MEASURED ON THE FMF DYNO
Engine Speed (RPM x 1000)
Racing at speed and trail riding
in technical terrain aren’t opposites,
but they don’t often mix. The bikes
in this group were given the very
difficult task of being rough and
gentle at the same time. They all
succeed in different ways and fall
short in others. Overall, we were
stunned that all four managed the
nearly impossible task of working
well in wildly different environments
as well as they did.
Coming into this test, we
assumed there would be one winner
for the trail, a different winner for
racing and an overall compromise.
That’s not exactly how it played out,
but here’s how they ranked.
Racing, trail riding
and owning a 450