I have mine for sale but I honestly think it's the best Japanese quad on the market right now after having a lot of time on one before-hand. My personal one I haven't gotten a chance to ride b/c of bent frame.
Some people just don't like them. I like it but I like my C'Dales better and just thinking of dropping the KFX and racing my C'Dales exclusively. I did the same thing to a 450R. Bought it, raced it, liked the Dale better. 3yrs and a KFX later and I still like the Dales best.
i'd belive it, this is the most disappointing new quad I have ridden. I was going to buy two of these, spent all day on one, just could not believe how crap the handling is, a stock LTR kills it hands down. We spent 2 hrs tuning the suspenion, checking tire pressues, checking toe in etc to no avail, this is the worst production 450 out there. It's to tall, the wooterpit is to cramped and as my buddy summed up, it's a crash waiting to happen at higher speeds. The steering is damn right squirally under hard brakes, the nose dives like hell into the turns, your knees get whacked by the front guards when you try and get forward on it and the rear guards split you up the arse when off the seat and weight back. Rear shock has to much compression and skips all over the place...........
it is simply to tall, to narrow, to cramped. Power is okay but a YFZ will kick it's arse everytime and Suzuki mows it down through the turns and for allround handling. Even the YFZ turns better and behaves better than this thing.........
it reminds of try to race an LTZ 400............. literally falls over in the turns.......
I'll be buying another LTR and YFZ rather than 2 of these turds............
really really disappointed.............. glad I diodn't shell out a depoist thats for sure............
Anyone who pms you without being in the open forum is nothing but a coward, Psychosis your a better person than me I'd tell anyone who did that chit to kiss your arseCan anyone explain why somebody deletes my posts? Grow up whoever is doing it. That is what makes sites pathetic. I didn't put down any quad and actually praised the KFX and yet I still get it deleted.
As for pcm. Check out one of my posts entitled "BENT FRAME!" It has several photos in there of the bent frame of mine. Kawasaki is replacing it as the problem was a faulty weld. As for the C'Dale statement. I like a C'Dale better than the KFX so that means I can't be on this site? If somebody asks me why I would rather own a "piece of crap" when they've been more reliable than anything I've had before, I just laugh. Maybe some people should learn some respect when it comes to other peoples' opinions.
I have a KFX, I have 2 C'Dales. I like the C'Dales better. Get over it. That doesn't mean I hate the KFX. I actually really like it and would rather have it than any other Japanese quad. I just prefer the C'Dale for what it is and how rides. If my KFX sells then I'll leave here. As long as I'm an owner I'll work w/it and see if it gets any better. I'm not saying it won't b/c I like it each time I ride it more and more, but it would take a lot for me to completely switch over. Until it sells I will be working on making it faster anyway. Head's coming off this week to try out some porting and see what can be done for more flow.
EDIT: And to the pathetic people saying that I don't have one and the pms. What? Do you want me to walk outside and take another photo of it? It's sitting my truck right now getting ready to go have the frame swapped this weekend. I'll take whatever photos you want and you're going to see photos of me/it on ATVSource.com reviewing Pirelli tires/Hiper rims and Works shocks.
Are you high?? Have you ever sat on a raptor or a honda450r? You want to talk about high? Saying the YFZ doesn't compare discredits all of your past and future statements.I owned a YFZ with more power than most atv's out there and the YFZ still doesnt even compare to the KFX. The KFX is lower, not too tall. I dont know where you get your sources but I know you dont own a YFZ or a KFX casue if you did the KFX would measure 1 inch less tall on the seat and 1 inch less ground clearance.In my eyes the KFX has better handling than any quad I have ever ridden. You cant take a LTR through wooded trails, youd leave a tire or two left in a tree. Its too wide for XC out here.
Anyways, On the trail, the YFZ doesnt handle like this new machine. The KFX is lower to the ground and isnt as top heavy and loves to be thrown around.
First off let me say I did not poise this question to start a bash thread in any way,I truilly wanted to know some oppions,Also I don't know kiwi-craig but at one time reciently pmed him and asked his oppinn about the then released LTR or the 06 YFZ and he wrote me back with his input,I have also done a spring mod that he came up with for the heavy spring in the throttle for the YFZ's witch I did to both My 04 & 06 , So I do valiue his oppion on this matter,I to was looking for Kawasaki to have a race ready KFX to fill the gaps, I truily don't understand why the big 4 can't offer both XC's & MX ready quads to public the such as current models with the optional 50" wide required for MX.I spent a full day on the KFX: it had a pipe (pro Circuit), but not much else, rode it back to back with several 700 Raptors, a stock LTR and a stock width yfz (yes it had a pipe), same day. We spent a truck load of time trying to dial it in............ and yes I was invited to ride it by the local Kawasaki dealer who was eager to see if he could temp me away from my LTR and YFZ race quads, I specifically didn't bring my racers down but lined up several stockers for a fairer comparison..
As I stated I was disappointed beyond words, 6 racers - experienced riders, spent the afternoon on it, we all came to the same opinion, take an LTR anyday for track work, and a YFZ for everything else.
These are my opinions based on the unit we rode in back to back riding and a bit of one on one racing as well.
Face it the magazines hype everything with liberal doses of BS............. remember when the LTR came out, it was going to be race ready out of the box...........yeah right............
On any given day in the dunes or on an amateur mx track the KFZ is gonna get is butt handed to it on a plate by the YFZ and the LTR respectively, pity causes it's a trick looking unit, doesn't have the engine to nail the YFZ, doesn't have the handling to nail the LTR. It has a shiny frame........... it's a nice enough quad but ain't nothing revolutionary.
When I started out racing dirtbikes, and that was a long time back, I had a KX250, great weapon, and have been waiting for team green to get it's act together on the 450 ATV front......and I really wanted to buy this quad, and won't be moving the LTR or YFZ racers I have for one of these thats for sure.
I think I'll be spending my money down at KTM next year when they bring out there MX series ATV's.