Last year, Husaberg’s FE450e literally turned the enduro class upside-down, with innovative engine packaging aimed at better handling. We praised the small manufacturer for taking it to the big boys and coming out on top. But this year, we have to give a nod to KTM’s 450 XC-W Six Days, which comes with a long list of standard items normally reserved for purchase from an accessory catalog. A headlight, taillight, quick-release skidplate, Stealth rear sprocket, handguards and more mean you won’t have to dump more money into your bike post-purchase.
More importantly, the XC-W’s chassis excels in its intended environment: cross-country racing. Factor in a powerful and proven engine, and the Six Days rises to the top of the enduro category.
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