Thursday, November 1, 2007

All the ATV magazines get their hands on KTM's new sport quads


KTM invited the press from both Europe and the United States to ride the new KTM 450 XC and 525 XC in the cross-country terrain of the northeastern United States earlier this year. You will likely be reading about this in depth very soon, as the December 2007 issues of all the major magazines have extensive features covering the two race-ready quads.

In addition to the expected raving over the power from the KTM motors, you'd be hard pressed to find the same amount of praise for any other new quad release to date. From class exclusive features like steering stem/handlebar adjustment and pre-wired kill switch to industry leading brakes and clutch system, these KTM ATVs really seemed to have an aftermarket quality to them.

There are too many good quotes and bits to share, but here are a few...

"They may have actually created quads with potential to get on the Pro GNCC podium with the only addition being a set of tireballs!" - Quad Magazine


"It's absolutely amazing to view all the attention to detail and craftsmanship that KTM has put into these two amazing quads." ATV Rider Magazine


In fairness, it seems a common complaint in the articles related to harsh or troublesome handling with the stock settings. That said, the components involved are first rate and adjustment levels unmatched. So given more time an experienced person could really dial this quad in.

Okay, enough for now...you'll find all the reviews on page 56 of Quad Magazine, ATV Rider page 32 and last but not least Dirt Wheels on page 62.