Dream Ride: BRP/KTM 450 EXC — Dirt Rider Magazine

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KTM 450 EXC Racing

Dream Ride: BRP/KTM 450 EXC – Rider Magazine

When in high-altitude off-road conditions, the right bike is key to maximum fun and A highly tuned off-road is drastically better than a poorly tuned dual-sport or a pipey motocrosser, and the experience of can be an invaluable asset in prepping machine. Simply put, if going to be hitting gnarly on your way into the stratosphere, got to get your hands on a bike BRP’s purpose-built KTM 450 EXC.

I this bike at the 2011 600, an organized trail put on by the Trail Preservation Alliance takes participants all over the Mountains and into some thin air. For the better of a week, we tackled rocks, down dirt roads and lightning while also about the current issues off-road riders.

Billet Products, a well-known company is comprised of hard-core off-road provided this particular KTM 450 EXC (a 2009) for my use while at the ride, and I have asked for a better These guys all ride and have years of experience in vast terrain types, so were the perfect choice to and mod out the orange machine for a week of It should also be noted that Colorado 600 participants may more than one bike on the but all machines must be 100% legal in Colorado with a range and a 96-dBA maximum level.

Naturally, a host of BRP’s trusted products formed a force field of billet and around the bike while adding to the overall bling Rocks, logs, stumps and natural obstacles were no for the BRP Chain Guide, Scotts fin, Cycra hand and Hyde Racing skid which graced the bike, and a of other accessories upped the to a whole new level.

I’d be if I said that I didn’t the added weight, but this is a trade-off when you consider the of being stuck out in the bush a broken case or wrecked guide. Thanks to these I was able to cruise through with incredible peace of for the bike’s durability.Power-wise, the 450 EXC had a distinct from the FMF muffler, and even the stock gearing I washypothetically, of to achieve an unofficial speed of over 90 MPH.

The beauty of this bike’s was that the delivery was strong at lower altitudes that I had some meat up above feet. Usually bikes absolutely gutless in thin but the KTM had enough punch that I didn’t even notice changes in power. Jetting was via a 45 pilot jet/ 168 main jet the stock needle in the third

This resulted in smooth, delivery that wasn’t too yet didn’t pop or idle erratically. were many times we would buzz down a or transfer section for several and the 450 was just as happy cruising in top gear as it was jamming down a trail. The mid-range hit on this was amazingly usable, and I spent the of the week right in the middle of the RPM little to no need to hit the rev limiter.

The Steering Stabilizer was pure on the trail, keeping my crash-to-almost-crash at a slim 1:196. This have been far different the damper, as it kept me out of trouble on occasions. A stabilizer is one of the most changes one can make to a KTM.

KTM 450 EXC Racing
KTM 450 EXC Racing

In I came to find that the KTM leaned really well the heavier-than-stock feel, and by sitting a further forward on the seat I was to achieve MX-bike-like maneuverability in twisty sections of trail. enough, the ergonomics of the bike not compromised by the IMS 3.2 gallon tank, greatly increased the machine’s

Setting up the suspension for the 450 was a tricky as we had to find something that was enough to handle big hits and obstacles while still plushness for my 155-pound frame. The Racing Suspension offered a solution to pounding rocks still allowing for excellent of hard hits, which occasionally when I’d into a big rock or water bar too The bike was sprung slightly for my weight, but a camera bag and tool kit to even things out on the trail and by the end of the day I felt right at home the setup.

Surprisingly, we were forced to come back in the but the street legal nature of mean machine only to make it the ultimate Colorado dirt bike. Seriously, else can you find a motorcycle can be ridden on EnduroCross-sized rocks one and then legally driven a Highway Patrol officer the The versatility was impressive, and it was amazing how I adapted to the KTM by the end of the ride.

About the only issues I had tire related: The Kenda hooked up well everywhere wet asphalt to traction-filled dirt, but my riding style left me more than a few pinch in the front tire. I’ve plenty of time riding tire inserts and don’t the … feel, so this be about the only change make if I were to go back and one aspect of the bike.

If you have any of riding in high-altitude terrain trails that range from easy to nasty, I recommend that you find the setup that works for For me, this target setup was when BRP built this KTM 450 a perfect combination of power, and versatility that lead to can only be described as the ride of a in Colorado’s high-altitude heaven.Visit and www.colorado600.org to learn more.

2009 KTM 450 EXC

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