2017 KX 450f Motor Review
The new 2017 kx 450f: Motor- the strong point is the mid range. Although the bottom is ok, it could use more torque when you first roll on the throttle. But in defense the track was more sand so the load on the bike was more than normal. Hardpack it would be just about right, but in the sand I used the clutch to compensate which is pretty normal anyway. The top-end was ok but it doesn't rev very high, designed probably to protect from all these modern rev limiter riders😚. I kinda like it myself, as it eased the tension in my arms but wasn't too flat. Very rideable on top and if you want more just shift up because I only got it into to 4th and couldn't imagine ever hitting 5th except on the Glen Helen start maybe. Btw I had the green plug- in on which is the neutral one. The white one had the strongest pull and like the manual says is better for sand. The black plug-in toned the power down for sure and if you're new to a 450, it would be good to start out on... Next week I'll do a suspension review as that will give me more time to test and dial it in. But so I don't leave you hanging, I think it's pretty good for stock, air forks included😁. Pic thanks to Mr.Warner👍👍👍 Track-212 land socal, Stock gearing 50/13
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