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MCN overall verdict rating is 5

Unless you’re enduro god David Knight who prefers the extra grunt of the 530, the 450 EXC is everything you could want in an enduro bike. Light, more power than most of us know what to do with and it’s fitted with some of the best quality suspension fitted to any motorcycle.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 0

Stick it in third gear, ride the torque and the 450 will give you a relatively easy time off road, but use the power and it’s a lightning quick off road weapon that will delight anyone who enjoys being terrified ever so slightly. Just make sure you’re hanging on!

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 0

It pushes through mud with a secure feeling that anything will move out of your way yet when the trail gets more nadgery the steep geometry means it will flick round rocks and over obstacles. The 250 is slightly lighter but the 450 is hardly lardy. Suspension can be adjusted to make even the biggest rocks feel like a small inconvenience rather than an obstacle.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 0

WP upside down forks, fully-adjustable linkless rear suspension, Brembo brakes and master cylinder, wavy discs, Excel rims, fuel injection, Akrapovic pipe, the list goes on. In fact there’s not much this bike hasn’t got, just bolt-on hand guards and a sump guard and it’s ready to race. Compare and buy parts for the KTM EXC 450 in the MCN Shop. 

KTM 450 EXC (2010-current)

Detail Value
New price £7,349
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Engine size 449 cc
Power 50 bhp
Top speed 93 mph
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Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 0

Build-quality would shame a Bentley, probably. The thing is so well made that every single part of the bike just works both visually and technically. It needs servicing after 15 hours, but make sure you do that and it’s unlikely to ever let you down.

Value

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

Compared to a £2000 WR250 the KTM is poor value, but add up the price of the kit on the bike, work out that you’re getting one of the purest, most hardcore enduro bikes ever made and the price could almost be considered a bargain for something so racey, so pure and so beautiful to look at. Find a KTM EXC450 for sale.

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Specifications

Top speed 93 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 50 bhp
Max torque ft-lb
Weight 113 kg
Seat height 985 mm
Fuel capacity 9.5 litres
Average fuel consumption 38 mpg
Tank range 80 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group of 17
Engine size 449 cc
Engine specification 4v, OHC, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke, 6 gears
Frame Steel double cradle, aluminium rear subframe, 48mm WP upside down front forks
Front suspension adjustment Rebound, compression and preload adjustment
Rear suspension adjustment Rebound, compression and preload adjustment
Front brakes Dual-piston Brembo calliper, 335mm wavy disc
Rear brake Dual-piston Brembo calliper, 335mm wavy disc
Front tyre size 90/90 x 21
Rear tyre size 140/80 x 18

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