling,blow me!

21 CRF450R
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
20 CRF450L supermoto
96 CR250R smoker
2012 CR500AF
1987 KX500




1/16/2018 8:54 AM

Sick man, congrats. Ride review soon please.

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1/16/2018 8:56 AM

Congratulations! Great looking bike for sure.

I had the chance to ride one in the woods recently and it felt super comfortable, and that suspension is amazing!

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1/16/2018 8:57 AM

You ride that thing in a prison recreation yard ???

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1/16/2018 9:10 AM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

You ride that thing in a prison recreation yard ???

He has his "County Oranges" on too! laughing

Nice bike man!

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1/16/2018 9:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/16/2018 9:24 AM

$4900 out the door? smile

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1/16/2018 9:25 AM

I want one w00t

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1/16/2018 9:33 AM

Besides having 2 too many strokes, looks like a kick ass ride, good for ya!

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1/16/2018 9:37 AM

I’m in the same boat, I have a 2016 factory edition for sale and looking at getting a new Yamaha 450, I’ve never owned one though. They seem good now, power and suspension are awesome from what I’ve heard.

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1/16/2018 9:40 AM

mxer613 wrote:

I’m in the same boat, I have a 2016 factory edition for sale and looking at getting a new Yamaha 450, I’ve never owned one ...more

You've heard right.

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1/16/2018 10:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/16/2018 10:15 AM

Not so sure about 17-18 YZ's but there is a history of Yamaha frames cracking to back from 2007 to 2016. Along with a tough shit warranty. At least KTM will most likely warranty a frame. Good luck.

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The older I get, the faster I was.

1/16/2018 10:18 AM

mxer613 wrote:

I’m in the same boat, I have a 2016 factory edition for sale and looking at getting a new Yamaha 450, I’ve never owned one ...more

TriRacer27 wrote:

You've heard right.

And I would like to hear a comparison to the ktm Fe you had, good and bad.

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1/16/2018 11:04 AM

captmoto wrote:

Not so sure about 17-18 YZ's but there is a history of Yamaha frames cracking to back from 2007 to 2016. Along with a tough ...more

Of every person I have heard about that had the cracking issue on the 14 plus bikes by the steering stem, Yamaha replaced them all. One guy twice.

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1/16/2018 11:20 AM

Awesome man!!! Congrats. Still haven’t been to WIM yet but I want to go by there since I’m right over the hill.

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2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

Thanks to : Factory Effex, Simi Valley Cycles, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, Mika Metals

1/16/2018 12:39 PM

JEALOUS! Congrats.
Me, too, wants a 450 even if only for the first half of my racing season. The 250f is getting long in tooth.

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1/16/2018 1:05 PM

Very nice!!! btw, your signature line is great haha (I've been to Prague, loved the cheap booze!)

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Positively, absolutely 110% obsessed with anything MOTO.

1/16/2018 3:20 PM

captmoto wrote:

Not so sure about 17-18 YZ's but there is a history of Yamaha frames cracking to back from 2007 to 2016. Along with a tough ...more

Doesn't matter if they warranty it when you have a broken neck. Sounds like his buddies frame didn't just crack.

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1/16/2018 3:52 PM

I just love them rims.. !!! Congrats..

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1/16/2018 4:05 PM

F150Motocrosser wrote:

Very nice!!! btw, your signature line is great haha (I've been to Prague, loved the cheap booze!)

Nice man , great place for vacation.

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Born in Prague,living in LA,so if you don't like my spelling,blow me!

21 CRF450R
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
20 CRF450L supermoto
96 CR250R smoker
2012 CR500AF
1987 KX500




1/16/2018 4:22 PM

captmoto wrote:

Not so sure about 17-18 YZ's but there is a history of Yamaha frames cracking to back from 2007 to 2016. Along with a tough ...more

Squirrelings wrote:

Doesn't matter if they warranty it when you have a broken neck. Sounds like his buddies frame didn't just crack.

For sure man . When u see that on the internet is one thing but when that happens to your best friend right next to u that is scary. After that we checked my other friends 16 Ktm and it was ready to go also , cracked in several places and he is only 170 pounds vet rider. I checked mine and looked ok butI was done with Ktm at that poin.

This is my buddy's frame at 65 hrs 2017 450sxf vet rider.
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Born in Prague,living in LA,so if you don't like my spelling,blow me!

21 CRF450R
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
20 CRF450L supermoto
96 CR250R smoker
2012 CR500AF
1987 KX500




1/16/2018 4:42 PM

xr70 wrote:

For sure man . When u see that on the internet is one thing but when that happens to your best friend right next to u that is ...more

How many hours were on these bikes?? Did you buddies both purchase from the same dealer??? Would love to hear what the dealer / KTM says about it

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Positively, absolutely 110% obsessed with anything MOTO.

1/16/2018 4:54 PM

His bike the 2017is at the dealership now waiting for somebody from Ktm to be inspected. Estimate from the dealership for repair is 9k so the bike is total.

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Born in Prague,living in LA,so if you don't like my spelling,blow me!

21 CRF450R
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
20 CRF450L supermoto
96 CR250R smoker
2012 CR500AF
1987 KX500




1/19/2018 7:54 AM

xr70 wrote:

Loved my 2016 KTM SFX450FE but after both of my buddy's at the track broke the frame on there's Ktm's 16 - 17 bikes and one of ...more

So how does it ride?

I am very curious about the engine braking compared to the 2015. Apparently the 2018 is more free flowing like a CRF. Is this true? My friend has a 15 and I like everything about it with the exception of engine braking. Would like to get one but I do not do well with engine braking hence why I have been on CRF's since 2006.

Thanks in advance.

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1/19/2018 9:53 AM

I took it out yesterday but just to broke it in . I Just did two sessions on wet track , not really real riding on the main track in milestone. The engine has definitely less engine braking than the 15 , engine feels crisp and powerful sort of linear power withe the stock map . The gearing is too tall, I all ready purchased 49 t rear sprocket for the next ride .

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Born in Prague,living in LA,so if you don't like my spelling,blow me!

21 CRF450R
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
20 CRF450L supermoto
96 CR250R smoker
2012 CR500AF
1987 KX500




1/19/2018 10:23 AM

xr70 wrote:

His bike the 2017is at the dealership now waiting for somebody from Ktm to be inspected. Estimate from the dealership for ...more

I would really like to know what the dealership and KTM are saying about those bikes that broke.

BTW - congrats on the new ride, can't go wrong with a Yamaha.

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17 KTM 450 SXF - AMAZING!

1/19/2018 10:45 AM

Sick! I’m thinking blue for 2018!

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