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C50_20626173_687828241416080_7250458540585859679_o_1504242392 MPJC Quote
10/4/2017 11:50 AM

http://www.dirtrider.com/2018-450-mx-shootout

Just posted today. What stood out to me is that the Husky finished last. I own KTMs and have never ridden a Husky. Are they really that different that they should finish so far apart in a shootout? I recall MXA stating that anyone who rates them vastly differently is nuts. Or is this just a testament to how close the bikes actually are, with all of them being very, very good?

C50_img_14251_1502715888 yz133rider Quote
10/4/2017 11:59 AM

Seems like a joke to me. Best shifting, best feel, best lightweight feeling, best cornering, get the hell out of here everyone is so Honda loyal it's nuts.

C50_image_1499104766 JWACK Quote
10/4/2017 12:03 PM
yz133rider wrote:

Seems like a joke to me. ...more

Ride one. They are very good. And I'm not Honda loyal. Coming off a 16 ktm.
Edit; you had a 17 honda correct?

C50_engine.f_1455853935 BobPA Quote
10/4/2017 12:10 PM

That shoutout pales in comparison to Vital..

Jason Anderson FTW

C50 Joe512 Quote
10/4/2017 12:31 PM

Keefer tested shootout podcast, only shootout you need.

C50_engine.f_1455853935 BobPA Quote
10/4/2017 12:34 PM
Joe512 wrote:

Keefer tested shootout ...more

I just cannot get into listening to something for 2 hours when I can read more information in under a half hour.

Jason Anderson FTW

C50_2 tobz Quote
10/4/2017 12:51 PM

I know I told myself after my 09 kxf450 and 14 Yamaha 450 that I would never ever buy a 450 again. But the Honda is certainly peaking my interest for next season.

C50_img_7598_1441996049 TheLsho Quote
10/4/2017 12:52 PM
Joe512 wrote:

Keefer tested shootout ...more

BobPA wrote:

I just cannot get into ...more

I'll save you even more time then. They are all good. Honda barely beats the KTM/Husky in almost everyone's shootout so far. Buy whatever bike your best local dealer sells and will help you with.

C50_img_0230_1482169070 mattyhamz2 Quote
10/4/2017 1:48 PM
Joe512 wrote:

Keefer tested shootout ...more

BobPA wrote:

I just cannot get into ...more

TheLsho wrote:

I'll save you even more ...more

And the Yamaha tied with the Husky for 3rd in the Keefer shootout. All of these bikes are so good and you can make yourself comfortable on any of them.

2014 YZ450F
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time

C50_image_1438768815 Dan-The-Man Quote
10/4/2017 4:45 PM
yz133rider wrote:

Seems like a joke to me. ...more

Come on. Honda has flat out been low on the list for years and now when it wins you say it's a joke and biased.

C50_s780_03_011_1400602115 IceMan446 Quote
10/4/2017 4:52 PM
Joe512 wrote:

Keefer tested shootout ...more

Bingo.

Best all around shootout hands down.

C50_excitebike_1388356969 Myke Quote
10/4/2017 5:44 PM
Joe512 wrote:

Keefer tested shootout ...more

BobPA wrote:

I just cannot get into ...more

In the first 10 minuteish he goes over the overall results and then breaks it down and interviews the testers.

So same 30 minutes plus you can do something else like your air filter while you are listening.

Pretty negative comment for not even listening to make the comment you made.

"Who cares about what other people think"

C50 kkawboy14 Quote
10/4/2017 5:45 PM

Awesome.....kawasaki wins again! Dude Honda can't even finish 2 motos......

C50_excitebike_1388356969 Myke Quote
10/4/2017 5:46 PM
yz133rider wrote:

Seems like a joke to me. ...more

Dan-The-Man wrote:

Come on. Honda has flat ...more

No joke Honda is offering contingency cash to each tester for shootout placement....(8

"Who cares about what other people think"

C50 kkawboy14 Quote
10/4/2017 5:53 PM
yz133rider wrote:

Seems like a joke to me. ...more

Dan-The-Man wrote:

Come on. Honda has flat ...more

Myke wrote:

No joke Honda is offering ...more

They like hondas because they are lazy and Honda has electric start!

C50_me navalseabee Quote
10/4/2017 5:55 PM

where can one find a link to this podcast?

C50_dirt_bike_motorcycle_rider_making_an_extreme_jump_and_splashing_in_the_mud_144940345_1438185577 TXDirt Quote
10/4/2017 6:04 PM

Disclose the ad revenue they get.

And where is Alta in this. Sorry. This shootout is incomplete without it.

C50_engine.f_1455853935 BobPA Quote
10/4/2017 6:09 PM
Myke wrote:

In the first 10 minuteish ...more

I am so sorry that I do not like listening to podcasts, not just Keefers....

Jason Anderson FTW

C50_133995930_1287203169 motoarmageddon Quote
10/4/2017 6:35 PM

Wow the Husqvarna really sucks

C50_2 tobz Quote
10/4/2017 6:54 PM
TXDirt wrote:

Disclose the ad revenue ...more

450 shootout.

Alta is not

C50_20626173_687828241416080_7250458540585859679_o_1504242392 MPJC Quote
10/4/2017 6:54 PM
motoarmageddon wrote:

Wow the Husqvarna really ...more

Does it really? The KTM doesn't and it's pretty much the same.

C50_s1200_13582324_1819874468242387_1453600914_o_1492461992 gpracer36 Quote
10/4/2017 7:20 PM

"no way Honda can win, it has two pipes!" says the goons on this site

C50 coastlinecascot Quote
10/4/2017 7:35 PM

Dirtrider still in business?

C50_img_1754_1507156050 Squitlege Quote
10/4/2017 7:36 PM

Swapped bikes with my boy a while back. Crf450 vs 450sx... miraculously he still smoked me even tho I had a weight and power advantage while riding his kayteemm. How tho?!

C50_2 tobz Quote
10/4/2017 7:52 PM
Squitlege wrote:

Swapped bikes with my boy ...more

A squid is still a squid, sorry to say.

Which one were YOU quicker/more comfortable on? Is the question.

C50_profile_1424660203 ML512 Quote
10/4/2017 9:05 PM
TXDirt wrote:

Disclose the ad revenue ...more

As far as I'm aware, Honda only spends with one core-Motocross media outlet in the past few years and that's been Racer X. They've never spent a dime with Vital since we started....

We've been included in RFPs (request for proposals) but have never gotten an ad deal from any of those.

As for the Alta, it's designed to be a 250F competitor, not a 450. Having ridden an Alta, it would get dead last in a 450 Shootout, simple.

Vital MX's Do-All Minion...

Instagram: @Michael_Lindsay512

C50_img_1754_1507156050 Squitlege Quote
10/4/2017 9:09 PM
Squitlege wrote:

Swapped bikes with my boy ...more

tobz wrote:

A squid is still a squid, ...more

Bro, I felt way more comfortable on the one that the internet said was better. 100% stamped, hard.

C50_husqvarna_250_tc_2017_2_1492377431 kiwifan Quote
10/4/2017 9:16 PM
TXDirt wrote:

Disclose the ad revenue ...more

ML512 wrote:

As far as I'm aware, Honda ...more

Vitards dont believe facts ML....

Current ride: 2017 CRF450RX and 2017 TC250
Occasional ride for VMX: 1985 CR500
Road bike: 2016 Ninja H2R - looking to replace...not sure yet what to get

C50_engine.f_1455853935 BobPA Quote
10/4/2017 9:24 PM
Myke wrote:

No joke Honda is offering ...more

You have got to be kidding me...

Jason Anderson FTW

C50_20626173_687828241416080_7250458540585859679_o_1504242392 MPJC Quote
10/4/2017 9:33 PM
Dan-The-Man wrote:

Come on. Honda has flat ...more

Myke wrote:

No joke Honda is offering ...more

BobPA wrote:

You have got to be kidding ...more

I take it that he was kidding. Or it's funny how Honda started offering said contingency cash when they improved their bike.

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