Each and every year prices on everything seem to rise. There isn't much in life that you can do for less money today then you could 10 years ago. Surprisingly enough, ATV racing is one of the few exceptions to the rule.
Back in the year 2000, a racer looking to go motocross racing had several options. Many purchased half worn out, 10-year-old Honda 250Rs and built them from the frame up, which could cost upwards of $16,000. Another choice was to buy a brand new 400EX or Yamaha Banshee and wind up spending just as much money on a less effective machine. Those who spared no expense even purchased new high performance four-stroke motocross dirt bikes, robbed the engine and added it to an after market chassis with the entire machine often costing nearly $25,000!
Fast forward 10 years to today and five manufacturers are producing high performance four-stoke ATVs purpose built for motocross racing. Today's high performance motocross ATVs offer comparable performance to the $25,000 machines of ten years ago, however the most expensive of them costs less then half the price. If you think you can't afford to go ATV racing, the reality is the sport hasn't been this affordable since the early 1990s!
To help you choose the right machine for your racing exploits in 2010, we assembled five track-ready machines for our 2010 450cc Motocross Shootout.
Polaris Outlaw 450 MXR
Can-Am DS 450
KTM 450 SX
Find out who comes out on top!
Click here to read Part One of the 2010 450cc Motocross Shootout on ATV.com
Click here to read Part Two of the 2010 450cc Motocross Shootout on ATV.com