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Old 08-22-2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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510 or 610?
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:46 PM   #3
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Or 450 even?

I think 450 is more track oriented, wherease other are street versions.
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I stand corrected, 450/510 are race platforms, 610/630 street bikes.

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Hit up Brandontx on here. He has a 510 and it seems to do just fine on our motard meet rides. It's kinda street oriented...


What r u looking to do with it? Occasional commute
Or just a hooligan ride or track?
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They are great bikes. Think there is a little more maintenance involved and not sure if there is anyone around here real familiar with them shop wise.

Good thing to ask Brandon about and to think about.

Kick bikes though
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:50 AM   #9
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Good question, whats different besides displacement?
There is the 450, 510, and 610 which is now the 630. 450 and 510 are race bikes with lights and the 610 or 630 are more street oriented. If you are just going to ride on the street then I think you should get the 510 or 610. The 510 has quite a bit more torque and compression braking but if you take it offroad it sometimes requires the throttle control of a surgeon to keep from tossing you. Both the 450 and the 510 will power wheelie in third and the brakes are phenomenal. Same caliper as a 1098 and all have Brembo master cylinders. 610 brakes are the same. You just have to weigh your options.

450 and 510 require a lot of maintenance and you can't go putting 300 miles a week on them unless you have deep pockets. 610 and 630 are less maintenance intensive and more freeway friendly but are of course slower and heavier. If you are not racing the 450 or 510 you can expect oil changes every 400 to 500 miles with expensive full synthetic. Check the valves and retorque bolts every 1,000 miles. New top end every 6,000 miles. If you take it to the track a lot you will need to carry around blank checks.

If you want a new 450 or 510 then your only choice is a dealer called Heinen's. They have them for sale on Ebay. The 2010 models were the last shipped to the states and there aren't many left. You can get the new 630 from a dealership in Austin. That is the closest dealer if you need warranty work but they really aren't that knowledgeable. Parts are easy to get on the internet and are cheaper than KTM parts from what I understand. I believe there is a guy at Sport Cycles of Houston that knows his way around them pretty well.

Street riding with these will take some getting used to if you like scenic long rides. They are not fun on the freeway or the open road, they vibrate a lot and the seat is like a proper dirt bike. Feels like a piece of wood. They are fun for 45 minutes at a time. Gas tank will only get you about 50 miles so you really don't have a choice but to pull over every 45 minutes. I have about 3,500 miles on mine and I haven't had a lot of problems with it that weren't my fault. It is my first tard so I don't have much to compare it to but I will never again not have one in the stable. It is hands down the most fun on two wheels I have ever had. Ever. Ever. Ever. At this point I have no interest in scenic long rides anymore. Either the track or acting like a 10 year old with a new bicycle is where it's at.
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I forgot to add one of the cons. There is a bit of a learning curve with them and most of the people that ride tards can actually ride so prepare to be humbled. If you get a 450 or 510 you will have one of the fastest tards money can buy and you will still get free lessons from bikes that have half the horsepower and are missing parts.
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I forgot to add one of the cons. There is a bit of a learning curve with them and most of the people that ride tards can actually ride so prepare to be humbled. If you get a 450 or 510 you will have one of the fastest tards money can buy and you will still get free lessons from bikes that have half the horsepower and are missing parts.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:29 AM   #12
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I wasn't talking about you. The only part your bike is missing is a decent rider. BOOM HEADSHOT!
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:40 AM   #13
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I wasn't talking about you. The only part your bike is missing is a decent rider. BOOM HEADSHOT!



OP if u show up to one of our tard meets I'll let u ride my DRZ....it's no husky or KTM but it's still badass. Well once I get back in town.....
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nah I think that's just Brandon's!!!
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