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Old 10-01-2012, 02:20 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by LittleRedToyota View Post
i disagree completely.

imho, the lighter weight, better balance, and better suspension of a KTM make it work better at slow to moderate pace than a WRR, DRZ, etc.

in what way does a WRR (or DRZ or whatever) work better than an EXC at slow to moderate pace?

honestly, i don't get what anyone means when they say that. having ridden all these bikes at various paces in various types of terrain, i just don't understand how anyone can say that a heavier, less well balanced, worse suspended bike can work better anywhere.
Maybe they mean that a DS bike going slow works better than a DS bike going (trying to go) fast, and a race bike going fast works better than a race bike going (reluctantly) slow

Or that a race bike blows a DS out of the water less at slow speeds than it does at high speeds?

I mean, there has to be something other than price that justifies a heavier bike with worse suspension, right?
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