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anyone ride both bikes yet? FUEL i know you have so which one do you prefer so far? I'm going to be buying one of them within the next week and i've been pointing towards the LTR because of the handling and power when uncorked. I ride trails and open pits mostly, and none of the trails i ride are very tight so the width of the LTR isn't really a problem. and of course im interested in SPEED.
 

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Is reverse an issue? You can't go wrong with either choice. Try and ride them both before you purchase.
 

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the ONLY reason that the ltr is any faster in the corners is because its wider, other then that there isnt a single thing better IMO compared to the kfx450. The kfx will be plenty fast enough to hang with the other 450s, just let the aftermarket catch up to it.
 

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In the trail all I know is that the KFX outhandles my YFZ450, but thats not what you were looking for. Im sure wider is better and the power is the same. But one thing is that the LTR is ugly in my opinion, no offense guys, no reverse , too low to the ground stock, and under major mods the cases have had problems.

The KFX doesnt have the handling the ltr does im sure but if you were gonna make it wide im sure you are fine. The speed is not something you need in the trails and the machines are so close in speed anyways. Buy a 15 tooth front sprocket and your as fast as a ltr. I dont know how quick they are tho.

What do you think the pros and cons are?

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I think the LTR looks pretty bad ass because of its stance. I saw them next to each other the other day and both looked really nice, and I was pleasantly surprised on how low the KFX looked. But I like that you can really get performance results from the LTR without much money invested and I can get it for cheaper than the KFX from the dealers I looked at so far. I like that the KFX has reverse, which isn't that important to me but is a nice feature. I'm also lookin at these two because no one in my area has either (I like to be a lil different, lot of raptors and yfzs) so it will be tough to get on both of em. Also, they both felt good sitting on them.
 

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quad runner, any reason why? anything you don't like about the ltr? and will the ltr be your secondary bike when you get the kfx?
 

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quad runner, any reason why? anything you don't like about the ltr? and will the ltr be your secondary bike when you get the kfx?[/b]
If I had the money I would have both. The LT-R is kick A$$ and with pulling the spark arrestor and adding a cherry bomb you have a very quick bike. For me I mostly ride trails and dunes so I think the KFX would be a better fit for me. Now remember I haven't ridden a KFX yet but I will be soon. Most everything I read has been positive on the KFX. I think you will get a great quad no matter which one you get. I don't think you keep either stock so pick your poison and go ride.
 

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I've raced them both the LTR was a little better in the open due to the wider stance (I did have 4+1 wheel on it) and I liked taht it seemed to sit a little lower.

Some shock mods & linkage will probably help the height out though.
I think the KFX will be a better choice for XC racing/trail riding IMO
 

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As of now it is hard to tell. The Chassis on the KFX has better geometry. So with a-arms and shocks it WILL handle better then the LTR. The LTR works very good with revalved stock shocks (they get just under 11 inches of travel out of the stock shocks) and i precision. The KFX will need a-arms and shocks. The LTR has been figured out and we know what it takes to make it go fast. We will know the same about the KFX very soon.


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