Originally Posted by toro618
Great thread guys.
I am considering a 2011 fe 390 or the fe 450. For those with experience on these bikes, which would you consider if you weighed 154 lbs before gear for an all around woods/trail bike?
My guess is that the factory suspension is sprung for a 170 lbs rider or less. Will the less grunt on the 390 make up the difference with a light weight rider?
I rode all 4 bikes before buying the FE450. I weigh 200 with gear and the 390 felt a little underpowered for me. Ride both and decide for yourself, you can always turn down the map switch on the 450 if you need to.
I primarily use mine for a DS, I use the 250 for the tight woods stuff.