how is the ktm 400 exc

Old 06-05-2007, 04:54 PM
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how is the ktm 400 exc

we were thinkin of pickin one up but i wanted to talk to some people that know a little about it. we want a ktm 400 exc, its a 2001. is it gonna be a good bike to ride on the street as a daily rider, and how are they for stunting!!! thanks in advance
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Re: how is the ktm 400 exc

oh yeah.. my girl is gonna be the main one riding this, do you think this is a good bike for her?
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Re: how is the ktm 400 exc

It's heavy bro. Not to say she couldnt rock it. Tons of power too so thats good. One of my friends had one back in the day and he said it was light in the *** end whatever that means.
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Re: how is the ktm 400 exc

EXC's are nice but they come in dirt trim. A 400 is on the small side for street duty-good for side roads, but i would'nt want to be on the interstate on it. I got the 560 SMR which is basically an EXC on steroids supermoto ready out of the box. I made it street legal and it holds its own rather well as a daily rider-super super fun to ride.

A buddy of mine converted his '07 450 EXC to street duty and I know he spent some $$$$ to convert it.

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Re: how is the ktm 400 exc

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EXC's are nice but they come in dirt trim. A 400 is on the small side for street duty-good for side roads, but i would'nt want to be on the interstate on it. I got the 560 SMR which is basically an EXC on steroids supermoto ready out of the box. I made it street legal and it holds its own rather well as a daily rider-super super fun to ride.

A buddy of mine converted his '07 450 EXC to street duty and I know he spent some $$$$ to convert it.
the 450 and the 560 smr's sound like the ideal bike to get but i am just amazed that for another 1000$ you can get a new 600rr. the husqvarna is the one i'd really like to get but they're 9 grand!!!! the damn things are pricey. so, where is the best place to look for a 2002-2004 motard to buy for cheaper than 5000?
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what he said.
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Re: how is the ktm 400 exc

They're not heavy at all - about as light as most 4-stroke enduro bikes. Similar weight to WR's or CRF's with road kit on, but with the added bonus of E-start.
Loads lighter than the DR-Z.


Rode one a couple of years back, nice smooth power, great bikes.

The one I rode had supermoto wheels too, would make an ace stunter, as they're more reliable than the bigger EXC's/SMR's.
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Re: how is the ktm 400 exc

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The one I rode had supermoto wheels too, would make an ace stunter, as they're more reliable than the bigger EXC's/SMR's.
So what makes an exc or an smr less reliable??

I got the SMR and its perfect. And anyone who thinks 241 pounds for a supermoto is too heavy is smoking crack!
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Re: how is the ktm 400 exc

[QUOTE=Armenian;2805510]So what makes an exc or an smr less reliable??

The SMR is a race bike - look at the maintenance schedule, then tell me how often you're supposed to tear your engine down

After 7 years of supermotos, and having ridden virtually everything out there, you get to know what goes bang all the time.

Most of the 520's/525's friends have had have exploded. The smaller ones last better.
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Re: how is the ktm 400 exc

i bought a blown up 520 a few months ago to part out heres a pic of what the cyl looked like

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the big chunk missing i dont know if that happened when it blew up or if someone broke it after it was apart when i got it
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