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Old 07-05-2013, 04:44 PM   #36
Rick6 OP
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Location: Orange County, CA
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Originally Posted by browneye View Post
IMO it's a better bike than the 525 unless you're an expert, a racer, or 6' and over 200lbs. The 450 has less flywheel enertia so they turn easier, feel lighter, and are less fatiguing over a day of riding.
I actually am over 6 foot and 200 pounds (6'1, 230), but from everything I gathered the bike is exactly like you said: feels lighter and more nimble over the day. Even though there's lots of desert not too far, I'm mostly sticking to mountain and fire-road type trails. I'll do anything, I just think those are more fun... y'know... actually seeing something except sand. If I were more interested in the desert I would have gone with the bigger bike

Originally Posted by browneye View Post
EDIT: I like black plastics too, but would put the 'factory black' shroud decals on it. With nothing it looks unfinished. Or is that an oversized tank - one you can't put decals on?
It is an oversized tank
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