Only three kinds of motorcycle racers are interested in the “2015 MXA 450 Four-Stroke Shootout.” Here they are: (1) Potential buyers: These people want to investigate every bike out
there before they plunk down the major cash that they earned in a corporate sweat
( 2) The needy: These people already bought a bike and just want confirmation
that the bike they already own is as good as they think it is. After all, they invested
$9000 in the decision-making process.
( 3) The disgruntled: These people like to read bad things about the bikes they
would never buy. These readers neither own nor plan to buy that brand; they just
want to be looky-loos at an accident site.
There are six machines in contention for the 2015 MXA 450 shootout: the Honda
CRF450, Kawasaki KX450F, KTM 450SXF, Yamaha YZ450F, Husqvarna FC450 and
Suzuki RM-Z450. You may think that one of these six bikes is going to win and the
other five will lose; however, the MXA wrecking crew doesn’t look at it that way.
While we may anoint one bike as the best of the year, the five bikes that don’t win
have their own allurements—good traits, advantages and benefits that could outweigh
the MXA wrecking crew’s fairly straightforward approach to racing performance.
Make no mistake about it; we aren’t looking at these six bikes for their play riding,
2015 MXA 450
Honda CRF450 vs. Yamaha YZ450F vs.
Kawasaki KX450F vs. KTM 450SXF vs.
Husqvarna FC450 vs. Suzuki RM-Z450