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Cannondale C 440

Written: November 13th,

Written by: Harry Ritter

The Cannondale guy (Darrel, from River Cannondale/etc.) called to confirm, and showed up right on I had the 520 out runningaround the meadow, so I’d be up and ready to compare the bikes.

say they are pretty similar.

The morning of the test ride was and clear. A little too coolat My KTM wouldn’t start with the this has never happenedbefore. All even after it was warmed up, no with the happy button.The is ludicrously easy, but the electric would just crank.A slower than usual, but it start. Generally one … kickstarter brought things to

The Cannondale, on the other hand,started time in about 3 turns. It start instantly because injection has to come up to pressure. The time, the last time,the after I fell: crankity-crankity-boom! off she The E-starterbarks when you push the really turns things with authority.

Iunderstand that if the battery below 9 volts it won’t because thecomputer won’t the injectors. You can bump start it by spinningthings up and pressing the E-start at the same time. With to fall back on, I’ll be the battery maintenance verycarefully, and it annually.Added: I buzz around on my quite a bit, lot’s of it off andrestarting.

After the ‘no start’ I put the battery on the charger.It’s right to the crankity-boom thing.

Weight: the C’dale wins by 1 coming in at 251 wet, no fuel. calibrated with free from my workout stuff. I my KTMweighed 250, but that was I calibrated the scales.

Actual be252.

Power: the KTM has more. Not a whole lot more, but more. It is especially down low. The pulls hard, but without when you are chugging the motor.

to rev more, and more quickly.The does sound cool, has intake noise when at openthrottle. The C440 loses out on HP due to the S/A long silencer; theX440 fits, and makes more Either bike is certainly an class bike.

If both riders do everything the KTM will take thestart. easier to do everything right on the On the other side ofthe the ‘dale will take maps.

It had the X440s map in it, whichis to be the most aggressive of the ‘approved’ The KTM justdoes what it does. No no less.

Handling: The ‘dale inspire confidence. I was leaning on itthan I have on my KTM. I the ‘dale once, but that was due to brake; it was set high and is sensitive, and I a droopy right footdue to a bike incident. I run my rear very low.

I didn’trealize I was brake sliding too late.

Cannondale C 440
Cannondale C 440

Suspension: again, The KTM is harsher in the little stuff, but monster springs in it. The ‘dale is all but didn’t bottom when 5 or 6 feet high and landed on the

Either bike, dial it in style/weight, and you’re good to go. is more potential in theOhlins, in my

Ergos: The ‘dale is in fact Carpenter’ thin. The KTM, isonly slightly thicker. The on the ‘dale had me pretty much athome, but my set-up is very from most folks. I I’ll be a lothappier when I one and adjust the bars/brakes/shifter. The saddleheight was an inch, maybe an inch and a lower on the ‘dale, butwe certain that the sag had been

Should have been, and Iweigh about the same.

similar. I thought the ‘dale was then rode the KTMagain and it seem as rough as I remembered. a wash, neither bikeis neither vibrates significantly.

both bikes are beautiful, and trickness and speed. I don’t the orange on the KTM, since I put the fenders on.

Misc: The ‘dale lighter. Not so much when but when I droppedit and picked it up, it didn’t seem heavy at Maybe it’s that thing? Whatever, I like it!

Bottom line: The KTM has been in, the good folks at Columbia gave me what I wanted for it and me a deal on the very bike in this test. I’ll be more and sending in Pix in a week or don’t pick up the ‘dale tomorrow. But I’m ready 😉

Harry . Harry Moto

Cannondale C 440


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