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Old 02-11-2013, 07:32 PM   #1184
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Originally Posted by eddie bolted View Post
Yea ,Iknow what your sayin' but get on an old KX500 with that raw untractable power and that shitty suspension and it sure felt like you were flying.
I'd like to see the comparison on a dyno between today's 450 aginst an old KX 500.
I may be old but i saw all of the pioneers of MX in person!
I believe that the last 500s that were raced in the nationals were pumping out about 70 HP give or take a couple. Todays 450s, I believe are at around 55 give or take a couple. But the trick to the 500s was to spread all of that power through out the RPM range. This wasn't always easy, and if you couldn't get it right, it could be a real handfull.
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