help with buying atv ktm 525xc or can am ds450
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    help with buying atv ktm 525xc or can am ds450

    dont know what to go for
    i have ktm525xc 2008 mint condition
    or ds450 2010 regular model same price both
    just dont know what to go for please need help

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    I would go KTM without a doubt. The motor are pretty much bullet proof as long as you take care of them via the manual

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    I'll put it this way, what kind of power do you like? Torquey and a good all around that likes you to short shift or high revving almost two stroke power. That's what it boils down to in my mind. Yes, I've ridden both and yes, both were modded (no internal mods on either).
    2009 Polaris Outlaw 690S
    2007 Suzuki LTR450
    2012 Polaris Sportsman 850 EPS

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    if it was the ds x mx it might be some sort of comparison, but the the standard edition...if it was me i would go KTM for sure cause you get more power and better suspension then the 2010 ds model
    2009 KTM 525 XC
    Walsh a-arms, Custom Axis Pro Air fronts, Dirt bike CDI, Baldwin dual electric fan set up, Custom Axis soft ride rear shock, KTM Bills complete exhaust, Baldwin port/polish carb to 41mm, FCI
    13:1 CP piston, 8/06 cam

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    Ktm I have been on both.

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    both are great quads from what i here. have a friend who went from racing a ktm 450sx to ds450 and likes the ktm more so is switching back. all personal preference in my opinion. i love my ktm.


 

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