Crf450l is it a competitor or not ktm390 adventure

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Crf450l is it a competitor or not ktm390 adventure

Post by Mikekitts81 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:29 pm

Seen this today and not sure which i would go for small engine adventure ktm or the crf450l . https://www.drivespark.com/two-wheelers ... ium=social
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Re: Crf450l is it a competitor or not ktm390 adventure

Post by dibbs » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:04 pm

Think I would lean towards the Honda, I do like a KTM but think that the 390 adventure might just miss the mark!

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Re: Crf450l is it a competitor or not ktm390 adventure

Post by daveuprite » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:33 pm

Jury very much still out on the Honda. Could be excellent; could be a gutless wonder that needs a grand spending on it to release any meaningful horses. I would wait for the ultra-keen first owners to decide that for you.

KTM looks purposeful and is bound to handle well off-road. The idea of it having a rival in an ancient Royal Enfield is laughable. They won't be on the same page.

Personally I would take a good hard look at one of these:

http://www.cyclenews.com/2017/07/artic ... full-test/

A minimum of work (change gearing, bigger tank) and you have a decent distance off-road tourer. And much cheaper than the Honda is likely to be.

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Re: Crf450l is it a competitor or not ktm390 adventure

Post by P4ulie » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:39 pm

Hasn't the BMW been out for at least 6 months? Certainly been long enough for Rally Raid to design a complete rebuild kit :roll:

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Re: Crf450l is it a competitor or not ktm390 adventure

Post by AlanHolt » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:40 pm

The two bikes are like chalk and cheese, the KTM is a road-biased adventure bike, the Honda is motocross derived dual-sport.

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Re: Crf450l is it a competitor or not ktm390 adventure

Post by Cone » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:21 pm

Can I throw a curve ball in. My brother has the little 390 supermoto type bike. He loves it, thinks it’s amazing,

Why not stick longer travel forks on and better wind resistance possibly bigger wheel on the front. Hell of a little off-roader for the people who want to have fun but take it easy too

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Re: Crf450l is it a competitor or not ktm390 adventure

Post by chunky butt » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:31 pm

Be good to see both bikes in the flesh.....so to speak :)

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