2003 Cannondale X440 Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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Cannondale Cannibal 440

2003 Cannondale X440

Many of our testers felt the had been unfairly labeled a when it really belonged in the category.

In fact, the seating and relative size of the Cannondale had in our group thinking the X440 had stuffed into the wrong Cannondale may have been a over ambitious by calling the bike a motocrosser.

If I had to pick one of bikes to take into the I’d take the Cannondale, Drew, concurring with the of our group. The motor is real and the suspension feels pretty Plus, the electric start it the perfect bike if you get stuck on the of a hill.

While it’s a bit of a stretch to think the X440 be competitive on a Supercross track, no question Cannondale’s latest is a significant step in the right Indeed, Drew was able to lap as fast around Racetown on the as he did on the other bikes, which that there’s much to a quick lap time than power.

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First the stock suspensions on these are plenty good enough for experienced riders. It’s when it comes to Pros and Novices when the differences can be

Right from the start, judged the plush 46mm fork on the Cannondale to be too soft as Closing up the compression damping but not enough. Hard riding, riders will want to opt for fork springs or at least the grade and amount of oil in the tubes.

The linkless Ohlins shock out is adequate but, again, quite hold up under the of a Pro.

Unfortunately it looks the Cannondale will become a in the books of 4-… lore of recent bankruptcy proceedings.

Cannondale wasn’t alone the soft stock suspension. The Kayaba fork on the YZ is fine for the rider, but as delivered was deemed too for competition. The Kayaba shock out with separate adjusters for and low-speed compression damping, its job well enough.

The suspension of the KTM was the biggest concern. Most suspensions connect the shock to the via a linkage, and by changing the sizes of the mechanics can alter the linkage to suit different terrain. however, uses a linkless suspension designed by WP, which is difficult to tune and is thought by to be less responsive.

Our testers found the KTM to be a little over braking bumps and the whoops. And this also the front end, as both and Mandahl said the 48mm WP didn’t work well braking bumps. The residual was a loss of confidence through portions of the track.

The suspension was over the table tops, Drew about the KTM’s WP It soaked up bigger hits but it wasn’t as responsive as the rest of the over the smaller stuff. It bad by any means, I just couldn’t get a for what it wanted to do sometimes.

Cannondale Cannibal 440
Cannondale Cannibal 440

If these bike are indicative of the 4-… performance bikes are we’re in for years of good

That leaves Honda to the best suspension honors. The Showa Twin Chamber is the all-around winner simply it feels so good in every of the track. The CRF outshined the competition clearly when hitting bumps, as it sucked up the terrain with ease.

Our Pro, still felt as though were a bit soft for competition. The rear suspension features a shock that also has the dual adjusters for both and low-speed compression, and it was so good we touched it.

Slow Down!

It was difficult to which bike had the better set of as each come with discs front and rear. riding the YZ, guest tester Joe commented that It’s to complain about brakes they’re all so good in stock

When left up to our Pro guy, he had to the nod to the Yamaha.

The brakes were on the YZ, said the 29-year-old. They too grabby. Both the CRF and the YZ had really brakes. If I had to choose one, say the YZ was better, but just barely.

also noted the KTM ‘s brake needs a fairly pull to be effective, this the largest in class 260mm compared to the 240mm and 250mm on the others. Drew judged the to have good brakes, but noted they have to harder to slow the extra of the X440.

Cannondale Cannibal 440
Cannondale Cannibal 440

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