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Thoughts/opinions on a NEW 08 TRX450ER purchase.

2763 Views 7 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  69quadracer
Hey Guys-

I'm going back and forth on a new 08 TRX450 purchase. How does this machine compare to say a 09/10 yfz450? I know everyone will have their preferences but I'm wondering since the 08 TRX is already 3 years old how well it comes to the newer models? Does the lack of FI hurt the machine compare to others?

Also, I have a chance to pick one up about a 2 1/2 drive from my house for $500 cheaper than a dealer 2 secs from my house who is already "blowing them" out. My local dealer is selling them for 4199 plus 300 set-up, misc +tax. Comes out to be around $5050 OTD. Same out of the crate 08 elec start 2+ hours away is $4545 OTD. The one farther away has all 3 colors and my local one just the red one. You guys think it is worth it for the drive to save the extra money?

Anyone have the black/blue flames model? Never seen it in person but it looks pretty cool on line :)

Any comments and opinions are appreciated!
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Agreed, Drive the extra distance and use that $500 bucks on the HRC kit. The HRC kit will change out your head pipe, open up the silencer, open up the airbox, add a new cam and they will jet it correctly. With the HRC kit added, the Honda is right there with all the other's. (Minus the KTM) I have an 07 that I race, I beat YFZ's, DS's. LTR's and KFX's all day.
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